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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Visit a synagogue

70 cheers


Spatz has written 3 entries about this goal


The visit to the synagogue happened yesterday.
We met at the entry – a tiny group of only three people as the flu season was preventing the larger group that was planned.
After a short security check we were allowed inside – after my husband got to wear a provided kippa. No head covering for the ladies was necessary.
We were shown all around, and the small group made the tour very personal. We got to see the Tora rolls and all the symbols were explained – plus a very short comprehensive summary of the most important things to know.
We even got to see the social rooms where everything was already set for Purim. As the local community is very small, there were no big rooms.
And we got a nice book on the history of the synagogue as a present – a nice surprise.

I’m so glad we did it as it was such a wonderful experience – I felt so welcome. We were invited to join the cultural mailing list – a lot of concerts are held at the synagogue and that sounds interesting, too.

Now on to plan the next step: To visit a historic and bigger synagogue to get some comparison.


Thanks to the encouragement of my 43T friends, especially from Yisraela, I finally wrote the email.
19 months after writing my first entry on this goal I mailed the visiting service at our local synagogue and politely asked if it might be possible…
It is.
In one month, we’ll be given a tour of the synagogue. They’re even happy to show it to us.

I’d never have worked up the courage with out you, thank you!

After years

I have had this on my one-day list for ages.

We have a synagogue here in the next city, but I’ve never had the courage to write the mail to the visting service.

I even have the mail adress saved!

I’d really like to visit it one day!

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Spatz has gotten 70 cheers on this goal.


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