The ECE is an innovative project with over 10 years of pioneering experience in synagogue transformation. The ECE guides congregations to revitalize themselves by bringing Jewish learning to every aspect of congregational life. Now the ECE is expanding to reach even more congregations.
  • The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles features "Rethinking Religious School" project.
  • UJA-Federation of New York awards Grant to the ECE for a third cohort of RE-IMAGINE congregations. Read more.
  • The Jewish Week features ECE RE-IMAGINE Project of New York.
  • Professor Isa Aron discusses her book,
    The Self-Renewing Congregation, with ECE Director, Dr. Rob Weinberg, in a video-taped interview.
  • Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills pilots family education option in religious school. Read more.

Taking a journey is a tremendous challenge. Along the way there can be wonderful rewards but also potential dangers. Jewish tradition acknowledges the challenges a journey poses and responds with T'fillat Ha-Derech, the Traveler's Prayer. In many ways, setting out to transform a congregation resembles embarking on a journey. What can a congregation setting out on a journey learn from the traditional T'fillat Ha-Derech (Traveler's Prayer)? To begin the text study, click here.


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