Congregational Dynamics and Growing Sacred Communities

This class will explore historic and current approaches to effective leadership and core elements in building sacred and healthy Jewish community, from a Jewish and spiritual values-centered approach. Topics will include in-reach and outreach, leadership and governance from systems perspective, human and financial resources. We will combine text and best practice study, small and large sharing of challenges and successes, creative and interactive exercises, as we deepen our understanding of the sacred bonds of congregational life, the challenges to it in our day and how we as spiritual leaders can become more effective agents for healthy change growth in the major areas of communal life.

Department: 
Track: 
Rabbinic
Cantorial
Rabbinic Pastor
Course Type: 
Elective