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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is the first and largest Jewish film festival in the world. Presenting innovative film each summer in the Bay Area.
The Festival of New Yiddish Music brings the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage! Don’t miss out on what promises to be a great festival of music and related events. Rain or shine.
Greater Chicago Jewish Festival
The usual outdoor Festival will be POSTPONED to June 13, 2021 (yes, 6/13). 4 stages, art fair, Kosher food fair, family activities and community hugs will all be part of it.
Toronto Jewish Film Festival
TJFF’s Festival is a creative, exciting way to introduce people in the city and surrounding areas to Jewish culture, and how it fits with the multicultural kaleidoscope that is Toronto. The Foundation incorporated in 1994, setting out to be a showcase of the diversity in Jewish life and cultural experiences around the world.
Jewish Heritage Month in Ontario
Jewish Heritage Month is commemorated through various events that acknowledge the many remarkable achievements and contributions made by members of the Jewish community. It also pays tribute to Ontario and Canada’s rich Jewish culture, heritage and history.
Jewish American Heritage Month
Every year, by Presidential Proclamation, May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) in recognition of the indelible contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to our nation’s history, culture, and society. Each year, this national celebration shows the ways in which this history deserves our collective attention, pride, and recognition.
Miami Jewish Film Festival
"The Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) was established in 1996 and has grown into a core cultural program for South Florida’s vibrant arts landscape. In 2013, with the hiring of new Festival Director Igor Shteyrenberg, Miami Jewish Film Festival entered an era of expansion and commitment to artistic quality.
Annual Purim Ball
Join us for exclusive Purim Ball that raise vital funds for the Museum’s exhibitions and programs. These festive events are not to be missed. The 35th Annual Purim Ball will take place WEDNESDAY, FEBRAURY 24, 2021, at 7:30 PM EST. This year's ball will be a virtual gala. HONOREES Shari and Jeff Aronson Jonathan Horowitz MAYER SULZBERGER AWARD The Jewish Museum's Essential Staff CO-CHAIRS Meg and Bennett Goodman Stacey and Curtis Lane Nancy and Morris W. Offit Tracey and Robert Pruzan Harriet and Leonard Schleifer For information, please contact Melissa Mundy at PurimBall@dsconsultinggroup.com.
New York Jewish Film Festival
The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center are delighted to bring you the New York Jewish Film Festival, presenting films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience.
Jewish United Fund Online
To keep our community safe, JUF is now offering several virtual event experiences. We hope you can join us!
Jewish Film Institute Online
Since launching the first Jewish film festival website in 2000 for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the Jewish Film Institute has broadened its commitment to providing access to relevant, engaging and high-quality Jewish film and media online for audiences around the world. JFI's roster of online programs offers something for everyone, from the casual film watcher to the fellow festival programmer or historian.
Israel Film Festival
The Israel Film Festival has played a vital educational role in spotlighting Israel’s thriving film and television industry. The annual event provides an intercultural exchange to advance tolerance and understanding among diverse audiences and to enrich the American vision of Israel’s social and cultural diversity. To date, the Festival has showcased nearly 1000 feature films, documentaries, television dramas, and student shorts to hundreds of thousands of film-goers, and brought more than 500 Israeli filmmakers to the U.S. to connect with the Hollywood Community, opening doors for distribution and co-production.
Latkes & Light, a Virtual Family Hanukkah Celebration
Join us to light and bless our Hanukkah Menorahs together as a community. We’ll sing and dance, do Hanukkah-themed activities, and talk about the importance of tzedakah. Featuring educators from Jewish Explorers, Judaism Your Way, Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center, and PJ Library. Our event is geared towards children ages 2-10. Tzedakah project will benefit the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry.
Hannukah Lighting in New York City
Time to light the menorah! Hannukah is one of the best NYC events in December. It reminds us to nosh on classic Jewish food, hit up a holiday market to find some great gifts and bond with loved ones. There are many ways to celebrate Hanukkah in New York City. The World’s Largest Menorah Lighting is at Grand Army Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan and at Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, Brooklyn (Oy Vey!). Manhattan menorah lightings are generally at 5:30pm (Fridays 3:30pm and Saturdays 8pm). Brooklyn menorah lightings are generally at 6pm (Fridays 3:30pm and Saturdays 7pm).
Hannukah Lighting and Celebration
Families across the Hudson Valley can get into the Chanukah spirit with community lighting ceremonies and celebrations.
Hanukkah Cooking Class
Hanukkah is almost here! As days grow cold and dark, everyone begins to dream of comfort food. How about adding homemade kreplach to your repertoire? Back by popular demand, Chef Andrea Quinn will show us how to make these delicious Jewish dumplings. There will be meat and cheese fillings to choose from (or try both if you're feeling ambitious). Kreplach can be fried to fit the Hanukkah theme, or served in soup. This will be a fun and cozy way to spend an afternoon together. Get your recipe and shopping list with ticket purchase, and come cook with the Jewish Gateways community. All levels of experience are welcome. QUESTIONS: Contact Jewish Gateways at email@example.com or 510-545-9977. Chef Andrea Quinn is a Bay Area native with over twenty years of experience as a pastry chef, small business owner, and most recently Resident Chef at Sur La Table. She has owned and operated bakeries specializing in custom cakes in California and Hawaii and worked in restaurants large and small. Chef Andrea's core principles are her commitments to quality, sustainability, and team leadership. Her satisfactions working in the industry range from the simple to the grand — from creating a perfect dessert to improving ethics related to food. We so enjoyed her Rosh Hashanah baking class with Jewish Gateways that we are continuing a holiday-related series of classes with her.
