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Jewish Joomla! - Yahrzeit Reminders Print E-mail
Written by Tamar Schanfeld   

Jewish Joomla!
Many Jewish organizations maintain a list of Yahrzeit dates that they include in monthly newsletters or that they send by email or snail mail to their members. ShofarSites has created a new extension for Joomla! that provides a complete Yahrzeit reminder database.

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Publicizing Your Site Print E-mail
Written by Tamar Schanfeld   

You have a great new website. Now, how can you get everyone to go to it?

Keep in mind your audience - most visitors are going to be prospective and current members of your organization. If there are 200 member families in your local synagogue, don't expect 5000 visits a month.  If you're a larger regional or national organization, 5000 visits a month may be easy to reach.

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Teenagers and the Synagogue Print E-mail
Written by Tamar Schanfeld   
In many congregations, teenagers drift away. Once the Bar or Bat Mitzvah is done, there is a feeling of ‘mission accomplished.’ The big party is over, the Torah portion has been read. Hebrew school and/or layning lessons are complete.
 
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Creating an Online Class Print E-mail
Written by Tamar Schanfeld   
How can you use your synagogue website to create an interactive class?
 
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Moderating Content Print E-mail
Written by Tamar Schanfeld   
The synagogue website is the public face of the congregation. On the one hand, you want to encourage members to contribute content and to be active on the site. On the other hand, there may be certain guidelines you want everyone to respect. Naturally, the guidelines may differ, depending on your hashkafa (religious philosophy or outlook).
 
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