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Daily Guide to Zoom Events, Livestreams and Other Online Resources

As the coronavirus pandemic forces many of us into our homes, new opportunities are being created every day to connect virtually.

All 70 Faces Media publications, including My Jewish Learning, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Kveller, Alma, and The Nosher are offering new online experiences to connect people through Jewish rituals, food, books, and more. We’ll be adding new events every day from other spaces as well. All times are EDT.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

Bite-Sized Amidah Study – 7:45 a.m. EDT: Prepare for your daily Shaharit practice with Hadar! In this 15 minute slot, Rabbi Elie Kaunfer and Rabbi Aviva Richman will offer some brief text learning related to the blessings of the Amidah; each morning will open with some song. Register here.

Facebook Live With Rabbi Menachem Creditor – 9 a.m. EDT: Join UJA each morning, live at 9:00 am, for words of comfort and inspiration from Rabbi Menachem Creditor, UJA’s Ira and Pearl Meyer scholar-in-residence. Connect via UJA’s Facebook page.

Group Torah Study with My Jewish Learning – Fridays at 10:30 a.m. EDT:  Join My Jewish Learning for a conversation about this week’s Torah portion. This week’s class on Re’eh will be led by Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman. Closed captions available at this session. Register by clicking here.

Five minutes of Torah Live – 12 p.m. EDT: A brief teaching led by Rabbi Justin David on the weekly Torah portion live on Facebook. Click here to watch with My Jewish Learning.

For the Perplexed: Reading Maimonides Together – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT: Join Rabbi Suzie Jacobson of Temple Israel of Boston for a free weekly class on the philosophy and theology of Moses Maimonides. Click here to register.

Weekday Online Minyan – 4 p.m. EDT: My Jewish Learning offers a place for people to come together each weekday for a few minutes of Torah teaching led by Rabbi Benjamin Resnick and a group recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish. Connect via Zoom here, or sign up for reminders here.

Public Tehillim – 5 p.m. EDT: Join My Jewish Learning for a teaching and the recitation of a chapter from the Book of Psalms led by Eliana Light. Join on Facebook.

Weekly Shabbat for Families with Kveller – 5:30 p.m. EDT: Jewish musician Alicia Jo Rabins will be hosting an exciting Kabbalat Shabbat for kids and grownups. Click here to register.

Friday Evening Services at Romemu – 6:30 p.m. EDT: Join the Romemu congregation for Kabbalat Shabbat Services. Click here to join on Romemu’s Facebook page.

Virtual Space in Jewish Thought, with David Zvi Kalman. Watch the recording from the Hartman Institute’s “All Together Now” Summer Learning program. Click to view Session 1 and Session 2.

Meet Hilik Magnus, Israel’s Top Search and Rescue Expert: At 69 years old, Magnus shows no signs of slowing down. In this video, he tells us about his demanding job, and some of the biggest rescue missions he’s been a part of, like helping evacuate the Israeli victims of the giant tsunami that hit South East Asia in 2004. Check out JTA’s video production here which is now a finalist for the Toronto Film Society’s film festival.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

Hear O Israel: Exploring the Shma – 11:00 a.m. EDT: Torah in Motion offers this 3-part series which began August 9, with Rabbi Jonathan Ziring. Click here to register.

History of South African Jewry – 1:00 p.m. EDT: Take a journey with the South Africa Jewish Museum and learn about the history of this unique Diaspora community. Click here for more information and to register.

Sing a New Psalms Showcase – 7:30 p.m. EDT: Join Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal for a virtual concert featuring Cantor Linda Hirschhorn, Rabbi David Shneyer, and more. Click here for more information and to register.

MONDAY, AUGUST 17

Bite-Sized Amidah Study – 7:45 a.m. EDT: Prepare for your daily Shaharit practice with Hadar! In this 15 minute slot, Rabbi Elie Kaunfer and Rabbi Aviva Richman will offer some brief text learning related to the blessings of the Amidah; each morning will open with some song. Register here.

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers – 8:30 a.m. EDT: Rabbi Aaron Potek of Sixth & I leads prayers, intentions, and a short journaling exercise. Register here for Zoom link.

Facebook Live With Rabbi Menachem Creditor – 9 a.m. EDT: Join UJA each morning, live at 9:00 am, for words of comfort and inspiration from Rabbi Menachem Creditor, UJA’s Ira and Pearl Meyer scholar-in-residence. Connect via UJA’s Facebook page.

