Aaron Spiegel

Aaron
Aaron Spiegel
Information Technology Director

Aaron’s work for the Center includes resource consulting with congregations to enhance congregational effectiveness and efficiency. He also manages the Center's in-house information systems. Together with Nancy Armstrong, he 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 former board chair  and CEO of Synagogue 3000, president of the Synagogue Studies Institute, chair of the Indiana Board of Rabbis (IBOR), and the former 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.