July 21, 2024
Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.
July 21, 2024
Search
Close this search box.

Linking Northern and Central NJ, Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester and CT

Klal Govoah Launches Slack Workspace for Daf Yomi Learners

(Courtesy of Klal Govoah) The inevitable questions that arise each day can pose significant challenges to Daf Yomi participants, a demographic that has grown exponentially in the past year. Hoping to provide answers while keeping lomdim connected and engaged, Klal Govoah has introduced a dedicated Slack workspace that will provide a communication platform making Daf Yomi more accessible than ever before.

Slack has fast become the number one business communication tool in many companies through its ability to facilitate group discussions and keep conversations focused by grouping questions in threads, quickly overtaking email and WhatsApp as the platform of choice. Harnessing Slacks’s capabilities and using it to resolve a common problem facing Daf Yomi learners seemed like an obvious solution to Ira Zlotowitz, CEO of Eastern Union and founder of Klal Govoah, whose ongoing efforts include using digital technology to promote Torah projects.

“Those unanswered questions on any Daf are one of the biggest obstacles people face as they make their way through Shas,” noted Zlotowitz. “Klal Govoah’s Slack workspace has a channel called ‘NeedPshat?’ that gives anyone the ability to raise a question, and if another member of the group doesn’t come up with an answer for them within a relatively short time frame, Eastern Union’s magid shiur, Rabbi Shmuel Bernath, will step in to provide one.”

The initiative is being launched l’zecher nishmas Rav Meir Yaakov ben Harav Aharon Zlotowitz, z”l.

Categorized and functioning as a productivity app, Slack is TAG preferred, as it lacks the concerns posed by WhatsApp and other social-messaging apps. In addition, Slack offers a website-based option, offering a rich menu of options that are available without a smartphone. Every chabura can maintain a private channel on the Klal Govoah Slack to communicate and share announcements amongst their group or use a public channel to expand their reach, and as a free and user-friendly resource to keep the Daf Yomi community connected, the platform allows members and chaburas worldwide to talk-in-learning and communicate virtually.

“By launching the Klal Govoah/Slack workspace, we are opening up an entirely new conversation, one that has the potential to include all of Klal Yisroel,” said Zlotowitz. “The possibilities here are enormous and we look forward to utilizing Slack to enhance the Daf Yomi experience.”

Visit KlalGovoah.org/slack to join the beta launch and be one of the first 500 participants on the Klal Govoah Slack channel to share your Daf Yomi questions, answers and pointers.

Leave a Comment

Most Popular Articles