Jewish Online Resources 9/24/2021

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.

Fairfield University will hold the virtual event “”A History of Holocaust Trials: From Nuremberg to Demjanjuk and Back Again” on Thursday, November 18, at 7:30 pm. Lawrence R. Douglas, the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College, will discuss the Nuremberg Trial’s legal, political and historical significance. For more information or to register, click here.

The American Jewish University will hold two virtual book talks in October: “Friendly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy” with Ami Ayalon, former Shin Bet director and Knesset and Cabinet member, on Thursday, October 14, from 1-1:45 pm (more info here); and “People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present” with Dara Horn on Tuesday, October 19, from 1-1:45 pm (view here).

The Center for Jewish History will hold the 10-part virtual class “All in the Mishpocheh: Intro to Genealogy at CJH” on Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27; November 3, 10 and 17; and December 1, 8 and 15, from 4:30-5:45 pm. The cost is $250 for non-members or $200 for CJH members. The class is for beginner and intermediate researchers. For more information or to register, visit their website here.

The Institute for Jewish Spirituality will hold the virtual event “An evening with IJS Director Rabbi Josh Feigelson in conversation with Lisa Miller, Ph.D.” about Miller’s book The Awakened Brain” on Tuesday, October 5, at 8 pm. Her work is an exploration of the neuroscience of spirituality that speaks about a paradigm for health, healing, and resilience. To register for the event, follow this link.

Jewish Fiction .net’s Rosh Hashanah issue is now available at no cost here. It includes 12 stories that were originally written in five languages.

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute will hold several virtual events this fall: “Narrating Belonging: The Art of Memory” on Tuesday, October 5, from 7-8 pm; “Asylum, a Memoir of Family Secrets” with Judy Bolton-Fasman on Tuesday, October 12, from 7-8 pm; “Studio Israel: Featuring Raida Adon” on Thursday, October 14, from noon-1 pm; “Portuguese Jewish Women between Two Courts: Germany’s Imperial Supreme Court and the Portuguese Inquisition” on Monday, October 18, from 12:30-1:30 pm; “#UsToo: How Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Women Woke Our Communities” on Monday, October 25, from 12:30-1:30 pm; “The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos” with Judy Batalion on Sunday, October 27, from 7-8:00 pm; “She Knows: Using the Brandeis Feminist Collection Archives to Explore the History of Israeli Feminism” on Monday, November 1, from 12:30-1:30 pm; and “Geographies of Jewish Latina Literature: Between Scholarship, Poetry, and YA Fiction” on Thursday, November 4, from 7-8 pm. For more programs, to register or for more information, click here.

The fall issue of Sources: A Journal of Jewish Ideas is available online at

Registration is open until Tuesday, October 6, for the Chidon HaTanach: The International Bible Quiz For Adults. In the United States, the online exam can be taken any time on October 6 or 7. A U.S. finalist contest is planned for New York on Sunday, November 7, with the global final event in Israel during Chanukah week. For more information or to register, visit their website.

The Jewish Federation of North America will hold a virtual General Assembly on Sunday, October 3, from 2-3:15 pm. The event is described as an opportunity to “gather to reflect, learn, and explore several important areas of Jewish life that are on our communal agenda at this critical time.” For more information or to register, click here.

The Institute for Jewish Spirituality will hold the online retreat “Empowering Unconditional Compassion Through Deep Interfaith Learning” with Rabbi Sheila Weinberg and Lama/Professor John Makransky on Sunday, October 10, from 9:30 am-5 pm. For more information or to register, use this link.

Women of Reform Judaism and Shasharet will hold the virtual program “Pink Challah Bake” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The program will show how to make and decorate a pink challah and offer information from Melissa Rosen, Sharsheret’s director of community education, about the importance of educating men and women about breast cancer. For more information or to register, click here.

The Lappin Foundation will hold a virtual “Antisemitism Symposium for Teens” on Tuesdays, October 12, 19 and 26, at 7:30 pm. The teen Antisemitism Task Force invites teens in grades nine-12 to learn more about antisemitism in interactive learning sessions. There is no cost for the program. For more information or to register, visit their website.

The Forward will hold the virtual gala “Have I Got a Story for You! An Evening Celebrating Jewish American Narrative” on Wednesday, October 20, at 8 pm. There is no charge to attend this part of the program, although donations are requested. There is also a VIP reception begins at 7 pm. To register for the program, click here.

The Rabbinical Assembly will hold the virtual ScholarStream class “Cultivating Our Relationships: Series 1: Torah Relationships” on Wednesday, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, at 8 pm. Each class will feature a difference lecturer. For more information or to register, visit click here.

The JDC Archives and the Jewish Book Council will hold the virtual program “”Holocaust Survivors in Exile in Germany after World War II” on Monday, October 11, from noon-1:30 pm. There is a $10 cost to attend. Professor David Nasaw, the author of “The Last Million: Europe’s Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War,” will speak. For more information or to register, visit click here

For additional resources, see previous issues of The Reporter or our other Jewish Online Resources here