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Zoning Out and Tuning In To Education for Jewish Journeys

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Publication Date: January 2002

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Lawrence A. Hoffman

Series: Jewish Education News, Spring 2002

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Synagogues; Jewish Education; Prayer Communities; Organizational Development

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The author argues that the modern synagogue is 'zoned' as it compartmentalizes its various functions: prayer, education, counseling, etc. He describes Synagogue 2000, an initiative which seeks to integrate the various functions currently segregated within today's synagogue. He offers insights into the Synagogue 2000 methodology for transforming the institution into a holy community.