Tech Tools 4 Shuls

As many communities are grappling with the realities of social isolation, the OU is providing a variety of resources to allow each community to remain as a Kehilla to the greatest extent possible.

We are offering the following list of tools that can be used to connect community members with one another and keep a sense of connection in these difficult times.

We hope to update this page periodically and share additional web-based tools to help shuls utilize these resources in the most efficient way.


Instruction sessions and web resources:

Bonim B’Yachad: Teaching Remotely

Tools and Tips for Teaching Remotely

Online Instruction Ideas

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings


Whatsapp messaging service, free phone calls, create groups

Zoom online classes, can be in both lecture (webinar) format, or interactive

Google hangout online video conferencing 

How to share an ipad/iPhone screen while in a Google hangouts (good for sharing docs)

Webex  online meetings, conferencing

Free Conference Call phone conference calls and video conferencing

Telegram  – alternative to Whatsapp – allows for 200K participants, don’t see phone numbers

Designing Forms: (collecting information, surveys)

Google Forms

Survey Monkey

Flyers – announcements:

Canva designing flyers with many templates – easy to use!

Adobe Spark online and mobile design app – graphics, videos and webpages 

Piktochart  graphics especially good for infographics

Shiurim sites:

OU Torah

YU Torah

VBM Har Etzion

Aleph Beta

Torah Live

AllDaf app

Torat Imecha:Nach Yomi


Whatsapp create a rolling Tehillim group

Consecutive Tehillim group collaborative Tehillim readings automatically generated

Tehillim spreadsheet make a copy to create your own Tehillim list

Quiz & Flashcard Tools (for interactive online programming):

Kahoot for youth programming (panoply)

Socrative built for online assessment, good teaching engagement tool

Quizlet flashcards

Quizizz gamified quizzes

Chesed Platforms:

Free Meal Calendar for New Parents, Surgery, Illness, and More Free Online Sign Up Forms

Signup Zone

Food ordering:

Amazon Fresh

Amazon Whole Foods


Target with Shipt


Costco Grocery Delivery (via Instacart)

Technology support websites:

Free Tech 4 Teachers: Webinars about transitioning from a classroom to online learning

Volunteer Management Software Solutions

Tips and Tools for Teaching Remotely

Control Alt 

Teacher Tech

Google Help