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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 […]

Building the Shul Brand – Part 2

July 11, 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. Two weeks ago we began a discussion on branding and distinguishing our shul from any other shul out there. In the age of “fake news” dialogue there’s beginning to emerge a shift in how we […]

Building the Shul Brand

July 2, 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. Fred, synagogue President in Detroit, sent me a question this week: “How do we distinguish our shul from any other shul out there? It seems like we all more or less do the same thing?” […]

Membership Options

June 21, 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. A successful membership drive is like a good smorgasbord – there must be options. Allowing for different points of entry is sure to make your membership accessible to people who are […]