Jewish 2.0: The Difficult Road to Internet Innovation

By Daniel Septimus

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2011

When it comes to technological innovation, Jewish organizations can't seem to win. They are criticized for their lack of adaptability and their sluggish integration of new media strategies and tools. Yet when a Jewish organization builds a blog or starts a Twitter stream, they are often criticized for a lack of direction, for embracing technology for its own sake because it seems hip or novel. Of course, some Jewish organizations and start-ups have tried to leverage internet innovation to foster Jewish education and identity. It is worth reflecting on some of these products - on their successes and challenges - to discover if there are lessons for us as a community going forward.

Topic: Innovation, Networking, Internet, Technology, Jewish Organizations

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Naron Chalew, Gail

Volume/Issue: Vol.86/No.1/2

Page Number(s): 194-199

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Septimus, Daniel. Jewish 2.0: The Difficult Road to Internet Innovation. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2011: 194-199. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13797


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