JWA one of 50 most innovative Jewish organizations →
The Jewish Women’s Archive has been named one of the nation’s 50 most innovative Jewish nonprofits in Slingshot ’09-’10, a resource guide for Jewish innovation. The Jewish Women’s Archive was one of the first Jewish organizations to recognize the potential of the internet… JWA has also embraced social media like Facebook, Flickr, and Youtube, as well as blogging and...
Poland launches Auschwitz page on FacebookNews →
Here it is Pawel Sawicki, a museum official at Auschwitz, told the BBC, “If our mission is to educate the younger generation to be responsible in the contemporary world, what better tool can we use to reach them than the tools they use themselves?”
The Jewish Publication Society got a Facelift →
Home page’s three main columns end in Twitter, Facebook and Facbook Causes buttons/links. They also have a podcast of the weekly Torah portion.
JDub adopts Jewcy online magazine →
From Jewcy’s perspective it means “We’ll be making it easier for you guys to participate on Jewcy and be part of our community, making sure all voices are heard.” For JDub “The result is an expanded definition of community - fluid, meaningful, complex, self-defined, relevant, proud, diverse, cool, and real. “
Finally, Shul Web Sites Coming Of Age →
Article in The New York Jewish Week about how synagogue websites are chaning and embracing social media. Includes multiple quotes and perspectives.
Two Cherry Hill video firms have won a Silver JASPER Award from the Jersey Shore Public Relations and Advertising Association (JSPRAA) for a documentary video they produced for a local social service agency. Take This Journey LLC and Lubetkin Communications/Professional Podcasts LLC collaborated on the video documentary “Touching People’s Lives,” for the Samost Jewish Family & Children’s...
New Tools for Jewish Linguistics →
AJL Podcast: Heidi Lerner of Stanford University gave this presentation at the Association of Jewish Libraries convention on July 6, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. For specialized scholars of Jewish linguistics… online access to the existing and growing network of basic resources … is crucial to their work. These resources can range from unanalyzed sound recordings to … the various...
Religion Emerges as an Influential Force for... →
The Jewish Climate Change Campaign, … aims to establish a “green team” working on sustainability in every Jewish temple and community organization by 2015. The Jewish climate pledge web site launched last month has gathered over 400 individual signers — a following that Hazon hopes to expand after its major social media campaign launches the week of Oct. 16.
Fear of Change (for Jewish Non-Profits) →
Jewlicious entry underscoring Seth Godin’s point: If your non-profit isn’t acting with as much energy and guts as it takes to get funded in Silicon Valley or featured on Digg, then you’re failing in your duty to make change.
Blogging preschoolers →
Two South Florida synagogues are using social media to give their students new experiences in learning. Preschoolers at Congregation B’nai Israel in Boca Raton will soon be joining the blogosphere. And at Temple Dor Dorim in Weston, students will use computer software and a camera to talk with children in Israel. About 125 students ages 4 and 5 at Congregation B’nai Israel’s...
Anne Frank's YouTube - Channel →
Read about the YouTube channel launched by the Anne Frank House Museum in the The New York Times.
Hottest/Fat Jewish guy
David Feingold started a “daily sexy comedy” blog under the moniker of “Fat Jewish Guy” in August 2008. He started to include videos in May 2007. And now he decided to be the “hottest guy on twitter” i.e.@davidfeingold. I guess he still has some learnig to do regarding social media: he didn’t register @hottestguyontwitter handle and his personal website...
We Have Sinned →
An alphabetical list of social media sins by David Berkowitz. On the Day of Atonement, one of the most memorable prayers is a short confessional where a series of sins are listed alphabetically in Hebrew. It’s unlikely anyone reciting the confessional has committed all such sins over the past year, but one recognizes that these sins have been committed. Some sins listed are so broad, such as...
Lovetropolis.com Rolls Out New Jewish Dating... →
From a PR release: Lovetropolis.com is now offering a variety of ethnic dating options including the newest Jewish dating service that they announced today. Company executives are touting it as the most organized and well-staffed ethnic dating option on the web.[…]The Jewish dating service is just one of five that are being announced this month. The other four are Christian dating, Latin...
Asking forgiveness shouldn't be done via Facebook →
From the Free Press “We’ve lost the personal touch,” said Miller, who also is the rabbi of Tamarack Camps in Michigan. “There should be an effort, a little challenge to go up to another person and seek forgiveness, to admit our wrongdoing.” Miller often uses social media himself and blogs at blog.rabbijason.com, but cautions against overdoing it. He notes one...
Embracing 5770 with Humor, Heritage, Social Media,... →
A New Year wish/remembrance entry linking and embedding lots of YouTube videos about the topics in the title. Mostly Birthright’s funny ones.
Facebook, YouTube +: How Social Media Outlets... →
The highlights of a report published in May by the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Kar-Ben Publishing: Social Media, More... →
The second entry by Kar-Ben Pulbishing’s Jess Horwitz (the first is here) on how social media is used. This time the focus is on Google Reader and touching on Twitter too.
Song of Songs (The Kutchers) -- Essence of Social... →
Presenting and introducing the first Essence of Social Media Portraits in playlet tweet style featuring Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher in Song of Songs (The Kutchers). Providing an analysis and explanation of the artwork presented. Deeper when one would think based on the subject matter.