August 2022 Newsletter


Dear Webmasters:

The High Holidays start next month, and the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) can help your congregation prepare with articles, recipes, and blog posts from

We are in the third year of a High Holiday season like no other. As we approach the yamim nora'im (the Days of Awe) and the festivals that follow, take advantage of the URJ's offerings to supplement your programming and manage your operations.

Holiday print and digital bulletin ads are available. You can use these Rosh HaShanah ads for your congregation's newsletter or bulletin, website, or social media. You will need a Reform Movement Marketplace login to access these ads.

Feel free to share all our engaging Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah content from with your members. You can also link to these resources from your website or social media account. You may repost content directly on your site or in your bulletin with a link and attribution to

Make sure your profile is updated to show whether you offer High Holiday services for non-members so that information appears in URJ promotions. Visit the Reform Movement Marketplace to update your profile. If any of your members will be away from home, they can request seating at another congregation by filling out the High Holiday seating reciprocity form.

There's a plugin you can use to make it easier to livestream your services through your website via Zoom. The Video Conferencing with Zoom plugin gives you the functionality to manage Zoom meetings, webinars, recordings, users and reports from your WordPress dashboard. Follow these directions to set up the Video Conferencing with Zoom plugin.

You can use the Communications group  and the RJ Web Builder group in The Tent  as a place to share resources, ask questions, and connect with other communities and congregation webmasters.

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

Congregation Shalom of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Joel Emerman
Senior Website Manager
212.452.6579 (Central Time)

Quick Tips

Employ Internal Linking Strategies
Internal links are those that point from one page to another on your site. There are two internal linking strategies for your website that you should consider.

Did You KNow?

Traliant Anti-Harassment Training Classes are Now Available
The Reform Movement Marketplace is making Traliant Compliance Training classes available to our affiliated congregations at a reduced cost as part of our ongoing efforts to create safe, respectful, and equitable workplaces.

Shalom LinkED Offers Online Jewish Values Learning for Children
Shalom LinkED is an online learning option for 1st - 6 th grade students who are part of URJ congregations and are learning about Jewish values.


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