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Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:14pm -- molly@jvillage

The High Holidays are the world series of our religion and all synagogues. Sports teams understand that they can fill their houses of worship (aka: stadiums) if they create a special meaning to bring fans to the stadium.

Synagogues need to do the same thing:

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:03pm -- molly@jvillage

From a marketing standpoint, the High Holidays can be looked at as a great time to gauge synagogue success. Once again my Synagogue was crowded over the High Holy Days. Sukkot and Simchat Torah were unfortunately not as successful.  

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:24am -- molly@jvillage
Dear Fundraising Expert, I’m a rabbi at a small Orthodox shul where everyone knows one another. It is difficult to get families to increase their giving when many of their friends may not be. Many people can’t afford to make big gifts. My congregants generally aren’t impressed by the size of others gifts, so status isn’t really a motivating factor. How can I convince members to make bigger gifts? Sincerely, An Orthodox Rabbi in the Keystone State
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Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:43pm -- molly@jvillage

If you’ve been keeping up with Facebook’s changes, you’ve heard that Facebook will soon stop allowing companies to use “Like-Gating.” Like-Gating is a marketing technique used to force a Facebook u

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:17am -- molly@jvillage

Have you ever noticed that during Rosh Hashanah the Torah is adorned in white & some people like to dress in all white in order to feel close to God? It is said that wearing white reminds us of the white robes worn by angels.

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:18pm -- molly@jvillage

With a new school year comes a new Jewish year and you’re always on the lookout for things to do with your kids about the High Holidays.  Jvillage Network’s High Holiday Spotlight Kit is here to help.

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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:00am -- molly@jvillage
The High Holidays are certainly a time when Jews – regardless of their level of engagement or observance – feel most connected to their Jewish selves. It is a time when Jewish organizations of all kinds seek to inspire Jews to step up their involvement and, yes, to possibly make some charitable gifts. But how effectively do organizations design compelling appeals during the High Holidays, especially when so many Jewish organizations are competing for charitable dollars?
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:35am -- molly@jvillage

With the new school year beginning, we know you’re always on the look-out for resources for the High Holidays.  Jvillage Network’s High Holiday kit is here to help.

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Wed, 08/06/2014 - 5:35pm -- molly@jvillage
You’ve got a book club. You get together every month, you bring in recommendations. You scour books by the same author, books on the same topic, books with similar themes. The phone calls and the emails fly back and forth. There’s got to be a better way! And there is. Pinterest.
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:49pm -- molly@jvillage

Pinterest is a valuable tool to when it comes to community building and can be a great way to bring people together.