December 2017 Newsletter


Dear Webmasters:

I'm excited to share that 60 sites have signed up for our new RJ Web Builder 3.0 platform, with more than half fully migrated and in development! If you haven't signed up yet, please register now.

Also note that the help site has been updated to reflect the move to WordPress. If you think there's any important information missing, please let me know. As always, continue to check the help site and the RJ Web Builder group in The Tent for new updates and resources.

It's hard to believe, but the 2017 URJ Biennial in Boston is next week! If you are going to be there and have questions regarding the new platform, visit URJ Central on Thursday or Friday at 12:30 P.M. Jill Peltzman, the URJ's Digital Media and Creative Director, and Deborah Goldberg, the URJ's Director of Marketing and Communications, will be there to answer your questions.

If you'll be at Biennial and haven't downloaded the app yet, download it now! On the app, you can read session descriptions and plan your schedule ahead of time.

For members of your congregation who won't be at Biennial, the plenaries will available to livestream at home from your desktop or mobile device at Check out the streaming schedule, and sign up to receive streaming reminders via email.  Please share these links with your membership.

Joel Emerman
Congregational Websites Manager
212-452-6579 (Central Time)

Did You Know?

Hanukkah is just two weeks away

Check out's printable Hanukkah blessings, helpful how-to videos, resources about Hanukkah's history and customs, tasty recipes, festive eCards, fun family activities, and more to share with your members.

The JewV'Nation Fellowship: Jews of Color Cohort Application is Open

JewV'Nation is a fellowship for emerging Jewish leaders of color who have a desire to spark engagement in the Jewish community for Jews of Color. To spread the word, share this Facebook post from your congregation's page and check out these other marketing materials.

Staying in Touch

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