Welcome to Second Life

By Julian Voloj

JDC International Centre for Community Development, February 22, 2007

With over 2.5 million users, Second Life is a virtual world composed of users who interact with one another through their avatars, which are simply virtual representatives of themselves. Amazingly, in a time when Jewish organizations are scrambling to attract more members, Jewish youth are flocking to Jewish communities existing in this online world. With the creation of Second Life Synagogue - Temple Beth Israel, a relaxed haven for Jews on the other end of the computer to congregate, Jews and non-Jews alike can interact with the friends that they've made in a community that may be virtual, but is still a tangible part of their lives.

Topic: Internet, Technology, Community Development, Affiliation

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Language: English

Copyright Holder: JDC-Europe

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Voloj, Julian. Welcome to Second Life. JDC International Centre for Community Development. 22 February 2007: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3783


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