Re: From Cohousing Israel- Video Conferencing
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 08:55:31 -0800 (PST)
Hello David!  

Congrats on your cohousing community!  One of the cool things about cohousing 
spreading throughout the world is the opportunity to visit.  You may find 
yourself inundated with guests once you are up and running!

For 1.5 years we used ZOOM for the Aging in Community Collaboratory which met 
2x a month.  Once w/ a guest speaker and once for a meeting of the group 
members.   One of Zoom’s features is being able to record or video tape your 
sessions.  We did this w/ all the sessions and made the recordings available on 
line to those in the group unable to make the session.  I’m sure this feature 
is also available with any of the virtual meeting platforms.

There are many of these platforms available: is one of them 
along w/ a separate platform they just launched.  There are many free virtual 
meeting platforms but be aware you get what you pay for.

Let us know which one you choose and how it works for you.

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA

As long as you have two or fewer … your ducks are always in a row.  The Covert 

> On Jan 9, 2018, at 12:58 AM, David Mencher <menchers [at]> wrote:
> Hi Fellow Cohousers,
> We are Cohousing Israel, a Senior Cohousing community in the making in
> Israel, four years into the game and hoping to be able to move in within 3
> years.  I am writing to ask about communications tool which work for
> cohousing communities in the formative stage.  Mostly, we need an
> alternative to face-to-face committee meetings, since we are scattered
> around the country.
> Does Skype Business work?  Zoom?  Another preferred video conferencing
> package?  We would like to be able to have 6-8 people with host
> capabilities without having to purchase individual licenses for each of
> them (too costly for us at this stage).
> Thanks for sharing your experiences.
> David Mencher
> CoHousing Israel (CHI)
> -- 
> David Mencher
> 08-9266104
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