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Kehilla Operations, Finance, and Dues

Welcome to the Operations, Finance, and Dues page - a clearinghouse for all kinds of information, helpful advice, and resources. We will be holding webinars and training throughout the year; if you have a specific topic in mind for a training, please contact Barry Mael.

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  • Dues and Membership
  • Planned Giving
  • Videos and Books
  • Mergers
  • Volunteerism
  • Budget and Financial Management

Sacred Communities and Financial $ustainability Webinars

Webinar #1 - "What Do Dues Have to Do With It?"

Webinar #2 - "One Kehilla's Story"

Webinar #3 - "Community Circle Commitment Model"

Webinar #4 - "The Ten Commandments of Effective Budgeting and Fiscal Controls"

Getting Organized to Get Connected

Membership Listserv Town Hall - "Don't Forget to Say Thank You"

"Choosing the Sustaining Dues Model: Three Case Studies"

Membership Listserv Town Hall - "Kol Nidre Appeal"

"The ABCs of Synagogue Insurance"

Enhancing Your Budget Committee Process

Secure Community Network

What Synagogue Leaders Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act

Preparing Now for Giving Tuesday

Security Do's and Don'ts for Synagogue Financial Systems

USCJ Articles and Resources

Other Resources

Meet our Director of Kehilla Operations and Finance!

Barry S. Mael is the Director of Kehilla Operations and Finance for United Synagogue, who brings more than 30 years of experience in the Jewish non-profit world to his role. A graduate of Yeshiva University (BA, Economics), he holds a Master’s of Social Work from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Barry worked in the JCC world from 1982 to 1997, and was a synagogue executive director from 1997-2002. He came to USCJ in 2002 as the director of the New Jersey Region. Since 2006, Barry has been serving USCJ on the international stage. A vocal sports fan (there’s always next year, Red Sox!), Barry lives in Highland Park, New Jersey, with his wife and daughter.

To hear more from Barry, follow him on Twitter @barrycdrmo.

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