Jvillage Blog

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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Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:00am -- Jvillage Networ...
"We think we’re special. Ahem, we know we’re special. - We actually do enjoy being social, not just with a screen. - We prefer spending our money on experiences over objects. Jewish organizations know that millennials are more than just a vital audience to target; we also won’t take what has been working for previous generations" So what does work? From a millennial, here are six tips:
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Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:30pm -- Molly Ritvo
Let’s face it: the Internet is an extraordinary place where connections are strengthened, where information is shared, and where relationships can form and flourish, and sadly, where some dangers lurk. Has your e-mail been spammed before? Your twitter account comprised? Unfortunately, computer hackers are getting sneakier and everyday users are becoming more and more at risk. From bill paying to personal social media pages, our private information is sadly no longer be for our eyes only. The best way for you remain less vulnerable to internet hackers is to ensure that all of your passwords are very strong. Below are some important tips for you to remember when it comes to generating passwords:
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Mon, 02/10/2014 - 12:30pm -- Molly Ritvo

A few weeks ago, we shared our 12 Dirty Dozen website mistakes with you and many of you asked for more. At Jvillage, we want your websites to shine and to exemplify the best of the best and to help you cultivate a better engaged and connected membership. Below are six more tips that are key to your online success story: 

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