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A Soldier Never Forgets North Platte
A Soldier Never Forgets North PlatteTalk about audacious hospitality!!! -- When service members pass through this small town in Nebraska, the community comes together to thank them.Wall Street JournalJuly 24, 2018
A Tap on the Shoulder Leads to a Small Group – in 1958!
A Tap on the Shoulder Leads to a Small Group – in 1958!How Bernice Paperny Wolfson created a small group based on her shared passions and changed many lives...Ron WolfsonMarch 7, 2018
Ask Big Questions Small Group Discussion Series
Ask Big Questions Small Group Discussion SeriesURJ Conversation Guides, , , Union for Reform JudaismFebruary 12, 2018
Audacious Hospitality Pilot Toolkit
Audacious Hospitality Pilot ToolkitResources for creating atmosphere of "audacious hospitality", , Union for Reform JudaismFebruary 12, 2018
Azkirah for Jacquelyn Ben-EliezerHere’s the amazing azkara tribute mentioned on page 51 in RJ Handbook, courtesy of Hagar Ben-Eliezer., March 7, 2018
Ben Franklin Circles - Jewish Toolkit
Ben Franklin Circles – Jewish ToolkitBen Franklin Circles Small Group Discussion Series - Ben Franklin meets Pirkei Avot, , , 92nd Street Y, NY, NYFebruary 12, 2018
Best Buy Should Be Dead, But It’s Thriving in the Age of Amazon
Best Buy Should Be Dead, But It’s Thriving in the Age of AmazonBest Buy deploying in-home consultants building “long term relationships” with clients. A great engagement strategy that online companies are not offering.Bloomberg BusinessweekJuly 23, 2018
Best Practices Guide for CORE Group Leaders
Best Practices Guide for CORE Group LeadersGuide for New Small Group Leaders, , , Central Synagogue, NY, NYFebruary 11, 2018
Born to Love: Why, How, & With Whom?
Born to Love: Why, How, & With Whom?Small Groups 5778 By Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz , Congregation B’nai Israel, Tustin, CAFebruary 12, 2018
Central Synagogue's Resource Bank for Small Groups
Central Synagogue’s Resource Bank for Small Groupswww.centralsynagogue.org/..., , , Central Synagogue, NY, NYFebruary 12, 2018
Community Leader Training 2017 (K'vod Wieder)
Community Leader Training 2017 (K’vod Wieder)Agenda for Core Team Planning Small Groups Campaign, , , , Temple Beth El of Orange CountyFebruary 12, 2018
CORE Groups at Central Synagogue
CORE Groups at Central SynagogueOne-page explanation of the "why" of small groups, , Central Synagogue, NY, NYFebruary 12, 2018
Facilitation Skills Guide from Repair the World
Facilitation Skills Guide from Repair the WorldGuide to Respectful Conversations, , , Repair the WorldFebruary 12, 2018
Facilitator Manual- Listening Campaign 10-21-14
Facilitator Manual- Listening Campaign 10-21-14Training Manual for Listening Campaign Facilitators, , , The Temple, Atlanta, GAFebruary 12, 2018
For URJ Congregations: Small Groups Network information
For URJ Congregations: Small Groups Network informationIf you are curious and interested in learning more about small groups, please join the conversation..., , , March 7, 2018
Guidelines for Activity-Based Groups
Guidelines for Activity-Based GroupsGuidelines for creating "balanced" affinity groups, , , , , Central Synagogue, NY, NYFebruary 12, 2018
Invitation to Community leaders
Invitation to Community leadersSample Invitation to Core Team for Small Groups Campaign, , , Temple Beth El of Orange CountyFebruary 12, 2018
Kiddush Talk
Kiddush TalkHow Kiddush after services can be used to build relationships., Times of IsraelMarch 7, 2018
New Job Description for MTA Workers: Professionally Nice
New Job Description for MTA Workers: Professionally NiceSince November, 41 M.T.A. workers have been employed in a novel job dreamed up to bolster the flagging subway — being professionally nice., NY TimesFebruary 6, 2018
New Leader  Packet
New Leader PacketOrientation Packet for New Small Group Leaders, , , , Central Synagogue, NY, NYFebruary 12, 2018
Putting Mike Uram’s “Next Generation Judaism” to the Test
Putting Mike Uram’s “Next Generation Judaism” to the TestHow a joint-communal disruptive endeavor can successfully engage Millennial Jews were more traditional organizations have fallen short., , , , , eJewishphilanthropy.comMarch 16, 2018
Relational Judaism and Synagogue Websites: an Interview with Dr. Ron Wolfson
Relational Judaism and Synagogue Websites: an Interview with Dr. Ron WolfsonDr. Ron Wolfson discusses synagogue websites, the importance of storytelling and the downside to giving things away for free.eJewishPhilanthropy.comJune 27, 2018
Sh'ma Coach Manual
Sh’ma Coach ManualTraining Manual for Small Group Coaches, , , , Temple Emanu-El Dallas, TXFebruary 12, 2018
Sh'ma Group Self Evaluation 2017
Sh’ma Group Self Evaluation 2017Small Group Self-Evaluation, , , Temple Emanu-El Dallas, TXFebruary 12, 2018
Shabbat Shalom - You're Doing It Wrong!
