Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 9

By: Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering online resources – educational and recreational – for those who are not allowed out of the house. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available.  
  • The film “Haven Movie” is available to stream online. It is based on the real life story of Ruth Gruber, who helped escort 1,000 Jewish refugees to a “safe haven” camp in Oswego, NY, in 1943. There is no cost to watch the almost three-hour film, which can be found at https:// 
  • The Forward now offers a new livestream series #QuarantineShabbat Cooking Show at 3 pm Fridays on its Facebook page, The show will feature National Editor Rob Eshman; recipes will be available on Thursdays at 
  • The Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution has created “Mahloket Matters: How to Disagree Constructively – The Beit Midrash Way” and is offering the classes online. There is a $500 cost for the six-part program. For more information, visit mm_beit_midrash_way/. 
  • Two virtual tours of Israel are available. JLM2U, www., offers virtual tours of Jerusalem. The Masada Virtual Tour,, gives a 360-degree tour of the area. 
  • Photographs from the exhibit “Indelible: The daughters of Holocaust survivors in the photography of Debbie Morag” and an interview with Israeli photographer Debbie Morag, who was born in the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons camp, can be found at watch?v=b_PrrHLp8U4.  
  • 18Doors, a group that supports interfaith couples and families exploring Jewish life, offers dairy recipes for Shavuot at 
  • The National Museum of American History is offering the new virtual exhibit “Locally Grown: Jersey’s Jewish Farms” at Featured are artifacts and a variety of education activities, including puzzles and a coloring page. 
  • is offering live Zoom Torah classes. Find out more information at aid/4734703/jewish/Chabadorg-Live-Zoom-Classes.htm. 
  • The Jewish Council for Public Affairs is the national hub of the community relations network, representing 125 local Jewish community relations councils and 17 national Jewish agencies. Recordings of its education and webinars on COVID-19 can be found at There are also links to sign up for upcoming programs.
    Israel21c offers webinars on its Facebook page, www. 
  • Israel21c offers webinars on its Facebook page, www. 
  • The organization JewBelong offers its own take on a Shabbat Friday night service for those social distancing. It can be found at jewbelongshabbat2018/full-view.html. 
  • The Abayudaya Unity Concert held on May 11 can be viewed on the Cantors Assembly website at https://www. 
  • The Sephardic Brotherhood has launched the Sephardic Digital Academy, a new national partnership to connect and educate the Sephardic community institutions, synagogues, rabbis, educators and members across the United States. 
To learn about the classes available, visit For more resources, see the last eight issues of The Reporter or visit,, www.,,, www.thereportergroup. org/Article.aspx?aID=5527, Article.aspx?aID=5535 and