9781580232449

The Spirituality Of Welcoming: How to Transform Your Congregation into a Sacred Community

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  • ISBN13:

    9781580232449

  • ISBN10:

    1580232442

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-07-30
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub
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Summary

Synagogues should be effective and relevant centers of Jewish life but too often the focus is on programs not people, on revenue not relationships.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1(26)
Studying Synagogues: The Genesis of Synagogue 2000
2(5)
The Transformation of American Judaism
7(4)
A New Kind of Aliyah
11(2)
What Are the Major Challenges Facing Synagogues Today?
13(4)
Why Don't Most Jews Enjoy Synagogue?
17(3)
Rethinking Spirituality
20(4)
The Spirituality of Welcoming: The View from the Summit
24(3)
2 The Synagogue 2000 Theory of Synagogue Transformation 27(18)
How to Transform a Synagogue: Strategies for Effecting Change
27(9)
What Values Should Guide Us as We Seek to Change?
36(3)
Features of the Synagogue 2000 Process of Synagogue Transformation
39(4)
Synagogue 2000 Becomes Synagogue 3000
43(1)
Adopting the Synagogue 2000 Transformation Process: You Can Do It!
44(1)
3 Welcoming Ambience 45(38)
What Does Jewish Tradition Teach Us About Hospitality?
45(5)
Why Is Hospitality So Important for Synagogues?
50(2)
The Radical Hospitality Experts: Chabad and the Megachurches
52(2)
Emergent Congregations: Redefining Hospitality
54(1)
How Synagogues Can Provide Quality Service: Learning from the Corporate World
54(8)
Giving the Synagogue a More Welcoming Face: The Importance of Greeting
62(8)
How Can the Synagogue Be a More Welcoming Space?
70(8)
The Art of Dealing with Difficult People
78(5)
4 Welcoming Worship 83(60)
Researching Welcoming Worship in Churches
84(5)
Researching Welcoming Worship in Synagogues
89(7)
Using Music to Transform the Synagogue Experience
96(14)
The Spiritual Message
110(6)
Welcoming During Worship
116(7)
Other Ways to Enhance Worship
123(10)
Empowering the Worship Team
133(5)
The Transformation of Synagogue Worship
138(5)
5 Welcoming Membership 143(56)
Rethinking Membership
143(5)
Recruiting New Members
148(10)
The Culture of Dues
158(12)
Welcoming New Members
170(9)
Deepening the Connectedness of All
Members to the Sacred Community
179(15)
Structure, Staffing, and Funding for Growth
194(3)
Broadcasting the Message
197(2)
In Gratitude 199(4)
Action Guide for Congregational Leaders 203(2)
Suggestions for Further Reading 205(2)
Guide to Tips and Exercises 207

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