Changing Communal Culture in Synagogues

Amy Wallk Katz, Temple Beth El, Springfield, MA When I became the rabbi of Temple Beth El (TBE) in Springfield, Massachusetts, in the summer of 2008, two congregations were merging: Temple Beth El and B’nai Jacob. Temple Beth El was a large Conservative congregation showing signs of a growing malaise. Membership had declined from about 900 […]

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