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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Sacred Communities and Financial $ustainability Webinars
Webinar #1 - "What Do Dues Have to Do With It?"
USCJ Articles and Resources
From the Wall Street Journal: Synagogue-Hopping with Generation Y
From the Huffington Post: Three Ways Synagogues Can Learn From Churches
From eJewish Philanthropy: Financial Stability by Eliminating Fund-Raising
From Great Leadership: 25 Coaching Questions to Create your 2013 Leadership Development Plan
From Rabbi Alex Greenbaum (Beth El of the South Hills; Pittsburgh, PA): Engaging Synagogue
From Blanchard LeaderChat: Behaviors Speak Louder Than Words
From UJA-Federation of New York's SYNERGY project: Vision and Data: Essential Building Blocks for Successful Synagogue Change
From Measuring Success, LLC: Presentations from the 2013 NAASE Convention
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.