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TJF Presents

Social Media for the Jewish Non-Profit: A hands-on workshop for professionals and volunteers who wish to develop and/or enhance their Internet marketing skills.

Sunday, October 14, 2012, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Venue: The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
6735 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

The presentations will include strategies for increasing organizational membership and interest in programs, fund-raising, education, and more. The implications are significant: building community and relationships, strengthening institutions, creating interest among young people for opportunities in the Detroit area, and much more. (Bring your WiFi enabled laptop or tablet.)

The Presenters:

Julian Bond
is the current social media manager for Quicken Loans and the former social media/marketing manager for the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) hospital system, where he helped lead social media efforts and outreach in Detroit, Michigan. His efforts at the DMC included managing the individual Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube sites for the entire eight hospital system at DMC. Prior to doing social media full-time, Julian worked for the Detroit Free Press newspaper as a summer apprentice, was chosen for the Associated Press Diverse Voices journalism program, and was a head feature writer for the University of Michigan-Dearborn college newspaper.

Bryan Fenster
: After Co-Founding the Chicago Chapter of Detroit Nation (now a National Board Member for Detroit Nation) and five years in Chicago, Bryan returned home to Metro-Detroit in August of 2011, as an Online Content & Media Strategist for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Bryan is responsible for developing content and multimedia - leveraging Federation's (social) platforms while working cross-departmentally assisting in event planning and execution, and cultivating relationships in the broader community through collaboration and service, among other things. Caring deeply about Detroit-city, the region, state, and Midwest as a whole as a place of passion and innovation – from grassroots to skyscrapers – Bryan feels a responsibility to share this with the world!
Rabbi Jason Miller is an entrepreneurial rabbi and a "Rabbi Without Borders" whose personal blog (http://blog.rabbijason.com) has been viewed by hundreds of thousands. The Detroit Free Press called him “the most tech-savvy Jewish leader in metro Detroit," the Huffington Post ranked him among the top Jewish Twitter users in the world, and he was recently listed as the 4th most active rabbi on Twitter. A social media expert, Rabbi Jason is a popular speaker and writer on technology and its effect on the Jewish world. He writes the "Jewish Techs" blog for The Jewish Week and the monthly "Jews in the Digital Age" column for the Detroit Jewish News. Rabbi Jason Miller is the president of Access Computer Technology, a computer tech support and social media marketing company based in Michigan. He won the 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce and is one of the winners of a Jewish Influencer award from the National Jewish Outreach Program.

Emily Weitz
is a Program Associate for Hillel of Metro Detroit where she helps manage the organization's social media presence; she enjoys utilizing new media to engage and form relationships with students and community members. An Oakland University alum, Emily holds a degree in Journalism with concentrations in Public relations and Marketing. Before joining the HMD team, she worked with the Detroit Zoo as well as a private communications firm that specialized in new media. Emily is a proud Detroit native who currently lives in Royal Oak.

There is no charge but, as seating is very limited, reservations are required.
To reserve seats, write programs@thejewishforum.org, or call 248-354-6415, by October 8, 2012.



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