October 13, 2020 – November 11, 2020 all-day

Be sure to check out these additional programs from our friends at other organizations around the country!


Farmside Shabbat

Fridays, 11:30am

Join Boulder JCC for Farmside Shabbat every Friday! Sing Shabbat songs, explore the farm, read a story, experience a nature activity you can do at home, and welcome Shabbat with the blessings on the candles, challah and grape juice – all from the comfort of your home. Celebrate the songs and traditions in an open, inclusive, and accessible environment. Everyone is welcome but geared to kids 0-7 and their caregivers.

Register here.


Oh My God: A Play by Anat Gov

October 13-25

The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston, in collaboration with Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company and with the support of the Consulate General to Israel in Houston, presents Oh My God, by renowned Israeli playwright Anat Gov.

Get a free ticket to view a filmed production of the play here.


TOMORROW: Voter Education: 100 Years of “Notorious” Women– Voting Rights and Equal Rights, 7:30pm


Leading scholars and practitioners of women’s voting rights both historically and today will discuss the evolution and current state of women’s right to vote and how the votes of women affect women’s policy priorities. Presented by Boulder JCC in partnership with the Conference on World Affairs and the CU Boulder LeRoy Keller Center for the Study of the First Amendment Community Center


Register here.



From Radical Poets to Rabbinical Scholars: The Yiddish Voices of Kensington

Thursday, October 15, 1:30pm


Join the Miles Nadal JCC for a special presentation by award-winning translator Vivian Felsen. Between the 1910s-1950s, Toronto was home to a vibrant community of Eastern European Jewish immigrants, with the Kensington Market area as its center. Through her illustrated virtual presentation, Vivian will tell us the story of how she came to discover the mostly forgotten yet truly remarkable literary activity of this largely working-class, Yiddish-speaking community, and the uniqueness of its language and its writers. This event is co-sponsored by The Toronto Workmen’s Circle and The Committee for Yiddish.


Register here.



Maccabi USA President’s Forum with Alan Sherman & Joe Siegman

Thursday, October 15, 7:30pm


Join Maccabi USA President, Jeff Bukantz, for a conversation with Alan Sherman and Joe Siegman, Co-Founders of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and recipients of its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Register here.



Maccabi USA Presents Daniel Bluman, Israeli Olympic Equestrian Rider

Tuesday, October 20, 8pm


Join Maccabi USA for a conversation with Israeli Olympic Equestrian Rider, Daniel Bluman. Bluman will discuss the road to the Tokyo Olympics, as well as his philanthropic work.

Register here.


Antisemitism on College Campuses: A Conversation with Deborah Lipstadt

Wednesday, October 21, 7pm

Join Deborah Lipstadt for an engaging conversation about antisemitism on college campuses. Attendees will gain a more nuanced and research-grounded understanding of antisemitism, learning of its origins and vectors, as well as strategies for combating the myriad ways in which antisemitism manifests on campuses today. This discussion will build on Deborah Lipstadt’s recent book, Antisemitism: Here and Now.

Register here.


SAJE Presents: Book Talk with Paul Alster

October 22 at 2:00 PM via zoom

Join us as Paul Alster discusses his book, Kin or Country. About the book: Civil war is drawing closer. A fierce political battle engulfs a once-in-a-lifetime referendum. Is a new era about to begin? Israel, 2048. The Ultra-Orthodox now form the majority among Israeli Jews. The country has changed rapidly in recent years to reflect their religious values and the new status quo. On the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the state a referendum is called to decide whether to separate into two independent nations: one religious, the other secular. The fate of Israel will be determined by its own people, but foreign powers have their own reasons for seeking to influence the outcome of the vote. Against the backdrop of a no-holds-barred political campaign and with the clock ticking fast towards the day of reckoning, a man’s body found in the Jerusalem hills seems initially of little consequence—until his identity is revealed.Could this discovery impact the fate of the entire country? Sponsored by Eileen and Alan Bernstein. In memory of Eli and Miriam Cohen.

