Thanks to funding from UJA Federation of New York, Darim is launching our first Boot Camp on Long Island. The Boot Camps are a year long program intended to infuse new knowledge and skills into participating organizations, coach a team from each organization as they take on a social media project (a new plan, a blog, a Facebook strategy, launching a Twitter stream, etc.). Built on a community of practice model, we will encourage knowledge sharing and examine case studies of successful adoption and impact in other organizations.
The Long Island project grew out of a discussion among local Rabbis. Eager to learn about social media, and with the awareness that the tools, skills and mindset were essential to engage and serve especially the younger generations, they worked with the SYNERGY program of UJA Federation of NY to fine tune their interests and goals. Darim’s new Boot Camp model fit the bill perfectly.
We’ll be hosting webinars this month for representatives from Long Island congregations to learn a bit about social media, and to get more information about the year long program which will kick off just after High Holy Days this fall. Synagogues will be invited to apply for the program this summer.
Are you from a Long Island congregation? Know someone who is? Pass along the information! The introductory webinar is free, and we’re offering it at 4 times, for maximum convenience. But you have to register. Staff, lay leadership and volunteers from Long Island congregations are invited. Multiple representatives from a single congregation are encouraged! Learn more and sign up here.