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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. All times are EDT.

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To Register for Any of the Following Programs, Click on the Title of the Class

THURSDAY, MAY 28

Camp Kveller: What to do if camp IS happening- 11:45 a.m.: Join Camp Kveller, a weekly series helping you navigate Summer 2020. This week we will cover what to do if your camp is planning to open this summer, and what parents should keep in mind. We’ll chat with JTA reporter Benjamin Sales, who is covering all the news about Jewish summer camps; Sara Forman, a parent at Camp Modin, a sleepaway camp that is opening this summer; and Aaron Glickman, a policy expert, who co-wrote “Summer Camps Should Reopen” for The Atlantic. Join via Kveller’s Facebook Page.

Make Blintzes for Shavuot – 12 p.m.: Join Cookbook Author and Writer Emily Paster to make blintzes for Shavuot. Join via The Nosher’s Facebook Page.

Weekday Online Minyan – 4 p.m.: My Jewish Learning offers a place for people to come together each weekday for a few minutes of Torah teaching 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.: 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 new 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.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Learn into the night on Shavuot with My Jewish Learning! Inspiring teachers include: Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, April Baskin, Shannon Sarna & Leah Koenig, Julie Emden David Gottlieb, Reb Simcha Raphael, Julie Seltzer. Join us on Thursday, May 28  from 8 p.m. through 1 a.m. For more information and to register click here.

*** From UJA-Federation of New York and its Nonprofit Partners:

Facebook Live With Rabbi Menachem Creditor – 9 a.m.: 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.

Sunset Services – 5:30 p.m.: Join Temple Emanu-El for prayer services. Click here to join.

TIKKUN: Into The Night – 6 p.m.: The 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life celebrate Shavuot with artistic engagements, performances, and text study. Featured virtual events include An Unorthodox Panel: A panel with crew members of the Netflix Miniseries and Jewish Feminist Quaranzines with Lilith Magazine. Click here for more information.

Global Shavuot Festival: Moishe House presents the first-ever Global Shavuot Festival including virtual, interactive, casual Ted Talks and other programs spread over 25 hours. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

Virtual Resources: Check out UJA’s guides to virtual volunteer opportunities and virtual synagogue services open to all community members.

*** Check out listings and resources from our lead partner communities: Baltimore, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Metrowest (N.J.), Miami, Washington 

Other partner communities: Albany, Boston, Columbus (Ga.), Lehigh Valley, Madison, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Portland, Savannah, St. Louis, Springfield (Ill.), Syracuse, Tidewater (Va.), Tucson, Worcester, Youngstown

COMING UP:

FRIDAY, MAY 29

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

MONDAY, JUNE 1

Personal Development through Mussar Literature – Mondays at 12 p.m.: Discover Mussar, a virtues-based approach to Jewish ethics and character development. In this class from My Jewish Learning, teacher Marc Fein will guide you through activities to develop character traits like courage, authenticity, and generosity, all through a Jewish lens. Register here.

What is God? 20th Century Perspectives – Mondays at 3 p.m.: In this class from My Jewish Learning, Rabbi Elliot Goldberg introduces us to recent Jewish thinking about God. These paradigms can serve as models for our own explorations of God and our desire for purposeful lives. Register here.

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 2

What is the Nature of Torah? – Tuesdays at 12 p.m.: Deepen your understanding of Torah in this 3-part series with My Jewish Learning. Rabbi Tiferet Berenbaum will share reflections on the nature of Torah from a range of Jewish thinkers including Abraham Joshua Heschel, Ellen Frankel, and Mordechai Kaplan. Register here

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

Behind the Scenes of the Jewish World – 11 a.m.: Join My Jewish Learning for this 6-part series that takes you behind the scenes of some lesser-known Jewish professions. We will hear from a mohel, a scribe, an eruv builder, and more. Moderated by podcast host and educator Rabbi Avi Finegold. Register here.

The Rabbi of the Warsaw Ghetto – 2 p.m.: Today we begin a 4-part series with My Jewish Learning where we will explore enduring spiritual wisdom from the Piaseczna Rebbe, also known as the Rabbi of the Warsaw Ghetto. Rabbi Lauren Tuchman will introduce us to his Torah commentaries known as the Aish Kodesh, or Holy Fire, which offer insight into the human condition, suffering, and resilience. Register here.

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

Camp Kveller 12 p.m..: Join Camp Kveller, a weekly series helping you navigate Summer 2020. Learn more here and let us know what you would like us to cover in the coming weeks. Join via Kveller’s Facebook Page.

Israeli Culture through Pop Songs – Thursdays at 1 p.m.: In this new 3-part series with My Jewish Learning, participants will gain insight into different aspects of contemporary Israeli society through the lens of popular songs. Led by Israeli Rabbi Efrat Rotem. Register here.

Weekday Online Minyan – 4 p.m.: My Jewish Learning offers a place for people to come together each weekday for a few minutes of Torah teaching 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.: 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 new 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.

The People of the Book – Thursdays at 8 p.m.: Dr. Noam Sienna, artist and historian of the Sephardi world will lead us in an exploration of two thousand years of Jewish book history, from the Dead Sea Scrolls to scrolling on your digital devices. This week we will explore First Jewish Books. Join for this My Jewish Learning program by registering here

Friday, June 5

Group Torah Study with My Jewish Learning – Fridays at 10:30 a.m.:  Join My Jewish Learning for a conversation about this week’s Torah portion. Register by clicking here.

Mi Sheberach: The Prayer for Healing – 12 p.m.: In this class from My Jewish Learning, we will look more closely at the words of the Mi Sheberach prayer, and learn how we can bring it into practice in our daily lives. Led by Laura Marder. Register here.

Five minutes of Torah Live – 12:30 p.m.: A brief teaching on the weekly Torah portion live on Facebook. Click here to watch.

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

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

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

SHAVUOT

Make Blintzes for Shavuot: Join Cookbook Author and Writer Emily Paster to make blintzes for Shavuot. Join The Nosher on Facebook Live on Thursday, May 28 at 12 p.m.  

Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Learn into the night on Shavuot with My Jewish Learning! Teachers and sessions will be announced in the coming weeks. Join us on Thursday, May 28  from 8 p.m. through 1 a.m. For more information and to register click here.

WANT MORE?

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