Exploring Judaism has come a long way in almost nine months, and we think there is much to be proud of. At this time last year, our Conservative Movement home for Torah was merely a dream, a twinkle in the eye, a siddur on the shelf (we made that last one up.)
When we launched in April, our goal was to lift up a wide range of voices representing the diversity of Conservative Judaism’s experiences, perspectives, and practices. And we are well on our way.
There is so much to accomplish in 2023, and we are excited to highlight a few particular wins from this past year!
Here’s our progress in numbers in 2022:
- 197+ articles on a wide variety of topics
- 70+ authors
- 22,337+ users exploring Judaism on our website
- 54,842+ views on the website
- 161,057+ appearances in Google searches
- 2,197+ clicks by those searching on Google
Beyond the numbers, we’re hearing people and Movement partners mentioning articles on the site – and we are increasing our capacity to publish more content even faster. We invite you to share your stories of using exploringjudaism.org with us (by emailing us here) or to support this project financially here.
USCJ launched our site in April in partnership with the Rabbinical Assembly. Now we are building new partnerships to expand the number and variety of voices that reflect Conservative Jewish life.
In the Fall, at the beginning of 5783, the Conservative Yeshiva at the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center joined us to make some of their weekly Torah commentaries more readily available online. We are working closely with the CJLS to unpack halakhic rulings/Jewish law so people can better understand the thought processes behind these rulings and their implications. You can find an example here.
On top of all that, more partnerships are on the horizon with other movement-based organizations sharing relevant, compelling Torah! We can’t tell you yet, no spoilers, but more good news is coming.
Each step, partnership, and endeavor exists with the vision of making more Torah available.
Please know how grateful we are to you for being a part of the Exploring Judaism family.