by Sacha Litman A year ago, GrapeVine was a dream that some Jewish leaders saw as a panacea and others argued would never get airborne. The idea was to provide a platform enabling a fundamental shift in the Jewish community from a program-centric to a customer-centric orientation. The goal: to ensure the Jewish community retains every individual or family that ever participates in any of our institutions’ or foundations’ programs rather than … [Read more...] about Grapevine: Moving from Program-Centric to Customer-Centric
Jewish New Media Innovation Fund
[This post is part of a series updating the award recipient projects of the Jewish New Media Innovation Fund.] by Roger Bennett, David Katznelson, Josh Kun and Courtney Holt Since we received the Jewish New Media Innovation Fund grant last year, we at Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation focused on a project that revisited the amazing history of Tikva Records. Tikva Records was founded in 1947 as an independent Jewish record label. For … [Read more...] about Tikva Records and the American Jet Set
[This post is part of a series updating the award recipient projects of the Jewish New Media Innovation Fund.] by Matt Braman Hillel has served Jewish college students for almost 90 years. Our success is the result of constantly innovating the way we engage students, and we continue that trend with the development of Hillel Connect, a mobile application aimed at the student campus community that provides an interactive and lively means for … [Read more...] about Hillel Connect: The Modern Guide to Jewish Life on Campus
[This post is part of a series updating the award recipient projects of the Jewish New Media Innovation Fund.] by Russel Neiss Last year, with the generous support of the Jewish New Media Innovation Fund, we began development of PocketTorah, a mobile application and website, with the goal of providing anyone the ability to learn the weekly Torah and Haftarah portion anywhere, at any time, on any mobile device or computer for free. We … [Read more...] about Torah-on-the-Go!
by Deborah Fishman I must admit that I don’t go to very many conferences that aren’t “Jewish.” But [in the days just prior to Passover] I was excited to attend the Nonprofit Technology Conference of NTEN (#12NTC). I went to speak at a session in collaboration with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation, Jim Joseph Foundation, and Darim Online, on networks, technology, and their application to non-profits – and yes, we were speaking about … [Read more...] about #12NTCJews Talk Networks and Nonprofits