Laatid: Synagogues for the Future: Factors for Successful Organizational Change in Three Congregations

Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher: Jewish Education Service of North America

Author(s): Sandra Dashefsky; Leora W. Isaacs

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Organizational Development; Future; Congregations; Jewish Organizations

Type: Report

Coverage: Connecticut


With an eye toward broader theories of organizational change, the authors examine a community-based synagogue change initiative undertaken in Hartford, CT, called "Laatid: Synagogues for the Future." The authors base their analysis on in-depth key informant interviews, document review, and secondary analysis of surveys conducted by the congregations. They discuss the approaches to change taken by the three congregations studied under the framework of "inside," "inside/out" and "outside/in."