Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 8

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 Tuesday Jewish Issues webinar program has moved to Zoom. The program, taught by Rabbi Ari Enkin, looks at new ideas, laws, concepts or philosophies in Judaism. To receive e-mails about the program and links to Zoom, e-mail
  • The National Museum of Jewish American History is looking for stories about nurses or healthcare workers for its digital collections archive. People are asked to post a short (60-90 second) video and tag it with #NMAJH answering, “What would you like people 50 years from now to know about your life and work experience during the COVID-19 pandemic?” Videos can be uploaded to
  • May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Online resources and links to information about Jewish artifacts can be found at 
  • The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is collecting “Visions for the post-pandemic Jewish world: Imagining a better future” at There are essays on art and culture, ritual and observance and community life. People continuing the conversation on social media are asked to use #JewishFuture when sharing ideas. Anyone interested in submitting an article should e-mail with “Visions Project Submission” in the subject line. 
  • Jewish Women International is holding virtual events, including information about finances during COVID-19. For more information, visit and scroll down to the listing of events.
  • Those who want to listen to Jewish rock music, or learn more about programming, can visit
  • For those who would like to hear a Jewish story, visit The site is sponsored by
  • My Jewish Learning has six Yiddish films that can be streamed at no cost. To learn more, visit
  • Celebrating @ Sinai, a virtual Shavuot celebration for the Reconstructionist movement, will begin with a Kabbalat Chag Song Fest and Candlelighting, on Thursday, May 28, at 7:30 pm, and continue with a Tikkun Leil Shavuot of teaching, learning, movement and musical offerings through Friday, May 29, at 10:30 am. Those interested in watching can view the proceeding on Facebook at
  • A Wider Bridge, an organization that seeks to create equality in Israel by expanding LGBTQ inclusion in Israel, is holding webinars on a variety of topics. To RSVP for its programs and discussions, visit
  • The ASF Institute of Jewish Experience, which focuses on the classical Sephardic tradition, is offering a variety of online programing at 
  • Americans for Peace and Tolerance offers a 10-point program of “New Strategies for Jewish Leaders in a Time of Surging Jew-Hatred.” To learn about the program, visit

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