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:
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)
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
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
Quizizz gamified quizzes
Costco Grocery Delivery (via Instacart)
Technology support websites: