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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

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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.

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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?
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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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