Jvillage Blog

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:49am -- molly@jvillage

Last month we posted a blog, “How to Make the Most of Your Channels- Part 1,” that detailed using the content in your channels as a jumping off point for conversation.

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


Engage to Build Relationships

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 1:14pm -- molly@jvillage

Social media is like driving in Los Angeles: 10 lanes of bumper-to-bumper traffic going every which way in every direction. Everyday another social media platform goes live (Vine, Instagram, Google+, yelp, Blogger) and it is overwhelming to decide which platform to join.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:56am -- molly@jvillage

You have a website.  It carries all the information about your organization.  It provides information about staff, leadership, events, hours of operation.  In that regard you’re like most other congregations and organizations.

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:48pm -- molly@jvillage

Your current staffing structure probably changes frequently. We want you to stay protected during these transition times as issues of security can be affected when a staff member or volunteer involved in your website leaves your organization.

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
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.