Posts Tagged: twitter

Passover in the Age of Twitter



As the frigid temperatures that have gripped much of thecountry this winter ebb into the warmth of spring, it is finally time to getexcited about Passover. For me, every year Passover is about an Exodus: from my home to what my parents have long thought to be the Promised Land – LosAngeles. It is also […]

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NTC: Geeks Doing Good



by Jonathan Lam, Sean Thibault, Scott Hertz, and Jill PeltzmanURJ web team members Several of us on the URJ web team joined a few thousand other like-minded geeks in Washington, DC recently to attend NTC, the Nonprofit Technology Conference held by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). For three days, we immersed ourselves in learning about […]

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NFTY Convention and Youth Workers Conference: Tweets… er, Reflections from a Youth Worker



by Brett Lubarsky(Originally published in Brett’s Blog and NFTY Convention Live!) Today was the traditional “catch-up on all the sleep I missed” day upon returning home from an amazing and reJEWvinating five days in Dallas for NFTY Convention and Youth Workers Conference. Here are just a few of the thoughts that have been on my mind: The NFTY […]

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The URJ Techies: Get Recognized for Your Social Media and Technology Accomplishments



by Natalie MillerURJ Congregational Technology Specialist The Union is currently accepting submissions for The URJ Techies, a social media and technology contest set up to recognize member congregations that are successfully utilizing and embracing social networks and technology. It will also inspire others to seek innovative ways to enrich their communities by engaging members online. […]

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The Holy One Created Tyler; Why Couldn’t His Roommates See His Holiness?



by Rabbi Paul KipnesOriginally posted on Or Am I? This weekend, though consumed with the celebration of life – a wedding, two B’nai Mitzvah, the bris of a baby – my heart was breaking as I tried to comprehend the deadly harassment that led to the death of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi. His roommate […]

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D’var Torah: R’eih: The Price of Doing “Whatever We Please”



by Amy R. Perlin(Originally published in Ten Minutes of Torah and Reform Voices of Torah) “If every Jew does whatever s/he wants, wherever s/he wants, Judaism won’t survive another generation.” You can imagine this as a Twitter entry (a tweet), the beginning of a scholarly article on Jewish survival, as an ad on the side […]

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Tweeting Anne Frank



Proving that social media really is changing the way we interact, advocate and raise awareness, the United Nations and the Anne Frank Center USA are honoring Yom Ha’Shoah in a very new way – using Twitter. Last week, the two organizations launched a Twitter campaign for students in memory of Anne Frank, one of the […]

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Tweet the Exodus: A Drama in the Blogosphere



by JanetheWriter A little over a year ago, I was big into Twitter and wrote this post about what it is and some of the folks using it in the Jewish blogosphere. But then graduate school, the Union’s Biennial convention and a few other things got in the way, and sadly, I gave up tweeting. […]

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31 + 28 = Exciting New Ideas for a Lively Jewish Future



by Mark PelavinAssociate Director, RAC(Originally posted on RACblog) Here’s an interesting idea. 31 of them actually. Daniel Sieradski, who might best be thought as a Jewish communal techo-provacteur (is that OK Daniel?), has a fascinating project going on this month. Over at 31 Days, 31 Ideas he is posting a new idea for the Jewish […]

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Ima on (& off) the Bima Does the URJ Biennial



Rabbi Phyllis Sommer, who blogs at Ima on (and off) the Bima, was a presenter today at the URJ Biennial learning session “Intro to Social Media: Facebook and Flickrand Twitter, Oh My.” This post is reprinted with permission. I’m in the Toronto airport waiting for the flight that will carry me home to Chicago. I’ve […]

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Living with Intention Takes More Than 140 Characters



by dcc I like to use Twitter. I tweet about what is going in my life, a funny joke, some political ranting and even about dumplings. But Twitter often is a bit over whelming and has some serious limitations. Outside of the brevity of the commentary, tweeting often leaves me feeling somewhat removed from what […]

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Twitter Me Jewish



by JanetheWriterA while back, several of my 20- and 30-something colleagues (who also happen to be friends) urged me to sign onto Facebook. And so I did. Today I’m a “Facebook monster,” with more than 200 “friends,” some of whom I haven’t seen since high school or college, and have reconnected with only in recent […]

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