5 Great Deals and Discounts Your Congregation Can Only Get Through the URJ



Calling all congregational leaders! Are you interested in ways to enhance the day-to-day operations of your sacred institutions, improve efficiencies, and reduce expenses? Through the Union for Reform Judaism’s Congregational Benefits and Services program, URJ member congregations have access to meaningful discounts on a number of products and services at discounted prices. These deals, available only to congregations affiliated with the URJ, were arranged with our congregations’ needs in mind and are yet another wonderful benefit of membership with the URJ.

Learn more about these benefits in the URJ Benefits and Services discussion group in The Tent, the URJ’s online communication and collaboration forum.

  1. Cloud Computing with Adar IT: When moving to the cloud, your congregation will never need to buy new servers or desktop computers again. Adar IT will keep software current, maintain virus protection, make daily backups, and provide access to friendly help desk staff who can support all your computer operations. When signing up with ADAR IT though the URJ, take advantage of significant discounts on network setup and storage.
  1. Hi-Speed Internet with Comcast: Whether your congregation is large or small, Comcast offers reduced pricing on Internet packages that will increase your access speeds at affordable rates. With speeds ranging from 16 MPBS Down/3 MBPS Up to 150 MPBS Down/20 MBPS Up, you’re sure to find a package that works for your congregation.
  1. Criminal Background Checks with Intellicorp: It is critically important that congregations protect themselves when hiring new staff. By taking advantage of the URJ’s arrangement with Intellicorp, affiliated congregations can hire with confidence, knowing that every candidate will undergo a rigorous series of background checks that include motor vehicle reports, credit reports, and more.
  1. Internet Video Streaming from Streamspot: More and more congregations now stream worship and programming online, which can be costly and complicated. Through the URJ’s reduced pricing arrangement with Streamspot, affiliated congregations can stream simply and affordably.
  1. Computer Network Managed Services with Solus IT: Spend time on what’s most important to your congregation, and let Solus IT monitor and maintain your computer network. Enjoy discounts on workstation and network monitoring, application and software patch maintenance, asset and anti-virus management, and more.

Affiliation with the Union for Reform Judaism is a serious investment for Reform congregations, and URJ-affiliated congregations have every right to expect a meaningful return on that investment. That return is evident when our kids joyfully sing around a camp bonfire. It’s evident when well-educated and inspired clergy and educators lead our congregations. And, when needed, it’s evident in the meaningful discounts on products and services you use in the day-to-day operations of your sacred institution

And this is only the beginning! We continually work to offer our communities discounts that relate to the work they do, helping to increase the return on the investment they make as URJ-affiliated congregations. Please visit the URJ Benefits and Services group in The Tent for more details and to join the conversation about other deals you might like to see made available.

 

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Larry Glickman

About Larry Glickman

Larry Glickman, FTA, is the director of Network Engagement and Collaboration for the Union for Reform Judaism. Prior to joining the URJ in April 2013, Larry worked as a synagogue executive director for 10 years, most recently at Temple Chai in Long Grove, IL, and served as a board member and officer for the National Association for Temple Administration. Before working in the Jewish community full time, Larry served as the youth group advisor at Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield, IL, for 9 years while working full time in the publishing industry. Larry lives and works in Buffalo Grove, IL, with his wife Lynn, and they have two daughters, Eliana and Sophie.

One Response to “5 Great Deals and Discounts Your Congregation Can Only Get Through the URJ”

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    Larry — how does adar it for the congregation of the necessity of buying desktop computers?

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