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 Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center will hold several virtual events: “Like No Other Country: The Remarkable Rescue of Denmark’s Jews” on Tuesday, June 29, at 11:30 am; “Gazoz: Sparkling Inspirations” with Adeena Sussman and Benny Briga on Tuesday, July 6, at 11:30 am, about Israel beverages; “Gabriel Allon is Back! Daniel Silva’s ‘The Cellist” on Tuesday, July 13, 11:30 am; and “From Nazi Prisoner to Wall Street King: The Indefatigable Siggi Wilzig” on Tuesday, July 20, at 11:30 am. Some events are free; there is a charge for others. For more information or to register, visit https://streicker.nyc/category/events.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will assemble in ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran’s accessible amphitheater for classical music concert to highlight the importance of disability inclusion, equity and access through music. Following the live performance earlier in June, an enhanced program – including a behind-the-scenes look at the new hospital – will be broadcast to ADI’s friends and supporters around the globe on Sunday, June 20, at 1 pm. Although the broadcast is free, there is a request for a donation to support ADI’s Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitative Hospital in the Negev. For more information or to register, visit https://adi-il.org/campaign/israel-philharmonic-adi-negev/.
The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy will hold the virtual talk “How the Other Half Lives: A talk about the Jews of the ‘Gold Coast’ of NYC” on Wednesday, June 23, from 7-8:30 pm. The talk will discuss the Jewish movers and shakers of finance, commerce, and retail who lived on the Upper East Side – The “Gold Coast.” For more information or to register, visit www.nycjewishtours.org/event-log/how-the-other-half-lives-zoom.
“Raising Ruach: ALEPH Virtual Cabaret” will be held on Thursday, June 24, from 8-10 pm. Welcome and centering will take place from 7:45-8 pm. The cost is pay-what-you-can (suggested donation of $36). The second annual Virtual ALEPH Cabaret will be emceed by Rabbi Lex Rofeberg and Dr. Brielle Paige Rassler and produced by Rabbinic Pastor/Cantor Lisa Levine. The performers will share their songs and stories. For more information or to register, visit www.aleph.org/virtualcabaret.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom will hold the virtual program “Tradition: A History of Jewish Influence on Broadway” on Wednesday, June 23, from 7-9 pm. Broadway historian Tim Dolan will explore the Jewish figures who helped shape the billion dollar Broadway industry. The cost to attend is $18. For more information or to register, visit https://rodephsholom.org/event/jewish-broadway/?instance_id=21985.
The Orange County Community Scholarship Program will present the virtual talk “The Catskills; Its History and How It Changed America” on Tuesday, June 29, from 3:30-4:30 pm. Stephen M. Silverman will be the speaker. For more information or to register, visit https://mailchi.mp/b2b7872e36b5/csp-zoom-programs-week-of-april-5-5922834.
My Jewish Learning will host the virtual program “Synagogues Around the World: Tour of Libertad Synagogue in Buenos Aires, Argentina” on Wednesday, June 30, from noon-1 pm. For more information or to register, visit www.myjewishlearning.com/the-hub/synagogues-around-the-world-tour-of-libertad-synagogue-in-buenos-aires-argentina/.
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies has a list of its summer courses at www.pardes.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Summer-online-program-2021-26-05.pdf. The first summer session will be held from July 12-22.
Respectability will hold the virtual “‘Leaders of the Future’ Leadership Series for Jews with Disabilities.” The lectures in the series can be taken separately: “Effective Social Media Posts – A Primer” on Tuesday, June 22; “How Nonprofits Work” on Thursday, June 24; “Development: Individual Prospects” on Tuesday, June 29; “Development: Foundations” on Thursday, July 8; “Leading at the Next Level: Working in the Jewish World” on Tuesday, July 13; “Effective Disability Advocacy from the Inside” on Thursday, July 15; and “Accessible Events – Both In-Person and Online” on Tuesday, July 20. All lectures will begin at 1:30 pm. For more information or to register, visit www.respectability.org/jewish-events/.
The Women’s Initiative of the Orthodox Union will hold the ALIT-Virtual Summer Beit Midrash for Women on Monday-Thursday, July 6-15. There will be morning and evening classes on each day. Subjects to be discussed include Tanach, halachah, tikkun hamiddot, and Jewish history. For more information or to register, visit www.ou.org/women/alit2021/.
Keshet offers resources for “Building an Inclusive Camp” to make Jewish camps a more inclusive, welcoming and safe environment for LGBTQ+ campers, staff, and families. Resources can be found at www.keshetonline.org/resources/special-collections/building-an-inclusive-camp. A facilitators manual can be found at www.keshetonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/CAMPING-OUT-FACILITATOR-MANUAL.pdf.
The Museum of the Jewish People has posted photos from its 2021 Jewish Lens Photo Contest at www.anumuseum.org.il/jewish-lens-2021-photos/.
The Milken Archive offers “REDISCOVER Ralph Shapey: Radical Traditionalist,” with an article about the composer and a short video of an interview in which he discusses his personal and evocative meditation on the Holocaust, “The Covenant.” There are also links to listen to his music. The material can be found at www.milkenarchive.org/news/news-items/view/rediscover-ralph-shapey-radical-traditionalist/.
For additional resources, see previous issues of The Reporter on its website, www.thereportergroup.org.