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 Mussar Institute will hold the virtual class “Five Steps to a Better You: the Mussar Path” on Tuesdays, July 12-August 9, from 4-5:30 pm. The suggested donation is $36, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay. The class will help people explore their spiritual and Jewish needs, and show the relevance of Mussar to address those needs. Teaching the class will be Alan Morinis, Helaine Sheias, Eric Gurvis and Avi Fertig. For more information or to register, visit the session page.
Qesher will hold several virtual events: “Jews of Burma: The Tribe That Vanished” on Sunday, July 10, at 1:30 pm (more info here); “Colonial Roots and Vibrant Present: The Jewish Heritage of Brazil” on Sunday, July 17, at 1:30 pm (register here); “Jewish Mexico: a Visual Journey” on Thursday, July 21, at 1:30 pm (see tickets); “Jewish Tunisia: at a crossroads of civilizations” on Sunday, July 24, at 1:30 pm (learn more); and “A Tale of Three Kingdoms: The Jews of Andalusia, Morocco and Gibraltar” on Thursday, August 4, at 1:30 pm (see event page).
The Siegal Lifelong Learning will hold several classes this summer: “Israeli Graffiti Art: Secrets from Behind the Scenes” on Sunday July 31, 1-2:30 pm (available here) and “Jews and Whiteness” on Wednesday August 10, from 7-8:30 pm (more info here).
Maven will hold several virtual book talks this summer: “Judaism as a Path for Connection: Love, Loss and Meaning” with Zibby Owens on “Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Less, and Literature” on Tuesday, July 19, from 8-8:45 pm (register here); “Searching for her Mother’s Lost Childhood” with Julie Metz on “Eva and Eve” on Tuesday, July 12, from 3-3:45 pm (see tickets); “Who Will Find the Stolen Nazi Painting First?” with Lisa Barr on “Woman on Fire” on Wednesday, August 3, from 3-3:45 pm (learn more); and “How Do We Move Forward? Lessons from Author Rochelle B. Weinstein on Her Book When We Let Go” on Wednesday, August 17, from 3-3:45 pm (available here).
Keshet is looking for LGBTQ Jewish writers ages 13-24 for its new zine At the Intersection of Queer and Jewish. Submissions will be accepted until Sunday, July 31. For more information about the zine and how to submit material, click here.
Aleph, Alliance for Jewish Renewal, will hold “An Evening of Soulful Spirit: ALEPH Virtual Cabaret” on Sunday, July 17, from 7-9 pm. For more information or to register, visit this link.
The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research will hold its virtual 2022 Yiddish Civilization Lecture Series. Lectures will be in either English or Yiddish. All lectures will take place from 2-3 pm. There is no cost to attend. Lectures include “Kyiv and Kharkiv – Two Centers of Yiddish Culture, 1917-1941,” on Tuesday, July 5, from 2-3 pm, in Yiddish (register here); “Women on the Immigrant Yiddish Stage: Paths to Stardom” on Thursday, July 7, in English (more info here); “The Theater of Aaron Zeitlin (With an Emphasis on the Play ‘Jacob Jacobson’)” on Tuesday, July 12, in Yiddish (see tickets); “Tea Arciszewska’s Miryeml (1958) and Yiddish Plays by Women” on Thursday, July 14, in English (learn more); “Libes briv (18th C.): Isaac Wetzlar’s Call for Reform of Jewish Society and Education” on Tuesday, July 19, in Yiddish (available here); and “Sutzkever’s Environmental Poetics” on Thursday, July 21, in English (see event page).
The Museum of Jewish Heritage will hold the “Curator Talk” “The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do” on Thursday July 7, from noon-1 pm, in person and on Zoom. The talk will focus on the museum’s newest exhibition “The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do.” It offers a Holocaust history told through personal stories, objects, photographs and film. For more information or to register, visit their registration page.
The Braid will host the virtual program “Meet Tovah Feldshuh” on Sunday, July 10, at 2 pm. Feldshuh will talk about her personal and professional life with award-winning screenwriter and playwright Arlene Sarner. For more information or to register, visit this link.
YI Love Jewish will hold the virtual event “Jewsical! Broadway’s Jewish Composers from Sondheim to Schwartz” on Tuesday, July 12, at 7-7:45 pm. Composer and performer Joshua Turchin will discuss the music and history of Jewish composers on Broadway, TV and film. For more information or to register, visit their event page.
The Center for Jewish History will hold the virtual event “Family History Today: Clandestine Jewish Immigration to Pre-State Israel,” featuring Rina Offenbach on Monday, July 18, at 11 am. For more information or to register, click here.
For additional resources, see previous issues of The Reporter or our other Jewish Online Resources here.