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Virtual Jewish Learning

Connections for the Mind, Body, & Soul

Live Online Classes

Enjoy your favorite PJCC Jewish Life programs at home!

Coming Up

Guided Meditation
Mondays • Weekly • 9:30-10:00 am
Join Rabbi Lavey every Monday morning at 9:30 for 30 minutes of guided meditation to help us find our center and to cultivate calm during this unusual time. To register and receive the Zoom information and password, please use this link.

Generosity for Yourselves and Others
Mondays, July 13-August 10 • 1:00-2:00 pm
These days, surrounded by chaos and suffering, our world certainly needs more heartfelt Generosity. Come learn together on Zoom with Rabbi Marv Goodman. Let’s look at Generosity from the perspective of Musar, using Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis as a text source. While together, we’ll have an opportunity to share how we’re doing and discover how Generosity can help us and others survive the chaos. Registration required. Join via Zoom at start time.

PJ Library Story Time With Jeni Markowitz Clancy
New Time! Tuesdays • 1:00 pm
Join Jeni as she reads a very special PJ Library story for toddlers and preschoolers. Takes place via Facebook Live. Follow the PJCC!

Yiddish Club
Tuesdays • 11:00 am (1:00 pm last Tuesday of the month)
Increase your Yiddish vocabulary, learn about Yiddish culture, and make sure the mamaloshen lives! Yiddish speakers of all levels are welcome; fluency not required. Peer led. Group meets at 11:00 am, except the last Tuesday when they meet at 1:00 pm). If you are interested in joining, please contact Jane Skinner (jskinner@pjcc.org) to get the Zoom link.

Nest Virtual Meetup
First & Third Wednesdays of the Month • 10:00-11:00 am
Join Nest families for a morning get-together full of community and parenting support. Join via Zoom at start time.

Life: It’s Complicated
Thursdays • Weekly • 10:15-11:15 am
Join Rabbi Lavey for an ongoing discussion of Jewish topics and how Jewish wisdom can help us live a more meaningful life.
To register and receive the Zoom information and password, please use this link.

Lovingkindness Meditation
Thursdays • Weekly • 4:00-4:30 pm
In this meditation, we silently repeat blessings of lovingkindness for ourselves and others. Join Rabbi Lavey in this practice that opens the heart and cultivates compassion. To register and receive the Zoom information and password, please use this link.

Shababa (Takes Place via Zoom)
Fridays • 10:00 am
Get ready for Shabbat! Join Jeni & her puppet friends for music, movement & guaranteed giggles.
Join via Zoom at start time

Rabbi Lavey’s Joyous Learning Table
Saturdays: July 11, August 8, September 12, October 17, November 14, and December 12 • 4:30-5:30 pm
You’re invited! Join Rabbi Lavey for a virtual soulful gathering as we tell stories that touch the heart and sing songs of both joy and yearning. This joyous gathering is known as a tisch (table, in Yiddish) and is a lovely way to celebrate with friends and community as the Shabbat flows into the new week. Be sure to have some food and spirits (or non-alcoholic beverages if you prefer) on hand. Takes place via Zoom. Registration required; sign up today.

Rachel Biale: A Kibbutz Childhood
Sunday, July 12 • 4:00-5:00 pm
Sorry, this program has been cancelled.


Virtual Beit Midrash
Select Wednesdays (see below for dates) • 8:00-9:00 pm
Join us for a series of four virtual conversations and learning about Israeli society! Takes place via Zoom. Registration required.

Session 1: “Cooking in Hebrew”: Shuk and Street Food
Featuring Israeli Chef and “Cooking in Hebrew” program manager Einat Partin and Dana Gotlieb, US West Coast Director
Wednesday, July 8
Sorry, this program has been cancelled.

Session 2: “Cleaning Time”: Black Lives Matter-IL
Featuring Roey Yamin, WZO-DDA’s Head of Delegation to North America Adults
Wednesday, July 22
Following a screening of the short film “Cleaning Time” about Ethiopian Israelis, the session will discuss the exodus of Ethiopian Jews, their challenging integration into Israel within the general context of Israeli multiculturalism. Wednesday

Session 3: “Tateh”: Jewish versus Israeli
Featuring Roey Yamin, WZO-DDA’s Head of Delegation to North America
Wednesday, August 5
Following a screening of the short film “Tateh” about a secular kibbutznik who becomes a Breslov Hasid, the session will discuss the historic tensions between these identities and their merging in recent years.

Session 4: “Feminisrael”: The Changing Roles of Women in Israel
Featuring Dana Greitzer Gotlieb, US West Coast Director
Wednesday, August 19
In this session we will discuss the role of women in Israeli society today by learning about leading Israeli female activists. They will tell different stories from their diverse social backgrounds which present unique approaches to contemporary feminism.


At-Home, On-Demand Learning Resources

Learn, grow, and connect with these videos, podcasts, and other resources selected by us, for you.

Israel

Learn about Israeli life, culture, and society.

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From the World Zionist Organization: A Series of Films about Israel

New schedule every week; screened via iVision LIVE
The World Zionist Organization invites you to watch films about Israel-related topics with people from around the world, followed by a discussion with a leading Israeli educator. Advanced registration required; RSVP Today.

Meditations and Wellness

On-demand resources to support your well-being, presented from a Jewish perspective.

Shalem: Meditation and Yoga for Well-being Podcasts
Join Rabbi Lavey Derby and Julie Emden as we explore how to experience and support Middot, personal and spiritual qualities, through these 10-minute meditation and yoga practices infused with Jewish Wisdom. Listen to our podcasts today.

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Designing Our Well-Being: Drawing from Medicine and Jewish Tradition

Presented by Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Three Wednesdays: May 27, June 3, and June 10 • 2:00-3:00 pm
In three interactive online workshops, you will gain practical strategies and tools for “well-being” in this time of disruption and beyond. Learn more and register.

Walking Meditation Instructions by Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg

Sheila teaches about the importance of a focused attention during walking practice. She gives detailed instructions, reflecting on the connection to Jewish contemplative practice. Listen here.

Jewish Life and Culture

Thought-provoking takes on Jewish community, culture, and current events.

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JewishLIVE

jewishLIVE is your portal to live-streaming Jewish experiences on the internet! Discover live Jewish events from around the world.

Judaism Unbound

Cutting-edge podcasts. Listen in at Judaismunbound.com.

Unorthodox

A podcast from Tablet Magazine. Listen at tabletmag.com/podcasts.

Especially for Families

Enjoy special resources designed for families with young children!

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Stories & Songs with Jeni!

Story Time: Todah

Hiney Rakevet: Puppet & Song

Shabbat Shalom Songs

At-Home Resources from PJ Library

Stay busy and have fun—together—with this rich selection of stories, arts & crafts projects, suggestions for “unplugged time,” language-learning activities, and more, from our friends at PJ Library. Dive in!

Jewish Baby Network: Friday Night Tot Shabbat Jen Miriam Altman

Enjoy a Shabbat experience filled with music, puppets, and more. Watch now!

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