The Spirituality of Welcoming: How to Transform Your Congregation into a Sacred CommunityJewish Lights Publishing, Spring 2006

by Ron Wolfson

S3K President Ron Wolfson tackles the issues facing synagogues in attracting and retaining members. There are three major sections on: "Welcoming Ambience" - that is, how to create a culture of welcome in a congregation, "Welcoming Worship" - analysis of "seeker-sensitive" worship and why it works, and "Welcoming Membership" - how congregations can both reach out to those who are not currently affiliated with a synagogue, and how to deepen the relationship of current members to the spiritual community.

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