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Hebrew Through Song
Join Rotem Ur, Shaliach at Shaare Torah Congregation in Maryland, and learn Hebrew through songs.
Israeli Dance with Ethan Halpern
Join us weekly for a zoom dance class that incorporates Jewish and Israeli culture through choreographed dances set to modern music by Israeli artists. The dances students learn are recognized in most programs internationally. No experience is required.
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Meeting ID: 821 0329 2101
Fill Up Your Cup... with Weekly News Updates from Israel!*
Join Shy Ashkenazi, Pozez JCC's Shaliach, for a conversation about what's happening in Israel today. Click here to register.
*This program is presented by the Pozez JCC-JAFI’s Shiri Rahamim Shlichut Program, which is supported by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
The Amichai Windows- A Poetic Work of Art
Featuring: Rick Black, Book artist and writer; Noa Ohayon Bab, Senior Shlicha for the Jewish federation of Greater Washington and Hebrew literature scholar.
Facilitated by: Shy Ashkenazi, Senior Community Shaliach, Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia.
Yehuda Amichai, one of Israel’s greatest poets, passed away 20 years ago, and left behind poems, documents and a life story. We invite you to explore Amichai’s work as it is reflected in the unique work of Rick Black, a book artist from Northern Virginia who carries a special personal connection to Yehuda Amichai. Rick created a rare and unique art book called “The Amichai Windows”. Join us in celebrating Hebrew Language Day as we learn about the creative process of this unique art book and explore Amichai’s creations with Noa Ohayon Bab.
To view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vywz-Z8AAzc&feature=youtu.be
Why Racism Matters to Jews
Featuring: Dr. LaNitra Berger, Senior Director, Office of Fellowships, Office of Undergraduate Education, George Mason University; Dr. Charles Chavis, Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and History and Director of the John Mitchell, Jr. Program for History, Justice, and Race, at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; and Rabbi Jeffrey Saxe, Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA.
Join us for a thought-provoking conversation among three local professionals who care deeply about racial inequality and the status of Black-Jewish relations today, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Dr. Berger will speak to how Jews might feel about their whiteness considering the current climate of racism toward “others,” while also experiencing anti-Semitism. Dr. Chavis will give a historical perspective on how the Black Jewish Alliance rose during the Civil Rights movement and where it is now as dramatic events unfold each day. Rabbi Saxe will discuss what our congregations and communities can do to help in this significant moment of racial awakening, as well as how Jews of color might feel about their experiences. This is a dialogue for anyone who values equality and justice for all. Click here to watch the webinar.
Israel Story Podcasts
You might be familiar with the hit podcast Israel Story. Frequently called the "Israeli 'This American Life,'" Israel Story is the world's largest and leading Jewish podcast, with hundreds of thousands of listeners in 194 countries around the globe. They tell heartwarming, thoughtful and fascinating human-interest tales from Israel. Shying away from politics, their content offers a unique glimpse into Israeli society and provides an unusually effective (and fun!) way of expanding the conversation about Israel. They just launched their fifth season with "Alone, Together" - a miniseries that explores life in Israel during COVID-19.
You can access their entire body of work (nearly 100 full-length episodes) on their website, or by subscribing to their feed in English and/or Hebrew. Additionally, they offer live online presentations, workshops, and interviews, and have done countless virtual events during the pandemic.
Jewish Baseball Players
This short video showcases Jewish baseball players of past and present, but still alive, along with owners, sportscasters, and other professionals connected to MLB, signing and speaking about what it means to be part of a first-ever all-Jewish piece of artwork! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnBFmjuBXu0&feature=youtu.be