Yivo Virtual Jewish Food
Join us for an exploration into the heart of Jewish food, with an emphasis on the Ashkenazi table. This course features hundreds of never-before-seen archival objects, lectures by leading scholars, and video demonstrations of your favorite Jewish recipes by renowned chefs. Discover how the essence of Jewish food has remained constant even as the recipes have evolved and changed with the migration of Jews around the world
My Jewish Learning on Zoom
As the coronavirus pandemic forces many of us into our homes, new opportunities are being created every day to connect virtually. Welcome to MJL’s Hub. The Hub is a space that includes daily information about live content from all 70 Faces Media publications, including My Jewish Learning, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Kveller, Alma, and The Nosher, in addition to a wide spectrum of other great online Jewish events. Our hope is that the Hub will connect people with some of the incredible learning opportunities now accessible across the globe. All times are ET (Eastern Time).
My Jewish Learning Cooking Classes
My Jewish Learning is all about empowering Jewish discovery for anyone interested in learning more. We offer thousands of articles, videos and other resources to help you navigate all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life — from food to history to beliefs and practices. This site now offers over 20 Jewish cooking videos so that you can learn how to make traditional Jewish and Israeli dishes like shakshuka, kugel, haroset, challah, and more!
In early March of 2020, as one Jewish event after another was suddenly being cancelled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the team behind the Judaism Unbound podcast realized that we were about to experience months in which not one in-person Jewish event would take place. And many events that would have been in person—ranging from synagogue services to large conferences—would have to migrate to the digital landscape to which we migrated some years ago. And we knew that physical distancing would bring loneliness and a sense of social isolation for many people.
We also saw that this situation created an opportunity for many Jews, and non-Jews, to connect to Jewish experiences that they might have been intimidated to join in person. And it created many other opportunities: to find commonality and community across distance; to create experiences for others; to re-think elements of Jewish life that may not have been working so well before but that had inertia.
We thought that we could help by creating a port of entry into live Jewish events in cyberspace. Think of jewishLIVE as the international airport or as the Grand Central Station serving the new land of online Judaism.
Our mission is to help you find what you’re looking for and get you there quickly. This web site combines a calendar events with beaming from “Star Trek” because if you discover that something is happening right now, you can just go there in a single click!
25th Annual Jewish Film Festival
The J’s St. Louis Jewish Film Festival showcases national and international cinema that explores universal issues through traditional Jewish values, opposing viewpoints and new perspectives. The Jewish Film Festival now offers year-round opportunities to experience Jewish films from around the world. In 2020 all films will be presented virtually! The Festival’s complete lineup of features and documentaries will be available to view on-demand anytime from November 9-15. All films and programs will be purchased and shown via our viewing platform. Once you purchase a ticket or pass, you will be emailed information on how to unlock films for viewing during the week of the festival. Once a ticket-holder begins watching a program, access to it remains available for 48 hours and must be completed by the end of the festival. - STLJFF
Boston Jewish Film Festival
The Boston Jewish Film Festival has been a destination for international award-winning films on Jewish topics and themes since 1988. The Festival has welcomed hundreds of thousands of filmgoers and guests from around the world for screenings and conversations. The annual November festival now presents more than 60 screenings at venues throughout Greater Boston.
Hakafot Lubavitch Rabbi
Rejoice with festive singing and dancing as we celebrate the joy of our precious Torah. Hakafot will be celebrated on Shmini Atzeret Eve, and Simchat Torah Eve, and on Simchat Torah Day. Kiddush and L’Chaim will be served! Join us for this grand Chassidic Dance Festival!
One Table Virtual Shabbat
The global pandemic isn't stopping the world from coming together to celebrate the Sabbath! On One Table, you can explore over 100 weekly virtual Shabbat dinners hosted by individuals and families across the nation.
"KlezKanada was founded in 1996 to teach, nurture and present to a broad public the best of Jewish traditional arts and Yiddish culture. Its goal is to foster Jewish cultural and artistic creativity worldwide as both an ethnic heritage and a constantly evolving contemporary culture and identity. From its start as a small summer festival, KlezKanada has become one of the leading Jewish cultural organizations in the world." -KlezKanda
Atlanta Jewish Music Festival
"The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival shares and celebrates Jewish heritage through quality music and artistic experiences. Our vision: With music as our inspirational partner, AJMF grows Jewish community and celebrates our heritage through year-round live performance events and dynamic learning programs for the Southeast region. We bring diverse community together for a resounding annual world music Spring Festival. The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF) was founded by Russell Gottschalk and created in early 2009 under the auspices’ of Limmud Atlanta +Southeast to feature contemporary Jewish music in an effort to entertain and educate the general public on Jewish culture and unite Atlanta’s young Jewish community through the power of music." -AJMF
Israeli Day Parade
Jewish American Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is annually held in May as a time to recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments Jewish Americans have made to their country. A spotlight is shone on those who have made substantial contributions to the growth and prosperity of the American culture, in various fields such as medicine, arts, sports, entertainment, business and science.
