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When the Rosh Yeshiva Comes for Shabbos

January 13, 2019, by

Rabbi Einhorn’s SynaBlog is a new innovative blog that shares tips, tactics, strategies and best practices that enable Shul growth and promote Shul vitality. Every so often my community has the opportunity to welcome a Rosh Yeshiva for Shabbos. It is a great honor for any shul to welcome talmidei chachamim of significant stature. The challenge becomes, though, sometimes […]

The Collaborative Revolution

January 13, 2019, by

Rabbi Einhorn’s SynaBlog is a new innovative blog that shares tips, tactics, strategies and best practices that enable Shul growth and promote Shul vitality. Hi there! Welcome back. One of the significant challenges of any major shul project is keeping all of the notes together and having everybody on the same page. Multiple word documents, endless excel spreadsheets, numerous […]

Your OU Shabbaton

January 13, 2019, by

Rabbi Einhorn’s SynaBlog is a new innovative blog that shares tips, tactics, strategies and best practices that enable Shul growth and promote Shul vitality. Hi there! Welcome back. On the West Coast – once a year we have an amazing OU Shabbaton. The function of the Shabbaton is to bring out some of the best Rabbis, Rebbetzins, Teachers and […]

Take 5 Seconds….

October 29, 2018, by

Rabbi Einhorn’s SynaBlog is a new innovative blog that shares tips, tactics, strategies and best practices that enable Shul growth and promote Shul vitality. Hi there! Welcome back. This past week I overheard a conversation between two of my congregants. One asked the other “do you still have broigis (anger)?” He replied “no, no, my anger lasts 5 seconds […]

Since you can’t theme davening….

October 22, 2018, by

Rabbi Einhorn’s SynaBlog is a new innovative blog that shares tips, tactics, strategies and best practices that enable Shul growth and promote Shul vitality. Hi there! Welcome back. Davening is holy of holies. That being the case, it’s kind of difficult to get creative and create thematic service experiences that don’t tamper with minhagim and nusach. But you can […]

The Post High Holiday Database

October 17, 2018, by

Rabbi Einhorn’s SynaBlog is a new innovative blog that shares tips, tactics, strategies and best practices that enable Shul growth and promote Shul vitality. Hi there! Welcome back. Don’t you notice every year that we fight over the same ritual practices? How come nobody remembers the projected time the Baal Shacharis was going to finish on the second morning of […]

Is there Marshmallow at the Candy Land?

October 9, 2018, by

About 12 years ago my wife came up with the idea of a mega Simchat Torah CandyLand. This is beyond, beyond. Like you can even lick the walls. Since then the idea has been replicated in shul’s across the country. The purpose of this post is not to elaborate on the CandyLand (we can do […]

You Gotta ‘Mun’ People

October 9, 2018, by

There’s a very talented teen minyan leader at my shul. He’s primary skill is getting “buy in” for the events that he runs. I had a conversation with him about his technique. He put if very simply – “You gotta mun people.” What does that mean? “Mun” is a Yiddish word which probably derives from […]

5 Acronym’s for Elul

October 9, 2018, by

Rabbi Einhorn’s SynaBlog is a new innovative blog that shares tips, tactics, strategies and best practices that enable Shul growth and promote Shul vitality. We believe that the calendar is imbued with flashpoints of inspiration. Particular moments and days are better equipped to enable certain energies emerge. Best practice would then dictate that a growing shul should pay attention […]

The Membership Notebook

August 8, 2018, by

Rabbi Einhorn’s SynaBlog is a new innovative blog that shares tips, tactics, strategies and best practices that enable Shul growth and promote Shul vitality. We spent some time talking about growing membership. Membership is useless is the new members aren’t going to be cultivated. How to properly cultivate new members is its own science and […]