Shabbat Shalom – You’re Doing It Wrong!A reflection on an experience in synagogue that was not welcoming, My Jewish LearningFebruary 16, 2018
Small Group description 2017
Small Group description 2017Document explaining small groups to congregants, , Temple Beth El of Orange County, CAFebruary 12, 2018
Small Group High Holy Days Experience Curriculum
Small Group High Holy Days Experience Curriculumwww.centralsynagogue.org/..., , , , , Central Synagogue, NY, NYFebruary 12, 2018
Small Group Social Justice Discussion Series
Small Group Social Justice Discussion Serieswww.centralsynagogue.org/..., , , , , Central Synagogue, NY, NYFebruary 12, 2018
Startling Adult Friendships: There Are Social and Political Benefits to Having Friends
Startling Adult Friendships: There Are Social and Political Benefits to Having FriendsDavid Brooks reflects on the importance of friendships and how small groups can play a role., , NY TimesFebruary 16, 2018
Temple Connect Groups at The Temple (list)
Temple Connect Groups at The Temple (list)A list of small groups at The Temple, as of 2018The Temple, Atlanta, GAJanuary 30, 2018
Temple Connect Leaders Packet
Temple Connect Leaders PacketGuide for small group leaders, given during introductory workshop., , , , , , The Temple, Atlanta, GAJanuary 30, 2018
Temple Connect Pocket Guide
Temple Connect Pocket GuideManual for Small Group Coaches, , , , The Temple, Atlanta, GAFebruary 12, 2018
The Art of Conversation
The Art of ConversationThis is a great article by the travel writer, Peter Greenberg, on the wonderful impact of a conversation with a stranger. It was published in "Celebrated Living," an American Airlines magazine, Spring 2016, "Celebrated Living" an American Airlines magazine, Spring 2016March 7, 2018
The Big Reveal Prezi
The Big Reveal PreziVisual Presentation Explaining One Synagogue's Engagement Strategy, , , , The Temple, Atlanta, GAFebruary 12, 2018
The Power of Stories
The Power of StoriesA moving report from a synagogue president in Montreal Canada about the power of storytelling in building relationships.Montreal, CanadaOctober 30, 2018
The Temple - Age and Stage Initiative - Master Calendar 2016-2017
The Temple – Age and Stage Initiative – Master Calendar 2016-2017Calendar of "Age and Stage" Group Social Events, , , The Temple, Atlanta, GAFebruary 12, 2018
The Temple's Java Nagila Cafe
The Temple’s Java Nagila CafeThe story of how Java Nagila came to be a “Relational space” at The Temple.The Temple, Atlanta, GAOctober 31, 2018
To Honor Cecil and David
To Honor Cecil and DavidLet us honor the memory of Cecil and David by practicing their art of hospitality and welcome each other with a smile, a handshake, and a warm embrace.Jewish JournalOctober 31, 2018
VBS Cares - Vol 1
VBS Cares – Vol 1Handout offering resources for greiving members, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CAFebruary 12, 2018
VBS Cares - Vol 2
VBS Cares – Vol 2Newsletter addressing issues of grief, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CAFebruary 12, 2018
VBS Cares - Vol 3
VBS Cares – Vol 3Newsletter addressing issues of grief, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CAFebruary 12, 2018
Vital Synagogues
Vital SynagoguesWhat does it mean for a synagogue to be "vital" as opposed to merely existing...?eJewish PhilanthropyOctober 11, 2018
What Synagogues Can Learn from the Best Church Websites
What Synagogues Can Learn from the Best Church WebsitesThe best church websites excel at generating excitement and interest. They show off their communities in a way that makes them feel appealing to a potential congregant. They tell an enticing story and encourage visitors to consider why this place should become their spiritual home. Synagogues can do this as well. Use your website to show prospective members that you are the one – the right place for them to deepen their connection to Judaism and join a caring community.synagogue-websites.comNovember 29, 2018
Where American Renewal Begins
Where American Renewal BeginsAmazing project based on building relationships! -- A Baltimore-based community program provides the architecture for kids’ success.New York TimesJuly 29, 2018