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Daily Guide to Zoom Events, Livestreams and Other Online Resources

Welcome to The Hub. The Hub is a space that includes daily information about live content from all 70 Faces Media publications, including My Jewish Learning, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Kveller, Alma, and The Nosher, in addition to a wide spectrum of other great online Jewish events. Our hope is that the Hub will connect people with some of the incredible learning opportunities now accessible across the globe. All times are ET (Eastern Time).

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: YOM KIPPUR EVE

Looking for services? Check out our list of where to stream free services from across the country and denominational spectrum.

7:00 p.m. ET: Kol Nidrei Service. Welcome Yom Kippur with this moving, haunting evening service with My Jewish Learning. Led by Cantor Hayley Kobilinsky. Streamed live on My Jewish Learning’s Facebook page.

Days of Awe Sermon Slam – On Demand: Watch rabbis from across the Jewish spectrum offer High Holidays sermons with My Jewish  Learning.

From Our Partners:

Preparing for Forgiveness: A Pre-Yom Kippur Experience– 9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. ET. In ancient times, erev Yom Kippur (the day before) was a mini-holiday in its own right, an important day when people asked each other for forgiveness. Prepare spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually with the Hadar Institute for some or all of the day.

Lishmah Learning: Lishmah is a new daily Jewish learning system where users can log in once a day to learn from a Jewish educator. Come study about Sukkot and Simchat Torah with Rabbi Abby Sosland, Josh Satok, Rabbi Amir Zinkow, Rabbi Abby Sosland, Seth Pertain, and the rest of the Lishmah community!

Art as Spiritual Practice: Weekly Crafting Projects Through the High Holidays. Join Here For and Eli Kaplan-Wildmann for a homemade craft project, continuing weekly throughout the High Holidays.

The Akedah Project: Explore the story of the Binding of Isaac (“akedah”), which is one of the most confounding narratives in the Bible. Click here to watch more than 30 videos, each offering coming to the Akedah from a different angle. 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: YOM KIPPUR DAY

Looking for services? Check out our list of where to stream free services from across the country and denominational spectrum.

Below is the schedule for My Jewish Learning’s Yom Kippur programs. Click here to sign up for updates, notifications, Zoom links, and more.

Yom Kippur Speed Service 11:00 a.m. ET: Learn about and recite all the must-know Yom Kippur prayers and songs, and even hear some of the Torah portion, all in an hour’s time! Don’t miss this unique prayer service led by Rabbi Benjamin Resnick.

 Jonah: A Prophet Who Argues With God – 1:00 p.m. ET: Explore the Book of Jonah, traditionally read on Yom Kippur afternoon. This class will focus on the character of Jonah, a prophet who hears God, but doesn’t much like what he hears. Led by Rabbi Sara Brandes.

 The History and Mystery of Yizkor2:00 p.m. ET: Yizkor provides people with a chance to remember and honor deceased loved ones, especially on a day we are reminded of our vulnerability and mortality. Learn more about the tradition of Yizkor with Reb Simcha Raphael.

Traditional Poems of Repentance for Yom Kippur – 3:30 p.m. ET: The Yom Kippur liturgy is filled with beautiful piyutim, or poems chanted during services. Learn some of these and sing with Margo Hughes-Robinson.

Neila Service – 7:15 p.m. ET: The final service of Yom Kippur, which marks the closing of the day, culminates in one long Shofar blast. Complete your Holiday experience with this beautiful prayer service led by Rabbi Benjamin Resnick.

Days of Awe Sermon Slam – On Demand: Watch rabbis from across the Jewish spectrum offer High Holidays sermons with My Jewish  Learning.

From Our Partners:

The Akedah Project: Explore the story of the Binding of Isaac (“akedah”), which is one of the most confounding narratives in the Bible. Click here to watch more than 30 videos, each offering coming to the Akedah from a different angle. 

Montreal Bagel Break-fast – On Demand: Join the Wandering Chew, whose mission is to share the diversity of Jewish stories through food, for a class on the history, culture, and how to make the Montreal bagel. See the ingredient list here.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

The Basics of Sukkot – 2:00 p.m. ET: In this class with My Jewish Learning, we will explore the basic mitzvot – commandments – related to the upcoming holiday of Sukkot. We will touch on the sukkah, the four species, the water libation, and the commandment to rejoice. Led by Dafna Siegman.

Weekday Online Minyan – 4:00 p.m. ET: 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.

From Our Partners:

Bite-Sized Amidah Study – 7:45 a.m. ET: 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.

Facebook Live With Rabbi Menachem Creditor – 9:00 a.m. ET: 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.

929 Tehillim Course – Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. ET: Rabbi Dr. Beni Gesundheit will take you on a journey through the story of Tehillim where you will gain a new perspective based on the power of contextual interpretation beginning with the Davidic kingdom and its development through the time of the First Temple destruction, reconstruction of the kingship and return of the Exiles to Israel. This story influenced the lives of those who built the Second Temple and is a lesson that reverberates through history and our lives today.

