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3 Things to Know – May 2020

May 29, 2020
May 28, 2020
  • One of the most important ways to contain the pandemic is through “contact tracing,” which often utilizes smart phone data and “exposure notification” apps. Such technology raises serious privacy concerns. How will we ensure that our private information does not give undue power over our lives to a surveillance state and commercial interests? Join Jewish Council for Public Affairs at 12:30pm for an important discussion of the civil rights and liberties costs and opportunities presented by digital contact tracing. Register here.
  • Looking for online Shavuot resources? Here are two:
    • Join MyJewishLearning.com for Tikkun Leil Shavuot beginning at 8pm today. Learn more here.
    • The Paul Feig z”l Tikkun Leil Shavuot will take place today at 9pm through Fri, May 29 at 5am. Celebrate Shavuot with a FREE evening of learning and community taking place entirely online. Come together with people from across the spectrum of Jewish life for a revelatory night of study, film, music, dance, yoga, and more in celebration of Shavuot. Bring your own cheesecake and come for an hour or stay the night! More information here.
May 27, 2020
  • Join Partnershiptogether WesternGalilee to learn about the challenges and successes faced by Israeli NGOs at noon today. RSVP here.
  • Jewish Community Centers of North America and Shalom Sesame are proud to present, “Countdown to Shavuot!” Join live on the Jewish Community Centers of North America Facebook page today at 3pm, as we come together to join Muppets Avigail and Brosh to learn all about Shavuot!
  • Join Jewish Community Centers of North America LIVE today at 8pm on the JCC Association of North America Facebook page for another wonderful flagpole rally with Rick Recht and special guests Nefesh Mountain, Shimon Smith, and Monika Schwartzman’s Music #SingStrongJCC
May 26, 2020
  • At 12pm today, hear from Dr. Einat Wilf, a leading intellectual and original thinker on matters of foreign policy, economics, education, and Israel and the Jewish people. Wilf is considered one of Israel’s most articulate representatives on the international stage, with her opinion articles regularly published in international publications and frequent interviews for television and radio programs around the world. Dr. Wilf is the author of six books that explore key issues in Israeli society. Register here.
  • Enjoy a virtual Hatha Yoga class today at 4pm with the JCC Louisville Fitness Community!
  • Tomorrow at 1pm, Adath Jeshurun presents a discussion with ER physician Dr. Corey Cohen.
May 25, 2020
  • You’re invited to the first-ever National Jewish Community Observance of Memorial Day, which will include a commemoration that will premiere live on the Jewish Community Centers of North America (JCCs) Facebook page at 1pm TODAY. The commemoration will feature greetings to the Jewish community from senior ranking military officials, messages from bereaved families, prayers honoring the fallen heroes of all wars and conflicts involving American troops, and more. Learn more here.
  • Partnershiptogether WesternGalilee invites you to connect with families across the ocean! Register now for your family to be paired with a partner family for a 6-month period. More information and registration here.
  • JCCs of North America and Shalom Sesame are proud to present, “Countdown to Shavuot!” Mark your calendars and join live on the Jewish Community Centers of North America (JCCs) Facebook page on Wednesday, May 27 at 3pm, as we come together with Muppets Avigail and Brosh to learn all about Shavuot!
May 22, 2020
  • We are kicking off the first of seven days of gratitude by saying thanks to those who care for us! 🙏🏼 Get started with your gratitude activities here.
  • The Limmud eFestival features the most interesting, inspiring and important Jewish ideas today. Connect with Jewish community, cultivate your curiosity and expand your horizons, all from the comfort of your home. The eFestival takes place Sunday, May 24. Register here.
  • Let the JCC Louisville Fitness Community keep you motivated to reach your fitness goals! Check out the weekly schedule of virtual fitness classes here.
May 21, 2020
  • Join Partnershiptogether WesternGalilee at 1pm for a Jerusalem Day Virtual Tour highlighting the events leading to the reunification of Jerusalem.
  • Celebrate Yom Yerushalayim with Friends of the IDF at 7pm today! Together we’ll mark the 53rd Anniversary of Israel’s historic victory in the 1967 Six-Day War and hear from veteran and active-duty soldiers from the illustrious Paratroopers Brigade that led the courageous battle that reunited Israel’s holiest city, Jerusalem.
  • At 8:30pm, join Call Your Mother podcast hosts Jordana Horn and Shannon Sarna to kvetch and kvell about parenting during the pandemic. Tune in on Kveller’s Facebook page.
May 20, 2020
  • After bringing new cases of COVID-19 to near zero, Israel is reopening its economy. What did Israel do right (or wrong) in managing the spread of the disease? Israeli institutions are also said to be on the cutting edge of developing both vaccines and anti-virals. What breakthroughs might we see in the months ahead? Brought to you by Jewish Council for Public Affairs, featuring: Dr. Yoram Weiss, Director, Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center and Dr. Janice Weinman Shorenstein, Executive Director/CEO, Hadassah. Register here.
