Directly from the Yahrzeit query screen, you may now print envelopes for Yahrzeit notifications. The envelopes come out in alphabetical order, one per person. As is the case for printing envelopes from the family query, you may choose to print your synagogue’s return address on the upper left of the envelope, or leave that area … Continue reading Envelopes for Yahrzeit notifications.
This enhancement includes the ability to do a yahrzeit query by attribute. To review — you can assign attributes (a.k.a. “tags”) to individuals. For example, you may wish to assign an attribute of “Snail Mail Only,” or “Send yahrzeit notifications by surface mail” to some congregants who have expressed that preference. Until now, there was … Continue reading Yahrzeit Query by Attribute
We have a couple of yahrzeit enhancements that may be quite useful, depending on your situation. yahrzeit enhancements 1: Date range change Until now, when you keyed a date range to pull yahrzeit lists, that range had to be entirely in the future. If you entered a date in the past, the system assumed you … Continue reading Yahrzeit Enhancements
If in your congregation, it is common for one person to receive multiple Yahrzeit reminder letters in the same period, you can now use the tabular format. In this format, the Yahrzeits appear in neat columns, in the middle of the page. In contrast, in the traditional format, the Yahrzeits were in-line with the rest … Continue reading Yahrzeit Letters – Tabular Format
You’ll see three improvements within Yahrzeit queries. Those changes are as follows: If you’re entering a Gregorian date range, the program had been adding a day to the end of the range. Why? you might ask. We were being extra cautious. We were including Yahrzeits that began after sundown on the “to” part of the … Continue reading Improvements within Yahrzeit Queries
This post runs through most aspects of updating Yahrzeits, especially connecting members of your congregation to their loved ones who have passed away. The video also shows how to Pull Yahrzeit lists by both Hebrew date range and Gregorian date range. Obtain a spreadsheet with both lists. Create Yahrzeit reminder notifications, honed specifically to the … Continue reading How to: Input and Report on Yahrzeits
Hang onto your hats, folks. This one goes a mite deep. First, in order to understand this change, let’s outline how some of the data relates to each other. Modeled after the real world, ShalomCloud houses family units, sometimes referred to as households. One or more individuals reside within those family units. Yahrzeits, in and … Continue reading Yahrzeit Query by Billing Status
Enhanced formatting for Yahrzeit letters–by which we mean fonts, colors, sizing, and the like. At first, ShalomCloud offered a way to control content for Yahrzeit notifications, presuming you would print and mail them. After that, we bolstered the communication offering by making available email templates. The latter included a toolbar to control letter sizes, letter … Continue reading Yahrzeit Letters Enhanced
Some time ago, in response to how crowded with fields was the Member query, we made available check boxes by which the user could select which fields should appear on the reports and spreadsheet downloads. The same selection ability is now available on the Yahrzeit queries. This makes for a more device-responsive, cleaner appearance.
Realizing that this is fairly dry material, we nonetheless wish to mention several small enhancements within the Yahrzeit capability: ShalomCloud has for some time offered “tags,” alternatively dubbed “attributes,” for Households and individuals. Yahrzeits can also now be associated with tags….which means you can also query and report by those tags. If your congregation maintains … Continue reading Next set of Yahrzeit Enhancements