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.
Qesher will hold several talks in March: “Bukharian Jews: At the Crossroads of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Russian-Speaking Worlds” on Thursday, March 3, at 1:30 pm (more information here); “In Golem’s Shadow: The Jews of Prague between Reality and Fiction” on Sunday, March 6, at 1:30 pm (register here); “Kavkazi “‘Mountain Jews’: Ancient Hebrew and Persian roots at the border of Azerbaijan and Russia” on Thursday, March 10, at 1:30 pm (see more); and “A Journey Through the Jewish Heritage of Hungary” on Sunday, March 13, at 1:30 pm (available here). All talks will last approximately 90 minutes. There is a small cost to attend.
Aleph, the Alliance for Jewish Renewal, will hold the program “Authentic Movement as a Spiritual Practice” on Sunday, March 13, from 12:30-5:30 pm. According to the Aleph website, “Authentic Movement is a sacred and creative practice of moving and witnessing ourselves as individuals and in relationships.” To register, visit this page.
The Jewish Broadcasting Service and Sinai Temple in Los Angeles are hosting an online program “Rabbi on the Sidelines,” which is a weekly, hour-long sports conversation show hosted by Rabbi Erez Sherman. New episodes will premiere every Sunday at 7 pm and air throughout the week. For more information or to view an episode, click here.
NCSY is holding an essay contest open to eighth-12th grade students. Students are asked to submit a 600-800 word essay about “Unity and Diversity: What I learned about my Judaism from those different than me.” Essays are due by Saturday, April 30. For more information, visit their essay content page.
Paper Brigade’s Short Story Club will hold the virtual discussion of “Shaare Emunah” with Steven Volynets on Wednesday, March 2, from 12:30-1 pm. The short story under discussion can be found here. For more information or to register, visit this page.
The Jewish Museum will hold the virtual class “Art in Context: Creating, Collecting, Looting, and Recovery” on Tuesdays, March 29 and April 5 and 12, from 6-7 pm. For more information or to register, follow this link.
The HUC Spring Library Series will include two lectures: “Well Known but Rarely Read: The Book of Job in Jewish Life and Thought” on Thursday, March 10, at 1 pm; and “How to Use the Psalms: Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Perspectives” on Wednesday, April 27, at 1 pm. Each lecture may be registered for separately. For more information or to register, see the event page here.
The Institute for Jewish Spirituality will hold the virtual event of IJS Executive Director Rabbi Josh Feigelson in conversation with Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg on Tuesday, March 1, from 8-9:30 pm. To register, visit here.
OpenDor Media and JFNA will hold the webinar “Conflict and Common Ground: A Conversation on Black History Month” on Monday, February 28, from noon-1 pm. The webinar will “explore the histories of Jewish and Black communities and discuss the intersection and overlap between them.” For more information or to register, see this page.
Aleph, the Alliance for Jewish Renewal, will hold the class “The Mystical Exodus in Jungian Perspective: Transforming Trauma and the Wellsprings of Renewal” on Tuesdays, March 15, 22 and 29, and April 5, at 7:30 pm. The cost to attend is $72 and the class will be led by Dr. Shoshana Fershtman. According to Aleph, “This class will explore the central story of Judaism, the Exodus from Egypt, as an archetypal map of healing from exile and reconnecting with the sacred in the wake of catastrophic loss. Exploring the impact of cultural trauma and its impact on our identity can be powerful.” To register, see their event page here.
The Theosophical Society will hold the webcast “Lessons from Ancient Wisdom on Navigating Change” with Rabbi Joshua Stanton, the spiritual leader of East End Temple and Senior Fellow of CLAL, on Thursday, April 7, at 8 pm. The program will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook and the society’s website. More information here.
The Forward will hold a virtual program, “‘American Shtetl’: an evening with the authors,” on Wednesday, March 2, at 7:30 pm. Authors Nomi M. Stolzenberg and David N. Myers will discuss their book about the community of Kiryas Joel with Forward Editor-in-Chief Jodi Rudoren. For more information or to register, click here.
Keeping It Sacred will hold the virtual class “Untold Stories of the Bible: A Workshop” on Sundays, March 20 and 27, and April 3 and 10, at 1:15 pm. The class will explore the gaps found in biblical stories and discuss the literary art of midrash. Attendees will be encouraged to write their own stories. For more information or to register, visit this page.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will hold a virtual program on “Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World” on Tuesday, March 15, from 2-3 pm. Norman Lebrecht will discuss his work, which looks at how Jewish intellectuals, writers, scientists and thinkers affected history. For more information or to register, follow this link.
The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy will hold two virtual programs in March: “Stroll down Second Avenue, the Famed ‘Yiddish Rialto’” on Wednesday, March 9, from 7-8:30 pm (more information here); and “French Food Frenzy: Kosher Style: on Monday, March 14, from 7-8:45 pm (see event).
The Spring Bible and Archaeology Fest 2022 will be held virtually from Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3, and feature 18 lectures. Those who are unable to attend in real time will be able to watch recordings of the lectures when the fest is over. For more information or to register, click here.
The 71st National Jewish Book Awards Celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, April 6, from 7-8 pm. There is a cost to attend. For more information, visit their event page.
Jewish Women Archive will hold two classes in March: “Women in the Rabbinate” at 8 pm on Wednesday, March 2, and Thursdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31; and “Glikl and Her Sisters: The Creative Lives of 17th-Century Jewish Women” on Tuesdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 7-8:15pm. For more information or to register, visit their events page and scroll down to the class. There is a charge for “Glikl and Her Sisters,” which is co-sponsored by the Yiddish Book Center.
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute will hold the virtual two-part series “Gender, Reproductive Rights and Jewish Law: Israeli and American Perspectives.” Part one “Gender, Reproductive Rights and Jewish Law: Israeli Perspectives” will be held on Monday, March 7, from noon-1:30 pm. Part two “Gender, Reproductive Rights and Jewish Law: American Perspectives” will be held on Monday, March 14, from noon-1:30 pm. The series is being co-sponsored by The Forum for Gender Law and Policy at the University of Haifa, JOFA. For more information or to register, visit see here.
The Museum at Eldridge Street will hold several virtual events in March: “Introduction to Jewish Mysticism II: Lurianic Kabbalah” on Tuesdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29, and April 5, at 11 am (more information here); “Deuteronomy: One God, One People, One Sanctuary, One Land” on Thursdays, March 10,17, 24, and 31 and April 7 at 11am (tickets available here); and “The Four Sons: Exploring the Haggadah through Art” on Wednesday, March 30, from 7-8:30 pm (register here). There is a cost to attend.
The Association of Jewish Libraries and StoryTime Solidarity Present will present the virtual program “How to be an Ally to Jewish Patrons and Students (Even in a Non-Jewish Neighborhood)” on Sunday, March 20, at 4 pm. The program is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, visit click here.