The cost of this lecture is $10. Zoom information will be provided upon registration. Purchase tickets here.


Israel-United Arab Emirates Normalization Agreement with Benjamin Krasna and Yaakov Katz

Thursday, October 22, 12pm

Join Benjamin Krasna, Deputy Head of Mission of Israel to the U.S., and Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post, for a conversation about the Israel-United Arab Emirates Normalization Agreement and what recent peace deals mean for the Middle Eastern region and beyond.

Watch here.



SAJE Presents: American Jewish Women in Politics with Amy Posner

Monday, October 27, 12:30pm

Join Amy Posner, Executive Director of Hillel at CSI for a lecture on American Jewish Women in Politics!

The cost of this lecture is $5. Zoom information will be provided upon registration. Following the lectures, participants will also receive a link to a recording of the program, which can be accessed on demand. Purchase tickets here.



Temple Israel Reform Congregation Presents Nefesh Mountain

Sunday, November 1, 7pm

Join Temple Israel Reform Congregation for a virtual concert by Nefesh Mountain, a bluegrass band with a unique Jewish perspective! The concert is brought to you by Temple Israel’s Sisterhood and the Adult Learning Committee, and by the Avis Foundation.

Please reserve your ticket before October 29 by emailing Blanche Ricci at BRANCHTR@aol.com. The link to the online concert will be sent to you.

Tickets are free, but a donation of $18 is suggested if you are not a Temple Israel member. Please make donations payable to the Sisterhood of Temple Israel and mail it to Temple Israel, 315 Forest Avenue, SI NY 10301.


Author Talk with Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy

Thursday, November 5 at 1pm ET.
You are invited to a dialogue between Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy about their new book Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People



How Sandy Koufax made every American Jew feel 10 feet tall

Thursday, November 5 at 7 PM

$5 per person, zoom information will be provided after signup

Lecture with Steve Lerner about Sandy Koufax, who famously chose not to start Game 1 of the 1965 World Series for the Dodgers because it fell on Yom Kippur, but his whereabouts that day remain a mystery.

Purchase tickets here.


SAJE Presents… Behind the Screen: Chicago as a Microcosm 

Sunday, November 8, 6pm

Join Tamar Manasseh, the African American rabbinical student who is leading the fight against senseless killings on the south side of Chicago, for a discussion with the representative of the Jews of Color initiative. Purchase tickets here. This lecture is presented in partnership with the Tucson JCC.

The cost of this lecture is $10. Zoom information will be provided upon registration.

Purchase tickets here.


American Politics, the Holocaust and Racial Justice

Monday, November 9, 7pm

The Wagner College Holocaust Center invites you to its 5th annual Egon J. Salmon and Family Commemoration of Kristallnacht and the St. Louis. This virtual commemoration will be led by guest speaker Julian E. Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and CNN Analyst.

This talk will examine the ways in which fighting anti-Semitism and the quest for racial justice intersect, drawing inspiration from the life and theology of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-72).

For more information, email lrweintr@wagner.edu


SAJE Presents… Memories of a Child Holocaust Survivor in Terezin

Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm

The Dr. Esther Grushkin Seminars for Adult Jewish Education (SAJE) is proud to partner with the Wagner College Holocaust Center to present a conversation with Holocaust survivor, Dr. Inge Auerbacher. Inge grew up in Kippenheim Germany. In August 1942, she was deported to Terezin with her parents and beloved doll Marlene. Of the 15,000 children sent there, only 100 survived. A chemist by profession, Inge has spoken in countries around the world. She has a special relationship with Staten Island’s own P.S. 22 choir, which has sung two of her poems, including at the U.N. She is the author of 6 books, including I am a Star: Child of the Holocaust. She was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Inge will be introduced by Professor Lori Weintrob, Wagner College Holocaust Center, who will moderate the Q&A.


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