Four incredible weeks of innovation, Jerusalem style. Two brand-new ventures, Amuta 2.0 and Tachlis 2 Point Oh!, premired to packed opening programs. Both in their own way focused on providing cutting edge resources to our communal world. Both with exciting programs taking shape over the coming year. And then last night, to an overflowing audience and live-streamed to their international community, The PresenTense organization formally opened … [Read more...] about Jerusalem Innovation; Three for Three
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The intersection of technology and the Jewish world has been a hot ticket in Jerusalem over the past month. First, we had the JBloggers Conference sponsored by Nefesh B'Nefesh. Then just last week, a great launch event by Amuta 2.0 featuring social media guru Jeff Pulver. And coming next week, another primo event; this by Tachlis 2 Point Oh! featuring practical information related to Web 2.0 tools. Tachl!s 2 Point Oh! - A Tachlis oriented … [Read more...] about Jerusalem 2.0
from Haviv Retting in this morning's Jerusalem Post: 'Only the Jewish Agency can connect the Jewish world' The Jewish Agency may have "outsourced" the important function of bringing aliya from the world's largest Jewish community, but it remains for the foreseeable future the only body connecting the diverse communities of the Jewish world together, according to agency director-general Moshe Vigdor. Vigdor was one of the architects of … [Read more...] about Connecting the Jewish World
Introducing Birthright Israel's latest promo, a cartoon music video (tip to Rebecca M): I Went To Israel (I Liked It!) Sung by Taglit-Birthright Israel alumna Michelle Citrin; music by William Levin; created by JewishRobot [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njhYhOd8Qyo[/youtube] … [Read more...] about She Went to Israel … and Liked It!
Last night was the First Annual (?) International Jewish Bloggers Convention. Some 200 of us showed up to this Nefesh B'Nefesh sponsored event; and according to their communications director, an additional 1230 participated through the Webcast. Was it successful? The numbers alone certainly make it so. But a careful reading of all the many posts around today gives it mixed reviews. (note to NBN: in evaluating last night's program, be … [Read more...] about How Do You Measure Success