These are just a few of the many opportunities for learning online. There are podcasts, videos, livestreaming, real time classes, archived written material and more. If you’d like some suggestions navigating the array of available options, please be in touch with Sara Lynn.
Jewish tradition offers rich, accessible, and time-tested resources to cope with moments like these. Here are a few resources that you might find helpful.
The Institute for Jewish Spirituality is offering the following resources to the community:
Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Starter Kit – Free
Daily Online Meditation Sit – Free
The Gift of Awareness Online Meditation Course – There is a fee for this
OROT Center in Chicago offers online Contemplative practices; check them out here.
THE AWAKENED HEART has info on Jewish meditation.
TORAH YOGA FROM ISRAEL with Diane Bloomfield. Contact her through her website.
MINDFUL has a range of suggestions including these 7 Ways to Navigate Emotional Turbulence (note: these are not specifically Jewish).
Guided Meditation in a Time of Pandemic by Norman Fischer.
LOCAL SYNAGOGUES AND ORGANIZATIONS are offering an array of online services, classes, story-times, social hours and more. Check them out on their websites. You don’t need to be a member to participate.
HADAR in addition to their usual array of essays, podcasts, material on holidays, Torah portions and liturgy, they have added range of live daily and weekly study groups. Check them out here.
JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY – live online classes/lectures, some in their Times of Crises and Possibility series. Click here for details.
SVARA – In this moment of unrest, we’re serving up an opportunity to virtually connect with your Queer Talmud comrades and get into the practice of daily mishnah learning with a ✨DROP-IN MISHNAH COLLECTIVE✨ at 1:30 Eastern / 12:30 Central / 10:30 Pacific. Join us!
JEWISH LIVE is a portal to live-streaming Jewish experiences on the internet. There is a big archive of past shows. Check them out here.
MELTON ONLINE LEARNING – Join Melton teachers from around the world for classes on a range of topics. See topics and register here.
AYEKA Webinars – Moving Soulfully Through Difficult Times
ALEPH: Renewing Our Collective Soul: A Virtual Program For Our Times Includes a four part intro to Jewish meditation with Rabbi Jeff Roth
JUDAISM UNBOUND, a project of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future, is a project that catalyzes and supports grassroots eff.orts by “disaffected but hopeful” American Jews to re-imagine and re-design Jewish life in America for the 21st Century. Access the Judaism Unbound website here.
MY JEWISH LEARNING offers a huge number of lessons, videos, short essays, emails to sign up for, etc. Check them out here.
THE WAY OF TALMUD – Community Conversations with SVARA teachers. Thursdays in May.
RECONSTRUCTING JUDAISM – A Virtual Shabbat Box to celebrate and renew all your senses.