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The Most Influential Jewish Twitter Accounts

In honor of Twitter’s 10th anniversary, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) put together a list of the top 25 Twitter users in the Jewish world. The following is the article in JTA by Gabe Friedman and then the list of the

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Top Jewish Twitter Users 2016

William Daroff @daroff Followers: 41.6K Type: Politics/Jewish Washington DC and Vegan Food Recent Tweet: “Scene at the 2015 White House Hanukkah Parties http://eepurl.com/bJhNEv .” William Daroff is Senior Vice President for Public Policy & Director of the Washington office of The Jewish Federations of North

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Rabbi Dovi Scheiner Launches Synago Mobile Synagogue

From Forbes.com This Synagogue Is Breaking Away From A 2,000 Year Old Model And Solving Judaism’s Biggest Problem By Alyson Krueger Last summer Rabbi Dovi Scheiner and his wife Esty realized they had a problem. Over the past decade they

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Rabbinical Assembly Launches Mobile App for Jewish Prayers

In a move to give individuals the tools to fully experience Judaism in their everyday lives, the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of Conservative rabbis and Masorti rabbis (Israel and Europe) has created a new smartphone app. Sanctifull, as the

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Can We Have a Virtual Minyan With Skype?

It was 1998 and I was in my first semester of rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary. My Talmud professor, Rabbi Avram Israel Reisner, approached me after class one day to discuss a project he was working on. As

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Rabbi Arnold Samlan’s 10 Commandments of Social Media

By Rabbi Arnold Samlan Originally posted on eJewishPhilanthropy.com A hallmark of my work as a rabbi and Jewish educational leader has included the use of social media, be it as a blogger, and as a user of Facebook and Twitter.

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Top Ten Jewish Influencer Awards

Announcing the winners of our inaugural Jewish Treats Top Ten Jewish Influencer Awards! Finalists were selected by an expert panel of judges and evaluated based on creative and strategic use of social media to positively impact the Jewish community. 2012

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Israel on Display Each Day Through New Mobile App Israel365

Like many American rabbis who relocate to Israel on aliyah, Rabbi Naftali “Tuly” Weisz began to look for a way to make a difference in the Holy Land. The 30-something Modern Orthodox rabbi had already made some significant relationships with

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Jesus Daily and Torah Daily: Religious Study Through Social Media

With about a billion users between Facebook and Twitter alone, more topics than just Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are being discussed on social media networks today. Religion is certainly one of them. An article by Jennifer Preston in yesterday’s

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Synagogues Ask If Facebook Group or Private Social Network is Better

At the Jewish Theological Seminary in my last year of rabbinical school, I had an interesting conversation with a rabbi of a large congregation. He told me that he had put his foot down and refused to let his congregation

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Jewish Techs: The Jewish Technology Blog

This blog looks at how modern technology affects Jewish life, particularly the impact of the Internet on Jews across the globe. The Internet has made the Jewish community seem smaller. The Jewish Techs blog, written by blogger Rabbi Jason Miller (The Techie Rabbi), explores the places where Jewish culture, education and faith intersect with technology. Of course, like anything, Jews will continue to ask if technology is good or bad for the Jews – the age old question of our people. Good or bad, it is undisputed that technology has changed Jewish life. If you’re Jewish or interested in technology or both… you’ll enjoy the conversation. Thanks for reading the Jewish Techs blog.

The Techie Rabbi – Rabbi Jason Miller

Rabbi Jason Miller, the Techie RabbiJason Miller is NOT your typical rabbi. Known as the Techie Rabbi, he launched Access Computer Technology in 2010 and has grown it into a full-scale technology firm that provides social media marketing consulting and web design in addition to IT support. Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary a decade ago, Rabbi Jason has made a name for himself as a popular blogger, social media expert, educator and entrepreneur. Based in Detroit, his congregation includes more than a million people who read his blog and follow him in Cyberspace. He began the Jewish Techs blog in January 2010 as the New York Jewish Week's technology expert.

An entrepreneurial rabbi and an alum of Clal's "Rabbi Without Borders" fellowship, Jason Miller is a rabbi and thought leader whose personal blog has been viewed by millions. The Detroit Free Press called him “the most tech-savvy Jewish leader" and the Huffington Post ranked him among the top Jewish Twitter users in the world. A social media expert, Rabbi Jason is a popular speaker and writer on technology and its effect on the Jewish world. He writes the "Jewish Techs" blog for The Jewish Week and the monthly "Jews in the Digital Age" column for the Detroit Jewish News.

Miller won the 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce and is one of the winners of a Jewish Influencer award from the National Jewish Outreach Program.