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The URJ has partnered with Whole Megillah, a technology division of Virtually Beautiful, Inc., to launch RJ WebBuilder 2.0, a custom platform of state-of-the-art websites for URJ synagogues. As with the first generation of RJ WebBuilder sites offered to congregations by the URJ, the service remains a benefit of URJ membership.

The new RJ WebBuilder 2.0 is designed to enable synagogues the ability to create a unique, exciting and engaging online presence. Each website offers features tailored for Reform congregational use, enriched by content provided by the URJ, and allows for significant customization. The new platform offers simple management, modern designs, and a scalable and expandable website platform that includes many made-to-order features. 

Read about the new features below or browse our Frequently Asked Questions

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Brand New, Highly Customizable Templates

Templates are beautifully designed and highly customizable to fit the specific needs of your congregation. This flexibility ensures a unique feel to your site and puts you in control of your web presence. Some of the built-in template features include:

  • Moveable background/header/footer variations and easy management
  • Home page slider and tab systems to give your site the latest look.
  • Customizable pre-built synagogue-relevant navigation menus.

To visit a live version of one of the templates shown above click on the corresponding link below:

Watch this brief video about the templates:

Improved and New Features

An easier-to-use back-end interface
It's easier than ever before to learn how to update your site.

Social media integration

Easily share your content on Facebook, Twitter and other social media and sharing sites.

Sophisticated video, audio and photo gallery management
Post video and photos directly to your site.

Controlled access and passwords
A powerful built-in user management system allows you to control how users interact with your site, including password-protected members only areas.

Multiple blog integration
Build multiple blogs directly into your site.

Mobile capability
The latest in HTML 5 and Javascript ensures that your site looks great across the most-used browsers and devices.

Donations and Membership Forms
Create online forms on the fly to make it easy for visitors to join or donate.

Content from the URJ
Enrich your site with content provided by the URJ such as Jewish holiday information, Torah commentaries, news from the Reform Movement and Israel, and much more.

Robust Calendar and Events Functionality with Hebrew Dates
Manage all your congregation’s events in one place. The new calendar system allows easy import from iCal and other calendar systems.

Contact Us for More Information

If you're ready to get set up with your RJ WebBuilder website, sign up with our online form.

If you already are on the new platform and need technical support, visit the RJ Web Builder Help Site where you can learn more about the features, find tutorials and documentation, and submit a support ticket.

Questions? Browse our Frequently Asked Questions. If you don't find your answer feel free to email our help desk: web@urj.org.

 
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