Jewish Online Resources 3/8/24

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. 

Tablet is offering the podcast "Covering Their Tracks." Documentarian Matthew Slutsky discuses the “story of a young man’s escape from a moving train bound for the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust, and his fight to hold the French national rail company, the SNCF, accountable for their actions as they later bid for lucrative high-speed rail contracts in the United States.”

Melton will hold the six-week course “Holiday Heroines” on Thursdays, March 28-May 2, from 5-6:30 pm. There is a sliding scale cost to attend. Sivan Rotholz will explore the Jewish calendar through the lens of the women featured in the Jewish holidays. For more information or to register, click here.

Siegal Lifelong Learning will hold the virtual lecture “Jews and the American Labor Movement: The Leaders” on Wednesday, April 10, from 10-11:30 am. The cost to attend is $5. The lecture will look at how the waves of Jewish immigration around the turn of the 20th century affected the American labor movement and influenced the growth of Social Unionism and New Deal reformism. For more information or to register, click here.

The Center for Jewish History will hold the hybrid program “Stuck: Immigration, Naturalization and Repatriation in the WWI Era” on Sunday, March 17, at 1:30 pm. The lecture looks at the documents that “tell harrowing tales of families separated by World War I, and the incredible lengths people went to in order to leave war-torn Europe and reunite with relatives in America.” For more information or to register, click here.

Melton will hold the class “Naomi Shemer: Beyond ‘Jerusalem of Gold” on Monday, April 1, from 7-8 pm. The cost to attend is $18. Cantor David Lipp will look at her influence and legacy. For more information or to register, click here.

Melton will offer “A Taste of Passover from Baghdad to the Balkans,” featuring award-winning journalist Rahel Musleah, on Wednesday, April 17, from 1-2 pm. Musleah will teach about global Passover traditions. For more information or to register, click here.

Ritualwell will hold “Dreaming Our Ancestors Home: Connecting With and Healing Our Past” on Tuesdays, March 19 and 26, and April 2 and 9, from noon-1:30 pm. The cost for the four sessions is $180. The course will use the PARDES Kabbalistic style of reading Torah to unlock and heal inherited intergenerational trauma. For more information or to register, click here.

Melton will offer the class “Peace Process: Bringing Calm Home” on Wednesday, May 1, from 1-2:30 pm. Lynne Lieberman will “discuss several Jewish values ranging from honor/respect (kavod) to forgiveness (slichah) that provide us guidance to generate and nurture peaceful interactions in our home and within our family.” For more information or to register, click here.

The Jewish Grandparents Network and 18Doors will hold the virtual program “Welcome to the Seder: Grandparents’ Role in Embracing All Family Members at Passover” on Tuesday, April 16, from 7-8 pm. Rabbi Jessica Lowenthal will share practical ideas on how to welcome and embrace family members and other guests of different faiths and cultures. For more information or to register, click here.

Sefaria, the nonprofit organization that digitizes and freely shares Jewish texts in Hebrew and in translation, now offers Russian translations of biblical texts that include all five books of Torah, several books of Prophets and the scrolls of Ruth and Esther. For more information, click here.

Uri L’Tzedek will hold a panel “Celebrating 15 years of uplifting Kashrut and Worker rights with the Tav Hayosher” on Thursday, May 2, at 6 pm. The cost to attend is $18. Uri L’Tzedek’s founder and President Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, Uri L’Tzedek board member Rosh Kehilah Dina Najman and Campaign Director Eddie Chavez Calderon will discuss the organization’s work. To register, click here.

Sapir will hold the virtual program “Jewish Life in Our Technological Future” on Tuesday, March 12, at noon. SAPIR Institute Director Chanan Weissman will discuss how the Jewish community can prepare for the upcoming digital age with Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter of Yeshiva University and Dr. David Zvi Kalman of the Shalom Hartman Institute. For more information or to register, click here.

The American Jewish University will hold the four-part class “Psalms: From Joy to Sorrow, Singing Hallelujah” on Wednesdays, March 27-April 17, at 3 pm. The class will look at “a curated selection of Psalms to explore their artistry and discover phrases and compositions that hold enduring meaning for you.” For more information or to register, click here.

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