Rabbinic Responses to Past Pandemics – 1:00 p.m. EDT: This 4-week Pardes mini-series with Rabbi Levi Cooper will explore fascinating chapters from Jewish history to see how pandemics were faced in the past. Each class will also address our current coronavirus plight. Mondays, 8/10-8/31. Click here to register.

God of the Faithful, God of the Faithless: Belief and Doubt in Prayer – 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. EDT: Join Rabbi Jan Uhrbach, Director of the Block/Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Click here to register.

Weekday Online Minyan – 4 p.m. EDT: My Jewish Learning offers a place for people to come together each weekday for a few minutes of Torah teaching led by Rabbi Evan Moffic and a group recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish. Connect via Zoom here, or sign up for reminders here.

The Fabulous Rachel Brosnahan: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT: Join The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center and the real Midge Maisel, Rachel Brosnahan, for an intimate conversation about this critically-acclaimed Amazon Series. Click here to register.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18

Bite-Sized Amidah Study – 7:45 a.m. EDT: Prepare for your daily Shaharit practice with Hadar! In this 15 minute slot, Rabbi Elie Kaunfer and Rabbi Aviva Richman will offer some brief text learning related to the blessings of the Amidah; each morning will open with some song. Register here.

Facebook Live With Rabbi Menachem Creditor – 9 a.m. EDT: Join UJA each morning, live at 9:00 am, for words of comfort and inspiration from Rabbi Menachem Creditor, UJA’s Ira and Pearl Meyer scholar-in-residence. Connect via UJA’s Facebook page.

Back to School? A pandemic parenting series for Jewish families- 1 p.m. EDT:  This back to school series, during a pandemic, is brought to you by JTA & Kveller. Please join host Sharon Weiss-Greenberg to talk about Jewish day schools this week. Panelists will include Amy Gold, head of school of the Epstein School in Boston, and Rabbi Yaakov Green, head of school of Akiba Day school in Dallas. Tune in on Kveller’s Facebook page.

Great Talmudic Debates – 1:30 p.m. EDT: In this 3-part series with My Jewish Learning, Channa Lockshin Bob offers a taste of Talmudic reasoning through exploration of three different debates from the Talmud. Each session will focus on a narrow issue with much broader implications, for the Rabbis and for us. 8/4, 8/11, 8/18. Closed captions available at this session. Register here.

Weekday Online Minyan – 4 p.m. EDT: My Jewish Learning offers a place for people to come together each weekday for a few minutes of Torah teaching led by Rabbi Sari Laufer and a group recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish. Connect via Zoom here, or sign up for reminders here.

Hamaqom Happy Hour – 5 p.m. EDT: My Join Hamaqom for an invigorating hour of learning and social connection, with rotating Jewish educators. Click here to join via Zoom

Can Jewish Peoplehood Outlast This Moment? Watch the recording of Mijal Bitton’s two sessions from the Hartman Institute’s “All Together Now” Summer Learning program. Click to view Session 1 and Session 2.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

Bite-Sized Amidah Study – 7:45 a.m. EDT: Prepare for your daily Shaharit practice with Hadar! In this 15 minute slot, Rabbi Elie Kaunfer and Rabbi Aviva Richman will offer some brief text learning related to the blessings of the Amidah; each morning will open with some song. Register here.

Facebook Live With Rabbi Menachem Creditor – 9 a.m. EDT: Join UJA each morning, live at 9:00 am, for words of comfort and inspiration from Rabbi Menachem Creditor, UJA’s Ira and Pearl Meyer scholar-in-residence. Connect via UJA’s Facebook page.

Coffee with Clergy – 12 p.m. EDT: Join Central Synagogue each weekday at noon for this great chance to connect virtually in-person with Central’s clergy team. A different member of our clergy team will share a favorite text, a new piece of music or arrangement, answer questions, or even lead a short cooking segment. To join, visit Central Synagogue’s Facebook page or the website livestream page.

Hebrew Language for the High Holidays – 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT: In this 7-week course with My Jewish Learning, participants will delve into the Hebrew language of some of the central High Holiday prayers. Dr. Tamar Kamionkowski, longtime professor for Biblical Studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, will focus on vocabulary, grammar, and interpretation, offering weekly exercises for those who wish to fully immerse themselves in this Hebrew learning experience. Wednesdays, 8/12 through 9/23 at 2:30pm EDT. Closed captions available. Register here for the Zoom link. (***NOTE*** this course is best with basic knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet. Dr. Kamionkowski also offers a FREE guided course to learn the Hebrew alphabet.)

