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Strategic Visioning for Rabbis - Shared screen with speaker view
Rabbi Sydni Rubinstein
01:08:04
Will this be online after? Need to be out around 1 CST and am really excited to hear all of this!
David Cantor
01:12:55
These slides could be useful in making a presentation to my board.
Allison Kapusta (she/her)
01:13:16
We will share the slides with everyone afterwards
Aimee Close (she/her)
01:16:47
what is an issue you're facing that might require adaptive change?
Aimee Close (she/her)
01:17:01
feel free to type in the chat box
Mikie Goldstein
01:17:40
How to be truly welcoming to families with young children.
Rabbi Shalom Bochner
01:18:09
Problem solving: Hebrew School attendance; Structural: re-envisioning youth / family education as a decentralized program
Rabbi Andrew Bloom
01:18:15
Congregation would rather talk about renovating the building then changing the outlook of the congregation from a 1950 model to a 2050 model
David Cantor
01:18:16
PS - rabbi to call members SFB - encourage board to call members, members to call members, formation of circles of communication
Marc Israel
01:19:07
In a recent survey of our congregation, 60% of respondents indicated that they will attend some or all services online
Marc Israel
01:19:15
(after COVID)
R' Jonathan Kremer
01:19:21
Shabbat morning services (except when I’m speaking/teaching, of course) have become boring for me. We have volunteer baalei tefila, including a cantor.
Rabbi Sydni Rubinstein
01:19:29
Problem Solving: Speak to individual board members about what is and isn’t in their roles. Structural: Rewrite constitution with details, start each board tenure with training
Michael Klayman
01:20:40
Board Members being more proactive in terms of communicating with congregants, financially, ritually and in terms of greater activism in all aspects of synagogue life.
Aimee Close (she/her)
01:20:41
thank you everyone for these thoughtful responses!
Rabbi Adrienne Rubin
01:20:50
Problem: Hebrew School attendance; Problem Solving: Better marketing; Structural: A completely different format and approach to religious education as opposed to traditional classroom learning
Gordon Yaffe
01:22:19
Running a large defecit. The wisdom of the leadership is that there is only one way out - Consolidation. I have a different vision, how do you as the rabbi effectively get your vision on the table when the leadership wants the Rabbi to stay out of the financial matters of the synagogue.
Michael Klayman
01:23:32
Trustees have limited time and therefore they are often reticent to be more visionary in their thinking
Steven Henkin
01:24:25
resistance of other senior staff to commit to any change
Rabbi Jeremy Markiz (He/Him) Pittsburgh, PA
01:28:26
Definitely broken
Michael Klayman
01:29:47
New models of membership have been out there and in print but how many communities have succeeded in transitioning to these newer models (models, which I believe are an imperative for the future)
Rabbi Sydni Rubinstein
01:35:56
One of my congregants who left: “It’s like I hired an interior decorator, was really excited about hiring her, and then she changed absolutely everything in ways I didn’t request/want.”
Rabbi Stephen Epstein
01:41:14
Partnership with board and synagogue leadership.
Rabbi Randy Mark
01:42:33
Can you post your list of books here in the chat or share them with us after the session?
Rabbi Sydni Rubinstein
01:42:49
Yes, please!
Rabbi Stephen Epstein
01:43:25
Approach the synagogue leadership like a business. What are the trends and how do we take advantage of them to grow and adapt?
Rabbi Sydni Rubinstein
02:04:31
Hope and concern: Other rabbis who have been doing this for decades are still struggling with some of the same issues I am!
Rabbi Stephen Epstein
02:04:44
How to re-enthuse families to come back to their synagogues
Rabbi Stephen Epstein
02:04:50
Interfaith families
R' Jonathan Kremer
02:04:51
WE ARE NOT ALONE! We’re all rowing the same boat, each with separate oars.
Michael Klayman
02:04:52
Comfort with status quo as opposed to being visionary
Rabbi Shalom Bochner
02:04:58
All of the preexisting challenges are made harder in these challenging times
Amy Small
02:05:02
Hope: many of us are dealing with the same issues. Maybe even ALL of us!
Rabbi Randall Konigsburg he/him
02:05:08
Our concerns were mostly money issues and membership issues. Don't know where new members will come from
Rabbi Louis Polisson (he/him)
02:05:11
I was glad to share that my board recently had a great visioning session with Aimee Close and Miriam Abram-Stark from USCJ. I was concerned that many of us in my breakout room felt we all face serious resistance to change from many of our staff and lay leaders
David Cantor
02:06:03
Before a bold change can be identified, first we have to figure out where we are now.
Allison Kapusta (she/her)
02:07:39
Evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3VCNRQY
Charlie Popky
02:13:33
תודה רבה לכולם!
Rabbi Yehoshua Zehavi (he/his)
02:14:02
Thank you all!
Rabbi Randy Mark
02:14:56
Todah
Marc Israel
02:15:17
Thanks!
Rabbi Adrienne Rubin
02:15:19
תודה רבה!