Social Media and technology

Social Media and technology

Four individuals holding a sign that says PROTECT SAFE LEGAL ABORTION

Yesterday, a notorious far-right pundit, attacked me on Twitter for my support for reproductive rights, implying that supporting an individual’s right to make moral decisions about their own health care is antithetical to Jewish values.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Large group of smiling people under a synagogue banner reading WE ARE A SANCTUARY FOR ALL

Ready, set, snap! Want to see yourself on the big screen during URJ Biennial 2019? Here’s your chance to share your congregation’s best moments with 5,000 Reform Movement friends.

Computer keyboard with a green key that has a wrench and screwdriver on it

When I heard the URJ was switching website platforms, I was apprehensive. Once I learned we were moving to WordPress, I was excited to start the migration of our site.

Deb Moran
Young adults holding social justice signs at a march

We hope this list of tips and tricks will help you and your fellow advocates take and share powerful photos and videos thelp drive your social justice work.

Sylvia Levy and Sofi Hersher
Young woman standing outside holding a sign that says GUN VIOLENCE IS PREVENTABLE with the NFTY and RAC logos

As NFTY and the Reform Movement undertake a reinvigorated campaign to help end gun violence in the United States, we've compiled a few tips and resources for teen activists who want to get involved. 

Caucasian womans hands on a white Apple keyboard with a mouse next to her and a monitor in front of her

For more than 20 years, the Union for Reform Judaism has offered website support to member congregations. We're upgrading, so learn more about RJ Web Builder 3.0 here.

Joel Emerman
Woman in a floral blouse sitting at an open laptop with a mug of coffee

A new URJ resource rounds up the best advice available online for helping congregational leaders grow and strengthen their social media presence.

Robin Riegelhaupt
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Go ahead: Be creative. Browse other congregations’ accounts for ideas and inspiration. And above all else, don’t be afraid to make your account unique, interactive and fun!

Kate Bigam
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Here are 18 ways your synagogue can experiment with Facebook this year. Give ‘em a try and tell us what works best!

Kate Bigam

Greg Kellner, director at URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, is the recipient of the 2016 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize, which recognizes rising leaders in the field of Jewish education for their leadership, willingness to take risks, and tremendous promise.

Elena Paull