Let’s make Hanukkah a chai-tech holiday and list 8 great mobile apps for the Members of the Tribe. From the silly to the practical, here are 8 apps you’ll want if you’re a Jew in the Digital Age: 1) BETA MIDRASH …

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Is there a better way for a country to encourage Jewish techies to come do business in their country than to offer kosher food? Probably not. And that’s why China has been making a strong push for technology entrepreneurs from …

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“Because that’s how we’ve always done things!” I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard a professional in a synagogue or Jewish nonprofit utter those words. For some reason, synagogues and Jewish nonprofits are very late adopters …

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The Detroit Free Press ran an article detailing how social media is being used by religious leaders. In his article “What Would Jesus Tweet?,” religion editor Niraj Warikoo looks at how houses of worship are using Facebook and Twitter to …

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As a rabbi who is a social media expert, I find myself consulting a lot of synagogues and Jewish nonprofits on their social media strategy. The leaders of these institutions all recognize that they require a social media strategy, but …

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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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Whenever I am asked to consult synagogues and Jewish nonprofits on their Web presence, the first thing I do is take a look at their current website and try to determine in which year it was created. I can usually …

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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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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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