  • Join Jewish Community Centers of North America LIVE, tonight at 8pm, for JCC Camps of North America Flagpole, a gathering of solidarity and song! The weekly Flagpole series features inspiring news from JCC Camp community leaders, directors, counselors, campers and alumni and is hosted by Rick Recht! Join every Wednesday evening on the Jewish Community Centers of North America Facebook page! #SingStrongJCC
  • Join Billy Crystal and the Secure Community Network for a Live Virtual L’Chaim at 8pm in honor of the first responders protecting our communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
May 19, 2020
  • Today begins The Great Big Jewish Food Fest! Sign up at www.jewishfoodfest.org to gain free access to everything from cooking demos, conversations, happy hours, Shabbat dinners and much more! The virtual festival runs May 19-28.
  • Check out daily programming created by Community Shlichim from the The Jewish Agency for Israel.
  • Advocacy Anywhere, powered by AJC (Global Jewish Advocacy), is a new platform that will enable you to engage with AJC’s leading expertise, content, and advocacy opportunities from wherever you are, using cutting-edge technology. Programs include exclusive video and phone briefings featuring leading figures, audio segments on the issues of the day, hard-hitting AJC analysis, and ways you can take action from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
May 18, 2020
  • View From My Window – Partnershiptogether WesternGalilee invites you to share photos that represent our current lifestyles at home! All photos will be shared on a virtual gallery platform, and the best 20 photos will be exhibited at the Munio Gallery of Kibbutz Kfar Massrik! Click here for more info and to enter.
  • Days of Gratitude – Jewish Federation of Louisville is a partner of Days of Gratitude, a global initiative to express gratitude. Sign up now to receive your daily gratitude activities starting May 22nd through May 30th. www.gratitudedays.com #gratitude5780
  • Watercolor 101 Class – Calling all watercolor beginners! Here is your opportunity to learn the basics of watercolor with Alayna. This one-time workshop starts with instructions on technique, then create your very own Mount Sinai painting with your new skills. Click here for more info and to register.
May 15, 2020
  • “We are worth what we are willing to share with others.” – Rabbi Sacks. Help get in-demand essentials to those who need them. Household Goods & Personal Needs Drive benefiting the Sonny & Janet Meyer Food Pantry runs May 15-29, 2020. Your donation of these essentials will help ensure every individual and family gets the items they need to live with dignity. SNAP benefits (also known as Food Stamps), don’t cover many of these necessary and oftentimes expensive items. Visit jewishlouisville.org/NEEDSDRIVE for more information on how to get involved.
  • “Israel’s Unfolding Democratic Crisis – Israeli Politics and the Recent Constitutional Challenges and Rulings Explored” takes place on Sunday, May 17. Join Rabbi David as we learn with Rabbi Uri Regev about the current state of Israeli politics. More information here.
  • The Great Big Jewish Food Fest, a virtual festival about Jewish food, takes place May 19-28, and it’s completely free! Experience a variety of events–workshops & conversations, happy hours, and Shabbat dinners, and so much more–which will take place over Zoom, Instagram, and Facebook.
May 14, 2020
May 13, 2020
  • Join Jewish Community Centers of North America LIVE, tonight at 8pm, for JCC Camps of North America Flagpole, a gathering of solidarity and song! The weekly Flagpole series features inspiring news from JCC Camp community leaders, directors, counselors, campers and alumni and is hosted by Rick Recht! Join every Wednesday evening on the Jewish Community Centers of North America Facebook page! #SingStrongJCC
  • Tomorrow at 8pm, celebrate Israel’s 72nd Independence Day with the Embassy of Israel and Israel’s missions across the US. This special broadcast will feature top Israeli artists and many more surprises. Learn more and sign up here.
  • JFCS Louisville, The Temple and the Jewish Federation of Louisville are partnering on a Household Goods & Personal Needs Drive to benefit the Sonny & Janet Meyer Food Pantry. The drive, which will run from May 15 to 29, will get in-demand essentials to those who need them. Your donation of these essentials will help ensure every individual and family gets the items they need to live with dignity. SNAP benefits (also known as Food Stamps), don’t cover many of these necessary and oftentimes expensive items. Drop off locations at Anshei Sfard and the Temple. For more information on how to get involved and drop off times, click here.
May 12, 2020
  • The Filson Historical Society will present a virtual lecture “Envisioning a Healthier Louisville: Dorothy Joseph’s Mental Health Activism” with Jana Meyer today at noon. Register here.
  • At 7:30pm today, join Lois Kohn-Claar as she speaks about her incredible expedition to the West Bank. She will discuss her journey and how she helped to encourage and enhance positive relationships between Israelis and Palestinians. Register here.
  • Get to know Federation Campaign Ambassador Dorrie Prussian! “I became an ambassador because I want to ensure Louisville’s Jewish Community is also represented by its young adults, like me. Some of my favorite events have included the JOFEE programming and the young adult meet ups. Throughout quarantine I have been working from home as a mental health therapist for JCPS, spending lots of time outside, doing at home workouts and cooking. My hope for the Louisville Jewish Community is to attract more young adults to this city I love so much.” Learn more about our Campaign Ambassadors here.
May 11, 2020
  • On Tuesday at 7:30pm, join Lois Kohn-Claar as she speaks about her incredible expedition to the West Bank. She will discuss her journey and how she helped to encourage and enhance positive relationships between Israelis and Palestinians. Register today!
  • JFCS Louisville offers emotional and social support during weekly call-in conversations with our community. Strategies for Managing Uncertain Times begins today at noon. Register here.
  • Get to know Anne, Frank and Erin, the J Arts + Ideas team!
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