August 2018 Newsletter


Dear Webmasters:

The deadline is fast approaching to go live on RJ Web Builder 3.0! Your WordPress site must be live by the sunset date of August 31. After that, there will only be support for WordPress sites and all remaining Joomla sites will be shut down.

Based on requests from webmasters and after a viability analysis, the Post Expirator plugin has been installed. This new plugin will allow you to set expiration dates for posts and pages. Other requested plugins will continue to be reviewed to see if they meet RJ WebBuilder's requirements.

As always, please submit suggestions and requests for support by submitting a ticket at The ticket system streamlines all requests into one place and allows for a quicker repsonse to your requests. If you need a login for this system, please let me know.

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):

Adat Chaverim, Plano, TX
Am Shalom Congregation, Barrie, ON
Bet Aviv, Columbia, MD
Beth Hillel, Kenosha, WI
Beth Israel, Austin, TX
Beth Israel Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, Sun City Center, FL
Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Bremerton, WA
Congregation Beth Israel, Bellingham, WA
Congregation Beth Yam, Hilton Head, SC
Congregation Emanu-El, Spokane, WA
Congregation Jewish Community North, Spring, TX
Congregation Ohr Shalom, Grand Junction, CO
Congregation Tikkun v'Or, Ithaca, NY
Kolot Mayim Reform Temple, Victoria, BC
Temple Anshe Sholom, Hamilton, ON
Temple B'nai Israel, Oklahoma City, OK
Temple Beth Am, Parsippany, NJ
Temple Beth El, Knoxville, TN
Temple Beth El, Riverside, CA
Temple Beth El Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA

Temple Beth Hillel, Richmond, CA
Temple Beth Or, Dayton, OH
Temple B'nai Israel, Easton, MD
Temple Emanu El, Orange Village, OH
Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, NJ
Temple Emanu-El, Waterford, CT
Temple Etz Chaim, Franklin, MA
Temple Har Shalom, Warren, NJ

Temple Hesed, Scranton, PA
Temple Israel Reform Congregation of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
Temple Israel, West Palm Beach, FL

Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford Corners, NY
Temple Shalom, Dallas, TX
Temple Sholom in Broomall, Broomall, PA
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Temple Sinai, Newport News, VA

Temple Solel SC, Fort Mill, SC
Temple Tikvah, New Hyde Park, NY
The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Beachwood, OH

Kol Hakavod to the new sites!

Joel Emerman
Congregational Websites Manager
212.452.6579 (Central Time)

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