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 European Academy for Jewish Liturgy will hold the “Online Learning Day 3: Embracing Vulnerability – Finding Comfort within the Jewish Tradition” on Sunday, July 24, from 7:30 am-2 pm. The problem offers attendee the opportunity “to learn how to overcome challenging situations via the unique lens of Jewish music across diverse traditions with teachers from all over the world.” For information about the different sessions or to register, visit session page.
Jewish Women’s Archives will hold virtual Quarantine(ish) Book Talks on Thursdays 8 on from July 21-August 11. Events include July 21, Rachel Barenbaum, author of “Atomic Anna”; July 28, Siona Benjamin, author of “Growing Up Jewish in India: From the Bene Israel to the Art of Siona Benjamin” and the children’s book “I Am Hava”; August 4, Courtney Zoffness, author of “Spilt Milk: Memoirs”; and August 11, Sam Cohen, author of “Sarahland.” For more information about the programs, visit https://jwa.org/events. To register, visit this link.
The Center for Jewish History will hold “Tears Over Russia: A Search for Family and the Legacy of Ukraine’s Pogroms,” featuring author Lisa Brahin, on Monday, July 25, at 4 pm. Brahin tells her grandmother’s three-year journey through Russia and Romania, which was led by an American who went to Ukraine to save his immediate family and ended up leading nearly 80 people to safety. For more information or to register, see the event info.
Ritual Well will hold the virtual program “Song-filled Poetry Reading with Rabbi Mónica Gomery,” hosted by Hila Ratzabi and Adva Chattler, on Thursday, July 21, from 7-8 pm. After music and poetry from Rabbi Mónica Gomery, there will be an open mic by members of ADVOT @ Ritualwell, a new cohort of liturgists, poets and ritual creators. The program will be recorded and made available to registrants later. For more information or to register, see this link.
CLAL will hold the virtual program “We Are Stardust: A Workshop Celebrating The Wisdom And Magic Of Our Bodies Through Creative Practice,” which “the wisdom and magic of our bodies through creative practice.” The workshops are aimed at the LGBTQ+ population. There will be two workshops. The teen workshop (ages 13-18) will be held on Sunday, August 7, 14, and 21, from 6-7:30 pm. The adult workshop (ages 19-plus) will run on Wednesdays, August 3, 10, and 17 from 9-10:30 pm. For more information or to register, click here.
The Jewish Federations of North America and Hazon/Pearlstone will hold an interactive, three-part masterclass on Wednesdays, July 20 and 27, and August 3, from 1-2 pm “to explore what sustainability and climate action looks like through a Jewish lens, and the opportunity it presents for expanding and reshaping your local Jewish engagement strategy.” For more information or to register, see the form.
“Stories from Writers in a Country at War” will be held on Wednesday, July 20, from 7:30-8:30 pm, with proceeds from the event being donated to HIAS’ Ukraine crisis response efforts. The evening will feature 10 Ukrainian playwrights offer who will offer “first draft histories of their lives as the war in Ukraine unfolds.” The plays will be read in translation. For more information or to register, visit this link.
JFest StoryMachine, which is a part of Jfest (a program of JCC Association of North America), is encouraging people to post their stories on its site. For more information, visit their website.
Jewish Federations will hold the virtual program “Dobbs v Jackson: The Jewish Perspective” on Monday, July 18, at 1 pm. The program will include “speakers on Jewish law perspectives, as well as featured speakers from the National Women’s Law Center and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on state law developments and their potential impacts for women’s health and health providers, and from Jewish organizations on its impact.” For more information or to register, visit the form page.
UJA and The New York Jewish Week will hold a virtual program with authors Gal Beckerman and Irina Reyn, who will discuss the legacy of Jewish life and identity in Ukraine and how antisemitism is ingrained in its national history on Tuesday, July 19, at 6 pm. The conversation will be moderated by Andrew Silow-Carroll, editor in chief of The New York Jewish Week and senior editor at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. For more information or to register, visit the event page.
UJA and The New York Jewish Week will hold a virtual program with Menachem Kaiser, winner of the 2022 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for “Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure.” Kaiser will discuss his explorations of family and Polish history with journalist Sandee Brawarsky. For more information, visit see here.
The Forward will hold the in-person and virtual event “Hineni: Now Where Do I Go?” on Thursday, July 28, at 7-10 pm. The evening will be a conversation about how millennial American Jews are building community in, and outside of, traditional spaces. For more information or to register, visit this link.
The Center for Jewish History announced an new online exhibit “Treasures from the David Berg Rare Book Room,” which features book highlights from each of the four partner collections with a presence in the David Berg Rare Book Room – the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, and the Yeshiva University Museum – as well as books donated to the Center by Board member Sid Lapidus. For more information or to view the exhibit, visit click here.