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RBG Watch Party How-to Guide

Do you know more than a few RBG superfans? Invite them for a Ruth Bader Ginsburg watch party. Join the Forward’s Editor in chief Jane Eisner in conversation with the iconic RBG. This exclusive webcast will explore the intersection of law, media and Jewish life.

Simply follow these 9 easy steps to host a successful RBG watch party:

1) Pick a place .

Secure an event space. It can be as simple as your living room or your local JCC or synagogue.

2) Plan your guest list .

  • Determine the size of your RBG watch party

  • Invite your people – family, friends, colleagues, community members, fellow congregation members

  • Track your RSVPs

3) Communication is key .

  • Calls, texts, emails and in-person invitations to friends, family and colleagues

  • Create a Facebook event, inviting your friends and ask other attendees to invite theirs

  • Flyers in public places like JCC boards, coffee shops, and synagogues. Feel free to use our sample flyer

Track your RSVPs with an online RSVP tool or form (like EventBrite or a Google form), a spreadsheet you maintain yourself or even a good old-fashioned pen and paper list.

4) Create an agenda .

Plan the evening and let your attendees know what to expect. Here’s a sample agenda:

  • INTRODUCTION – 10 min: Allow participants to introduce themselves

  • VIEWING – 1.5 hours: Watch Jane Eisner interview Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • DISCUSSION – 15-30 min: Lead a post-viewing follow up discussion with the group

5) Bring the nosh .
Once you have an idea of how many people are attending your RBG watch party, decide what other supplies you’ll need for the event, including food and drink.

6) Testing testing .
Check that the technology works so that everything runs smoothly on the evening of the event. Need help viewing the webcast on your TV? Check out this helpful article for some tech tips.

7) Send a reminder .
Everyone is busy so reminding guests of your RBG event the week before and especially the day of is really important. This can take the form of an email, text, phone call, or Facebook post. Whatever you feel works best as a reminder will work!

8) Enjoy the event!
Make sure that everyone – including yourself – has a great time at your party!

9) Share your photos and comments .
Remember to use #RBGForward when sharing your selfies, photos and comments about the RBG Webcast.


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