Why shlepp your daughter to the synagogue for her bat mitzvah lessons when she can dial in virtually?   A recent article in the New York Times shows how the tech savvy bar mitzvah tutors have taken to the Web to …

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We all know that Jews can rock. After all, you only need to listen to Bob Dylan or Gene Simmons of Kiss to know that. But there are also some Jewish singers who are rocking Jewish music… and I don’t …

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Jvillage Network’s Yoram Samets wrote an interesting essay for the eJewishPhilanthropy blog titled “Purposeful and Passionate: Synagogues in the Age of Facebook.” Ultimately, I think he was being too delicate with synagogues by letting them know that it’s okay to …

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The Offlining campaign has been gaining popularity. It’s the brainchild of Eric Yaverbaum and Mark DiMassimo. They partnered to launch Offlining, an initiative to promote unplugging that was introduced on Father’s Day, to ask people to make a pledge to …

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Many 30- and 40-year-olds will remember when a cart with a computer and monitor was wheeled into the classroom and students formed a single line waiting for a chance to use the device for a few minutes. Perhaps it was …

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In “The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment,” Peter Beinart argues that most of the mainstream American Jewish organizations have abandoned liberalism on the issues of the Middle East and are responsible for a generation of young Jews who hold …

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Almost about every summer camp today has policies in place regarding the use of technology by campers. Rules governing whether campers can bring their cell phones, iPods, digital readers, and smartphones to camp (and if so, when they can use …

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Rabbi Eli Garfinkel has created Trope Tools, his first mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad family of Apple devices. Trope Tools allows users to learn, teach, and review trope for Torah and Haftarah reading. As he advertises: …

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Enhance your Passover Seder experience with these mobile apps, YouTube videos and cool websites: Bangitout.com – Seder Sidekick 2010 Isaac and Seth Galena, the brothers behind the popular Jewish humor site Bangitout.com have once again published a Seder Sidekick to …

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