Jewish Online Resources 9/10/2021

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 Jewish Theological Seminary will hold several virtual classes this fall, including “The Prophets Through Haftarot” led by Dr. Robert Harris on Mondays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25, and November 1, 8 and 15, from 7-8:30 pm (view here); and “Jews and the Messiah” led by Dr. Benjamin Gampel on Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, and November 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 7-9 pm (view here).

The Yiddish Book Center will hold several virtual programs: “Scenes of Encounter: American Jewish Writers from the Former Soviet Union” with Sasha Senderovich on Monday, September 13, at 7 pm; “Secular Yidishkayt and Social Justice in the US South,” with Josh Parshall on Thursday, September 30, at 7 pm; “The Glass Negatives of Lublin” with Piotr Nazaruk on Thursday, October 7, at 7 pm; “The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust” with Jeffrey Veidlinger on Thursday, October 14, at 7 pm; and “This Used to Be a Synagogue” with Amy Shreeve on Thursday, October 21, at 7 pm. For more information or to register, visit their website.

Lilith Magazine and Shakespeare & Co. will hold a virtual gathering to celebrate the paperback publication of “Evening: A Novel” by Nessa Rapoport in conversation with her daughter, writer and editor Mattie Kahn on Tuesday, October 5, from 7-8 pm. For more information or to register, click here.

The Ruth Rubin Archive, which is part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (RG 620), features a 135-volume collection of field recordings containing more than 2,500 songs. It also contains sound documents of Rubin’s numerous lectures, concerts and radio interviews. For more information or to use the archive, click here.

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and The Forward will hold the virtual program “The Jewish Press Today” on Monday, September 13, at 3 pm. A panel will explore the following questions: “Now that American Jews have so clearly assimilated into American society what is the need for a Jewish press? What audience do the editors of these publications target? How do they serve the American Jewish community as it grows diverse and diffuse?” The panel will feature Alana Newhouse (Tablet Magazine), Jodi Rudoren (The Forward) and Philissa Cramer (Jewish Telegraphic Agency). For more information or to register, click here.

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research will hold two free programs: “Nusakh Vilne Memorial” on Sunday, September 19, at 1 pm (view here), and “European Jews in the 21st Century” on Tuesday, October 12, at 1 pm (view here).

The Rosen School of Hebrew offers online Hebrew classes live, interactive, online courses in Modern Hebrew taught by language instructors in Israel. There is a charge for the class. For more information, click here.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage will hold the following virtual programs: “The Jewish Multiverse: Judaism and Superheroes” on September 30, at 7 pm (view here); “Powerhouse Jewish Women: Isle of Klezbos & Stephanie Lynne Mason in Concert” on Sunday, October 3, at 3 pm (concert in person and livestreamed here); “Virtual Walking Tour: Jewish Berlin” pm Wednesday, October 6, at 11 am (view here); “Wallenberg: A Musical Tribute” on Thursday, October 7, at 7 pm (concert in person and livestreamed here); “Virtual Walking Tour: Jewish Odessa” on Sunday, October 10, at 11 am (view here); “Virtual Walking Tour: Jewish Amsterdam” on Wednesday, October 13, at 11 am (view here); and “Virtual Walking Tour: Jewish Prague” on Sunday, October 17, at 11 am (view here).

The interfaith organization 18 Doors will hold several virtual programs. There is no cost to attend “Saying Sorry: Atonement in Judaism and Other Religious Traditions” on Monday, September 13, from 8- 9 pm (view here) or “Our Big Tent: Sukkot for Diverse Jewish Couples and Families” on Thursday, September 23, from 7-8 pm (view here). There is a $54 charge for the following two classes: “Couples and Conversation: Building a Life Together as an Interfaith Couple” on Thursdays, October 7 and 14, and Wednesdays, October 20 and 27 at 7:30 pm (view here) and “Couples and Conversation: Parenting Edition” on Sundays October 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 8:15 pm (view here).

The late Ed Asner did an interview in 2018 with the Yiddish Book Center. To see a video of that interview, click here.

Mazon, a Jewish Response to Hunger, offers information about Sukkot activities and Sukkot posters focusing on those dealing with hunger. For more information or to download the PDFs of the activities and posters, click here.

For additional resources, see previous issues of The Reporter on its website.