|My computer in Israel at Kibbutz Tzubah|
Why blog about this? Well sitting in a planning session at Lakeside today I realized that Apple knows how to make people comfortable in a world in which they are normally not comfortable and give them the knowledge they need to understand what is going on around them and feel competent.
The more I thought about it I realized that this is something in the Jewish world we are not always successful at doing. We need to give our members the opportunity in our synagogues, camps and schools the opportunity to learn at their own pace, ask any question no matter how foolish it may sound or seem to them and provide this at regular intervals. How do we make congregants comfortable in places and situations where they may not be comfortable. The staff at the Apple store makes working with computers, IPods, iPads and everything Apple look easy. When you sit and work with the staff they let you navigate your system at your own pace until you learn how to for instance make an iMovie. I have enjoyed learning a new skill and know that in the back of my mind that I can always go back to the Apple store if I have more questions.
|New Ark at Lakeside|