Month: October 2014

The Financial Audit: Building Trust with Congregants

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 Best Time For A Major Campaign Is…

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

To Stream Or Not to Stream

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

Millions in Synagogue Debt: A Better Path

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