On the eve of the Sukkot festival, Michael Eisenberg, a partner at Israeli-based venture capital firm Aleph VC, took a look at how Israel’s economy has changed over the past 3,000 years through the perspective of Sukkot. He posted it on …

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School is back in session in many parts of the country and that means the summer camp season has come to a close. With each passing summer, I try to evaluate the role that technology plays at sleep-away camp. It …

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Reposted from URJ.org Back to the Future: An Update on “Unplugging” at Camp By Rebecca Lunstroth What happens when a camp dutifully drafts and implements an electronics policy? (read the blog explaining the new policy here) For starters, it brings …

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Tikkun Olam means “fixing the world” in Hebrew, but it’s often translated as social action. A new feature on the Goldman Sachs website is called “25 Ways We Saw The World Change” and comes from the financial company’s recent 2013 …

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This summer, the first cohort of young campers will attend a beautiful camp in Boulder to start their journey as entrepreneurs. Camp Inc. seeks to provide 7th through 12th graders with a unique Jewish summer camp experience that will spur …

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For the second year Adat Shalom Synagogue brought two generations together for “Tech Connect.” This program, conceived of by Charlotte Dubin and endowed in memory of her late husband Harold, has Jewish teens teaching the older generation about new technology. …

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There was undoubtedly more texting in shul this Rosh Hashanah than in past years. In most liberal congregations, texting was likely done as discreetly as possible, often with a cellphone hidden low in one’s lap. In some congregations it might …

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I wrote about my technology experience at the Mamshit Camel Ranch, a Bedouin village in Israel, in 2004 on my personal blog. I explained how funny it was to be at a Bedouin village that appeared to be authentically rustic to …

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Social Media has grown exponentially in the past few years and has become an emerging field of study and consulting. All of a sudden everyone is a social media maven. The youngest employee (or intern) at law offices, accounting firms, …

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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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