Weekday Online Minyan – 4 p.m. EDT: My Jewish Learning offers a place for people to come together each weekday for a few minutes of Torah teaching led by  Rabbi Menachem Creditor and a group recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish. Connect via Zoom here, or sign up for reminders here.

Lilith Magazine 2020 Launch Party – 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. EDT: Lilith Magazine hosts a virtual launch party to toast the writers and artists who appear in this extraordinary issue. Click here to RSVP.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20

Bite-Sized Amidah Study – 7:45 a.m. EDT: Prepare for your daily Shaharit practice with Hadar! In this 15 minute slot, Rabbi Elie Kaunfer and Rabbi Aviva Richman will offer some brief text learning related to the blessings of the Amidah; each morning will open with some song. Register here.

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers – 8:30 a.m. EDT: Rabbi Aaron Potek of Sixth & I leads prayers, intentions, and a short journaling excercise. Register here for Zoom link.

Facebook Live With Rabbi Menachem Creditor – 9 a.m. EDT: Join UJA each morning, live at 9:00 am, for words of comfort and inspiration from Rabbi Menachem Creditor, UJA’s Ira and Pearl Meyer scholar-in-residence. Connect via UJA’s Facebook page.

A Taste of Mussar – 12:30 p.m. EDT: Join Rabbi Becca Weinstraub of B’nai Jeshurun for a taste of Mussar, a Jewish ethics-based approach to character development. Weekly on Thursdays, 8/13 through 9/3. Click here to register.

Jews and Latinos: Immigrants Across a Century – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT:  How has the conversation about immigration shifted over the last century? The Jewish Book Council hosts this live panel discussion. For more information and to register, click here.

Exploring the Hebrew Calendar – 2:00 p.m. EDT: Get to know the Jewish months in this course with My Jewish Learning! Rabbi Daniel Raphael Silverstein explores the unique characteristics of each Hebrew month, and how to connect these traditions to our lives today. We will discuss biblical teachings, early rabbinic texts, Kabbalah, and the Chasidic masters. Monthly classes at 2pm EDT, on or near the first of the Hebrew month. Register here for Zoom link and updates.

Weekday Online Minyan – 4 p.m. EDT: My Jewish Learning offers a place for people to come together each weekday for a few minutes of Torah teaching led by Rabbi Danielle Upbin and a group recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish. Connect via Zoom here, or sign up for reminders here.

You Call That News?!? – Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. EDT: Are you ready to test how much you’ve been paying attention to Jewish news and pop culture every week? Test your knowledge of Jewish news and pop culture with JTA’s weekly quiz show. Get the quiz platform, Kahoot, in advance. Open up Kahoot.it on your phone or download the Kahoot app. Join on Zoom on your desktop or laptop. Watch on Zoom to get the quiz ID # each week and enter the ID on Kahoot and let the games begin. Sign up here to get weekly reminders.

Jewish Women You Thought You Knew (or Never Knew!) – 8 p.m. EDT:  JWA presents virtual courses with scholars of Jewish women’s history to delve into the lives, challenges, choices, and innovations of Jewish women who changed our story. In August, learn about Golda Meir, Bertha Pappenheim, Sarah Schenirer and Bella Abzug. Register to receive a Zoom link and access to session recordings.

Shabbat Prep – 9-9:15 p.m. EDT: Rising Song Institute’s Weekly Shabbat Prep with Joey Weisenberg. Join via Facebook Live on Hadar’s Rising Song Institute’s Facebook page.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

Bite-Sized Amidah Study – 7:45 a.m. EDT: Prepare for your daily Shaharit practice with Hadar! In this 15 minute slot, Rabbi Elie Kaunfer and Rabbi Aviva Richman will offer some brief text learning related to the blessings of the Amidah; each morning will open with some song. Register here.

Facebook Live With Rabbi Menachem Creditor – 9 a.m. EDT: Join UJA each morning, live at 9:00 am, for words of comfort and inspiration from Rabbi Menachem Creditor, UJA’s Ira and Pearl Meyer scholar-in-residence. Connect via UJA’s Facebook page.

Group Torah Study with My Jewish Learning – Fridays at 10:30 a.m. EDT:  Join My Jewish Learning for a conversation about this week’s Torah portion. This week’s class on Shoftim will be led by Margo Hughes-Robinson. Closed captions available at this session. Register by clicking here.

Five minutes of Torah Live – 12 p.m. EDT: A brief teaching on the weekly Torah portion live on Facebook. Click here to watch with My Jewish Learning.

