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Date(s) - 04/11/2018
9:45 am - 3:00 pm

The Movement for Reform Judaism


Re-Imagining Leadership Initiative:
Money for Values- Re-Thinking Synagogue Engagement and Finance

Seminar Day: Sunday 4 November 2018, 9:45am – 3:00pm
Sternberg Centre, 80 East End Rd, N3 2SY

This seminar day is part of Re-Imagining Leadership Initiative: Money for Values- Re-Thinking Synagogue Engagement and Finance and is open to synagogue lay and professional leadership and Clergy.

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We are fortunate to be joined by Livia Thompson (See a short bio below*), former Executive Director of Central Synagogue in New York, as our scholar in residence, for the day.

9.45- Arrival
10:00 Welcome, Dvar Torah and updates

Workshop one: Finding the words: Vision and Purpose Explored (2 parts)
10.15- Workshop 1 part 1
Explore the core values and driving purpose that define your congregation by looking at your current programs and activities, and purpose, and goals setting

11.30- break

11.45- workshop 1 part 2
Understand how vision and purpose statements describe the why of each congregation, and provide a guidepost for strategic planning and action to bring WHAT you are doing in line with WHY it matters

1.00- lunch
1.45- workshop 2

Workshop 2: Members engaging Members: Building community one member at a time
• Moving from programme to engagement-–why does it matter?
• Building a relational engagement approach
• How is this done—two paths to success
• One on One conversations
• Small groups

3.00- Finish

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* Livia Thompson– A lawyer by training, Livia has been a professional in the not for profit world, both Jewish and civil rights oriented, for thirty five years. She served as the senior director of Central Synagogue in New York from 1993-2016 and was actively involved in Reform movement organizations, including serving as president of the National Association for Temple Administration from 2012-2015. Following her retirement from Central Synagogue Livia has been consulting with a number of Jewish organizations and synagogues, including an ongoing assignment with a synagogue in Paris about how to engage their members. She was also the chief researcher/writer of UJA-Federation’s recent report, “The Executive Director Role: A challenging role for changing times” (2018). Livia has spoken and written widely about synagogue management and organizational life. She also enjoys traveling, yoga, volunteering, political activism, family and friends.

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