November 01, 2014   8 Cheshvan 5775
Program Directors of Reform Judaism
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Welcome Program & Membership Directors





 

Program Directors of Reform Judaism (PDRJ) supports professionals in URJ synagogues who work in the areas of synagogue programing,
membership, outreach and communications. As a member, you will receive professional development, a network of experienced peers, endless resources and so much more.

To find out more about Program Directors of Reform Judaism and how to be a part of our professional organization, please click here.


PDRJ ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2014  

Save the Date: December 7-10, 2014

Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA

45 minutes from Philadelphia

 

 



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Magnifying the Connectivity Lens: A Practical Application to Building Caring Communities by Laura Intfen

The Organized Jewish Professional - by Elisa Heisman

Beyond Basic Judaism: Creating An Innovative Network of Adult Learners, by Bonnie Graff

From A Program Director...  





Program Directors of Reform Judaism

Welcome to the home of the Program Directors of Reform Judaism. Our mission is to form a professional association for those whose primary focus is program development and membership engagement within the Union for Reform Judaism synagogues. This site provides resources for synagogues contemplating the addition of a Program or Membership Director to their staff, for existing Program and Membership Directors in Reform synagogues, and for individuals thinking about becoming Program Directors.

 

B’Shalom,

Karen Hoffman

PDRJ Immediate Past President/Program Director

Temple Emanu-El, Dallas Texas

khoffman@tedallas.org 

 

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Twenty Becomes One: Seeing Our Congregations as Family, Especially During Hardship

In the fall of 2008, I was the executive director of a 1,000-household synagogue. We had recently finished a major sanctuary renovation, and our membership numbers were on an encouraging upward trend. Our finances were sound, and we had big plans for the year ahead. The new president of our board was writing her first […]

Reform Movement Expresses Concern Over Separate Bus Lines for Israeli Jewish Settlers and Palestinian Workers

Regarding recent news of separate bus lines for Israeli Jewish settlers and Palestinian workers in the West Bank, Rabbi Rick Jacobs,l president of the Union for Reform Judaism, today made the following statement: We are deeply concerned regarding the recent decree by Israel’s Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, stating that there will be separate bus lines […]

A New Sound for a New Generation: NFTY’s Music in the 2000s

by Caryn Roman There was a time when the term “Jewish Rock” might have been considered an oxymoron. In my own NFTY and camp days in the mid-to-late 90s, most of the music in services and song sessions reflected the Movement’s folk roots and didn’t sound much like what we listened to on the radio […]

Shaping Israel’s Soul is Up to Us

by Rabbi Bennett Miller Earlier this month, Jews the world over poured into synagogues to “afflict our souls” on the holy day of Yom Kippur – to search within ourselves to atone, forgive, and ultimately emerge renewed. K’lal Yisrael (the community of Israel) is afflicting its own soul right now, too. Both real and existential […]

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