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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 […]

Resource of the Month: Seth Godin

June 18, 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. Taking a break for a moment from membership building, I’d like to start a once a month sub-column featuring what I believe to be an incredible resource for any shul leader. This month’s resource is […]

The Wildly Successful Membership Drive

June 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. This past Shabbos, at my synagogue in Los Angeles, we just signed up our 70th new member – 70 weeks in a row! Please understand that our shul is in a part of town that doesn’t […]

The 7 Core Elements of Shul Life

June 11, 2018, by

In our last blog post we discussed the beginning elements of creating a wildly successful membership drive. All of that presupposed a basic framework for what the new member is going to be joining. In order to capture the attention of the new prospective member there is a ground level structure that needs to be […]

The Search Committee

March 28, 2016, 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. I’d like to start a brief series that focuses on some ideas for shuls that are looking for new rabbis. Running a proper search committee is a very grueling process. If done wrong it can […]

What to do with a Scholar in Residence

October 26, 2015, 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. Even the most exciting Rabbis need to take a step back and simply make way for another voice to be heard. That is important on many levels. First of all, speaking way too much kills […]

Engaging Parents in Youth Groups (continued)

October 15, 2015, 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 all! It’s been a while since we’ve had some back and forth but when we left off last time we were speaking about how to engage parents in the development of a solid Youth […]