For Young Jews, a Service Says, "Please, Do Text"

by Lizette Alvarez. The New York Times, September 17, 2012.

This newspaper article describes a Rosh Hashanah experience where texting is encouraged.


making prayer accessible through texting

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clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Consider adding technology to your worship service to better address a younger demographic.
  • Be inspired by the story of one synagogue and how they incorporated texting into their Rosh Hashanah service.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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