Reinventing the Conservative Movement

By Jacob B. Ukeles

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), February 2006

The author argues that the organization best suited to revitalize Conservative congregations is the lay arm of the movement: the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). He argues that the pace of change in implementing USCJ's "Transformation Plan" has been glacially slow; it remains to be seen whether an organizational culture so committed to maintaining the status quo can rise to the challenge of reinventing itself in the face of urgent necessity.

Topic: Congregations and Synagogues, Organizational Development, Non-Professional Leadership, Masorti Judaism, Engagement, Lay Leadership, Conservative Judaism, Communal Organization, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 36/628

Page Number(s): 7

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ukeles, Jacob B. Reinventing the Conservative Movement. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). February 2006: 7.


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