[This blog is the first in a series on the new report, The Future of Jewish Learning is Here: How Digital Media are Reshaping Jewish Education, by Stanford University’s Ari Y. Kelman. The report, commissioned by the Jim Joseph Foundation, will be featured in a session Monday morning at the upcoming Jewish Funders Network conference. Following the conference, additional blogs will run in eJP sharing multiple perspectives on the findings and … [Read more...] about Introducing the Future of Jewish Learning
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Instagram is leveling the playing field and gives smaller nonprofits, with fewer resources, the opportunity to grow their donor base. By Dana Wynkoop A picture can say something in an instant; in a way that a million words can never truly express. Starting in 2010, Instagram has become one of the leading social media platforms and continues to grow its influence. Instagrammers (as they are called) are known to check the site several … [Read more...] about Instagram for Nonprofits
By Jennifer Lieberman The internet is a place where you have only seconds to grab your visitor’s attention. Snap-judgement decisions are made about the vibrancy of a school, business, restaurant, or house of worship. Your synagogue website has the power to influence how an outsider perceives your community. Making a positive first impression is key. While our focus at Addicott Web is on helping synagogues thrive online, we began to wonder … [Read more...] about What Synagogues Can Learn from the Best Church Websites
By Ziva R. Hassenfeld, Ph.D. and Marina Umaschi Bers, Ph.D. The patriarch Avraham, represented as a green cat with a white head, appears on the screen of the iPad. He announces in a word bubble written in Hebrew, “I want people around but there are none.” As Avraham finishes speaking, three white cats with black beards appear on the screen. Avraham exclaims, “Oh, people!” He walks over to them and says, “Hello! Come please. Sit and I will … [Read more...] about Computer Programming: An Unexplored Path to Jewish Literacy
Applied Jewish Wisdom from Sukkot
By Bradley Caro Cook, Ed.D.
Many Jewish organizations, both innovative and legacy, express difficulty recruiting new lay leaders who are outside of their current circles of engagement or those that follow the natural progression of Jewish pathways. Many organizations wish to engage a new crop of lay leaders who have mid to no Jewish background and low to no current engagement, but they lack the resources and … [Read more...] about Want to Exponentially Increase your New Lay Leader Engagement?
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