Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 3

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering online resources – educational and recreational – for those who are not allowed out of the house. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

  • The Jewish Federations of North America, www.jewishfederations.org, has opened a resource page, www.jewishtogether.org, that offers videos, resources to do with the difficulties of self-distancing and “virtual meetups.” The organization is planning to hold “A Global Celebration of Israel’s Independence Day” on Wednesday, April 29, at 2 pm. More information will be released closer to the date.
  • Rabbi Bob Alper is offering to send “A Quick Laugh” a day via e-mail. For more information, visit https://bobalper.com/, e-mail quicklaugh@bobalper.com or call 802-362-5151.
  • Camp Ramah is offering events and concerts through its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NationalRamah/. Camp Ramah Ba-Bayit (Camp Ramah at Home), www.campramah.org/ramah-ba-bayit, offers additional resources. 
  • For college students, Hillel@Home, https://welcome.hillel.org/hillelathome/, offers writers, actors, singers, athletes, politicians and more covering a variety of topics from ethics to keeping in shape while self-distancing.
  • Jewish Teen Learning Connection, https://jtconnect.org/, seeks to give teens the opportunity to continue their Jewish education, including ways to examine their religion, history and traditions through classroom study, volunteer projects and special events.
  • The TogetherWeRemember Coalition, https://togetherweremember.org/events, will hold a variety of virtual events throughout April to commemorate Genocide Awareness Month.
  • Pardes is offering resources for “uncertain times” www.pardes.org.il/strength-courage/. These include resources on the parasha of the week, halachah, prayer, parents/children and more.
  • Torah Tots, www.torahtots.com/, offers information for children about Jewish holidays, the Torah portion of the week, Hebrew, music and more.
  • The Jewish Museum of Florida. http://jmof.fiu.edu/, is offering some of its exhibits online. Visit the site for links to the virtual tours.
  • My Jewish Learning, www.myjewishlearning.com, has a guide to online events. Visit the site and click on that box “Daily Guide to Zoom Events, Livestreams and Other Online Resources.” It’s also possible to sign up for a daily e-mail update.

For more resources, see the last two issues of The Reporter or visit www.thereportergroup.org/Article.aspx?aID=5484 and www.thereportergroup.org/Article.aspx?aID=5499.