June 2018 Newsletter


Dear Webmasters:

Don't wait until the summer when your congregation is gearing up for the High Holidays – take your new WordPress site live now. Support for the Joomla sites will end on August 31.

If you missed any of the previous webinars about the new RJ Web Builder 3.0 (WordPress) features, you can still watch them in their entirety. The recordings are posted on the help site.

Thanks to Deb Moran, webmaster at Congregation Am Echod in Grayslake, IL, for her great blog post about her experience with RJ Web Builder.

Please help me congratulate the congregations who have gone live on RJ Web Builder 3.0 (a full list is always available on the help site):

Adath Emanu-El, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Agudas Israel Congregation, Hendersonville, NC
B'nai Sholom Reform Congregation, Albany, NY
B'nai Yehuda Beth Sholom, Homewood, IL
Bet Chaverim, Des Moines, WA
Beth El Congregation, Winchester, VA
Congregation B'nai Torah, Westminster, CO
Congregation Beth Am, Buffalo Grove, IL
Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains, NY
Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation, Southington, CT
Hebrew Tabernacle Congregation of Washington Heights, New York, NY
North Fork Reform Synagogue, Southold, NY
Or Hadash Synagogue, Newmarket, ON
Temple B'nai Israel, Kalamazoo, MI
Temple Beth David of the San Gabriel Valley, Temple City, CA
Temple Beth David, Snellville, GA
Temple Beth Hillel, South Windsor, CT
Temple Beth Sholom, Danville, VA
Temple Beth Yam, St. Augustine, FL
Temple Beth-El, San Pedro, CA
Temple Brith Sholom, Springfield, IL
Temple of Israel, Greenville, NC
Temple Rodeph Torah, Marlboro, NJ
Temple Shalom, Louisville, KY
Temple Sholom, Monticelle, NY
Temple Sinai, Tenafly, NJ
The New Reform Temple, Kansas City, MO

Kol Hakavod to the new sites!

Joel Emerman
Congregational Websites Manager
212.452.6579 (Central Time)

Quick Tips

How to Change Your Site Name
You can easily change your site name or tagline.

How to Use the New Builder Library
The Themify Builder has a new feature called the Builder Library. You can now save rows/modules as a library object and reuse them through your site.

How to Use Page Revisions
Made a mistake? Accidentally deleted something? Use page revisions. It allows you to look back at recent changes and revert to an earlier version if necessary.

Did You Know?

The URJ Offers a New Bulletin Tip of the Month
These are best practicies or principles when putting together a bulletin or newsletter. The Anatomy of an Email breaks down how a successful email makes it easy for readers to digest information, tells a story, and is engaging. If you have your own tip to share, you can post it in The Tent! For future tips, make sure you're signed up for Bulletin Bytes.

The URJ Offers Jewish Holiday Resources for the Upcoming Holidays
Tishah B'Av is July 21-22. Find resources for your emails, social media, and website.

New print and social media ads for Rosh HaShanah are now available to download. In addition to the usual collection, there are new sizes for use on Instagram and Twitter.

Help your congregants keep track of upcoming holidays with this printable Jewish holiday calendar.

You Can Follow the URJ's Youth Programs This Summer

Encourage families with kids attending URJ summer camps and programs to subscribe to the Clipboard, the weekly email newsletter roundup of stories from URJ youth programs.

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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