Jconnect is invested in keeping you informed through this uncertain time.
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.
The Shalom Hartman Institute
SHI’s All Together Now is offering a FREE month of learning featuring intensive beit midrash public learning sessions, an evening “Culture and Conversation” series, and more than 100 small group learning sessions on a wide variety of topics. Check out the whole schedule here, just make sure to register first!
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.