By Reporter staff
A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available.
Yodeah will hold a free virtual event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month: “The Power of Knowledge: How Knowing About Your Genetics Can Save Your Life and The Lives Of Those You Love” on Tuesday, October 25, at 7 pm. The program will feature conversations with medical experts and the personal story a young woman who found out she was BRCA positive. To register for the event, click here.
The Center for Jewish History will hold the 10-section virtual class “All in the Mishpocheh: Intro to Jewish Genealogy” from November-January. Section 1 will be held on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm beginning on November 1. Section 2 will be held on Fridays at 10 am beginning on November 4. For more information or to register, click here.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage will hold “Archtober – The Museum of Jewish Heritage: Past, Present, and Future” on Sunday, October 30, from 4-5 pm. Members of the design firm behind the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust’s building will discuss the history of the project, the decisions the firm made throughout the building process and the future of the Museum. For more information or to register, click here.
The Meyerson JCC of Cincinnati will hold several virtual events in its Jewish Book Series: “Bittersweet” by Susan Cain and “Lost and Found” by Kathryn Schulz on Tuesday, November 1, from 7-8:15 pm (available here); “Why Do Jewish? by Zack Bodner” on Monday, December 5, from 7-8:15 pm (available here); and “The Thread Collectors” by Shaunna J. Edwards and Alyson Richman on Thursday, January 12, from 7-8:15 pm (available here).
Aleph, the Alliance for Jewish Renewal, will hold “Remembering Richard: A Gathering to Honor the First Yahrzeit of Cantor Richard Kaplan z”l” on Sunday, October 30, at 1 pm. To register, click here.
The virtual program “Jewish Astrological Insights into 5783” with “Astrolojew” Lorelai Kude will take place on Monday, October 24, at 3 pm. Kude will look into the astrology of the Jewish year 5783, and the solar year of 2023. The 90-minute presentation will be recorded. All who register will receive the recording link. For more information or to register, click here.
Qesher will hold virtual tours in November, including “Jewish Life in China: Tales from the Far East” on Thursday, November 17, at 3 pm; “Desert Roots: Concert and Presentation” on Sunday, November 20, at 3 pm; and “Two people, one womb: The Jews of Italy” on Sunday, November 27, at 3 pm. For more information or to register, click here.
The Jewish Book Council will hold the in-person and virtual program “Joshua Cohen, Rivka Galchen and Ruby Namdar: Remembering A.B. Yehoshua” on Wednesday, November 16, from 6:30-7:30 pm. The program will “explore Yehoshua’s legacy and the role of Hebrew literature and language in Israel and America.” For more information or to register, click here.
The Yiddish Book Center will hold the virtual book talk “Fear and Other Stories,” with translator Anita Norich on Tuesday, December 13, at 7 pm. Norich will talk about translating the collected stories of Chana Blankshteyn (~1860-1939) from Yiddish to English. For more information or to register, click here.
The Hartman Institute will hold the virtual talk “ Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America: How significant political changes affect the Jewish community” on Wednesday, October 26, at 7:30-8:30 pm. Masua Sagiv, Hartman scholar-in-residence and a scholar of the intersection of law, religion and gender, will talk with Dahlia Lithwick about her new book, “Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America” and what recent political changes mean for the Jewish community. For more information or to register, click here.
The Hartman Institute will hold the virtual four-part class “Why Israel? Revisiting the Meaning of Zionism” with Lauren Berkun on Thursday, October 27-November 17 from 2-3:30 pm. For more information or to register, click here.
The Institute for Jewish Spirituality will hold virtual “Abigail Pogrebin in Conversation with Rabbi Josh Feigelson” from Wednesday, October 26, from 8-9 pm. Feigelson will talk about his “Eternal Questions” and will discuss how his book “serves as a companion for Jewish mindfulness and spiritual practice throughout the year.” To register for the event, click here.
The 13-part series “American Jewish Music from the Milken Archive with Leonard Nimoy” is being released as a podcast. For more information, click here.
The Museum at Eldridge Street will hold the virtual “Cinema Chats: ‘Casablanca,’ Jewish Origins and Contemporary Reflections” on Wednesday, November 2, at 6 pm. Lucy Shahar and Dr. Kate Hearst will discuss the Jewish connections in “Casablanca” and how the film can be viewed in contemporary times. For more information or to register for the event, click here.
Jewish Women’s Archive will hold several book talks in November and December: Thursday, November 3, at 8 pm, Liana Finck on “Let There Be Light: The Real Story of Her Creation”; Thursday, November 17, at 8 pm, “One Hundred Saturdays” by Michael Frank; Thursday, December 1, at 8 pm, Alicia Jo Rabins on “Even God Had Bad Parenting Days”; and Thursday, December 15, at 8 pm, “When Rabbis Abuse” by Elana Sztokman. For more information or to register, click here.
For additional resources, see previous issues of The Reporter or our other Jewish Online Resources here.