Recap of March 2019 Board Meeting


USCJ’s board and executive staff met in Baltimore, MD on March 10, 2019 for a retreat focused on strengthening USCJ’s volunteer network, followed by a quarterly board meeting. Below is a recap of that meeting, which we encourage you to share with your congregation’s leadership.


  • This quarter, USCJ has provided several programs which have garnered Net Promoter Scores (NPS) of Excellent (50-70) or World Class (70-10), including:
    • Sulam for Presidents (which sold out and scored a NPS of 100!)
    • The second annual Kol Tefilla conference at Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles (NPS of 91), designed to raise the bar for prayer in our congregations (attendance doubled from the first conference in April 2018)
    • The Large Congregations Conference at Adas Israel in Washington, D.C. (NPS of 62)
  • Continuing our partnership with NAASE and colleagues in the URJ and Reconstructing Judaism, USCJ is offering webinars around security, including one on creating a mission-driven security plan
  • USY is preparing to send its largest delegation ever of USYers to the AIPAC convention next week in Washington, DC
  • USCJ and the Rabbinical Assembly are deepening their collaboration in service of a shared vision of Conservative Judaism and its future, and the two organizations will co-host 20/20 Judaism, the largest gathering of Conservative Jewish leaders, thinkers and doers in North America, December 6-10 in Boston. We are currently accepting workshop proposals – applications are due May 1, 2019 and registration will open in the coming weeks

USCJ Roadmap (Strategic Plan)

  • USCJ board and staff are developing next steps in the implementation of the Roadmap plan, the pillars of which are Jewish engagement and operational effectiveness, supported by our network of professional and lay leaders
  • The board voted to create a new committee, whose purpose is to support kehillot in improving their operational effectiveness
  • The board was presented an overview of financial challenges and a strategy to achieve both a balanced budget and financial sustainability

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