Real Time Strategy • Ignite Your Congregation

Together we will ignite your congregation.

Executive/Clergy Assistants: Synagogue Fundamentals
New and veteran assistants sharpen skills in managing up, prioritizing, and supporting people in complicated roles. Mondays, November 1, December 6, and January 3

Looking to make your synagogue’s systems and communications more efficient?

Want to ensure your employees and board members are happy and fulfilled in their roles?

Interested in talking through some of the obstacles you’re facing with someone who gets it?


You want:

  • organizational systems to make your community run smoothly and efficiently;

  • staff who enjoy coming to work every day along with board members proud to be involved; and

  • strengthened communications that inspire members to give their time and resources.

Real Time Strategy ignites your congregation's awesome.

We're in!

Making this a reality is what we do.

And we do it really well.


Who Are We?

Hi! We're Caroline + Ellie.

We're co-founders of Real Time Strategy who like to think of ourselves as your synagogue’s big sister: we’re going to tell it to you like it is. That’s because we’ve been where you are–between us, we’ve been a synagogue’s Executive Director, Director of Youth Engagement, and Membership Director and we’re the voice behind @RogueShul on Twitter. So when we say we understand where you’re coming from and all the quirks of synagogue life, we mean it.

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What We Do

We want to know about your synagogue’s challenges and–more importantly to us–what makes your community extraordinary. Tell us everything you love about your congregation so we learn all the reasons to love it too. And then we’ll take over 🙌

Real Time Strategy designs an individualized and holistic plan to ignite all the awesome that already exists in your organization–and we’ll help you execute it. This looks different for everyone:



From email etiquette to difficult conversations and how to apologize, we lead workshops designed and tailored for your community. We love a good workshop series because we really get to know your team and see the impact our sessions have.


We’re ready and excited to work as your partner or the lead on a project in your community. We offer both full-scale and hourly consulting and can set you up with a plan for success or see the project through from beginning to end.


We’ll help you develop a structured approach to change, get your clergy, staff, and congregants on board, and work with you to guarantee everything is communicated clearly and feels good. And yes, this means we’re the ones you can lean on to make the hard decisions.


A candid, confidential, 1:1 conversation to process whatever is taking up space in your head, from brainstorming how best to communicate complicated news or getting some honest, unbiased feedback on how to handle synagogue politics.


This is our way of saying “audit” and we do it for anything and everything: systems and organizational structure, website and communications, staff/board satisfaction, and more. Need to explore something specific for your congregation? We can do that too.


Congregations adapted incredibly to the pandemic and we predict Zoom events will continue in the future. We’re expert Zoom hosts, coordinating rehearsals, events, all required muting, and coaching Grandpa through all his technical difficulties so you don’t have to.


We’ve learned the tricks and know how to make ShulCloud work for you. We can migrate your congregation to ShulCloud, review your current usage, and provide ongoing support. We’ve also got a ShulCloud Onboarding PDF for your congregation.


Outsource your ShulCloud needs to us, the leading ShulCloud experts in the industry. We promise we cost less than hiring a full-time staff member, we know what we're doing and how to work efficiently, and we'll do exactly what you need, no questions asked!


Upcoming Events

  • Executive/Clergy Assistants: Synagogue Fundamentals
    Executive/Clergy Assistants: Synagogue Fundamentals
    Nov 01, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    New and veteran assistants sharpen skills in managing up, prioritizing, and supporting people in complicated roles. Mondays, November 1, December 6, and January 3
  • Temple Presidents: Synagogue Fundamentals
    Temple Presidents: Synagogue Fundamentals
    Nov 01, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    A monthly opportunity to learn what happens behind the curtain of the synagogue office and how to best support its systems and staff. Mondays, November 1, December 6, January 3, and February 7 at 7:00 ET
  • Bookkeepers, Controllers, and Finance Staff: Synagogue Fundamentals
    Bookkeepers, Controllers, and Finance Staff: Synagogue Fundamentals
    Dec 01, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
    Synagogues depend on incredible people who manage the financial ins and outs and keep the books in order! This class celebrates those staffers and offers insight into the big picture of synagogue community. Wednesdays, December 1 and 8 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Youth Staff: Synagogue Fundamentals
    Youth Staff: Synagogue Fundamentals
    Jan 05, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    An opportunity for teen and youth professionals to contextualize their portfolios and become stronger organizational leaders. Wednesdays, January 5, 12, and 19 at 12:30 ET
  • Early Childhood Staff: Synagogue Fundamentals
    Early Childhood Staff: Synagogue Fundamentals
    Dates customized to accomodate schedules.
    Valuable professional development designed specifically for Jewish early childhood centers. Teachers and administrators will get a crash course in the inner workings of synagogue institutions as well as insight into larger systems like membership, engagement, and education. Two sessions, dates TBD.
  • New Board Members: Synagogue Fundamentals
    New Board Members: Synagogue Fundamentals
    Dates customized to accomodate schedules.
    An overview of synagogue functions, board and staff roles for Temple Board first timers, allowing them to feel accomplished and enriched. Two sessions, dates TBD.
  • Level Up: Jewish Professionals Small Group Coaching
    Level Up: Jewish Professionals Small Group Coaching
    Date and times will be determined by cohort
    Twice monthly meeting online
    Invest in your professional future and Level Up your career with RTS. Cohort groups are thoughtfully designed to facilitate valuable networking relationships and facilitated by established experts in the field.


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I am so pleased we chose to engage Real Time Strategy to help our synagogue leadership improve and move forward. They have provided all that we expected and more! Working with them is a joy and I highly recommend them.

Eloise Paul
President of Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation

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