Ichud HaKehillos LeTohar HaMachane

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The Ichud HaKehillos LeTohar HaMachane (Hebrew: איחוד הקהילות לטוהר המחנה‎‎; "union of communities for the purity of the camp") is an Orthodox Jewish organization. It educates Jews about pornography-use habits, Internet addiction, and other problems that can result from Internet usage.[1]

Technology Awareness Group[edit]

The Ichud HaKehillos has founded a sister group called TAG (Technology Awareness Group). It provides various services to its target market, including installing and configuring Web filtering and monitoring software on computers, smartphones and other devices. TAG is a nonprofit organization staffed by volunteers, and there is no fee for any of its services. TAG has offices in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and elsewhere; TAG also provides certain services worldwide using remote desktop software. In total, TAG fields about 1000 phone calls from around the world every day.

As of October 2016, TAG operates 34 offices globally.[2] TAG does not operate any offices in Israel; similar Israeli organizations include OutNet and the היעוץ המקצועי שעל ידי ועידת הרבנים לביצור חומת הדת technology advice hotline.[3]

Gatherings[edit]

To help promote awareness of the issues at hand, the Ichud HaKehillos has organized some gatherings.

On September 27, 2005, a gathering was held in Lakewood, NJ, shortly before Rosh Hashana.[4] The leaders enacted a policy that children with Internet access are subject to being dismissed from any private school in Lakewood.

On May 20, 2012, a rally was held in New York City, to promote the use of filters and further raise awareness. The rally was held at Citi Field and Arthur Ashe Stadium. Over 60,000 people attended.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Otterman, Sharon (18 May 2012). "Ultra-Orthodox Jews to Hold Big Meeting on Internet Risks". The New York Times. p. A24. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "TAG Offices". Retrieved 21 July 2016.  The page's left sidebar says that TAG has 34 offices.
  3. ^ the.guard. "Filter Help". Breaking Free Chizuk newsletter (#1642). 
  4. ^ "Lakewood Internet Asifa - Announcement". Yeshivishe News weblog. 

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Note: Ichud HaKehillos LeTohar HaMachane does not have a website.