Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Purim in Israel in the 1930s - and new i-pod apps for the synagogue

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New Phone Apps for Synagogue


Kiddush Buddy: Uses GPS to find all kiddushes in nearby shuls and reports which are hot, which are cold and how far they are from the cell phone owner.

Kid Finder: Works with implanted chip technology to locate your child and sound alarm if he/she leaves the synagogue.

Service Length Predictor: Gives real time estimate of when the service will end. Takes into account traffic delays such as unusually long lulav lines on Sukkot.

Snooze Alert: Recognizes snoring and slumping of cell phone owner during sermon and produces a gentle vibration to wake him from his slumber.

Pledge Counter: For use by shul gabbai to enter pledges made by congregants when they are called to the Torah during services.

Page Finder: Continuously follows Chazzan's singing and displays current page in siddur. Version available for ArtScroll, Koren and Shilo siddurim.

Top Ten Signs Your Synagogue Is in a Recession:

10. Hot kiddush means we have hot water and Styrofoam cups

9. Crown on top of Torah looks a heck of a lot like a cardboard Burger King crown

8. Instead of hiring Janitorial staff, Rabbi just sells garbage so it doesn't halachically "belong" to the shul anymore

7. Yarzheit lights designed to flash new Corporate Sponsor's Logo

6. You spot your Rabbi playing guitar at the mall for donations

5. Benches are wooden, worn down and have golden name plates from 1972

(Never mind, that's what it's like in an economic boom, too)

4. Tzedaka Box is filled with IOU's

3. Your rebbetzin is on "Antique Road Show" trying to pawn off the shul's artifacts as "collectables"

2. Bar Mitzvah Candy bags are just Ziplocs filled with rocks

1. The "Ner Tamid" isn't exactly tamid


From: Purim in Israel in the 1930s -


A little bit late for Purim this year, but worth watching.




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