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.
My Jewish Learning is holding a virtual “Mi Sheberach Moment” on Mondays at 12:15 pm. It calls the program “a space for anyone looking to dive into Jewish wisdom and pray for healing for yourself, your loved one, your community or our world.” For more information or to register, click here.
Roundtable will hold the virtual event “Feasting in the Roman Jewish Kitchen with Leah Koenig” on Thursday, September 14, from 6:30-8 pm. Leah Koenig, author of “Portico: Cooking and Feasting in Rome’s Jewish Kitchen” will talk about Rome’s Jewish community and cuisine. She will also demonstrate two recipes. For more information or to register, click here.
The website 18Doors will hold the virtual course “Our Year of Firsts” on Wednesdays, September 6 and 20; October 4 and 18; and November 1 and 15, from 7:30 pm-9 pm. The cost to attend is $180 and financial assistance is available. It offers participants the opportunity “to explore the deeper meaning behind Jewish holidays, create new traditions together and meet other interfaith couples.” For more information or to register, click here.
UJA Federation New York will hold the virtual event “Moving Heaven and Earth: A Conversation With James McBride” on Monday, August 14, at 6 pm. McBride will talk about his new novel, “The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store,” which “is set in a small working-class Pennsylvania town in the 1930s, where a Jewish woman runs a grocery store that extends credit and friendship to all.” For more information or to register, click here.
Distinctions is the online quarterly journal of JIMENA that publishes articles by Sephardi and Mizrahi scholars, researchers, artists and activists. Its first issue focuses on antisemitism.
The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning will hold the virtual program “Purity of Arms: The IDF’s Code of Ethics” with Joel Chasnoff on Wednesday, September 6, from 1-2 pm. The cost to attend is $18. The text-based session will “analyze the IDF’s Purity of Arms code and look at the rabbinic and biblical source material that informed how and why the code was created.” For more information or to register, click here.
Hadassah Magazine will hold the virtual program “Behind the Scenes with Adeena Sussman” with Libby Barnea, Hadassah Magazine’s deputy editor and food editor, and Adeena Sussman, the magazine’s food writer, for a conversation about Sussman’s latest cookbook, “Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals from My Table to Yours.” It will take place on Thursday, September 21, at 7 pm. For more information or to register, click here.
RitualWell will hold the virtual class “Change Through Acceptance: the Hasidic Notion of Teshuvah” on Tuesdays, September 5, 12 and 19, from noon-1:15 pm. The cost to attend is $36. Rabbi Michael Strassfeld will explore the the Chasidic notion of change through the study of texts and discussion. No Chasidic background is required. For more information or to register, click here.
Pardes is offering the maggid of Melbourne’s podcast series, “Exploring Sacred Spaces.” Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper, the maggid of Melbourne, will explore Jewish ideas and their relevance in contemporary Jewish lives. For more information, click here.
Sapir will hold a virtual interview of Bret Stephens his article “Three Falsehoods About Antisemitism – and One Truth” on Monday, August 21, at noon. To read the article, click here. For more information or to sign up for the event, click here.
The Union for Reform Judaism will hold the virtual program “Creating Safe Spaces of Belonging in Our Homes” on Tuesday, August 22, from 1-2 pm. Dr. Traci Baxley, founder of Social Justice Parenting, discuss “how intentional efforts to create affirming spaces can impact children’s understanding of agency, advocacy and action. She will also “offer actionable ways to create safe spaces in your home that will guide your children to become ‘space-makers’ in the world.” For more information or to register, click here.
Jewish Women’s Archive will hold virtual book talks this fall. All talks are on Thursdays at 8 pm: September 7, Susan Rubin Suleiman, “Daughter of History: Traces of an Immigrant Girlhood”; September 21, Elizabeth Graver, “Kantika”; October 5, Mattie Kahn, “Young and Restless: The Girls Who Sparked America’s Revolutions”; and October 19, Marjorie Ingall, “Sorry, Sorry, Sorry: The Case for Good Apologies.” For more information or to register, click here.
Jewish Women’s Archive will hold the virtual “Online History Course: Jewish Women in the Medieval World” on Thursdays, November 2-30 (except for November 23), at noon. The lectures include November 2, Sarah Ifft Decker, “Capable Wives and Working Widows: Jewish Women’s Lives in the Medieval World”; November 9, Elisheva Baumgarten, “Men’s Instructions, Women’s Deeds: Gender and Religious Practice in Medieval Ashkenaz”; November 16, Sara Gardner, “Women’s Domestic Culture in Iberia”; and November 30, Renée Levine Melammed, “Women’s Voices as Reflected in the Cairo Genizah.” For more information or to register, click here.
The American Jewish University will hold the virtual program “Mahloket: The Jewish Art of Constructive Disagreement in Text and Today” on Tuesday, August 29, from 3-4 pm. Rabbi Daniel Roth and AJU’s Alyssa Silva will show how the traditional beit midrash, or study hall, engaged in mahloket, or conflicting opinions, found within Jewish texts. For more information or to register, click here.
The American Jewish Historical Society and the Center for Jewish History will hold the hybrid program “Fighting Fascism: A Symposium on Jewish Responses From the Interwar Period to the Present Day” on Sunday, October 15, from 10 am-5 pm. For more information or to register, click here.
The Jewish Theological Seminary will off a new cycle of Context, which will meet on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm starting in September 2023. The fall semester concentrates on “The Bible and Ancient Israel” with Dr. Alan Cooper, Elaine Ravich Professor of Jewish Studies. The spring semester will focus on “The World of Rabbinic Judaism” with Rabbi Mira Wasserman, Ph.D. The cost is $995 for the year. For more information on the classes offered each semester and to register, click here.