Jvillage Blog

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.
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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.

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Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:00am -- Yoram Samets

friendlysynagoguesEveryday I wake up, I have this internal struggle between my personal Judaism and my desire to make my synagogue a successful home for our Jewish community. In some ways, this is the conflict between heart and head. At this time of year, it is much harder to get into my head and look at the ways the High Holidays can be used to gain greater engagement, greater relationship with our community, but this is exactly the time to be thinking about engagement opportunities -- that lead to new relationships for the coming year.

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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:53pm -- molly@jvillage
The summer is flying by faster than your thermometer can track the heat, and before we know it, the High Holidays will be upon us. Take advantage of this time to get your website polished before the rush of the High Holidays. To help you maximize your website, here are 5 easy tips for summer website maintenance:
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Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:45am -- molly@jvillage

By Robert Evans

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Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:59pm -- Yoram Samets

Your digital landscape success is all about content.  

Think about webpages you frequent daily, such The New York Times, your friends’ Facebook pages, or Haaretz.com. You are accessing these sites because of their content. Now think about your synagogue’s website. Is your content as relevant and engaging? Time and time again I see stale and stagnant content on websites and missed engagement opportunities. Once you have engaged your community with your content, you can begin to foster relationships. A good website is the foundation for relationship building. If you want to build more relationships in your community through your website, you need to begin by creating engaging content.  Here are 3 basic content channels you can use to easily build relationships: 

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Thu, 05/08/2014 - 2:22pm -- Molly Ritvo

Online forms, or webforms, are an incredibly valuable engagement tool. From monthly surveys to event registration, online payments, membership dues and sisterhood e-commerce to general inquiries about your synagogue, webforms make your website an interactive experience because they allow staffers to collect valuable data and information from your community, such as the contact information from prospective members.  

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Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:00am -- Yoram Samets

Social media is much more than technology.

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Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:00am -- Yoram Samets
Spring is a great time to think about growth, to set seasonal goals, and to focus on renewing your love for your community. Just as we remove the chametz from our homes, it is a time to re-focus on our membership engagement ideas and let go of what isn't working in our organizations. Here are a few ways to begin your spring cleaning:
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