High Holiday Resources
Answer one question per day in your own secret online 10Q space. The new year of questions begins on September 18, 2020!
Hey Alma is a publication that covers everything from Jewish pop culture to what’s happening in the news to personal pieces about identity, feminism, and more. Hey Alma is a publication for anyone — regardless of gender — who cares about Jewish identity and culture and how they fit into everyday life. Still with lots of chutzpah.
Hosting a Rosh Hashanah Seder this year? Download these educational, entertaining, and inspiring files created by Kol HaOt — including a special holiday Haggadah!Make your New Year’s holiday meal a memorable one for all, with these resources and activities!! Courtesy of the Schusterman Family Foundation.
Whether you grew up observing Shabbat every Friday night, or had your first taste of matzah ball soup when you married into a Jewish family, there’s no one way to parent Jewish kids. Kveller is here to give you ideas you can run with–ideas for first-time parents, interfaith parents, queer parents, adoptive parents, and everything in between–with the hopes that you can find information and inspiration that is right for your family.
Your go-to guide for everything from how to make the best matzah ball soup to informing you about the secret Jewish roots of fish and chips. Food plays a crucial role in Jewish life, and The Nosher covers it all from holiday recipes to Jewish restaurant trends to tips on the best new Jewish and Israeli foods at Trader Joe’s.
The Nosher offers a popular Instagram account, a twice-weekly newsletter showcasing the must-read stories of the week, a weekly email featuring easy recipes to make mid-week, guides to Jewish food in cities across the globe, and much more.
The Shofar Project
Cultivate mindfulness by participating in the Shofar Project, a (free) project of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) which will offer daily meditation and weekly yoga and Torah study throughout the Hebrew month of Elul (August 20-September 18)
Have you ever wanted to learn with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, be inspired by Scott Fried, or meet other Jewish students around the world? Then join Hillel@Home’s online community filled with gatherings sure to fill your calendar during this time. You can also watch past recordings!
Shabbat Alone, Together by OneTable
OneTable, the organization that helps bring you nourishment every Friday has transformed into a social distancing silver lining machine. Here you can find guides to celebrating Shabbat, the coolest live events, ideas for hosting solo Shabbat, playlists, blogs, and more.
My Jewish Learning
All 70 Faces Media publications, including My Jewish Learning, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Kveller, Alma, and The Nosher are offering new online experiences to connect people through Jewish rituals, food, books, and more. They add new events every day. Note that all times are EDT.
The Thread is JDC Entwine’s virtual meeting place for young adults. Stay connected with the global Jewish world through events, volunteering opportunities, and even playlists.
Pardes is known for their Jewish learning resources, and they don’t disappoint. Find texts that will help you heal and grow during this time.
Temple Beth Am
One of our local reform synagogues has also put together a whole list of incredible resources for you.
Israeli American Council
IAC EDGE is offering online events and programming for young professionals who are passionate about Israel and want extra professional opportunities.
Advocacy Anywhere, Powered by AJC
Using top-notch content, this new platform will allow you to stay involved with AJC’s advocacy work from anywhere.
Holocaust Center for Humanity
Join the HCH for their weekly Lunch-and-Learns, including one on Yom HaShoah. You’ll hear from children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors as they share their inspirational stories of hope, luck, resilience, and rescue.
Stroum Jewish Community Center
The SJCC has gone virtual – you can find everything from online live events, fitness classes, book clubs, and more.
Chabad Mercer Island
Craving some challah, but can’t go to the store? Get added to their delivery list by filling out the form.
Jewish Film Institute
Spend your time watching JFI On Demand, a collection of every Jewish movie, most of which are for free if you already have an account on Netflix, Hulu, etc (which you probably, definitely do).
- Free Resources: This is a Google Doc with arts/culture, attractions, fitness, education, and mental health opportunities. You might never leave your house again!!!
- GatherDC: This D.C.-based version of Jconnect has compiled a coping guide similar to this one. Many of the resources lean local, but if this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that virtual is global. So check out ways to give back, stay mentally and physically healthy, and get financial and emotional support.
- Refinery29: This stay-home guide is complete with sanity, money, beauty, and media tips, as well as great stories and content.
- More free virtual tours of museums, parks, and cities online.
Arts and Culture
- E-Cards for Any Occasion
- NYT’s 36 Questions that Lead to Love and OneTable’s version of the same
- NYT’s 36 Hours in … Wherever You Are
- NYT’s Short Film of the Day
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Holocaust Center for Humanity: From Generation to Generation: We are currently looking for specifically Russian-speakers to be matched with a Holocaust survivor.
Jewish Service Alliance: This new coalition of organizations just launched “Serve the Moment” to engage Jewish young adults and college students (ages 18-29) in 100,000 acts of meaningful service and learning addressing the COVID-19 crisis, its economic fallout, and the movement for racial justice. The initiative will mobilize tens of thousands in virtual volunteering, in-person service, and national service campaigns around specific issues during the year. Full-time stipended fellows, known as “Serve the Moment Corps Members,” will serve at nonprofit partners in cities across the country, beginning with a summer of service from July 8th to August 7th, 2020.
- Skills for Impact: A partnership between multiple Jewish organizations to help connect skills-based volunteers with non-profits in need.