Publication Date: April 2006
Author(s): Amy L. Sales
Research Area: Culture and religion
Keywords: Synagogues; Community Formation; Volunteerism
Coverage: United States
Synagogues commonly lack a systematic approach to congregant development. The term "congregant development" refers to any and all efforts to hear people's stories, identify their passions and talents, match them to meaningful opportunities, and help them bring their full selves into the synagogue. Greater attention to congregant development is a prerequisite for the creation of a strong and dynamic congregation.[BREAK] In the Synergy Newsletter, 2006
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