Can you have a Jewish community online? What does that mean? Do you need to make minyan? If you never come in contact with one and another is that a community?
I am trying to make an online community in small steps. However, the basis of my community is Temple Shir Tikva and its members. Having a community that has already chosen to be together is the start of my online community.
I am looking to bridge the gap between place and time. Sounds so futuristic ;>
- How difficult is it to meet some place after work?
- How about on the week ends?
- How difficult is it to find the time to meet?
- How difficult is it for you to get to a certain location at a certain time?
As an adult it is very difficult to find that time and get to the right place for the things you want to do. My community has many educational opportunities in Shir Tikva, Wayland MA but that is not convenient for everyone.
We had the idea of exploring the format of the Talmud with topics and a pluralism of ideas online. We started 8 weeks ago studying the Talmud and quickly gained more than 80+ people participating. This occurred and I still have not invited everyone in out community.
It is so exciting. We have people from all over the world joining: Rwanda, Bermuda, Israel, California and other US states. I do not know if I have a community online but I do think that I have created a way for people to study that meets their needs.
If you are interested, let me know and I will send you the site.