Aaron Spiegel

Aaron Spiegel

Aaron
Aaron Spiegel
Information Technology Director

Aaron directs the Center’s information and technology initiatives, including the Congregational Resource Guide (CRG). He also works as a resource consultant with congregations. In the Center’s early years, Aaron developed a course-series entitled “Computers and Ministry: Making Technology Work for Your Congregation” which resulted in publication of the book (with co-authors Nancy Armstrong and Brent Bill) 40 Days and 40 Bytes: Making Computers Work for Your Congregation. He is also the author of the book Synagogues Matter, based on his doctoral research.

Before relocating to Indianapolis in 1996, Aaron served several congregations in South Florida. A transdenominational rabbi, he has a BA in comparative theology from the Union Institute & University (Miami, FL), rabbinic ordination from The Rabbinical Academy of Mesifta Adath Wolkowisk, and a D.Min. in Congregational Studies from Hartford Seminary. He is the president of the Synagogue Studies Institute (spawned from the research work of Synagogue 3000) and steering committee member of the Cooperative Congregations Studies Partnership (CCSP) / Faith Communities Today (FACT). He is the former board chair  and CEO of Synagogue 3000, former chair of the Indiana Board of Rabbis (IBOR), and formerly campus rabbi for Butler University Hillel.

Aaron has authored a variety of articles, including Social Networking and CongregationsVolunteer or Indentured Servant?Is there a Jewish mainline?Technology Plan for Your SynagogueSpiegel on Scripture SoftwareThe Tech Commandments, and Best Practices for Using Computers in Congregations.