For Young Jews, a Service Says, ‘Please, Do Text’

Learn how Next Dor pilot site Temple Sholom in Miami Beach is using texting as tribe rosh hashanahpart of their Rosh Hashanah services to engage young Jews.

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Jan 3 -

Synagogue 3000 advisor and consultant Rabbi Rami Arian wrote this case study on Temple Micah and Next Dor DC for Faith Communities Today's (FACT) 2012 annual meeting.

In the report, Arian gives a brief history of the Next Dor initiative at Micah and chronicles its evolution as a catalyst for young Jewish adult engagement as well as Next Dor's effect on Micah's culture, membership, and future.

Dec 11 -

Following the hacking of a number of synagogue websites, the ADL has prepared a document entitled, "Considerations for Digital and Online Security at Jewish Institutions." The ADL also makes available an online security manual Protecting Your Jewish Institution

May 24 -


jdbSynagogue 3000's Synagogue Studies Institute in collaboration with the

Berman Jewish Policy Archive and North American Jewish Data Bank is proud to release the report, Conservative & Reform Congregations in the United States: The FACT-Synagogue 3000 Survey, 2010


Sep 10 -

Don’t turn off your phone -- it’s not an announcement typically heard as religious services begin.

But congregants at a Miami Beach High Holidays service for young adults will be asked to use their cellphones to send text messages to the rabbi during parts of the Rosh Hashanah evening service this year.

Sep 10 -

On these High Holy Days, there will be empty seats in our synagogues. This is a letter found on one of those seats …