The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week – 1:00 p.m. ET: Join PJ Library for a webinar with bestselling author Tiffany Shlain to explore what she and her family call a “Tech Shabbat” — a simple, free, 21st-century version of the ancient Shabbat ritual that has been working wonders for her family for more ten years. With everything on screens, and work, school, and family life all confined to home, Tech Shabbat has been the sanctuary that has kept Shlain’s family going. She’ll share her tips and help you explore creating the time and space you and your family need to sustain yourselves.

Encountering Ecclesiastes – 4:00 p.m. ET: The Book of Ecclesiastes, or Kohelet, is traditionally read on the shabbat during Sukkot. In this three-day series with the Hadar Institute, Rabbi Shai Held asks, what is Kohelet’s worldview? Why is the book read on Sukkot? September 29, 30, and October 1 at 4:00 p.m.

Hamaqom Happy Hour – 5:00 p.m. ET/ 2:00 p.m. PT: Join HaMaqom, an educational institution based in Berkeley, CA, for an invigorating hour of learning and social connection, with rotating Jewish educators.

High Holiday Workshops – 7:00 p.m. ET: Learn more about Sukkot in this workshop with Rabbi Buchwald of the National Jewish Outreach Program.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Weekday Online Minyan – 4:00 p.m. ET: 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.

From Our Partners:

Facebook Live With Rabbi Menachem Creditor – 9:00 a.m. ET: 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.

The Saga of the Citron: Historical and Global Perspectives – 12:00 p.m. ET: Join Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University to discover what the etrog, or citron, can reveal to us about larger historical trends.

Coffee with Clergy – 12:00 p.m. ET: 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.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

All is Fleeting: The Book of Ecclesiastes– 12:30 p.m. ET: Join My Jewish Learning for this special Sukkot class on Kohelet, or Ecclesiastes, the biblical book that is read during Sukkot. Rabbi Sara Brandes will lead an inspirational exploration of the main themes of the text, which offer timeless wisdom during these unusual times.

Weekday Online Minyan – 4:00 p.m. ET: 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.

From Our Partners:

Bite-Sized Amidah Study – 7:45 a.m. ET: 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.

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers – 8:30 a.m. ET: Rabbi Aaron Potek of Sixth & I leads prayers, intentions, and a short journaling exercise.

Facebook Live With Rabbi Menachem Creditor – 9:00 a.m. ET: 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.

Spiritual Wisdom for Your New Year with Amy Eilberg – 3:00 p.m. ET: Join T’ruah for a webinar to explore how to start this new year off on the right foot and where to get the courage to move past fear and into action. Rabbi Eilberg will guide us in an exploration of the soul-trait (middah, in Hebrew) of Ometz Lev — a complex concept related to moral courage, hopefulness, humility and vulnerability.

Encountering Ecclesiastes – 4:00 p.m. ET: The Book of Ecclesiastes, or Kohelet, is traditionally read on the shabbat during Sukkot. In this three-day series with the Hadar Institute, Rabbi Shai Held asks, what is Kohelet’s worldview? Why is the book read on Sukkot? September 29, 30, and October 1 at 4:00 p.m.

Weekly Torah Portion/Parashat Hashavua – 8:30 p.m. ET: Join Torah in Motion to learn about the weekly Torah portion every Thursday evening, with rotating teachers. Click here for more information and to register.

Shabbat Prep – 9:00-9:15 p.m. ET: Join Rising Song Institute’s Weekly Shabbat Prep with Joey Weisenberg via Facebook Live.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

Group Torah Study with My Jewish Learning – Fridays at 10:30 a.m. ET:  Join My Jewish Learning for a conversation about this week’s Torah portion. This week’s class on the Sukkot reading will be led by Rabbi Andy Shugerman. Closed captions available at this session

Five minutes of Torah Live – 12:00 p.m. ET: A brief teaching with My Jewish Learning on the weekly Torah portion live on Facebook.

Weekday Online Minyan – 4:00 p.m. ET: 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 – 5:00 p.m. ET: Join My Jewish Learning on Facebook for a teaching and the recitation of a chapter from the Book of Psalms. This week will be led by Rabbi Zach Fredman.

Kabbalat Shabbat for Families with Kveller – 5:30 p.m. ET: Jewish musician Alicia Jo Rabins will be hosting a service for kids and grownups. 

From Our Partners:

Bite-Sized Amidah Study – 7:45 a.m. ET: 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.

Facebook Live With Rabbi Menachem Creditor – 9:00 a.m. ET: 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.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

From Our Partners:

Morning Shabbat Service – 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT: Join Temple Sinai for Morning Prayer services. Click here to join on Temple Sinai’s YouTube channel.

LOOKING AHEAD:

Observe Yom Kippur with My Jewish Learning! Looking to bring meaning to these unusual High Holidays in 2020? Join My Jewish Learning and our partner organizations from 70 Faces Media for a meaningful and engaging online High Holiday experience, on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Click here to register.

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