Hi there! I hope that you are all well.
We speak a lot about a synagogue’s growth being tied into their leadership. Leadership development is an important strategic area of which all shul should spend some time on. Short of having a master leadership team, there is something else you as Rabbi or President can do to compensate – put together a diverse cadre of advisers. These advisers can come from within the shul or without. One synagogue that I know got itself into years of legal trouble over one small oversight. Had they kept a legal advisor close to their leadership much of their troubles could have been avoided. Advisers can come in all stripes. There are people in our communities who are master fundraiser, creative programmers, web developers. Getting good advice when you need it is invaluable to a synagogue’s progress. Pick your “cabinet” wisely!