Get Jewish Guide For Glass

We've helped change how the Jewish world uses technology to improve and aid their daily Jewish lives with our iOS Apps and Android apps. Now we are taking it up a notch with Google Glass. Google Glass is Google's revolutionary concept behind a wearable computer. The RustyBrick team has come up with revolutionary ideas on how to leverage this device to fundamentally change the way Jews think about observing Judaism. How? Read on...

By pushing contextual, geographic-aware, and time sensitive data directly into your line of vision - JewGlass can help you remember things such as prayer time deadlines, where to find kosher eateries, what or what not to say while praying in synagogue and Shabbat start or end times. This is just the beginning, the practical applications are endless.

How do you get it? Well, first you need to get Google Glass (currently in beta and thus hard to get now) and then you need to click "Connect To Glass" at the top right section of this page and authorize the app. We are calling this project, Jewish Guide For Glass (formerly JewGlass).


Prayer Reminders Like Never Before


JewGlass Prayer Notification

You are sitting in a meeting and you lose track of time. Jewish Guide For Glass sends you a polite reminder that sunset is creeping up on you right in the corner of your eye.

JewGlass Find Synagogue

You are given the options of locating a nearby synagogue or...

JewGlass Show Prayer

Jewish Guide For Glass can show the prayer you need to say at that time. Depending on the time of day, you will see morning services (Shacharis), afternoon services (Mincha) or evening services (Maariv). Oh, yes, the options of Nusach will be available and the text will be smart, only showing the relevant time-based prayers.

JewGlass Show Prayer Text

No prayer book (siddur) on hand? Don't have access to your hands? No problem, the prayer will show up discreetly in the corner of your eye.

JewGlass Show Synagogue Listings

Have time to run to a synagogue but not sure where to find one? Jewish Guide For Glass will show you options of nearby synagogues! In this case, Jewish Guide For Glass found 3 nearby synagogues within walking distance from your meeting.

JewGlass Show Synagogue Listings

Jewish Guide For Glass will help you find a synagogue you like, tell you how long it will take you to get there and show a map for you to visualize where to find the synagogue.

JewGlass Call Synagogue

Need more help? Call the synagogue from Google Glass.

JewGlass Directions Synagogue

Walking, driving or biking directions will take you directly to that synagogue.

JewGlass Directions Synagogue

As your are walking, Google Glass shows you how far away you are from your destination.


Prayer Advisor Tips


JewGlass Advisor

Jewish Guide For Glass detects you finally made it to synagogue and gives you quick tips.

JewGlass Advisor Tips

The tips cover important prayer or learning facts for the day.


Shabbat Times Reminders


JewGlass Shabbat Times Reminders

Jewish Guide For Glass can be configured to send you scheduled reminders of when Shabbat begins and ends and the Parsha of the week.


Hungry Yet? Find Kosher Restaurants


JewGlass Kosher Lunch Time Reminder

It's lunch time and Jewish Guide For Glass is here to make sure you don't skip a meal. Jewish Guide For Glass tells you there are several nearby kosher eateries.

JewGlass Kosher Restaurant Listing

Kosher Delight is around the corner!

JewGlass Kosher Restaurant Call

Call in your order for delivery.

JewGlass Kosher Restaurant Directions

Or get directions for take out.

This is just a glimpse into the potential of wearing technology and how it can impact Jewish life. To try it out yourself, Connect To Glass or for more details, email us at

Glass is a trademark of Google Inc.

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posted by Gabe on: Jul 22, 2014 01:20pm

I believe that is Park East synagogue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

posted by Avi Segal on: Nov 22, 2013 07:36pm

Or maybe a chesed app? Like who is seeking a ride close by. Or an elderly person that can use a visitor or a smile. A wedding of a yatom/ytoma in the neighborhood. Someone that can use your leftover delicious food nearby. Etc etc. Making Avrohom Aveenu proud of Google Glass is no trivial accomplishment.

posted by Jon Dunn on: Oct 12, 2013 08:00am

Amazing! Im not even jewish but am considering it now just to get the app. Amazing work guys...

posted by Miriam Schwab on: Aug 4, 2013 08:39am

That's amazing. It really does address a lot of the needs that observant Jews have. And the name is ok - it tells it like it is, and it's kind of amusing in its straightforward-ness.

posted by Paul on: Aug 4, 2013 05:00pm

Think about adding direction to face for Davening (mizrach).

posted by Barry Schwartz on: Aug 6, 2013 04:16pm

I appreciate the feedback!

posted by Gary C on: Aug 22, 2013 04:27pm

If you turn it on before Shabbos and leave it on, will JewGlass work on Shabbos, both functionally and halakhically?

posted by zyggy on: Aug 22, 2013 07:42pm

Now is the time to go and march in the streets to protest of the kristalnajt going on in Egypt!,, we complain the world stood silent during 1936 v

posted by zyggy on: Aug 22, 2013 07:43pm

Ths time are christians!,, guess who follows? Am israel light to ALL nations!,,necer again, so lets keep hypocritically SILENT

posted by Mike Shapiro on: Aug 23, 2013 10:05pm

Aw, c'mon! I wore glasses for 60 years. I had cataract surgery, earlier this year. For the first time, that I can remember, I don't need glasses (except to read). Now, this useful product comes along.

posted by Barry Schwartz on: Aug 6, 2013 04:16pm

Good idea, let's see what we can do.

posted by Carlos Fernandes on: Nov 19, 2013 09:17pm

Fantastic work Barry! Must be very proud. It really is an amazing idea and your implementation and work on this looks first class.

posted by Barry Schwartz on: Nov 19, 2013 09:18pm

Thanks! So much more we can do now with the GDK.

posted by Avi Segal on: Nov 22, 2013 07:30pm

How about a loshon horah detector? Getting real time feedback and warnings would be a real Jewish thing.

posted by Guest on: Aug 22, 2013 04:11pm

Fascinating! - Thank you for putting this together. Your team does great work and your Siddur HD app is extremely useful. Didn't get my hands on Glass this round, but look forward to experimenting with it. The Hebrew menu use case is great! Question and a comment: Question -- which synagogue is in the photo? It's classically stunning Comment: As great as this app will be, I'm really looking forward to the vast array of responsa that will arise from this device and similar technology. Nice work!