June 2017 Newsletter


Dear Webmasters:

General registration for the URJ Biennial 2017, to be held in Boston, December 6-10, will open next week! The Biennial website will be updated weekly as programs are confirmed, and major news will be shared first in the Biennial 2017 group in The Tent. If you haven't joined The Tent, the URJ's online community portal for congregational leaders, join today! Biennial updates will also be shared on the URJ's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, so don't forget to follow us.

To help you spread the word, Biennial ads for your congregation's bulletin and social media pages are now available in The Tent! This year, they include extra space where you can overlay your own information. We hope these are helpful to you as you recruit members to your congregation's Biennial delegation.

Want to win prizes and see your congregation on the big screen at Biennial? Enter the Biennial 2017 photo contest! Submit photos of your congregation's holiday celebrations, social action programs, or anything that demonstrates the vibrancy and diversity of your community. The grand prize is a digital camera!

Please help me congratulate this congregation who has gone live recently:

Congregation Havurim, Temecula, CA

Kol Hakavod to the new site!

Joel Emerman
Congregational Websites Manager
212.452.6579 (Central Time)

Did You Know?

You Can Order Personalized Ads From the URJ
You can order ads that welcome unaffiliated families, people in their 20s and 30s, LGBTQ folks, and more. Check out the options and find order forms in The Tent.

The URJ Has New Resources to Help You Share Information With Your Congregants
The URJ's Knowledge Network has put together a collection of hints, tips, and best principles to succeed in social media.

ReformJudaism.org Has a New Podcast
To carry on Judaism's rich tradition of storytelling, each episode of Stories We Tell features a different story to reflect on and discuss with the people in your life. Listen to our first few episodes, and spread the word around your congregation!

High School Students Can Spend a Semester in Israel With URJ Heller High
Spread the word to your congregation's high schoolers! Fall semester registration is now open for students in grades 10-12. Learn more!

What to Include in Your Congregation's High Holiday Mailings
Join the conversation in The Tent or start your own!

Staying in Touch

We are challenged in reaching current webmasters due to high turnover and changes in email addresses. If you are receiving this email, you are the person who was reported to the URJ to be handling your congregation's website. If there are additional people who need to be on this list or if you need to get off this list, please send corrected information to datamgmt@urj.org.

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