…ועשו לי מקדש ושכנתי בתוכם
And let them make Me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them. (Exodus 25:8)
The North American Jewish landscape is constantly changing and many synagogues are struggling to navigate the shifting needs and interests of their communities.
We know that with a little help, synagogues can transform and evolve to meet the needs of 21st-century Jews. With sustained strategic thinking and the right support, we believe synagogues can continue to serve as sacred places for more and more Jews and remain essential focal points of thriving Jewish communities.
The Mikdash program will strengthen synagogues to become inspiring spaces for Jews to find meaning, purpose, and community in today’s rapidly changing world. Mikdash aspires to help synagogues achieve their full potential by improving focus and establishing priorities for innovation, growth, and increased impact. Guided by expert faculty, participating synagogues will transform through strategic planning, experimentation, and supported capacity building.
Synagogue success is our success. We are ready to invest in and affirm synagogues as essential spiritual homes for 21st-century Jews.