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Synagogue Trends and the COVID Crisis: Envisioning a Jewish Future

Thursday, November 19, 7-8:30 p.m.

Learn about the trends influencing synagogues and Jewish institutions and the ways in which COVID-19 increased organizational pressure. This seminar will provide:

  • an overview of major historical shifts in the Jewish communal landscape
  • reflections on how this transformative moment may result in new 21st century models of engagement
  • insights from a Jewish communal thought leader about our rapidly changing community
  • tools to help synagogues plan for our Jewish future

We will allow plenty of time for questions and discussion.

SPEAKER: Dr. Steven Windmueller
Dr. Steven Windmueller is Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Studies at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles where he served as director of its School of Jewish Nonprofit Management and dean of the L.A. campus. He is the author of four books and numerous articles and has directed the Albany Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Relations Committee of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation. His research has focused on Jewish communal trends, anti-Semitism, and Jewish political behavior. During the pandemic, Steven has been devoting his research to examining its impact on the American Jewish community. Read his recent articles in The Times of Israel and eJewish Philanthropy.

Registration is required. Zoom information provided upon registration.

Questions? Contact Sarah Segal, Director of Synagogue Initiatives, at or (973) 929-2952.

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