Bringing people into shul or a community center is a lot easier during the High Holidays. The challenge lies in retaining the new people or converting those visitors into members after Yom Kippur services. Nowadays, shuls and community kollelim look for ways to highlight just how much they are a dynamic and vibrant center of Jewish life.
If you work with teens, young adults, and sometimes even their parents—it seems more and more difficult to speak to your student over the phone. Instead, one hears people simply saying, "just text me."
Many non-profits assume their potential contributors will see the good they will do and generally focus on a theme – a particular disease, helping bring people closer to Judaism, a philanthropic cause, an organization that helps the elderly and the sick, and so on.
What is Halachipedia? Halachipedia is not a posek. In fact, the site openly makes this proclamation on their About Us page. What the free site does offer the rabbi or educator is an organized list of topics that starts from the basics and then work through many different aspects of Halacha. Arguably the best feature of the site is the fact... Read more »
Lessons with a lot of information can be hard to digest—let alone to teach. For this reason and more, infographics—which are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge—have become an incredibly popular medium. Most infographics are fun to read and provide valuable information.
Pinterest is a content sharing service that allows members to "pin" images, videos and other objects to their pinboard. Forbes reports here that Pinterest is the third largest social network. What's more, Business Insider recently reported that Pinterest is the fastest growing site ever!
Today's tough economic times are taking a toll on the budgets of families and non-profit organizations. It goes without saying that we are all looking for ways to cut corners. It's no secret that cellphone service is expensive and that costs some people/organizations as much $100
From shuls to schools, a slew of Jewish organizations use YouTube to promote learning opportunities, programs, and much more! Would you like to add some branding by adding the logo of your institution to your YouTube video(s)/channel(s)? For years, if one wanted to add a logo to their video, this meant using video editing software before uploading to... Read more »
“TEDTalks, ideas worth spreading” was launched in 1984 focused around the convergence of technology, entertainment and design. Nearly three decades since its inception, rabbis and educators the world over find that TEDTalks serve as great points of information to inspiration. In fact, we have linked to a handful of TEDTalks throughout our Online Resources section. When it comes... Read more »
As a Jewish educator it is my hope that we can see brilliant laymen and individuals from within our greater community walk in the footsteps of Mr. Khan and consider not even dropping their profession entirely, but giving of their time and expertise, to educate and empower the future of Klal Yisrael.