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 Yiddish Book Center will hold the virtual talks: “Translating Yiddish Women’s Work,” with Ellen Cassedy, Jessica Kirzane and Faith Jones on Thursday, March 17, at 7 pm (available here); and “Worlds Apart: The Journeys of My Jewish Family in Twentieth Century Europe,” with Nadia Ragozhina, on Thursday, March 31, at 7 pm (more event info). The events will be presented via Zoom for a limited number of participants and will also stream live on the Yiddish Book Center’s Facebook page.
The Jewish Book Council will hold two events: “Virtual Unpacking the Book: Lisa Barr and James McAuley – Art, Assimilation, and Reclaiming a Stolen Legacy” on Monday, April 11, from 7-8 pm (see link for details); and “Virtual Unpacking the Book: Gary Shteyngart and Claire Stanford – Happiness in the Time of Technology” on Thursday, May 12, from 7-8 pm (register here).
Siegal Lifelong Learning will hold several virtual lectures: “Contemporary Writing in Israel: Can You Avoid Politics?” on Tuesday February 15, from 12:30-1:30 pm (click for details); “Persian Purim” on Monday, March 14, from noon-1:30 pm (more information here); and “Berlin Before and During the Holocaust” on Wednesday, March 30, from 7-8:30 pm (follow this link).
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute will hold several virtual events: “Diane Markowicz Memorial Lecture on Gender and Human Rights” on Sunday, March 20, from 7:30-9 pm; Judy Heumann, “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist” on Wednesday, March 23, from 7-8 pm; “‘Two Writers in Our House’: Unearthing Women’s Contributions to the American Yiddish Press” on Monday, March 28, from 12:30-1:30 pm; “The Yiddish ‘New Girl’ and the Power of Getting Lost” on Monday, April 4, from 12:30-1:30 pm; and “Studio Israel with Tamar Nissim” on Thursday, April 7, from noon-1 pm. For more information or to register for events, visit their events page.
The Center for Jewish History will hold the virtual “All in the Mishpocheh: Intro to Jewish Genealogy at CJHM,” which is a 10-session class, on Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30; April 6, 13 and 27; and May 4, 11 and 18, beginning at 4:30 pm. The cost is $275 for the general public and $250 for CJH members. For more information or to register, see what is available here.
The Yiddish Book Center will hold the virtual course “Glikl and her Sisters: The Creative Lives of 17th-Century Jewish Women” on Tuesdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 7-8:15 pm. The course will explore the context and work of Glikl and a number of her contemporaries. The cost is $75 for Yiddish Book Center members and $100 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit click here.
The Jewish Book Council will hold three “Virtual Unpacking the Book” talks: “Gal Beckerman and Talia Lavin – Where Do Radicals Come From?” on Thursday, February 24, from 7-8 pm (see event details); “Lisa Barr and James McAuley – Art, Assimilation, and Reclaiming a Stolen Legacy” on Monday, April 11, from 7-8 pm (follow link for details); and “Gary Shteyngart and Claire Stanford – Happiness in the Time of Technology” on Thursday, May 12, from 7-8 pm (register here).
Ritualwell will present the virtual workshop “Finding Your Inner Voice through Poetry” on Thursday, March 3, from 7-8:30 pm. During the workshop, attendee will be ordered writing activities in order to access of their concerns, thoughts and language styles. For more information or to register, visit here.
The Center for Jewish History will hold the virtual program “Family History Today: Arolsen Archives – History, Exploration and Online Access,” featuring Serafima Velkovich, on Thursday, February 24, at noon. The archives were established by the International Red Cross and Allied forces at the end of World War II to trace missing and displaced people, and help reunite survivors with their relatives. For more information or to register, see link.
The Skirball Cultural Center will hold the virtual program “Olga Tokarczuk – ‘The Books of Jacob’ – The Story of Eighteenth-Century Cult Leader Jacob Frank” on Sunday, February 13, at 3 pm. Nobel Prize-winning author and activist Olga Tokarczuk will be online from Poland to discuss her book “The Books of Jacob” with the novel’s Polish-to-English translator, author Jennifer Croft, and Louise Steinman. For more information or to register, visit this page.
Limmud eFestival will hold “A Celebration of Jewish Ideas” from February 27-March 3. For information about the program schedule and to register, click here.
FUI – Jewish Museum of Florida will hold the virtual program “Yentl Revisited: Gender, Religion, and Queering Tradition” on Monday, February 21, from 7-8 pm. The event is a panel conversation that will revisit themes from the film “Yentl.” For more information or to register, follow this link.
Aleph, the Alliance for Jewish Renewal will hold the virtual series “Fostering Wellness: Build Your Resilience through a Jewish Lens!” on Sundays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, and April 3, 10 and 24, and May 1, at 2 pm. The cost to attend is $80. The series is for those planning on attending all sessions. For information about each session, visit here.
The Koren Podcast has started season three. For more information or to listen, visit click here.
The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy will hold the virtual lecture “The History of Jewish Harlem,” a presentation with Justin Ferate, on Thursday, February 24, from 7-8:45 pm. Ferate will discuss the history of Jewish Harlem during the time it was the third largest Jewish community on the planet (roughly 1870 until about 1930). For more information or to register, see link.
London’s Jewish Book Week will hold two virtual events: “Mourning and Evening” with Nessa Rapoport about her novel “Evening” and Sally Berkovic on her book “Death Duties: The Chevra Kadisha Jewish Burial Society, What Being Around the Dead Taught Me About Life” on Monday, February 28, at 8 am (see tickets here); and “David Grossman and Melvyn Bragg” talking about Grossman’s writing on Wednesday, March 2, at 1:30 pm (event information here). There is a charge for both events.
For additional resources, see previous issues of The Reporter or our other Jewish Online Resources here.