When one thinks about Judaism, the computer does not come to the forefront of one’s mind. It seems like an odd pairing. This oddity is actually a pairing that is reshaping the way the Jewish American population views community. The Internet is redefining community in the 21st century in ways never before possible. American Jews are using the Internet to connect to one another on various levels. While the Internet has become a global phenomenon, the American Jewish community is specifically finding its own ways to interact with technology in order to gain access to people and ideas beyond a local region.
Rachel Schiff, “Jewish Subcultures Online: Outreach, Dating, and Marginalized Communities” (Master’s thesis, California State University, Fullerton, 2016), 1.