By Jennifer Stofman I can vividly remember walking into my first program as a new synagogue member when my husband and I were in our twenties, like it was yesterday. I arrived alone, and not-so-patiently waited for his arrival. I felt intimidated as I knew less than a handful … [Read more...] about The Power of the Zoom Rectangle
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By Rabbi Yael Buechler On a recent evening Zoom session with families whose youngest children are heading to our Upper School campus, one father shared how he will miss our Lower School’s yearly assemblies for each grade. “For us,” he said, “each assembly is like a holiday and … [Read more...] about Taking your Zoom Programs to the Next Level
By Shoham Nicolet This time of unprecedented crisis also carries one of the most significant opportunities the Jewish world has ever encountered. Distance learning has existed for many years, and Zoom is not a new platform. The coronavirus did not … [Read more...] about The Jewish World’s Window of Opportunity
By Ben Vorspan Earlier this year I attended my first synagogue board meeting with a single goal: to kill our monthly print bulletin. After an impassioned 8-minute presentation, I delivered the deathblow: “If we were a brand new synagogue, and we were meeting today to create o … [Read more...] about No! You shouldn’t host a virtual gala this year!
Tips and Methodologies for Mindful Virtual Learning and Facilitation By Jake Marmer Do you know that feeling of deep relief and satisfaction which arrives as you finish the final bit of planning for an intricate, complex program? When the last of the guest speakers is … [Read more...] about Zooming Our Way to Transcendent Encounters