Your synagogue is already on Facebook, but figuring out what to post can be a challenge. It's easy to fall into the trap of only using social media to promote your upcoming events, but it can be used for so much more. Think of it as a casual environment for you to strengthen connections with your members and build community. Feeling stuck? Here are 13 creative ways for how you can use Facebook to engage your Jewish community.
Engagement ideas and marketing strategies that are designed to help you grow your Jewish community.
The purpose of your website is to communicate with your community. But, what happens if after checking out your website's analytic data, you discover that very few people are in fact visiting your website. This can be quite disheartening and frustrating. After all, you've invested so much time and energy into your website. It's a big let down when you discover that your site isn't being actively used by your community.
You'd be hard-pressed to come across a synagogue in 2017 that does not have a website. However, just because a synagogue has a website, it does not mean that it will be a successful one. Eventually, your site will need a tune-up, but how do you know when it's time to redesign your synagogue website? Here are 6 tell-tale signs that it's time to invest in a refresh.
Here’s a simple question. How frequently do you reach for your phone to check your email? Chances are, the answer is quite often. Just how popular is mobile?
Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is not about cleaning up your house, but your life. It’s all the rage on the bestseller lists and for a good reason. Her motto is “if it doesn’t spark joy, toss it.” Now, we can’t expect our data to always bring us joy, but we can reap some great benefits from a clean and organized system.
Is Instagram right for your synagogue? The answer is a resounding yes!
You've added our Passover guide to your website - hooray! If you build it they will come, right? Well, sort of. Embedding the guide on your website is the first step to engaging your community, but unless your members know it's there, how will they be able to check it out? We understand that promoting something new can feel daunting, but it doesn't need to be.
If you are anything like us, you are constantly thinking of ways to give your synagogue website a boost. Transforming your website from an online bulletin board to one that truly brings your community to life online, takes time, but it may not be as difficult as you think. Start with a great design, add engaging images, include relevant content, update it frequently and viola! You’ve got the makings of a great synagogue website (for more information on the essential elements of a synagogue website check out our recent guide).
Here are 5 examples of successful synagogues who keep their websites dynamic, fresh, and thriving. Who knows? You might discover some new inspirations and ideas - especially if your Jewish community is in need of a website redesign.
We are living through a seismic shift in our demographics. Chances are the Baby Boomers in your