Month: September 2012

Benchmarks and Metrics: Using Data to Help Our Sacred Work

Data analysis is such a big part of decision making in business. Internet data is mined on a minute-by-minute basis.  “Clicks” and “hits” are words that we read about a lot. Sales, demographics, and costs dominate business pages and news

High Holy Days: Engaging Congregants Starts Now!

My apologies that this week’s Blog Post is a day later than usual. The High Holy Days kind of got in the way. As we all just experienced in the past few days, many people – beyond the core group

High Holy Day Tickets: Paying to Pray

Yesterday, I was reminded of a story when our High Holy Day Tickets arrived in the mail. A friend had recently shared with me why he and his family were not involved in synagogue life. When he was young, his

Discretionary Funds: Best Practices To Help The Community

In recent weeks, I have had a number of emails and calls about clergy discretionary funds.  My hunch is that this is purely a coincidence. When I read an article a few days ago in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal,