Synagogue Fundamentals

Synagogues are unlike many other workplaces and there is a lot to learn! Join Real Time Strategy for role-specific multi-session courses combined with networking and community building.


Early Childhood

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.

Dates customized to accommodate schedules.

New to Synagogues

Synagogue work is both quirky and rewarding. This class is introduces new staffers to their work with practical advice and valuable information about Jewish communities. Our love of the work is woven in with humor and encouragement to ensure a great introduction!

Wednesdays, September 22, 29, and October 6

Non-Jewish Staff

For synagogue staff who have little or no Jewish knowledge, this practical course shares the essentials of Jewish tradition, ritual, and holidays so staffers feel confident and excited to contribute to your community.

Thursdays, October 14, 21, and 28

Bookkeepers, Controllers, & Finance

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

Temple Presidents

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

New Board Members

An overview of synagogue functions, board and staff roles for Temple Board first timers, allowing them to feel accomplished and enriched.

Dates TBD


Youth Staff

An opportunity for teen and youth professionals to contextualize their portfolios and become stronger organizational leaders.

Wednesdays, January 5, 12, and 19

Executive/Clergy Assistants

New and veteran assistants sharpen skills in managing up, prioritizing, and supporting people in complicated roles.

Mondays, November 1, December 6, and January 3


Need something different?

Interested in a custom training for your board or staff? Get in touch and we'll develop a training just for your community.