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Bar Bitzvah or Bat Mitzvah the top 5 Synagogues for Social Media in Washington DC

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Nowadays, more and more people are coming to the conclusion that religion is outdated and has little, if any, place in modern society. It’s being taught less and less in schools, busy family life makes it difficult to attend weekly services, and every day, there are new arguments against religion in general. But instead of fading into the background, religious institutions, including some amazing synagogues in the Washington DC area, are finding new ways to not only stay relevant but continue to be an integral part of their community. In today’s technology driven society, these establishments are getting their online groove on to stay current and grab the attention of the younger generations.

Here are the top five most active synagogues around Washington DC making sure that everyone gets involved.

5.  Temple Micah

Temple Micah prides itself on being a ‘teaching, caring and doing’ congregation and maintains an active role in the local community. Although the temple doesn’t take an active role in social media, it does maintain a well-designed and easy to use website which covers the usual topics regarding the synagogue as well as topics ranging from Israel to online games. More importantly, the focus remains on social action and Temple Micah’s Roll-Up-Your-Sleeves-and-Get-To-Work attitude makes up for the lack of Twitter and Facebook presence.

4.  Adas Israel

Adas Israel is a well-known synagogue in Washington DC, as it is the largest conservative synagogue in the area. The roots and leanings may be conservative, but the synagogue also maintains a healthy and active interest in its members and the community at large. Social media savvy, Adas Israel keeps active on Facebook, Twitter and Blogger in order to keep in touch with members and reach out to the community. The members also host groups for young professionals and special series events like their Hanukkah Festival which features concerts, parties and guest speakers.

3.  Temple Sinai

Temple Sinai offers members and the public plenty of ways to get in touch and stay involved with programs. The congregation is Reform Jewish and the temple members have adopted the Biblical command ‘Justice, justice shall you pursue’ as their unofficial motto. The temple is active on Facebook and also offers live streaming services for those who can’t make it in, as well as archived sermons and services from High Holy Days. Now there’s no excuse for not getting to services, since it’s as simple as logging on to the Temple Sinai website.

2.  Ohev Sholom

Ohev Sholom gains much of its clout from being the National Synagogue. Its Orthodox congregation embraces newcomers both as new congregation members and religious converts. It is active online through social media sites like Facebook, and offers its own streamlined website. The synagogue also carries its active social presence over to many physical outreach and social programs. Ohev Sholom hosts regular Shabbat Hannukah Dinners for new members, and for those who enjoy their worship activities to be a bit more casual, it also hosts annual Thanksgiving football parties. Ohev Sholom makes a successful play at bringing Orthodox traditions and perspectives into the 21st century for a modern day congregation.

1.  Sixth & I

Sixth & I takes an incredibly active role in social networking, community outreach and member activities. Its activities schedule runs rampant with social get-togethers from Food for Thought, which discusses traditional teachings in context for modern life, to an evening with futurist and best-selling author, Ray Kurzweil, and everything in between, including concerts and comedy shows. The website is by far the most youth focused and offers live streaming of events, as well as an easy way to stay connected on Facebook and Twitter, with fun and fresh updates. Sixth & I reaches out to members and the general public by offering free tours and public events aimed at creating and maintaining an open dialogue about religion and culture both on- and offline. Don’t be a fool, stay in Shul!

Modern Black and Blue Bar Mitzvah Invitations

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Blue and black bar mitzvah invitations

Blue and Black Spark Pocketfold Bar Mitzvah Invitations

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Blue Foil Stamp on Black Invitations

There’s nothing more impactful than bright blue foil stamping on a black background. The combination just jumps out and makes a dramatic impression that looks clean, crisp and elegant. This black pocketfold Bar Mitzvah invitation made a statement without needing photos, graphics or even showy designs to liven it up. With just a simple silver border to tie it all together, this invitation used rich texture and great letterpress to make a lasting impression.

Masculine Invitations for the Growing Man!

What better way to represent a young man’s transition into manhood than with a simple masculine Bar Mitzvah invitation? Dylan’s family decided on a clean black pocketfold invitation, complete with a simple gray RSVP card, to send out to guests. No childish bells and whistles. Just a great looking, mature message.

Personalizing Your Event

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Seattle Bat Mitzvah Invitations

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Seattle mitvah invitations

City Event Bat Mitzvah Invitations

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City Skyline Graphics on Cotton Paper

Do you love your city? Or hometown? Do you stay connected to your Jewish community and get involved in your temple’s events? A Jewish community is a wonderful thing and for any little girl being called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah, it is this group of extended family and friends that will share in the joy and excitement of such a momentous time. For this party, the family decided to go with a Seattle themed invitation to capture their home and community. A classy photo of Seattle’s skyline gave the whole event a big city feel.

Make the Bat Mitzvah the Event of the Year!

Just like an event being held in a city’s entertainment district that draws in tourists and stars, this Bat Mitzvah invitation was designed to give the impression of an A-Lister party that shouldn’t be missed! The invitation package included an RSVP card for guests to choose the events they would be attending. The whole weekend celebration was jam-packed with a Shabbat Dinner, Kiddush Luncheon, the Bat Mitzvah Celebration and a Farewell Brunch.

Personalized Invitations

Want to get started on your next event invitation? Get in touch with us today. No matter what the event – from weddings, corporate parties, and milestone celebrations like this – you can choose your invitation’s typography design, paper texture, and letterpress colors to best fit your celebration theme.  We will work closely with you to design an invitation that truly captures your unique personality and leaves a lasting impression with your guests. So, send us a note and let’s start transforming your design ideas into stunning, personalized invitations.