The Jewish Education Project provides educational religious opportunities to every Jewish child. Those opportunities are for all ages, various learning environments, and backgrounds. The Jewish Education Project ensures that every child has an opportunity to have a transformative religious experience.
To truly engage with their audiences, that transformative experience needs to begin online. To achieve their mission of equipping educators, building community, and promoting Jewish education, The Jewish Education Project provides resources within multiple web properties, includingjewishedproject.org, findyoursummer.org, and jewishfutures.org.
These web presences are a critical part of the project’s programming strategy, and the organization’s leadership understood the importance of having a strong partner to help them enhance the user experience and create an effective website management infrastructure.
As is common with many non-profits, most of The Jewish Education Project’s resources go directly to support the organization’s mission-related programs. As a result, the website infrastructure was not prioritized and was no longer able to support the programs mission and its numerous initiatives effectively.
When Unleashed started working with The Jewish Education Project, they had six website properties across various content management systems (CMS) platforms, which created complex requirements to keep the sites functional and secure. As a result, several of their websites were not optimized, and there was not clear responsibilities and processes to ensure security updates or monitoring. In addition, the sites were hosted in different locations and running on multiple platforms, which added extra layers of management processes.
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To address their maintenance issues, The Jewish Education Project took advantage of our innovative Growth Model approach to utilize our diverse skill sets to address various concerns as the redesign of infrastructure evolved through different phases.
Notably, the project received continuous hardware and software monitoring, application support for security patches and upgrades, application development for custom work and integrations, and routine analytics and site performance evaluations.
To enable better performance and streamline management, our hosting team worked closely with The Jewish Education Project to move every web property into one server instead of having them in disparate locations. In addition, a new staging server was constructed to allow existing web properties to be routinely backed up with test servers before being going live.
A few of The Jewish Education Project’s tailored, streamlined solutions included:
A customized calendar that allows parents to register their children for various summer activities within findyoursummer.org
Programming language upgrades that optimized performance and enhance security
New infrastructure that has modern security updates and server monitoring
Google Analytics tracking and reporting that allows The Jewish Education Project to grow and expand their web properties to support remarketing efforts
A central repository with GitLab that allows developers and non-developers to more easily collaborate on new versions of the software
The work with The Jewish Education Project has allowed the project team to more nimbly modify and maintain their sites. By successfully organizing and streamlining web properties, Unleashed was able to save the Jewish Education Project time and money.