I would like to thank the URJ for taking the time to help and teach me. You have truly gone above and beyond the call of duty, and I am blown away by the URJ’s knowledge and the willingness to share it with me. The information that the URJ provides is so valuable in helping me help my synagogue. The URJ’s Community of Practice structure gave us tools to enthusiastically tackle change. It offered the support of the URJ faculty and the opportunity to share the experience with colleagues in other cities who were experimenting at the same time. Because of the URJ’s Community of Practice, we are more knowledgeable and less scared of change. We can’t stop improving. In 2015, we launched the URJ Leadership Institute to provide a wide array of training and engagement opportunities, emphasizing critical thinking and practical skills. We also rolled out our Scholar Series, featuring video presentations, articles, blog posts, and other content from experts—all exploring topics relevant to congregational leadership development. We launched six new Communities of Practice—small groups of congregational leaders that learn together, as well as share best practices, and experiment within their own congregations. These teams engaged participants in deep discussions about welcoming families with young children, improving early childhood education, engaging with small groups, diversifying financial support, and promoting social justice initiatives. 16