With the Northern Hemisphere’s school year just underway, we wanted to take this opportunity to inform our readership of rabbis and educators about a handy service called Remind. This site is free for teachers to use and helps you connect with students and stay in touch
Is there a way for a rabbi to engage his congregants in an ongoing dialogue and conversation about spirituality? Texting is an ideal form of communication for the community rabbi. It’s short and sweet, it makes a rabbi supremely accessible, and it’s private. It also has the advantage of being more detached than a phone call – it’s much easier to shoot over a text to someone than it is to actually pick up the
Rabbis and educators are all looking for new ways to help their students learn and retain information in a world that is becoming increasingly dominated by mobile devices and wearable technology. After all, a majority of teens are now carrying around mobile devices (see here) and your typical mobile phone user checks their device at
As a rabbi, educator and communal leader, it's incredibly important to write and speak using proper grammar. Your emails and letters must be spelled correctly, use proper syntax, etc. After all, you don't want to convey a message to people that you and your organization are sloppy and aren't scrupulous about the small but important details in life.
Nowadays, the first thing that many people look at our touch in the morning is their cellphone. And so, capitalizing on the fact that people look at their phones seemingly hundreds of times throughout the day, there are several shuls (see here and here) who have set up "virtual pushkas"
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."