Many organizations are making Jewish teachings and events available online during this time. If you have events to add to this page, please contact Melani Baker. For a calendar with more livestreaming Jewish events, click here to visit Jewish Live. Please note what time zone (Pacific Time, Eastern Time) events are listed in.
Tuesday, November 24, 12:00-1:15 p.m. PST. The Grand Pivot: Jewish Adaptability in This Interesting Time. Jewish adaptability has ensured the survival, security, prosperity and leadership of the Jewish people throughout the generations. Today, the confluence of the coronavirus and other major disruptions is fundamentally reshaping Jewish communities. The post-COVID “next normal” will require Jewish communities to adapt once again, pivoting in ways that reboot the Jewish experience, re-write the Jewish narrative, and adopt a broader Peoplehood perspective. Join the Rose Project and the Reut Group (cosponsored by the Jewish Council of Public Affairs) as we explore Jewish adaptability in the face of unique and acute threats and opportunities in the areas of antisemitism, inclusion, Jewish peoplehood and philanthropy. Register here.
Sunday, December 6, 10:00 am – 11:30 am PT. The 8th annual Ladino Day at the University of Washington will explore the intersection of Ladino and technology over the last century, and how revolutions in print and on the web have impacted the language over time. We’ll begin with a multimedia talk by Dr. Devin E. Naar on the history of the Ladino press in the Ottoman Empire and the United States. Dr. Naar will then host virtual conversations with Rachel Amado Bortnick, founder of Ladinokomunita, and Dr. Carlos Yebra López, creator of the Ladino module on uTalk, a language learning app. The program will include a demo of uTalk Ladino led by Dr. Yebra López. Throughout the virtual event, audience members can submit questions to be answered by all speakers during a Q&A session at the end of the program. Register here.
Thursday, December 10 | 12 pm – 1 pm PT. Finding Our Voices: Finding the Hidden Light. The very first act of Creation, as recorded in the Torah, was the creation of light. The Sages called this primordial light Ohr Ha-Ganuz, “the Hidden Light.” Just as regular light allows us to see and relate to our surroundings, the Hidden Light dispelled the initial state of darkness, when all was chaos and without form, lacking an underlying unity. This Hidden Light bound matter together with a common purpose. In our learning together, we will explore the Jewish Mystical tradition linking this ancient teaching to our lighting the Menorah, especially at this time. A program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and Jewish Family Service. Register here.
Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Fall 2020 Lecture Series & Course: Lessons (Not) Learned from the Holocaust. Weekly Tuesdays through December 8, 4:00 PM. The series will be offered to community members without charge.
On Virtual SJCC, you’ll find ways to interact with friends near and far. Take a fitness class, learn a new craft, meet with friends for community conversations, and more. This area features resources both from our J and JCCs and organizations around the country.
SJCC On Demand! Watch streaming talks and shows of the J’s best and brightest celebrity guests for FREE at the click of a button. Stay engaged, inspired, and connected — from the comfort of your couch.
The Institute For Jewish Spirituality is offering weekly Torah study, daily meditation, and an online Jewish yoga studio – all free of charge.
Jewish National Fund USA is creating engaging and meaningful experiences for you to connect you with the land and people of Israel, even during this time of social distancing. Check out their live and recorded programs.
Beit T’shuva in Los Angeles is offering virtual programming, including:
- Rabbi Joseph’s Torah Study: life in uncertain times. Mondays, 12:00-1:00pm PT.
- #notmycorona: recovery-minded spiritual learning. Wednesdays, 1:00pm PT.
- Virtual Kaddish Calls. Thursdays, 9:00am PT.
- To Life: speaker/sharing AA meeting. Thursdays, 7:00pm PT.
- Intro to Spirituality. Saturdays, 9:30am PT.
- Saturday Morning Services. Saturdays, 10:30am PT.
Hadar (times are in ET)
- Parashah Club with Rabbi Aviva and Boaz Richman, for ages 6-10. Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00-5:30 PM EST; Starting October 12. Explore each week’s parashah through leyning, mixed media story-telling, and discussion. Become familiar with the content and sound of the parashah each week and psyched about Torah as a lens to engage real life questions! Register here with Hadar
- Mishnah Club will Rabbi Ethan Tucker and Yoav Tucker, for ages 7-11. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 5:00-5:30 PM EST, Starting October 13. Join Hadar’s Rabbi Ethan Tucker and Yoav Tucker as they explore Massekhet Shevuot–a part of the Mishnah that deals with promises, lying, and setting expectations for ourselves. There will be polls, breakout rooms, lessons in עברית and other fun interactive pieces. Register here with Hadar