CY Spring: Together Through Torah
The Biblical Elisha with Bex
12 PM EDT 4/23, 4/27, 4/30 and 5/04
Elisha's story begins when he loses his mentor, Elijah, to a fiery whirlwind, despite his best efforts to prevent the loss. We'll follow his footsteps, watching him confront and attempt to tame a hostile world. As we read his stories, we'll grapple with legacy, power, and moral ambiguity, as well as magic sticks, bears, and clever lepers. With Bex Stern-Rosenblatt.
Israel's History Through Sports with Josh
1:30 PM EDT on 4/26, 4/29 and 5/03
Josh Halickman A.K.A The Sports “Rabbi” will take us on a trip through history from the 1800s with the first Jewish Sports Club to the declaration of the State and the impact that sports had on Israel.
The Last Decade: Israel 2010-2020 with Peta
10 AM Israel Time 4/29, 5/06, 5/13
An in-depth look at the events, the issues and the people that have shaped Israel in the past decade and are likely to leave their marks into the 2020s. With Peta Jones Pellach.
Exploring Jewish Identity with Shoshana
1:30 PM EDT 4/30, 5/07 and 5/14
Text, Homeland, and Diaspora - Exploring Jewish Identity Between Geography, Narrative, and Peoplehood. With Rabbi Shoshana Cohen.
Connecting Through Stories with Anna
12 PM EDT 5/05
Are you missing your loved ones? Join award-winning children’s author Anna Yaphe Levine in a lesson dedicated to stories and how they can bring us closer. In the session, we will learn how stories work, write a bit of our own story and even get to listen to one of Anna's stories about an archeological dig. For all who are young at heart and love a good story, this lesson is for you - join us!
Law, Love and Power with Alieza
1:30 PM EDT 5/05, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26
Law, Love, and Power: Rabbinic Stories, a battleground between Law and Literature with Alieza Salzberg Yizhar
Rock and Roll Midrash with Stephen
1:30 PM EDT 5/06, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27
Where do visionaries of rock and roll and the wisdom of ancient texts meet in times of fear, isolation, and the radical disruption of life? Join Dr. Stephen Arnoff on a musical journey through the work of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.
Nice Girls Don’t Make History! with Vered
12 PM EDT 5/12, 5/19, 5/26
A child at any price? Even out of wedlock? Even if it involves incest? Three biblical women seem to answer ‘yes’ to these questions: The daughters of Lot, Tamar, and Ruth. What do they have in common? Mashiach will come from their lines. Over three weeks leading up to Shavuot, we will study their stories with Vered Hollander-Goldfarb
The Book of Judges with Bex
12 PM EDT 5/07, 5/14, 5/21
Join Bex Stern-Rosenblatt to delve into the book of Judges.
Shavuot – the Forgotten Holiday with Vernon
10:45 AM Israel Time 5/19, 5/26
Of the three pilgrimage holidays, Shavuot is the least well-known and observed. It pales even in comparison to the minor holidays on the Jewish calendar such as Hanukkah and Purim. We will study the origins of the holiday, its customs, traditions, and significance for today with Rabbi Vernon Kurtz.
How Do We Know the Torah was Given on Shavuot? with Joshua
12 PM EDT 5/25
Dr. Joshua Kulp will discuss "How Do We Know the Torah was given on Shavuot" and "The Festival of Shavuot in Second Temple Texts".