How are the resources offered by the Union for Reform Judaism conveyed to your congregation? To bring the programs and services of the Union closer to each of its member congregations, the Union maintains regional offices, each of which is responsible for serving the congregations with- in its geographical boundaries. Your regional office is a direct link to programming and management guidance, including personal consultations with professional Union staff members, and to a wealth of printed and audiovisual materials. Lists and descriptions of the program areas in which your synagogue can obtain assistance, as well as a map and a directory of the regional offices, appear at the back of this guide.
The Union Web site at www.urj.org contains hundreds of “pages” of information that can be very helpful to you. A majority of the printed materials of the Union is available on the Web. For example, you can access the following information on the Web site:
Most of the publications of the Department of Synagogue Management, including this publication; Inside Leadership, a monthly briefing written especially for board mem- bers of Union congregations; and Communicate!, the online resource bank of more than 2,300 congregational programs and ideas, all at www.urj.org/synmgmt.
Directories of the Union, HUC–JIR, and CCAR staffs and faculty, the CCAR membership list, and a listing of Union member congregations.
Continuously updated materials on study retreats, educational offerings, and adult literacy, including Ten Minutes of Torah, which can be used to create board divrei Torah, at www.urj.org/educate.
The Movement’s position on social action issues, available on the Religious Action Center’s Web site at www.rac.org.
Links to the Web sites of 88% of Union member congregations.
UNION FOR REFORM JUDAISM REGIONAL OFFICE INFORMATION
Name of Region Address Telephone (local number) Telephone (toll-free number) Fax E-mail address Regional president Regional director Assistant/Associate director Other regional staff
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