Based on the groundbreaking work of the ECE over the past 10 years, Dr. Isa Aron, in her new book, outlines essential strategies for congregations that want to remain relevant and meaningful centers of Jewish life. Self-Renewing Congregations demonstrate the capacity to anticipate and respond to changing conditions and ongoing challenges.

To get a glimpse of the key concepts in this book, listen in on a conversation between Dr. Rob Weinberg, National Director of the ECE, and Isa Aron, as they discuss the book's significance for congregational leaders. Click on one of the segments below or click here to read the Introductory Chapter.

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The video-taped discussion covers each one of four critical "capacities" that Dr. Aron discusses. The four capacities are:

1. Being Reflective and Proactive
2. Practicing Collaborative Leadership among Professional and Lay Leaders
3. Accommodating Diversity While Building Holistic Community
4. Balancing Tradition and Change

You can also learn about the key ideas of The Self-Renewing Congregation by reading the introductory chapter* of the book, provided by special arrangement with Jewish Lights Publishing.

*Excerpt from The Self Renewing Congregation: Organizational Strategies for Revitalizing Congregational Life © 2002 by Isa Aron (Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing), $19.95 + $3.75 s/h. Order by mail or call 800-962-4544 or on-line at Permission granted by Jewish Lights Publishing, P.O. Box 237, Woodstock, VT 05091.

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