For the Perplexed: Reading Maimonides Together – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT: Join Rabbi Suzie Jacobson of Temple Israel of Boston for a free weekly class on the philosophy and theology of Moses Maimonides. Click here to register.

Weekday Online Minyan – 4 p.m. EDT: My Jewish Learning offers a place for people to come together each weekday for a few minutes of Torah teaching led by Rabbi Benjamin Resnick and a group recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish. Connect via Zoom here, or sign up for reminders here.

Public Tehillim – 5 p.m. EDT: Join My Jewish Learning for a teaching and the recitation of a chapter from the Book of Psalms. Join on Facebook.

Weekly Shabbat for Families with Kveller – 5:30 p.m. EDT: Jewish musician Alicia Jo Rabins will be hosting an exciting Kabbalat Shabbat for kids and grownups. Click here to register.

Friday Evening Services at Romemu – 6:30 p.m. EDT: Join the Romemu congregation for Kabbalat Shabbat Services. Click here to join on Romemu’s Facebook page.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

Racial Justice Learn-In / Yom Iyyun – 12:00 p.m – 6:30 p.m. EDT: Base and Hillel International, along with many additional co-sponsors, invite you to participate in a day of deep learning and introspection around racial justice. Many educational workshops will be offered throughout the day, and you can participate in as many sessions as you like. For the full schedule and to register, click here.

MONDAY, AUGUST 24

Bite-Sized Amidah Study – 7:45 a.m. EDT: Prepare for your daily Shaharit practice with Hadar! In this 15 minute slot, Rabbi Elie Kaunfer and Rabbi Aviva Richman will offer some brief text learning related to the blessings of the Amidah; each morning will open with some song. Register here.

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers – 8:30 a.m. EDT: Rabbi Aaron Potek of Sixth & I leads prayers, intentions, and a short journaling exercise. Register here for Zoom link.

Facebook Live With Rabbi Menachem Creditor – 9 a.m. EDT: Join UJA each morning, live at 9:00 am, for words of comfort and inspiration from Rabbi Menachem Creditor, UJA’s Ira and Pearl Meyer scholar-in-residence. Connect via UJA’s Facebook page.

Shofar: The Piercing Cry – 12:00 p.m. EDT: In this class with My Jewish Learning, Rabbi Menachem Creditor explores texts and thoughts about the Shofar, the most primal sound in Jewish tradition. What is it about the Shofar that touches so deep? And how do the sounds compel us to pay attention? Click here to register.

Rabbinic Responses to Past Pandemics – 1:00 p.m. EDT: This 4-week Pardes mini-series with Rabbi Levi Cooper will explore fascinating chapters from Jewish history to see how pandemics were faced in the past. Each class will also address our current coronavirus plight. Mondays, 8/10-8/31. Click here to register.

Seeking and Offering Forgiveness: What are We Doing and How Do We Do It? – 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. EDT: Join Rabbi Eliezer Diamond, Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Click here to register.

Weekday Online Minyan – 4 p.m. EDT: My Jewish Learning offers a place for people to come together each weekday for a few minutes of Torah teaching led by Rabbi Evan Moffic and a group recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish. Connect via Zoom here, or sign up for reminders here.

RIGHTEOUS: A Play Reading – 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EDT: A free, world premiere staged reading of the play at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center. Click here to register.

Embracing Vulnerability: Teshuvah, Ethics, and the Age of Covid – 8:00 p.m. EDT: Taught by Rabbi Shai Held of Hadar. Click here to register.

LOOKING AHEAD:

The Shofar Project: The Institute for Jewish Spirituality is offering a series of free classes during the Hebrew month of Elul (August 21-September 18). More information and registration can be found here.

Spiritual Practice for the Days of Awe: Monday through Friday, September 21-25, 12:00 p.m. EDT. In this 5-day class with My Jewish Learning, Rabbi Dorothy Richman invites us to tap into new awareness during the days that bridge Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish year, and Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the calendar. Each session will include text, discussion and a spiritual practice for this transformational time. Register here.

Pardes Daily: Throughout the Hebrew month of Elul, learn daily for ten minutes, 5 days a week with teachers from Pardes. Multiple learning tracks and subjects are available. This program runs August 24-September 18. For more information and to register, click here.

Structure and Meaning in the High Holiday Liturgy. This 4-part series with Drisha, taught by Rabbi David Silber, delves into the core motifs and themes of the high holiday liturgy. Sundays at 10:00 a.m., 8/23-9/13. Click here to register.

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