Month: October 2014

Many years ago, my dad was the director of a JCC summer camp in Maine. Perhaps it was my high school economics class that prompted me to ask him one evening at dinner if the camp was a million dollar …

The Financial Audit: Building Trust with Congregants Read More »

First, I want to define what I mean by a “Major Campaign”. What I am speaking about here could be a capital campaign for a new building or renovations of existing space. It also could be an endowment fund to …

The Best Time For A Major Campaign Is… Read More »

We all know about TV Evangelism. For many years, finding church services on local and national TV stations has been commonplace. Congregation Emanu-El in New York City has had its Shabbat Evening Worship Services on the radio for as long …

To Stream Or Not to Stream Read More »

For people like you and me, there are certain tax advantages to having a mortgage on our homes. For synagogues, having equivalent debt –like a mortgage on a building due to purchase or new construction – is another story. The …

Millions in Synagogue Debt: A Better Path Read More »