Our History

Empowering Connected Communities

In 1993, Rob Hirsch envisioned a new approach to synagogue membership management software and built Chaverware, the 1st fully MS-Windows based desktop and networked solution. Building upon this experience over the next 25 years, Chaverware continued to expand the features and capabilities of its flagship product culminating in the current Chaverware 5 product suite.

In early 2000, jVillage was formed to provide professionally developed websites and a platform for hosting and maintaining those websites for synagogues.

In 2015, jVillage acquired ShulSuite, a cloud-based synagogue membership management solution. jVillage revamped this product and launched jManage alongside its successful jWeb product, thereby, introducing a comprehensive and unified approach to cloud-based software integrated with websites. jManage, built on the CiviCRM open-sourced platform, enabled clients to extend the capabilities of jManage at a reasonable cost.

In 2017, Chaverware acquired Congregation Connect, the only enterprise level cloud-based software solution built on the Salesforce CRM platform. In early 2018, seeing an opportunity to further expand its presence in cloud-based software segment, Chaverware acquired jVillage.

In late 2018, Chaverware and ShulCloud joined in an effort to increase the economic efficiencies available as a larger organization. The companies shared a vision that the future of membership management software is in the integration of websites and applications. Building upon a collective history, the companies came together as Shulware.

Our Mission

Building, Thriving, Fiscally Sound

Our mission is to optimize operational efficiency for synagogues and Jewish organizations so they can build thriving, fiscally sound communities across the generations of their membership.

We think like our clients, have shared the experiences they have, and understand their needs. We help our clients take full advantage of our solutions.

Shulware™ is the premiere provider of synagogue management software and is the umbrella organization for ShulCloud, Congregation Connect, and Chaverware. Shulware™ partners with you in optimizing operational efficiency and building thriving, fiscally sound communities that fully leverage digital communication.