Program Ideas

Easiest To Do

Emanuel Synagogue Brotherhood has expanded participation for World Wide Wrap by making it an Emanuel Synagogue community experience. Our Brotherhood coordinates this activity with our Sisterhood, Minyonaires, Religious School and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Club to make the World Wide Wrap a generational and synagogue wide program. It provides our youth with a mitzvah experience outside of the classroom.  Emanuel Synagogue Brotherhood – West Hartford, CT. Contact: Bob  Tellar 

The “MR. JACK ISRAEL” Memorial Award is to be given out at the WWW. Jack having been a legend in his community who didn’t have his own set of tefillin. In honor of both Jack and the mitzvah of tefillin, two new pairs of tefillin will be made available as spare sets to encourage attendance at the WWW.   Shomrei Torah Men’s Club, West Hills, CA. Contact: Gavin Rosenberg

Medium Complexity

We prepared a “Cheat Sheet” detailing exactly how to lay tefillin for our World Wide Wrap as well as for use during the rest of the year. Our goal was to make laying tefillin accessible to everyone. The sheet included illustrations, mechanical instructions on what to do, and all prayers in Hebrew, English and transliterated and was sized to fit in most tefillin bags.  B’nai Amoona Men’s Club – St. Louis, MO. Contact: Creighton Cohn

WWW was promoted to our congregation and our 6th and 7th grade classes. The FJMC Tefillin Video The Ties that Bind was shown to the students the previous week. After Minyan all were invited to breakfast sponsored by Men’s Club and Chai Society (our over 55 group) and a Tefillin education presentation. This gives our members leadership opportunities.   Beth El Temple Men’s Club – West Hartford, CT. Contact: David Diamond

We engaged a local educator trained in the work of a Sofer to develop an interactive program where the Religious School students wrapped and wore T’fillin for services and then learned how they were made. Continued innovation keeps people excited and interested. Beth Emeth – Herndon, VA. Contact: David Hillelsohn

Most Complex – Highly Rewarding

Our club wanted to build on our previously successful annual “World Wide Wrap” by working with our USY chapter and USY region to create a major tefillin event. We coordinated the wrap with a “Build-A-Pair” program. Developed as a weekday afternoon parent/child program with our shul’s Religious School (“daled” students- 6th grade). Flyers were sent home advertising this as a parent/child project. Dinner was provided for attendees (students and their parents). The events were a big success, with over 400 people attending the events. Most rewarding was the involvement of our youth programs. Temple Beth Shalom – Livingston, N.J. Contact: Barry Schwartz

As part of our yearly World Wide Wrap program, this year we held a joint trans-Atlantic program with Dor Hadash, a Masorti Kehila in Budapest. Using Google+ Hangouts, both Temple Israel and Dor Hadash was able to transmit and project images and sound from each other. Together we learned, we davened and we shared ruach. In Sharon we had the most participants for the WWW ever.  Temple Israel – Sharon, MA. Contact: Ron Czik