Saturday Night Seder
This online seder is collecting donations for the CDC Foundation’s Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund. Many of the traditional Passover songs will be sung together and people around the world will be able to celebrate together.
Jewish Heritage Night
From Detroit Public Television and award-winning producers Sue Marx and Allyson Rockwell comes this 50-minute retrospective documentary about Jewish life in Detroit. The film traces the roots of Jews in Detroit from the 1700’s with the arrival of the first Jewish fur trader in Detroit and culminates in the importance of Jewish leadership in the political, civil rights, arts, cultural and educational life of the region today. Told through interviews, archival footage, home movies and historic photographs, the film will bring back warm memories of cherished traditions for those who grew up in Detroit’s large, close-knit community. The film also features entertaining interviews and archival footage of Detroit leaders like Sen. Carl Levin, Rep. Sander Levin, Joe Nederlander, Max Fisher and many more in this entertaining and enriching documentary for Jews and non-Jews alike
International Nash-Didan (Judeo-Aramaic) Day
The American Sephardi Federation in partnership with the Jewish Community of Urmia, Iran and participants from Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Turkey are hosting the first Nash-Didan Day outside of Israel. The event features an international team of scholars who will be exploring the history, culture, language, and traditions of the Nash Didan, the Aramaic speaking Jewish communities of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Azerbaijan.
Our signature Shabbat services inspire, connect, and nourish our community.
Day of Jewish Unity
On the Day of Jewish Unity, over one million people gather around the world or a day of peace and prayer in hopes of ending global hostility and destruction. In cities around the world from Israel and France to Canada and United States, this day is filled with prayer for hope.
Shabbat Shabbang is a Friday night dinner designed to welcome the community into our building for a fabulous meal, new friends and fascinating program offerings. Every other month, the community is invited to a sophisticated evening that includes Shabbat rituals, delicious dinners, and engaging programs for all ages and levels of observance in several simultaneous groups. The evening begins in the lobby for sharing of appetizers and Shabbat rituals together before heading towards a chosen program. Finally, after a delicious dairy meal and signature performances or lectures, everyone comes together again for dessert and coffee. This Shabbat celebration is a warm and bright way to begin one's weekend.
ANSHE SHOLOM B'NAI ISRAEL CONGREGATION Shabbat
Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel is deeply committed to the mitzvah of Hachnasat Orchim (Hospitality). Every Shabbat, members of the community open their homes. Accommodations and Friday night meals are provided for any visitors. In addition to home hospitality and meals, there are also hotels close to the synagogue that guests to the community are welcome to stay in as well. *Guests seeking overnight accommodations within the community need a rabbi to provide a letter of referral to Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel Congregation.
At OneTable, communities are invited to hold tradition in one hand while holding beliefs, experiences, and passions in the other. Every week, Shabbat dinner offers a chance to be present and connect with oneself and others. OneTable is guided by their Jewish core values, and the drive to help make ancient Jewish practices work for everyone in this present day.
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Shabbat Meals in South Florida
When tourists are traveling throughout the Miami area during peak times, such as Yeshiva Week and other times throughout the year, Shabbat dining can be a concern when someone doesn’t have access to a kitchen, or else doesn’t want to cook. It’s helpful to know where to find and how to arrange kosher Shabbat meals, especially when restaurant and catering scenes vary from year to year. Therefore, Yeah That's Kosher helps provide the community with easy solutions to fulfilling Shabbat Dinners at various locations around the Miami area. There are many options to choose from listed with detailed information on their webpage that are worth checking out for the next Friday evening to come.
International Women's Talmud Day
On this day there is a special encouragement of women’s Talmud study. Through this special day a feeling of community among women who study and teach Talmud is created with an extra highlight on women’s Talmud scholarships.
LA Jewish Film Festival
American Sephardic Music Festival
World class musicians perform dynamic and diverse musical numbers at this event hosted by the American Sephardi Federation and directed by David Serero. The Festival takes place over the course of three days at The Center for the Jewish History in New York City.
Festival of Jewish Literature
"The Festival of Jewish Literature is a city-wide celebration of the written word, bringing together readers, writers, and artists from Baltimore and across the country to share our love of books and culture.
Synagogues, churches, educational organizations, museums, and libraries will be hosting a range of speakers, panels and family events. The festival runs from November 7 to November 17. Think of it as an eleven-day literary block party. Everyone is invited to each and every event!
The festival is sponsored by The Associated Jewish Federation, The Ivy Bookshop, JMore, and WYPR." -FJL
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