March 01, 2015   10 Adar 5775
Program Directors of Reform Judaism
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PDRJ is an affiliate of the URJ (Union of Reform Judaism) that was officially formed in 2001 and is comprised of full and part-time Program and Membership Directors as well as those whose responsibilities fall under program coordination, membership, outreach and adult education or other related jobs within your congregation. By joining the PDRJ, you will gain access to a wealth of information and support.  Through our network, you will get to know other creative, energetic and experienced professionals.  By sharing ideas, knowledge and resources, you will be supported as you build community, create connections and take your congregation’s programming to a higher level.   


PDRJ affiliation can provide:


·         A monthly PDRJ e-newsletter with program ideas, best practices and personal experiences from our program directors.

·         Guidance in matters of contract negotiation with your congregation including issues of insurance, family leave, retirement and other benefits. 

·         Access to the benefits offered by membership in the Reform Pension Board.

·         Regional and national recognition as a member of one of the URJ affiliate groups of Jewish professionals.

·         Network with program directors from all over the U.S. and Canada using our PDRJ listserv (PROGRAMTALK). You can ask questions and respond to or share experiences with your colleagues. 

·         Utilization of the password-protected portion of the PDRJ website (, where you can access contact information for other program directors, view job profiles, salary summaries, an idea bank and much more!


Get connected now.  To be a part of an amazing group of professionals who make a difference in their congregant’s lives daily, join today.  For $150 a year (January 1-December 31), your membership will open many doors and help you connect to other professionals.


Please complete the membership form and return with a check from your congregation to: PDRJ C/O Juliet Freidman, 2625 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705. 

Call Laura at (913) 498-2212 if you have any questions.

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