La'atid: Synagogues for the Future - An Experiment in Synagogue Revitalization

Publication Date: January 2002

Publisher: Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Sandy Waldman Dashefsky; Lisa D. Grant; Regina Miller; Lois Koteen

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Congregations; Religion; Jewish identification

Type: Report

Coverage: Connecticut


Three synagogues in Greater Hartford, Connecticut were selected to be part of an initiative called La'atid: Synagogues for the Future. This initiative invited the synagogues to evaluate how they can nurture a strong sense of Jewish identity, knowledge, and living for all ages. They also discussed what a should congregation do to help its community members live richer Jewish lives. The article describes the initiative, its philosophy and its outcomes.