By Lawrence M. Katz Back in the fall of 2019, I recommended in an email that JAFI, JCCA, JCPA and JFNA would coordinate their Zoom calls so that Jewish communal professionals would have fewer conflicting webinars. The responses from some at JAFI, JCCA, and JFNA seemed … [Read more...] about The Zoom Virus
By Emily Winograd During the Pesach season, it is customary to reflect on the blessing of freedom through the story of the Exodus. We live in an era when American Judaism is defined by freedom of choice and diversity of expression. The current conventional wisdom tells us that … [Read more...] about The Collaboratory: a Diverse Community, a Network that Thrives
by Rabbi Hayim Herring In 2000, I wrote a paper called "Network Judaism", later published in 2001. MySpace was launched in August 2003 and Facebook in February 2004. It’s hard to recall that social media platforms didn't exist that long ago! But if you were tracking trends, y … [Read more...] about From Network Judaism to Platform Judaism
by Naava Frank The good news is that technology has created unprecedented opportunities for people to meet like-minded peers to learn, collaborate and support each other. The bad news is that so many of these well-meaning and inspiring projects that have enormous potential … [Read more...] about Why Do So Many Online Communities Fail?
by Ken Gordon So you’re going to the North American Jewish Day School Conference. What’s your social media strategy? That is: How are you going to use all the great communications tools at your disposal to make the most of your conference networking? No entirely sure? No … [Read more...] about North American Jewish Day School Conference Networking Begins with SOCIAL Networking