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October 1, 2014 | 7th Tishrei 5775
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Create a Website

Congregational WebsiteYour website is your temple's face to your community and the world, and very often the first place that potential members will go to find information. Thus your site must serve two audiences: members and guests. How can you ensure that your site effectively portrays your congregation for these audiences, and make it easy for them to find what they're looking for?
Getting Started
Policies & Guidelines
  • Making Money on Your Site
    Suggested guidelines for what is acceptable and what's not... and why.
  • Protecting Your Members' Privacy
    Some basic guidelines to help you keep your members' private information safe.
  • Writing a Privacy Policy
    Every website should have a privacy policy that clearly states how information gathered on the site is used and how visitors may contact the congregation for further information. Your congregation's webmaster should be able to give you the technical information that is unique to your congregation. The information that follows is for guidance only, and the Union for Reform Judaism recommends that any policy be reviewed by an attorney.
3rd Party Tools for Enhancing Your Website
Review and bookmark this useful roundup of third-party tools that many Reform congregations use to enhance their websites. More
Designing Your Site
Take a crash course in "Web Design 101". Learn the steps involved in designing an attractive and useful website including tips for planning your content, best practices, and finding inspiration.
Creating Content
Promoting Your Site
  • Getting Your Site Indexed in Search Engines
    Having a great website that reaches out to prospective members and the community only goes so far if people can't find it. Here are some tips for getting listed in popular search engines.
 
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