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Statement on Terror Attack in Jerusalem
We are outraged by and vehemently condemn the attack on civilians at prayer that occurred today in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof. Such pre-meditated murder has no justification – not political, not moral. It reflects only fanatical hatred and utter disrespect for human life. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were so shockingly murdered, as well as to the entire kehilla, which suffered a shattering blow to its sense of security. read more...

HAZAK Gives Back
The latest HAZAK trip arrived in Israel with items to donate through the Rabbi Myron S. Geller Gemilut Hesed Project at the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center

Sulam Leadership Training
Over the last month, participants in the Action Communities of Sulam for Strategic Planners and Sulam for Current Leaders have come to USCJ's offices for day-long trainings, and through November and December, participants in Sulam for Emerging Leaders will have their trainings. 

USCJ Statement on Ottawa Attack
In response to the October 22 terrorist attack in Ottawa, Rabbi Steven Wernick, CEO of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, issued this statement:

We stand with the Canadian people at this moment of shock and grief over the barbaric shootings in Ottawa, and our hearts go out to the family of the soldier who was gunned down in cold blood. As the representative of some 1.2 million Conservative Jews in North America, we have board members, colleagues, close friends, and loved ones who live all across Canada. We share their sense of outrage and violation at this brutal attack. Such terrorist actions have no place in our world, and we pray that civilized people everywhere will together find ways to stem the extremism and intolerance used to justify these abhorrent attacks on human life. 

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Survey: Conservative Kehillot Welcoming to LGBTQ Members
How does your synagogue welcome and include LGBTQ Jews? Our recent survey reveals that most Conservative congregations have become more comfortable spiritual homes for Jews regardless of sexual orientation. Get an overview of the results here, and read the full report - including suggestions for action - here.

5775 Art Engagement Calendar
USCJ's annual Art Engagement Calendar is a treasured addition to many homes. Order your copy of the commemorative 25th-anniversary edition by clicking hereClick the radio button that says "direct my gift to," and select Art Engagement Calendar from the drop-down menu.

Luah 5775
Keeping track of the how-tos and when-tos of traditional services can be confusing; a luah beit knesset is an annual publication that lists those details. USCJ's luah for 5775 is shipping now. This year, the luah is available in three versions: a printed, spiral-bound book; an interactive web version; and an iOS version, optimized for iPhone and iPad.  




Welcome, Rabbi Rabin!
As of September 2, Rabbi Joshua Rabin is USCJ's new Director of Kehilla Enrichment. He is one of the most innovative young leaders in Conservative Judaism and believes, as we do, that our dynamic approach to Jewish living is ideally suited to engaging and inspiring today's Jews. You can learn a lot about Rabbi Rabin's outlook by reading his cover story, "The Optimistic Movement," in the Fall 2014 issue of CJ:Voices magazine. 


Family Engagement Network
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism is proud to launch the Family Engagement Network, a coalition of synagogue professionals and lay leaders dedicated to advancing the work of engaging young families in Jewish life and community. Through the Family Engagement Network, congregations will join together to share best practices and learn from experts in the field of family engagement. read more...

Annual Update
This year has been full of activity and accomplishment for United Synagogue and our partner kehillot. Read Rabbi Steven Wernick's year-end report and hear about this year's many activities.

Scholars-in-Residence
Are you looking for a scholar-in-residence for your kehilla? Click here to access a list of scholars available to USCJ kehillot.

 
USCJ Launches Inclusion Initiative
     
     
    USCJ'S NEW INCLUSION INITIATIVE

    Thanks to a generous grant from the Ruderman Family Foundation, USCJ will launch an initiative to transform Conservative congregations into truly inclusive communities for people with disabilities. read more...
     
         
     
    Kehilla Safety and Security
       
       


      Current world events - including the hacking of the websites of several USCJ-affiliated kehillot - are causing many organizations to re-evaluate their security protocols. From cyber-security to disaster preparedness, building access policies to security resources, USCJ has compiled a vast store of information to help your kehilla be the safest it can be.

       
           
       
      Travel to Israel, Eastern Europe, and Beyond
         
         

        Bring your synagogue together by traveling together. Our travel partner, Israel Tour Connection, can craft an itinerary to meet any interests – in Israel, Eastern Europe, South America, and beyond. If you can’t run your own trip, it’s easy to be paired with another congregation. ITC also runs United Synagogue’s popular trips to Israel and Eastern Europe. Tell ITC where you want to go here

         
             
         
        Parashat HaShavuah
           
           
          November 22 - 29 Heshvan
          Parashat Toldot
          Annual: Genesis 25:19-28:9
          Triennial: Genesis 26:23-27:27
          Haftarah: I Samuel 20:18-42
          Torah Sparks
           
               
           
          Savings For Your Kehilla
             
             

            Save Your Kehilla Money!


            USCJ has a major new cost-saving program for member kehillot. Find out how your congregation can save thousands of dollars on operating expenses.

            Learn more here.

             
                 

             
             
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