Best Reform Synagogue Websites of 2019
Written by Jennifer Lieberman on April 3, 2019
We’ve been spending a lot of time scouring the web in search of the best Reform synagogue websites. And, with nearly 900 congregations affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism, we certainly didn’t have a shortage of options. But, despite the abundance of Reform temples, putting this list together wasn’t easy.
Similar to Conservative synagogues, the growing reliance on free website templates represents an unfortunate trend. Whether the template is coming from the URJ or the synagogue’s membership management software, the end result is often the same. Pre-formatted templates can be hard to use. Unless the person updating them has design/development experience, the final look is often less than subpar. And then the synagogue is left with a website that doesn’t present the congregation in an appealing and exciting way. Any perceived savings is potentially canceled out by the damage wrought by a messy website.
Your synagogue’s website can inspire visitors to imagine themselves becoming a part of your congregation. It is such a key part of your outbound communication and marketing strategy. Your synagogue website has the power to help your Jewish community grow and thrive.
And, now without further ado, we are pleased to present you with our list of the best Reform temple websites of 2019. See what’s possible and check out how others celebrate their communities online.
Temple Beth El – San Pedro, California
(Ed.) Here are the other Reform websites selected if you wish to see them (and compare):
Congregation Beth Israel – Charlottesville, Virginia
Congregation Beth Israel – Portland, Oregon
Congregation Beth Or – Maple Glen, Pennsylvania
Congregation B’nai David – Visalia, California
Congregation Micah – Brentwood, Tennessee
Congregation Shaare Emeth– St. Louis, Missouri
Congregation Temple Israel – St. Louis, Missouri
Jewish Center of the Hamptons – East Hampton, New York
Stephen Wise Temple – Los Angeles, California
Temple Ahavat Shalom – Northridge, California
Temple Beth El – Hillsborough, New Jersey
Temple Beth El – Hollywood, Florida
Temple De Hirsch Sinai – Seattle, Washington
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills – Beverly Hills, California
Temple Emanuel – Greensboro, North Carolina
Temple Emanu-El – Marblehead, Massachusetts
Temple Israel – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Temple Israel of Boston – Boston, Massachusetts
Washington Hebrew Congregation – Washington, DC
About Jennifer Lieberman
Jen Lieberman is the client relationship manager at Addicott Web. She specializes in working with synagogues and is focused on helping them build a better online experience for their members and other supporters. She lives in Westchester County, New York.