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Cost Savings

As a USCJ member, your congregation can take advantage of the cost savings listed below. Contact our partners directly to begin saving money today.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Synagogues that are looking to stockpile masks, gloves and hand sanitizer can now save on bulk orders through USCJ’s partners, The Buying Networks, MPG Promotions, and Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). You will find medical masks that are three layers and hand sanitizers which meet or exceed the 70% ethanol requirement to kill COVID-19, while leaving hands soft. Gloves and hand sanitizer are also available. For more information click here.

The Buying Networks

USCJ's Operational Efficiency partners, The Buying Networks and The Buying Networks Canada provide affiliated synagogues with substantial savings through discounted pricing with dozens of suppliers and service providers. Extensive national brands/product categories include: food, office and cleaning supplies/equipment, paper products, building products and services, furniture and equipment, energy/utilities, debit/credit card services, payroll, background checks and much more. There is no fee to join, no risk and no obligation.

  • For more information and to get started saving money, register here.
  • For answers to frequently asked questions about The Buying Networks and The Buying Networks Canada click here.

USA:

  • For information about products/services savings through The Buying Networks click here.
  • To view The Buying Networks introductory webinar click here.
  • For more information about The Buying Networks, email [email protected]
  • To sign up for The Buying Networks for free, click here. 

Canada:

  • For information on products/services savings through The Buying Networks Canada click here
  • To view The Buying Networks Canada introductory webinar click here.
  • To sign up for The Buying Networks Canada click here.
  • For more information about The Buying Networks Canada email  [email protected]

New ZOOM Discount for Synagogues

Especially during this difficult time, where staying connected to clergy, staff, fellow congregants and students is of utmost importance, we are delighted to share with you a new discount program with ZOOM, the leading video conferencing app. USCJ affiliates receive a 15% discount off all newly opened accounts using the code USCJ-ZOOM (apply discount code prior to checkout).

FREE ZOOM For Religious School

Conducting virtual religious school classes? ZOOM is temporarily lifting the 40-minute time limit on free basic accounts for schools affected by the coronavirus. Click here to learn how to get access for your school.

FREE ZOOM Tutorial

A free Zoom tutorial will show you all you need to know to get started using this convenient video conferencing tool. Click here.

StreamSpot

Live streaming company Streamspot offers a 25% lifetime discount on service plans and a 10% discount on equipment. This offer also applies to congregations already using Streamspot, who can receive the discount moving forward. Contact Streamspot to schedule a demo.

For more information please contact Geoffrey Hearn.

JLicense

J License allows you to Legally Stream, post and archive your use of covered songs in any worship service and lifecycle, concert, or other event for your community. Click here for more information. Jlicense.com

LiveControl

USCJ is thrilled to be able to offer a 5% discount to our member congregations for Livecontrol. Livecontrol is a “production” company that remotely controls multiple cameras in your building to create a unique user experience. They integrate with StreamSpot and a host of other platforms. USCJ Partnership Page

Kesef Accounting Service

Kesef Accounting Service, based in Montvale, New Jersey, is a bookkeeping service designed specifically for synagogues. Kesef offers outsourced bookkeeping, which allows you to redirect valuable and limited staff resources to better meet congregation needs. Contact David Beyth or call 201-746-0270 x410.

Environmental

USCJ has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency. This strategic partnership will help your community think differently about utility usage. Learn how to reduce carbon emissions and other environmental impacts, and perform tikkun olam by caring for our common home. See the EPA Action Workbook and Checklist here.

Insurance

The USCJ Operational Effectiveness team is pleased to share the news of our new affinity program with Church Mutual Insurance Company for our synagogues in the U.S. This program goes into effect on 10/01/2020. Please know that participation in this affinity program by your synagogue is on a voluntary basis, and you are under no obligation to participate. If you are interested in receiving a quote, there are three options: Click here, call 800-554-2642 and select option 1 to speak with your local Church Mutual representative, or you can email [email protected]. If your synagogue is already insured by Church Mutual, you will receive the affinity programs benefits at your next anniversary or renewal.

Don’t let water disrupt your organization ever again!

Every year, thousands of Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. (a stock insurer) customers experience damage and disruption from water due to weather or mechanical failures. The CM Sensor program can provide peace of Ming and help prevent these type of losses. For more information on water sensors click here.

Our November 12 webinar with Church Mutual. You can find a recording of the webinar here and the presentation slides here.

Interactive Yahrzeit

A interactive cloud based Yahrzeit Memorial system that can function both inside your synagogue as a stand alone or your website for virtual viewing. This will be very beneficial for upcoming Yizkors and more. How wonderful for out of town family to view the family plaques. [email protected] USCJ members will receive a 50% discount. Click here for details.

Wizadjournal

WIZAD has been working with USCJ congregations for quite some time now to host VIRTUAL Galas and Ad journals. A Virtual Gala event website can be built and launched quickly with the Wizadjournal platform. Included on the website is a "presentations" area for placing the virtual gala video that can be either Live streamed or pre-recorded. The virtual gala screen includes a real-time “Click to Donate” button, scrolling ad journal slides and a listing of all sponsors without leaving the presentation screen. We are thrilled to announce a $100.00 off your next event thru WIZAD. Wizadjournal.

Another revenue source is the annual yikzor books. This past holiday season many congregations shifted to an online yikzor booklet thru Wizadjournal. We are happy to announce that Wizadjournal has offered a deep discount to USCJ congregations. Book of Remembrance.


For more information or to share any ideas, please contact Barry Mael and Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak.

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