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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 newest partner, The Buying Networks, provides affiliated synagogues with potential substantial savings off their budget through discounted bulk buying. Extensive national brands/product categories available include: office supplies/equipment, building products/cleaning supplies, furniture, energy/utilities and more.

  • For more information and to get started saving, register here.
  • For answers to frequently asked questions click here.
  • To learn more about this partnership click here.
  • To view The Buying Networks introductory webinar click here.

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. Register now.

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. 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.


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

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