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.
The Jewish Theological Seminary will hold the virtual program “Between the Lines: Religicide” on Monday, October 30, from 7:30-8:30 pm. Dr. Georgette Bennett will speak about her book, “Religicide,” coauthored with Jerry White, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, “which documents the global persecutions of people for their faiths, including the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, the Bosnian war, and other human rights catastrophes.” For more information or to register, click here.
The Jewish Museum will hold the virtual classes “Art in Context: The Women Behind the Brands” on Tuesdays, October 24 and 31, from 2-3 pm. The cost to attend is $30 for general audiences and $24 for Jewish Museum members. The class will explore the entrepreneurship of two Jewish women Helena Rubinstein (1872-1965) and Gaby Aghion (1921-2014). For more information or to register, click here.
The Institute for Living Judaism in Brooklyn will hold the hybrid programs “The Ethics of Inclusion: Understanding Disability in The Sacred Literature” on Sunday, October 29, at 4 pm; and a panel on “Medical Ethics” on Sunday, November 5, at 4 pm. The cost to attend on Zoom is $10. For more information or to register, click here.
Hadassah Magazine will hold the discussion “What Makes a Book Jewish?” on Thursday, November 16, at 7 pm. Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein will host a panel conversation with Jewish writers Allegra Goodman, Dani Shapiro and Ruth Knafo Setton. For more information or to register, click here.
HUC Connect will hold a series of webinars, including “Judaism in a Digital Age: An Ancient Tradition Confronts a Transformative Era” on Thursday, October 26, at 2:30 pm; “‘This Is Not the National Theatre, Here We Study Talmud’: Performing the Talmud in the Television Show Shenayim Ohazin” on Thursday, November 2, at 2:30 pm; “Frank Stella: Jewish Themes” on Tuesday, November 14, at 2 pm; “Illuminating Ecclesiastes” on Tuesday, November 29, at 7:30 pm; and “Confronting Controversy on Stage” on Tuesday, December 5, at 2 pm. For more information or to register, click here.
The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is now accepting applications. The awards “recognize young changemakers who have significant impact in leading initiatives that embody the values of tikkun olam, repairing the world.” Fifteen Jewish teens annually receive awards of $36,000 each. The deadline for applications is January 5. For more information, click here.
The American Jewish University will hold “Planning for Peace of Mind: Feel Empowered with Advanced Directives” with Rabbi Dr. Jason Weiner and Rabbi Sherre Hirsch on Thursday, December 14, from 3-4 pm. For more information or to register, click here.
The Soviet Jewry Movement Archive Project will hold the webinar “Soviet Jewry Movement 60th Anniversary: The Cleveland Pioneers Who Started it All” on Wednesday, November 8, at 7:30 pm. Dr. Shaul Kelner, associate professor of Sociology and Jewish studies at Vanderbilt University, will discuss the history of the Cleveland pioneers “whose passion ignited a grassroots movement.” For more information or to register, click here.
The Jewish Women’s Archive has made its Nicki Newman Tanner Oral History Collection open to the public. The collection offers “hundreds of interviews with leaders, activists, and community members across the United States, documenting their encounters with major events and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries and the many ways that gender, class, place, and religious and ethnic identities have shaped women’s lives.” For more information or to access the collection, click here.
The Center for Jewish History will hold the hybrid (in-person and on Youtube) concert reading of “Hereville: A New Jewish Musical” on Thursday, November 9, at 6:30 pm. There is a “pay what you wish” option for those watching on Youtube. The musical is based on the graphic novel of the same name. For more information or to register, click here.
The Tikvah Fund is offering the six-part lecture course “Israel on the Precipice: The Yom Kippur War at 50,” which explores “the history, politics, and impact of the Yom Kippur War.” The course, which is is taught by Dr. Michael Doran, senior fellow and director of the Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East at the Hudson Institute, who served in the George W. Bush Administration, as a senior director in the National Security Council, a senior advisor in the State Department and a deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Pentagon. For more information or to register, click here.
Judaism Unbound is offering the UnYeshiva online classes. The classes seek “to empower all Jews, regardless of background with the knowledge to reimagine the Jewish future with confidence, creativity, and chutzpah.” For more information about UnYeshiva and specific classes, click here.
The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History will hold the virtual Weitzman Book Club. On Tuesday, November 14, at 2 pm, the discussion will focus on “Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance” with Rebecca Clarren discussing her new book “The Cost of Free Land.” On Tuesday, December 12, at 2 pm, the discussion will focus on the “Boston Chocolate Party” with Rabbi Deborah Prinz discussing her books “The Boston Chocolate Party” and “On the Chocolate Trail.” For more information or to register, click here.
The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies and The Naomi Foundation will hold the 2023 Naomi Prawer Kadar Annual Memorial Lecture with academic and cultural critic Ilan Stavans, a virtual talk titled “Yiddish and Ladino: Forking Paths,” on Wednesday, October 25, at noon. For more information or to register, click here.
The American Jewish University will hold the virtual program “Five Years Later: Reflecting on Tree of Life Synagogue Tragedy” on Friday, October 27, from 3-3:45 pm. Mark Oppenheimer and Jon Wertheim will commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting. For more information or to register, click here.
The American Jewish University will hold the virtual program “I Could Nosh” with author Jake Cohen on Wednesday, November 15, from 3-4 pm. The cost to attend is $31. Cohen will discuss recipes from his newest New York Times best selling cookbook, “I Could Nosh: Classic Jew-ish Recipes Revamped for Every Day.” For more information or to register, click here.
The American Jewish University will hold the four-part class “Fantasy Fiction and the Jews” with Gavriel Savit, whose book “The Way Back” was National Book Award finalist, on Tuesdays, November 7-28, from 8-9 am. The cost to attend is $195. The class will look at three major works of British fantasy – all of which implicate Jews or Judaism in one way or another. For more information or to register, click here.