Communication tools are evolving very quickly. As a community-based organization, a synagogue has a great stake in communicating with its members and having its members communicate with each other. While most synagogues now have a list serve or two, should they be using Social Media tools to meet people's new habits and communication desires? On one foot, the answer is "Yes, but..." There are many mine fields and learning curves to be negotiated – come to the call and learn more.
Links for session:
If you want to "subscribe" to this list of background links via RSS, I'm tagging these links with "pearlsocialmedia" at delicious.com. You can Get those items via a feed. Why should it be just me? If you want to add a link to the list of relevant sites that shows up in the Delicious feed and you have a Delicious account, just tag those links with "pearlsocialmedia."
You can listen to a recording of this call by clicking here: http://jrf.org/node/2604
Rabbi Shai Gluskin serves as a senior consultant for JRF as well as running his own web development and consultant business, "Content2zero." Shai has been a leader in the use of interactive technologies for Jewish settings. He developed the Torahquest educational program to get kids commenting on Torah. He fashioned JRF's divrei Torah database and its web site as a tool to be used for grassroots movement building. Shai blogs at http://everydayandeverynight.com and tweets at http://twitter.com/rabbishai