Office Management

Synagogues face enough challenges; they should not need to also struggle with inefficiencies in the office. Is your executive director given the freedom and guidance needed to develop your programming? Is your secretary taking all-inclusive snapshots for your visitor profiles? Your office should be running like a well-greased machine.


Promote, Promote, Promote. Synagogues are not above the need to get their message out to the public. You may have the best chazan, rabbi, and program idea, but if nobody gets to hear about them—what have you achieved? With our six-point plan you will be able to effectively share your strengths and events with those

Fundraising and Budgeting

If you are looking to get a sense of how other synagogues allocate their budgets, to increase your revenue, or to ensure you are using your money effectively, ask the Synagogue Services Team to share with you what has worked for others in the past.

The Committee/ Task Force

Synagogues typically try to pursue many great endeavors, but they often lack the support they need to be successful. Utilizing a committee in the optimal way will bolster your original ideas and invigorate your traditional events. The Synagogue Services Team will help you determine those activities which require a committee, and those that can be

Youth Programming

Numerous studies have shown that one of the keys to building your synagogue is through the children. Families are drawn to synagogues with the best youth programming. Developing creative means by which to expand your youth program is critical to generating a healthy future. The Synagogue Services’ Youth Professionals Network is equipped with over 400

Activism and Public Policy

Some synagogues find that being vocal about Israel and social activism boosts their membership. Moreover, a healthy dose of synagogue activism can help bolster synagogue involvement and camaraderie. The Synagogue Services Team is connected to a wide network of activists and organizations—including the OU’s Washington-based OU Advocacy Center—that can help provide you with dynamic avenues