SCM Programs and Initiatives

Fundraising Essentials for Congregations

Andover, Tuesday March 20, 7-9 pm, Temple Emanuel
Click HERE to register.

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 Champagne reception and keynote panel featuring prominent and innovative leaders from various arenas including Ruthanne Fuller, the first female Mayor of Newton, healthcare advocate and educator Lauren Corduck, founder of OneinForty, and Reut Weksler, founder and head of Dror Israel's
Urban Kibbutz Movement

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 work to which she was so deeply committed.

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

Going Solar: Sustainable Synagogues

Join us on May 1, 7-9 pm at Temple Aliyah in Needham for a seminar in partnership with the Jewish Climate Action Network.

Stay Tuned for announcement and details.

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

Available immediately. Wooden ark, 91" wide, 111" high and 18" deep. Has interior shelves and Torah fittings. From Congregation Beth Israel in Worcester, which is renovating its sanctuary. Contact: Deborah Fins

Check the MAAVAR page for photos and new material.
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
Daf Yomi at Temple Emanuel, Newton
Spring Session Starting Now

Don't miss this opportunity to study Talmud with master teacher Dr. Jesse Hefter

For details and registration click  HERE .
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 for information about the Seminar on May 23.
The  BRCA Founder Outreach (BFOR) Study is 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.  The pilot phase of the study launches in March.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 -  The Westin Copley Place, Boston

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

More information can be found at

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