Bloggers’ Alley


Because you asked…

In this past week’s newsletter, I mentioned that the JFNA would have what they are calling “Bloggers Alley” at next week’s General Assembly (Nov. 7-9, New Orleans.). A number of folks have emailed asking exactly what that is, and sadly I could not answer.

Ask and you shall receive.

It seems that the JFNA has enlisted a number of bloggers-in-residence and has set aside a separate press room at the GA for them to work and for other bloggers at the GA to visit and utilize.

Or in the JFNA’s own words:

Bloggers’ Avenue is one of the new elements being introduced at The Jewish Federations of North America’s 2010 General Assembly. Organized by Rabbi Yonah Bookstein and the folks at Jewlicious, one of the leading Jewish blogs, this will be a dedicated blogger zone within the GA’s main exhibit hall, with plenty of laptop tables, power outlets and energy drinks. The space will allow the bloggers-in-residence to interact with each other and other bloggers who drop by, and write posts both about the GA and about the kinds of cross-pollination that takes place when

leaders of Jewish groups large and small gather to exchange ideas. The bloggers-in-residence will give informal talks about blogging and blogging techniques to attendees. The list of bloggers-in-residence includes David Abitbol (; Tanya Gutsol ( and; David Kelsey (; Esther Kustanowitz (; Benji Lovitt ( and Margot Stern ( We’ve invited JTA’s own Fundermentalist to drop by and share his wisdom as well. Stop by Bloggers Avenue at any time during the GA, then come to the NOLAISM (New Orleans Innovation and Social Media) Schmooze-up Monday night. 

I’m working out my schedule now and will try to figure out when I can stop by… 

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