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.
Niggun & Nourishment. Featuring Rabbis Josh Warshawsky, Adam Kligfeld, Ariel Root Wolpe, Barry Dov Katz, Annie Lewis, Yosef Goldman, and Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny. Join us as members of the Rabbinical Assembly share niggunim (wordless melodies), calming meditations and uplifting Torah on various themes. All are invited. There will be accessible Torah and easy-to-learn melodies. Register Now: Strength on Tuesday, May 4 from 2:00-3:30 PM ET
Uncertainty and Hope – How Might We Navigate This Time? Receiving Revelation while living in the Desert: Wednesdays, May 5 & 12, 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. The period on the Jewish calendar between Passover and Shavuot is called The Omer. During the Omer Jews recall the dangerous, uncertain time between leaving Egypt and Revelation at Sinai. A year ago, the COVID pandemic was just beginning. It was frightening and for many felt overwhelming. There is hope on the horizon, and yet this new period brings its own fears. How long will we live in this “desert” of uncertainty? Join JFS Jewish educator, Beth Huppin, in an exploration of Jewish texts intended to examine what we might learn from the wisdom of our ancestors about navigating times of both uncertainty and hope. Each class stands on its own. Come to as many as you are able. Everyone is welcome. No previous knowledge required. No charge. Register here.
The Jews of Ottoman Izmir: Dina Danon in Conversation with Devin E. Naar. Wednesday, May 5, 5:00 pm PDT – 6:15 pm PDT. Dina Danon (Binghamton University) will discuss her new book, “The Jews of Ottoman Izmir: A Modern History” with the UW Stroum Center. Register here.
Sephardic Experiences of Modernity: Newspapers, Migrants and Midwives. Wednesday, May 12, 10:00 am PDT – 11:30 am PDT. UW Stroum Center 2020-2021 graduate fellows discuss Ladino newspapers, Ottoman Jews in Seattle, and Jewish midwives at the turn of the 20th century. Register here.
Thursday, May 13, 10am-1pm PT. 40th Annual Clergy Institute. Presented by the Alfred & Tillie Shemanski Trust, the Family of Mila & Henry Eisenhardt, Seattle University, and Temple De Hirsch Sinai. Join us for a conversation with ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson, where he will discuss his new documentary Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America and more. Register here.
Tradition and Continuity: Jewish Cultural History Through Art, Music and Travelogue. Friday, May 14, 10:00 am PDT – 11:30 am PDT. UW Stroum Center Graduate fellows Ke Guo, Abby Massrano and Jeffrey Haines present on modern Sephardic music, ancient art, and medieval writing. Register here.
Seattle Jewish Chorale Concert. Sunday, May 23 at 2:15pm PDT. More info here.
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.
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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.