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 email@example.com.
- 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 https://vimeo.com/412117522.
- May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Online resources and links to information about Jewish artifacts can be found at www.nmajh.org/jewish-american-heritage-month/.
- The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is collecting “Visions for the post-pandemic Jewish world: Imagining a better future” at www.jta.org/2020/05/04/opinion/visions-for-the-post-pandemic-jewish-world-imagining-a-better-future. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.jwi.org/ and scroll down to the listing of events.
- Those who want to listen to Jewish rock music, or learn more about programming, can visit http://www.jewishrockradio.com/.
- For those who would like to hear a Jewish story, visit https://storieswetell.libsyn.com/. The site is sponsored by ReformJudaism.org.
- My Jewish Learning has six Yiddish films that can be streamed at no cost. To learn more, visit www.myjewishlearning.com/article/six-yiddish-films-you-can-stream-right-now-for-free/.
- 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 www.facebook.com/ReconstructingJudaism.
- 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 https://awiderbridge.org/buildingbridges/.
- The ASF Institute of Jewish Experience, which focuses on the classical Sephardic tradition, is offering a variety of online programing at https://instituteofjewishexperience.org/index.php/upcoming-events.
- 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 http://www.peaceandtolerance.org/ten/.
For more resources, see the last seven issues of The Reporter or visit www.thereportergroup.org/Article.aspx?aID=5484, www.thereportergroup.org/Article.aspx?aID=5499, www.thereportergroup.org/Article.aspx?aID=5502, www.thereportergroup.org/Article.aspx?aID=5512, www.thereportergroup.org/Article.aspx?aID=5519, www.thereportergroup.org/Article.aspx?aID=5527 and http://www.thereportergroup.org/Article.aspx?aID=5535.