JOURNEY TO
A NEW RABBI

URJ TRANSITION ROAD MAP

 

Module 1 – Understanding Transition

Welcome to the Journey of Rabbinic Transition

Understanding Transition: An Introduction

Understanding Transition: Two Ways

Best Principles for Managing a Transition

About the Congregational Transition Team

Exercises and Resources for Step 1: Learning about Transition

Exercise: Transition ≠ Change

Exercise: In-Between Times and the Parable of the Trapeze

Exercise: Transition Means Stages

 

Module 2 – Planning and Discovery

Planning and Discovery: An Introduction

Characteristics of the Planning and Discovery Stage

The Five Steps of Planning and Discovery

Planning and Discovery, Step by Step

Jewish Texts on Planning and Discovery

Exercises and Resources for Step 2: Who Are We?

Exercise 1: World Café

Exercise 2: Focus Group Options

Exercises and Resources for Step 3: Where Do We Fit In?

Exercise 1: Synagogue Website Scan

Exercises and Resources for Step 4: Who Are We Becoming?

Exercise 1: World Café

Exercise 1: Uncovering and Challenging Our Assumptions

Resources for Step 5: How Will We Get There?

 

Module 3 – Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye: An Introduction

Highlights of Saying Goodbye

Characteristics of the Saying Goodbye Stage

Best Principles for Managing Transition in the Saying Goodbye Stage

Exercises and Resources for the Saying Goodbye Stage

Engagement Exercise: A Mosaic of Emotions

The Stages of Transition

Text Study: Moses Says Goodbye

Discussion Guide: Case Studies on Saying Goodbye

Three Case Studies on Saying Goodbye

 

Module 4 – Saying Hello

Saying Hello: An Introduction

Highlights of Saying Hello

Characteristics of the Saying Hello Stage

Best Principles for Managing Transition in the Saying Hello Stage

Exercises and Resources for the Saying Hello Stage

Engagement Exercise: Saying Hello through History Day

Exercise: Entering the Promised Land Isn’t Easy

Text Study: Torah Texts

Discussion Guide: Case Studies on Saying Hello

Three Case Studies on Saying Hello

ABOUT US

Congregation Albert is a Reform  
synagogue, located n Albuquerque, 
New
Mexico. It was established in
1897. The synagogue is the oldest
Jewish organization of continued
existence in the state.

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