Cherniak Software Announces MOSES, a Powerful, Comprehensive System to Manage Your Synagogue

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Cherniak Software announces MOSES (Membership-Oriented Synagogue Enterprise System), a comprehensive, fully integrated information system designed to help you, the Synagogue Executive Director, run your congregation effectively and efficiently, including modules for membership, events, yahrzeits, accounting and more.

March 1, 2004 -- With over 15 years of experience in developing and supporting synagogue information systems, Cherniak Software has released MOSES -- the next generation of synagogue management software. Cherniak has developed a system which provides a broad set of features, designed to supply synagogues with what they need to effectively and efficiently run their operations. Synagogues should strongly consider MOSES, as it:

  • is comprehensive
  • is fully integrated
  • is designed with a common look and feel throughout
  • was built from the ground up with a Windows interface
  • provides custom reporting and export capabilities
  • is architected specifically for medium to large synagogues


MOSES provides all the functionality you require to run your operations, including the following:


  • information by family and by individual
  • positions held by individuals
  • skills by individuals
  • photo(s) associated with each individual


  • reports by mourner, family, name of deceased, date, Yahrzeit board position
  • automatic yahrzeit notification
  • by Hebrew or Secular date


  • plots occupied, reserved and available for each section in multiple cemeteries
  • flexible billing options for maintenance / other services


  • e-mail and fax sending capability, sending customized messages to each member / contact
  • recipients of these messages can be defined by activity, demographics or ad hoc query
  • ability for a member to get automatic notifications of upcoming events, based on topics of interest to him / her

Integrated Accounting

  • AR, AP, GL, Bank Reconciliation
  • integrated and common look and feel to rest of system

Other modules include Facilities, Events, Reserved Seating Plans, Room Booking, Billing, and Web Site Integration


Information seamlessly flows from the membership management module, through the billing module to the accounting module, and is available throughout the system. This integration greatly simplifies the way you work and avoids the problem of 'islands of information'.


The common look and feel provide you with value by giving you and your people immediate familiarity with new screens. No longer is there a need for anyone to be trained in separate interfaces, e.g. for membership, accounting or cemetery management.


MOSES is not a character-based system 'prettied up'. Cherniak designed the toolbars, buttons and other parts of the user interface to give the application a 'Windows feel'. You will appreciate how your users quickly become comfortable and empowered with the interface.


All information can be reported on using our custom report writer or exported to flat files or Microsoft(R) Excel. You can see the information you want, laid out in the way you want to see it.


CHERNIAK understands the information requirements of medium to large synagogues and developed MOSES to provide for these requirements and more.

MOSES can lead you and your congregation out of the wilderness to the promised land.

About Cherniak Software:

Cherniak Software is a Toronto-based firm of professionals who specialize in the development of high quality information systems and interactive web sites that are instinctive to use and closely fit to the requirements of the client. With over 25 years of solid experience, Cherniak Software provides a complete service, engineering each stage of a project, including analysis of requirements, design and implementation of software, recommendation and acquisition of 3rd party hardware and software, system integration, comprehensive user training, and cutover planning; it brings to each client high standards, superior technical expertise, and extensive experience in a broad range of technologies and application areas. Personal attention to every need and active roles by the principals are emphasized in every development project.

Contact information:

Howard Weinstein

Cherniak Software

phone: 905.771.7011

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