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Job Opportunities

PEP-RJ is sharing job opportunities - current and past - on its website. For more, visit our job opportunities webpage.

Ongoing Learning

Be on the lookout in PEP-RJ emails for more ongoing learning sessions. In addition to the Small Group Learning opportunities listed below, we host special learning sessions with experts in the field and other organizations. Visit the PEP-RJ Calendar webpage to see the full array of professional development opportunities!


WhatsApp Community

PEP-RJ members are invited to join the PEP-RJ WhatsApp Community to connect with colleagues from around the country. Groups include Communications Professionals, Young Adult Programming, Parents of PEP-RJ, Jewish Memes, and more. Want to start another area of discussion? You can start another group. Access to the community is for members only, so email if you need the invite link.

PEP Connects: Portfolio Zoom Calls

One of the best resources PEP-RJ has is our members! We are a group of passionate people who are dedicated to the work we do. To that end, we have three regular opportunities for our members to come together to learn from and with each other for the various job responsibilities our positions entail. Join one or join them all; we know you will feel uplifted and heard after participating in these calls. 


First Wednesday of the month, 3:00 p.m. ET

Coordinators: Alexa Asher and Lindsey Dewey

The PEP-RJ Programs Monthly Call will offer a space for PEP-RJ members with programming in their portfolio to come together to share ideas, seek insight, learn from one another, and offer a dedicated space to hone their craft. Topics will include programs for different ages and stages, holiday and festival programming, new member programs, and more!

Programming Agenda/Notes/Zoom



Second and fourth Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. ET

Coordinator: Rebecca Rund

The bi-weekly PEP-RJ Communications call offers staff responsible for communications in their congregation a space to learn from another and improve the way in which they develop and deliver communications to their organizations.  We discuss issues and concerns; share ideas and resources; and serve as a sounding board for one another.  

Communications Agenda/Notes/Zoom


Member Engagement

Third Thursday of the month, 1:00 p.m. ET

Coordinators: Jackie Grussgott and Jillian Peskin

The PEP-RJ Membership/Engagement Monthly call offers the opportunity to share ideas, insights and best practices in the areas of member engagement. Past (and future) topics have included new member onboarding and first-year touchpoints, lay-led membership committees, small groups, working with auxiliaries and more.

Member Engagement Agenda/Notes/Zoom

Informal First Fridays Happy Hour

Monthly on First Fridays at 1:00 p.m. EST

In addition to the portfolio-focused calls above, we have a monthly informal check-in / open forum where people join together to get to know each other, chat about what is top of mind, ask and answer questions, and just to see some friendly faces from outside of their own congregation. 

First Friday Happy Hour Agenda/Notes/Zoom

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