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Kehilla Cost Containment Initiative

Membership in the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism means never having to go it alone. Because United Synagogue's affiliated congregations are united in partnership, no Conservative synagogue has to re-create USY, develop its own prayer book, or reinvent the many innovative programs we have already produced.

Now, we’re working to help you save money!

USCJ is partnering with NormAndy Financial Services to offer a wide range of cost saving programs.

We appreciate the concerns of our affiliated kehillot about the increasing costs of operating their synagogues. We are committed to addressing these challenges by expanding the scope of cost-cutting programs and other services we provide. The partnership with NormAndy, a national cost saving consulting firm, grew out of an effort that began more than six months ago when USCJ convened a committee comprised of USCJ staff and lay leaders, synagogue presidents and executive directors to research cost savings companies. It was clear that NormAndy offered the most comprehensive range of services and products, higher estimated savings for our member synagogues – no matter what their size – the time saving and convenience of one stop shopping, and a commitment to provide a very high level of customer service.

Bottom line, this partnership will offer significant savings for our kehillot without any impact on your staff or programs – and without any cost or risk to your kehilla. Savings from our test group of kehillot were in the range of 15 to 20% of analyzed costs, which translated into savings of $15,000 – $60,000 per year.  The program we have structured is a unique benefit of your membership in USCJ.

Click the links below for two resources to help you learn more about the USCJ Kehilla Cost Saving Program:

1.       A brochure that provides an overview of the program, including how your congregation can take advantage of this opportunity, a list of some of the services, and answers to FAQs

2.       A handbook that provides detailed information about each of NormAndy’s services.

We hope that you will take a few moments to review the information about this great opportunity. Then, if you have further questions, please use the special USCJ kehilla hotlines or designated email address: 779-54K-CARE / (301) 370-6919 / kcare@normandyfs.com. The professionals at NormAndy are eager to assist you.

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