SCM Programs and Initiatives

Fundraising Essentials for Congregations

Same Seminar * 2 Convenient Locations and Dates

Newton, Tuesday February 13, 7-9pm, Temple Reyim
Click HERE Still time to register!
Andover, Tuesday March 20, 7-9pm, Temple Emanuel
Click HERE to register for Andover.

Dessert and beverages provided. 
Led by Edith Moricz, MBA.
Mark Your Calendars:
Sunday, June 3, 5:30pm     Temple Emunah, Lexington

Modeling Women's Leadership

Join us for a reception and panel featuring prominent and innovative leaders from various arenas including Ruthanne Fuller, Newton's first female Mayor and Lauren Corduck, founder of OneinForty, devoted to increasing awareness and education about the BRCA gene mutations and high incidence of cancer in Ashkenazi Jews.

The event will launch a new initiative to cultivate women's mentorship and young leadership in congregations and in the Jewish Community. The initiative honors the memory and legacy of Anita Redner z''l, by continuing the type of work to which she was so deeply committed.

Details of the event, the initiative, tickets, and sponsorship coming soon. 

The Synagogue Then and Now:
Israel Experience and Unity Mission
February 26 - March 10, 2019

Led by David Bernat PhD 
SCM Executive Director & 
Meah Instructor

Itinerary and registration info. coming soon.

A partnership with Hebrew College Adult Learning and

In the Community

Dear Friend,
On behalf of the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project and the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts, we invite your congregation to participate in Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM).

- Click HERE to read the entire letter.
- Click HERE to visit the JDAIM website.
One Step Ahead of Cancer

Ashkenazi Jews have a one-in-forty chance of inheriting a BRCA gene mutation that puts them at high risk of developing cancer that can be prevented or detected early.

Synagogue Council is proud to team up with two initiatives dedicated to raising awareness and supporting genetic testing and cancer research.  Oneinforty  educates about about the Jewish-cancer connection and what can be done to detect and prevent cancer early.  Click HERE to visit their website and for information about their May 23 seminar.

Look for information about the  BRCA Founder Outreach (BFOR) Study coming to Boston!  BFOR will offer free genetic testing for BRCA genetic mutations to about 1,000 Massachusetts residents of Ashkenazi descent over the age of 25.
Purim with the IAC

Monday, February 26, 2018

Special Study in English for Purim -  "Don't Mess with the Dress" at the IAC Merkaz. 1320 Centre Street, 3rd floor, Newton.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

IAC Boston Fundraiser - A 70's themed Purim Celebration

ADL Community Seder: "A Nation of Immigrants"
Sunday, March 4, 3-5pm,  Doors Open at 2:30pm
UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom
100 William T. Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

The Anti-Defamation League welcomes you as we continue our tradition of bringing diverse communities together to build bridges of understanding. At this special event, we will model the traditional celebration of the Passover Seder and also share readings, songs, and stories from the diverse backgrounds that make up our great nation.
Visit to register!
Sunday, April 29, 2018 -  The Westin Copley Place, Boston

A day to celebrate Barry Shrage. 
Honoring our past and shaping our future.

MAAVAR: Resources for Synagogues in Transition      
  • Sacred Object Clearinghouse
  • Pro-Bono Legal Aid
  • Strategic Planning 
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