The Great Big Jewish Food Fest - May 19-28
- A completely free online festival! Over 10 days we will have a variety of events, all of which will take place over Zoom, Instagram, and Facebook. Most events take place in real time, with a few evergreen events available to dip into anytime. Events range from workshops to conversations to happy hour gatherings and shabbat dinners. View events here.
The TEN: An Alternative Shavuot Experience - May 28
- May 28, 7:00 pm, The TEN: An Alternative Shavuot Experience filled with learning, laughing, dancing, reflecting, cooking, drinking (coffee!), and merry-making. Register here.
The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center: A Virtual Celebration of Music, Food, Film, Books, Television, & Ideas - June 1-25
- During these difficult times, we all need to keep up our spirits with joy, laughter and new ideas. The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center invites you to meet with your favorite actors and playywrights, musicians and chefs during a special celebration of Jewish Arts and Culture. Webinars include guests from Harvey Fierstein to Chef Michael Solomonov to the women of Shtisel to Jesse Eisenberg and beyond. All webinars are free. For more information and to register, click here.
Book & Film Resources
- "We Are One: A Global Film Festival" - The Jerusalem Film Festival has been invited to participate in the international "We Are One: A Global Film Festival." Viewers will be able to watch the ten day festival free of charge on Youtube. The festival begins May 29.
- Quality short films made by graduates of The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, now available to stream online. Please note, some films require a password, which can be found at the beginning of the film's synopsis.
- Docorona - Israeli documentary films, temporarily available to stream for free, courtesy of The Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum. Dimona Twist - Password: DIM1008
- The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev, - Password: papa_for_forum - A modern-day Shakespeare tale about a famous Tajik musical family.
- Probation Time - No password needed - Ariela, an Ethiopian girl, was adopted by the director’s parents. Each of her nine older siblings chose a unique path to follow. Only Ariela forces the family to contend with alcoholism, petty thefts, and prison.
- Chai Flicks - 30-day free trial of great Jewish entertainment and films
- Jewish Film Institute - Movies available on demand through their website
- Theater Mania - Broadway musicals to revisit while at home
- The Forward - Staff Reading Recommendations
- Jewish Book Council - Jewish Literary Conversations in Quarantine
- Jewish Book Council - Join the Quarantine Book Club
Visual Arts & Culture
- Grab a cup of coffee and learn with the Florence Melton School online! With a wide offering of dates and times, and topics that range from Jewish jokes to Jewish medical ethics, you are sure to find the perfect fit for you.
- The Institute of Jewish Spirituality invites you to daily meditations and weekly Torah Studies
- Learn together while apart with Hadar.
- Daily Expressions of Gratitude
- Friday, May 22-Saturday, May 30. Culminating on the Jewish Festival, Shavuot, start your day by choosing from a rotating menu of activities and prompts for a daily expression of Gratitude.
- Each ValueSpark from M2 contains multiple activities, exercises and discussion prompts. Use it in full, or choose a small piece to ignite learning (and fun!) among your family and friends.