Month: September 2014

My friend Mark asked me the other day what I thought about the new dues model that is being discussed at our synagogue. It is the one that uses the concept of financial support rather than dues and where people …

David, What do you think about the new Dues Model? Read More »

No doubt, this is an important time in synagogue life.   Literally, hundreds and thousands of people will be coming to synagogues throughout the world next week. In many North American synagogues, special efforts have been made to make them spiffy. …

It’s High Holy Day Time!!! Read More »

A few years ago, during a prior Israel military conflict with Gaza, synagogues were encouraged to place a banner on their front lawn that read “We Stand With Israel”. For me, it seemed like a no brainer. Even with my …

Who’s Pulpit is it Anyway – Talking About Israel Read More »

Many years ago, I went with my parents to Shabbat Evening services. It was October, a few weeks before the upcoming state and Federal elections. It was a warm night in October in Massachusetts, and the lobby doors were open. …

Synagogues and Election Season Read More »