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.
Nosher and Alma offer a free recipe book called “Jewish Food From Around the World.” To read or download the booklet, see the pdf.
The Braid, which offers “inspiring Jewish stories,” will hold a performance of “Star-Spangled Sabra,” “stories of Israelis in America as they define themselves,” live in California and on Zoom through March 23. Tickets are $40. To learn more about The Braid, visit their about us page. To purchase tickets for Zoom performances, see their times and tickets here.
The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center will hold the following virtual programs: “Gal Beckerman in Conversation with Michelle Goldberg on Tuesday, March 29, at 6:30 pm (see tickets); “Matti Friedman in Conversation with Abigail Pogrebin” on Monday, April 4, from 6-7:30 pm (tickets here); “Judy Collins Sings Hallelujah... to Leonard Cohen” on Monday, April 4, at 8 pm (available here); “The Medici Archive Project: Night One: A Day in the Life of a Jewish Merchant” on Tuesday, April 5, from 6:30-8 pm (more info here); “The Medici Archive Project: Night Two: Jews on Trial” on Wednesday, April 6, from 6:30-8 pm (see here); and “The Medici Archive Project: Night Three: The Jewish Caravaggio” on Thursday, April 7, from 6:30-8 pm (see tickets).
Maven will hold two “Tour Global Jewish Life” webinars: Yona Abeddour will offer a look at Morocco on Tuesday, March 15, from 2-3 pm (more info here); and Dr. Jael Silliman will discuss Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) on Tuesday, April 12, from 10-11 pm (see class info). The cost for each tour is $21.
The Orthodox Union Guide to Passover 2022/5782 is now available for order at a cost of $5.50 (which includes shipping). For more information or to order a guide, visit this link.
Mazon, a Jewish Response for Hunger, is holding a virtual “2022 Insider Briefing Series.” The remaining two sessions are “Revitalization from Destruction: The Movement to Protect Traditional Food Systems” on Wednesday, April 6, at 1 pm; and “Correcting a Legacy of Inequity: Addressing Food Insecurity in Puerto Rico” on Thursday, May 12, at 3 pm. For more information and to register, click here.
Judaism Your Way will hold a Passover cooking class on Sunday, March 3, from 5-6:30 pm. The class is open to adults and children from the age of 4, who will learn to make 18-minute matzah and Sephardic charoset. For more information or to register, visit the event page.
The Jewish Theological Seminary will hold “Hate on Trial: The Charlottesville Case: The Bernard G. Segal Memorial Lecture in Law and Ethics” on Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 pm, in-person at JTS and via Livestream. Roberta Kaplan, Risa Goluboff and Alan Levine, who participated the trial, will discuss the court case. For more information or to register, follow this link.
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute will hold several virtual events: “The Yiddish ‘New Girl’ and the Power of Getting Lost” on Monday, April 4, from 12:30-1:30 pm; “Studio Israel with Tamar Nissim” on Thursday, April 7, from noon-1 pm; “Women’s Voices and the Holocaust: How Stories are Told” on Thursday, April 28, from 11 am-1:30 pm; and “Portuguese Jewish Women between Two Courts: Germany’s Imperial Supreme Court and the Portuguese Inquisition” on Monday, May 2, from 12:30-1:30 pm. For more information or to register, visit their events page.
The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy will hold two virtual talks: “Washington Heights (Again)” on Tuesday, March 29, from 7-8:45 pm (see here); and “Pièce de Résistance: French Resistance during WWII” on Wednesday, April 6, from 7-8:45 pm (more info here).
The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History will hold the virtual program “A Celebration of Persian Jewish Music in honor of Purim” on Tuesday, March 15, at 8 pm. Dr. Galeet Dardashti will discuss Judeo-Persian musical traditions through both recorded and live music examples. For more information or to register, see here.
The Blue Dove Foundation offers free mental health resources for Purim. To access the resources, visit this page.
Jewish Future Pledge and JFNA will hold “Creating an Ethical Will with Dr. Erica Brown” on Sundays, March 20 and 27, from 1-2 pm. Brown will take participants on “a step-by-step journey into creating a ethical will.” To register, visit this link.
Maven will hold two virtual book talks: Danica Davidson will talk about “I Will Protect You,” a memoir she wrote with Eva Mozes Kor and her identical twin sister, Miriam, who survived Dr. Joseph Mengele’s medical experiments during World War II, on Tuesday, April 5, from 3-3:45 pm (see here); and “‘The Puzzler’: A.J. Jacobs in Conversation with Rabbi Sherre Hirsch” talking about his book on puzzle and “how puzzles – with their emphasis on curiosity, questioning and innovative thinking – are a very Jewish art form” on Tuesday, May 10, from 3-3:45 pm (available here).
The Jewish Theological Seminary will hold two virtual programs: “Hate on Trial: The Charlottesville Case” on Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 pm (more info here); and “The Future of Catholic-Jewish Relations” on Thursday, March 31, at 1 pm (register here).
The Center for Jewish History will hold the virtual program “Family History Today: Learn Just Enough Russian for Genealogy” on Wednesday, March 30, at 7 pm. Those attending will be taught the Russian (or Cyrillic) alphabet, both printed and handwritten, with the hope of being able to string letters together to form words and names. For more information or to register, see this page.
The Yiddish Book Center will hold a virtual book discussion about “How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish” with co-editors Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert on Thursday, April 21, at 7 pm. For more information or to register, visit click here.