Jewish resources to occupy your family while self-distancing

A variety of Jewish groups are offering online resources – educations and recreational – for those who are not allowed out of the house. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter publish additions listings as they become available.
 
The National Museum of American Jewish history is offering virtual tours at https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-museum-of-american-jewish-history.
 
The YIVO Institute is now offering all its online classes free. For more information and to register, visit yivo.org/shine.
Eshel offers a variety of online classes for adult and children. To sign up, visit www.eshelonline.org/.
 
The iCenter of Israel is offering a variety of courses, music and other activities at www.theicenter.org/resource/materials-distance-learning-and-collaboration. 
 
My Jewish Learning, www.myjewishlearning.com, offers a variety of online options for study, including “A Daily Dose of Talmud: Daf Yomi for Everyone,” “Explore the deeper side of Jewish prayer,” “Discovering Jewish Spirituality” “Great Jewish Books” and “Guide To Torah Study.”
 
Bimbam, www.bimbam.com, offers a variety of videos. The site says that is uses “digital storytelling to spark connections to Judaism for learners of all ages.”
 
The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education, www.lookstein.org, offers the Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy. The site says its courses “help schools and families add depth, fun and variety to Jewish studies.” To learn more, visit the website and click on “virtual offerings” or go directly to www.lookstein.org/classroom-resources.
 
Jewish Women’s Archive and JewishLIVE are offering The Quarantine Book Club. For more information, visit https://jwa.org/events and click on the line “get more information and RSVP.” 
 
BBYO is offering BBYO On Demand, which is filled with “live-streamed activities, programs and content that any Jewish teen or young adult, regardless of BBYO membership or affiliation, can tune into and enjoy from anywhere in the world.” More information is available at https://azabbg.bbyo.org/on-demand/home.
 
The PJ Library is offering “Resources for Quarantined Families,” which can be found at https://pjlibrary.org/familyactivities.
 
The Limmud eFestival, which is hosted by Limmud North America, will take place on Facebook on Sunday, March 29, from 2-5 pm. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/events/450289095687713.
 
Stand With Us is offering webnars, live tours and videos. More information can be found at www.standwithus.com/connect.
 
The National Yiddish Theatre has launched Folksbiene Live on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/folksbiene/. It described Folksbiene Live as “an online celebration of Yiddish culture featuring livestreamed theater, American Jewish performers, workshops and other events  – including a talkback with the cast of the award-winning ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish – to entertain audiences young and old. 
 
NCSY is offering a variety of resources on its website. For educational material, visit https://staff.ncsy.org/education, which includes content on the siddur, the weekly parasha and other educational programming and activities.
 
The Forward has launched an online Book Club. The “meetings” will be posted to Instagram and Facebook with discussion happening in the comments. The hosts running that meeting will comment live for the first hour and then following up all week long. A weekly email summarizing what was talked about will also be sent. For more information, sign up for their daily e-mail at https://my.preferencecentral.com/forward/signup or visit https://forward.com. 
 
The 92Y is offering 92Y @ Home, https://www.92y.org/92yathome, with programs being live streamed. That page also contains a link to the Y’s archive, which offers free programming. 
 
The Jewish Museum is offering free online tours at https://tours.thejewishmuseum.org/.
 
The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot have a variety of online exhibits available at  www.bh.org.il.
 
The Center for Jewish history is offering the online exhibit “Design in Exile: Jewish Contributions to Fashion” at https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/design-in-exile-jewish-contribution-to-fashion/AwISK.0BTlFrBIQ. Information about more digital offerings can be found at www.instagram.com/centerforjewishhistory/.
 
The Haggadot.com website will sponsor its first virtual seder on Zoom on Sunday, April 12, at 2 pm. Leaders will be Eileen Levinson, the website’s founder, and journalist Esther Kustanowitz. The event will also stream on Facebook Live.
 
The Orthodox Union’s Women’s Initiative offers a variety of educational material at www.ou.org/women/video/.
 
The Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, https://drisha.org/classes/, has online classes available. Some will be available free, while there is a charge for others.
 
The Jaffa-based Peres Center for Peace and Innovation has announced that it is offering online lectures and Facebook Live sessions,at www.facebook.com/PeresCenter, which are suitable for the whole family.
 
The Israeli-American Council is holding Kabbalat Shabbat services. For more information and how to register, visit www.facebook.com/israeliamericancouncil.
 
The Tikvah Fund offers online courses at https://tikvahfund.org/courses/.
 
The Workers Circle is offering online Yiddish classes from children to adult at https://circle.org/what-we-do/yiddish-language/.
 
The AJC is urging people to #BeAMensch at www.ajc.org/beamensch. The campaign “encourages and highlights acts of kindness and decency, which lift us all up and illuminate the darkness of the current period with countless points of light.” The page also people to past stories about good deeds being done during the crisis and also offers links to stories on Twitter and Facebook.