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Facebook Groups

We have two members-only Facebook Groups that provide forums for members to talk with each other, brainstorm ideas and share stories. These are the spots for camaraderie and community. Because the Groups are private, only CHJ members will be able to participate and see what is written here. Other “Facebook Friends” will not know about these private conversations. Friends of CHJ who are not members can Like and Follow our Facebook Page. More info on that is below.
  • CHJ Community Chit-Chat (formerly Discussion): Share stories, humor, advice and recommendations, non-CHJ community events, exciting member happenings and COVID information. Say thank you and well done, and let your fellow congregants know how important they are to you.
  • CHJ Issues and Discussion (formerly Israel and Anti-Semitism): Debate, politics, deep discussion about issues that matter. Post a news article and invite commentary. Robust and respectful conversations are encouraged.
Facebook Group Notifications
Even if you have joined our members-only Facebook groups, you may miss interesting or important messages. That is because Facebook has changed its algorithm – and posts only reach a small number of our members. To be sure that you don’t miss any CHJ Group posts there are two options. Go to the Group itself: To make it easy, you can add both CHJ Groups to your Shortcuts list, which is on the left side of the screen in the gray box. To add our Groups to your Shortcuts simply click on Home, and then click on the “edit” button to the right side of Shortcuts. Then, click on the CHJ Group you are looking for and mark it “Pinned to Top.” Get notified when there is a Group post: To be notified whenever a post is made to the Group/s, while in the Group click on Notifications (under the banner image), and then check “All Posts.”

Facebook Page

The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism’s Facebook Page is different than its private, members-only Facebook Groups (Discussion and Chit Chat). Our Page is public and open to everyone on Facebook. This is where we post about events, and share images and stories about what we’ve been up to. It has a whole lot of benefits that the Groups don’t offer. Liking and Following our Facebook page, and then liking and sharing posts, promotes CHJ and let’s others know about our group and activities. The more active we are, the more CHJ awareness we create. Liking, commenting and sharing posts puts our page content into your Facebook Friends’ newsfeed. This creates an opportunity to connect with others, and lets them know about our wonderful community. In order to make the most of social media, we all need to participate. These engagements give CHJ exposure and demonstrate that we are an active and viable community presence.
  • A powerful CHJ Facebook page is beneficial for our outreach on issues where we want non-member engagement. For instance, robust posts with lots of engagement about holiday events where the public is invited to participate will promote awareness. This amplifies our message, and it increases attendance – and membership.
  • Facebook’s algorithm rewards Pages that have frequent engagement.
  • Your Likes and Follows to our Page and posts tell your network what is going on. This increases our reach and raises our voice. It brings additional attention to our community.
Facebook Page Reviews
If you are pleased with CHJ, please consider letting others know, too! Testimonials are important, as they show member satisfaction. Writing a Recommendation on our CHJ Facebook Page improves our stats and gives us cred. This is valuable, as it promotes trust to those who are checking us out.
Alias Facebook Accounts
For those who object to having a Facebook account, or are concerned about privacy, creating an alias may solve the problem. To comply with Facebook’s policy that only real names be used, use something like your first and middle name – not your last. Don’t “Friend” anyone, and there won’t be a way of tracing the account back to you.
  • Create a new email address
  • Create a Facebook account using that email. Photo is optional
  • Ask to join CHJ’s Groups; Letting the FB administrator know it is you might be necessary, if s/he doesn’t recognize your alias
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