By The 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 Biblical Archaeology Society will hold its 24th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest on Zoom from October 16-17. For more information or to register, visit www.biblicalarchaeology.org/travel-study/24th-annual-bible-and-archaeology-festonline-only-via-zoom.
Keshet is offering “Sweetness and Justice: High Holiday Resources” at www.keshetonline.org/sweetness-and-justice/. The page includes “Seven Values-Seven Voices,” a section where seven trans and non-binary teens will reflect on their own experiences. A new voice will be added every week until the holidays.
The Forverts has launched a Facebook group for “Yiddish Word of the Day” at www.facebook.com/groups/529619478189564. The page offers a new video post talking about a Yiddish word six days a week. The page is open so one need not be a member of Facebook to view the videos.
The Lappin Foundation will hold the virtual program “Mosaic with Mia: Create a Rosh Hashanah-themed Card or Picture” on Monday, August 30, at 7:30 pm. There is no cost to attend. Participants will learn how to creatively repurpose old magazines and paper to create a card. For more information or to register, visit www.lappinfoundation.org/2021/07/18/mosaic-with-mia-create-a-rosh-hashanah-themed-card-or-picture/.
The Sousa Mendes Foundation will hold the virtual program “Natan Sharansky in Conversation with Gil Troy” on Sunday, August 29, at 2 pm. There is a charge of $18 to attend. For more information or to register, visit http://sousamendesfoundation.org/event/natan-sharansky-in-conversation-with-gil-troy/#more-19701.
HUC and the Jewish Book Council have teamed up to hold an “Acclaimed Authors” series for the College Commons Podcast. Previous podcasts can be found at https://collegecommons.huc.edu/bully_pulpit/. Upcoming podcasts include “Welcoming Elijah” with Lesléa Newman (release date Thursday, August 19) and “The Lost Shtetl” with Max Gross (release date Thursday, September 2). To subscribe to the podcast, visit https://collegecommons.huc.edu/bully-pulpit/The Forward has launched a new podcast: “The Bintel Brief.” The original Bintel Brief advice column appeared in the newspaper. It has now been updated to a podcast with co-hosts Ginna Green and Lynn Harris. A new episode will appear every Thursday. To listen to the podcast, visit https://forward.com/a-bintel-brief-podcast/. To submit a question, send an e-mail to email@example.com or leave a voice message at 201-540-9728.
SAPIR will present “A Conversation with Thane Rosenbaum and Bret Stephens” on Tuesday, August 24, at noon, to discuss the Jewish role in American culture. SAPIR contributor Thane Rosenbaum will speak about his article “The Eclipse of Jewish Cultural Power” and take audience questions. The article is available at https://sapirjournal.org/power/2021/07/the-eclipse-of-jewish-cultural-power/. To register for the event, visit https://maimonidesfund-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oR6c_vwFTBinjoLlMROB0A.
The Israeli-American Council is offering a wide variety of classes for children and adults. Some classes are being held in August, while others will begin in October. There is a charge for the classes. For a complete list, visit www.ofekhub.org/allcourses/.
The Jewish Book Council will hold the virtual book talk “More Than I Love My Life: A Book Conversation with David Grossman and Marilyn Hassid” on Wednesday, October 20, from 12:30-1:30 pm. David Grossman, a Booker Prize winner, Sapir Prize winner and a two-time National Jewish Book Award winner, will discuss his novel “ More Than I Love My Life,” which has been recently translated into English. For more information or to register, visit https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/events/more-than-i-love-my-life-a-book-conversation-with-david-grossman-and-marilyn-hassid.
The National Library of Israel announced that the Hannah Senesh Archive is now available online and can be found at www.nli.org.il/en/discover/history/figures/hannah-szenes.
Rabbi Jill Zimmerman is offering a free download to help people prepare for the High Holidays. “Return: 30 Days of Reflection” contains daily questions for journaling and discussion. To learn more and download the workbook, visit https://ravjill.com/return-2021/.
My Jewish Learning will offer a Recharge, a weekly collection of Shabbat readings, with two options. To sign up to receive the e-mail on Saturday, visit www.myjewishlearning.com/sign-up-for-my-jewish-learnings-new-shabbat-newsletter/. To receive a printable edition of the essays on Friday, visit https://www.myjewishlearning.com/sign-up-for-my-jewish-learnings-new-shabbat-newsletter-friday-edition/.
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU will hold the virtual “Author Talk: Is Superman Circumcised? The Complete Jewish History of the World’s Greatest Hero” on Monday, September 27, from 7-8 pm. For more information or to register, visit https://secure.qgiv.com/for/jmoffiu/event/835326/.
The National Museum of American Jewish History will hold two virtual programs: a book talk with Howard Mortman, author of the new book “When Rabbis Bless Congress: The Great American Story of Jewish Prayers on Capitol Hill” on Wednesday, September 1, at 1 pm (www.nmajh.org/events/when-rabbis-bless-congress-2021/); and “Songs of Our People, Songs of Our Neighbors: Pedrito Martinez” on Thursday, September 2, at 8 pm (www.nmajh.org/events/songs-of-our-people-songs-of-our-neighbors-pedrito-martinez/). There is a requested donation of $10 for each program. The program can be watched on Facebook (no account required), the NMAJH website (www.nmajh.org) or a limited number on Zoom.
Chabad.org is offering “Our 613: The 613 Mitzvot Through the Eyes of Women,” with videos that offer daily lessons about Sefer Hamitzvot, Maimonides’ “Book of Mitzvahs.” To see the videos that are already available, visit www.chabad.org/multimedia/video_cdo/aid/5167964/jewish/Our-613.htm.
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