Name: Springhill Avenue Temple
Address: 1769 Springhill Avenue Mobile, Alabama 36607
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 100-200
What percentage of members are older than 50? 85%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 35-50
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? Approximately an hour.
Shabbat dress code: None.
Daily services? No.
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes, we have our own building.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes, an oneg after services.
Language of service: Mostly English.
Is another language offered in the prayer book?
Children’s programming: We have a children’s service at Sunday school.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes.
Are services streamed online? No.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Unknown.
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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With technology and the internet moving as fast as it is, almost anything is now available at the touch of a button of a click of a mouse. Which is why some companies are now producing apps for phones and other mobile devices that promote Judaism and make it more accessible to anyone where ever they are. Ronnie and Barry Schwartz are at the forefront of Judaism’s digital age. Good at spotting a potential market, they’ve been drawing on their Jewish roots to create apps for cell phones and tablets. The idea, to make Judaism more mobile. From humble beginnings the business has grown considerably. Ronnie started it in his bedroom 15 years ago while he was still in high school. Now they make market-leading apps with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide in the rapidly expanding software sector. This map pinpoints where in the world people are using their programmes at any given time. They’ve made more than 30 Jewish apps, everything from finding a kosher restaurant to learning the Talmud or something more basic like the alphabet for Jewish children. Mayer Pasternak also understands the added value technology can provide. He’s behind Artscroll, which lets users access all 73 volumes of the Talmud through a single app. He thinks mobile technology is not just augmenting traditional learning, it’s actually changing the way people learn. Indeed developers believe apps like these are better than books, as they allow users to see more than just words on a page. But many ultra …
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This week Israel prepares for the situation in which they will have to notify all of their citizens of a potential attack. In the case of any sort of war or operation, cell phone text messages will be sent to the entire population, as one method of communicating with the public. Starting today, the IDF Home Front Command will be testing this “Personal Message” alert system, experimenting with the use and delivery of text messages to the entire Israeli nation. Every day, residents of different cities will be targeted, starting from the North and all the way to the South. The test will be held during the working hours of the day, and will last until Thursday. The majority of Israelis carry cell phones and so, this system will reportedly successfully deliver messages to about 50% of the population. Hundreds of thousands of citizens will be receiving these messages throughout the week, and text messages will be delivered in four languages - in Hebrew, Arabic, English and Russian, catering to the different sectors of Israeli society. What will be written in the body of the text messages in real time? Well, that depends on Israel’s future plans and developments on the ground. For the time being, the experimental message will read - “The Home Front Command, mobile alerts system test.” Those who wish not to receive the potentially alarming text messages via their cellphones may choose to remove the option by contacting their cellphone provider. With talks about an upcoming …
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