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JBS Highlights starting 11/29: Robert Siegel on US Foreign Policy, Survivors' Child, Sephardi History, Jews in Arab World, JBS on COMCAST X1 on CH 1864 as of DEC 8

Watch JBS on Comcast X1 Ch 1864 starting Dec 8, Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798, DirecTV Ch388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Fire TV and jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

Programs

Shaping Sephardi History-Gerber

Jane S. Gerber (Director of the Institute for Sephardic Studies, City University of NY), discusses her book “Cities of Splendour in the Shaping of Sephardi History” from the 10th-17th Centuries. A program of the American Sephardi Federation and Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs at Yeshiva University. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7pm

Jewish Legacy In The Arab World

Mehnaz Afridi (Director of the Holocaust, Genocide & Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College), Aomar Boum (a socio-cultural anthropologist at UCLA) and Robert Satloff (Executive Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy), reflect upon the history and legacy of Jewish life in the Arab world. With Elizabeth Thompson (Mohamed S. Farsi Chair in Islamic Peace at American University) by American University Center for Israel & Jewish Studies. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday – 8pm & 2am

Robert Siegel: Foreign Policy

Award-winning journalist Robert Siegel explores the future of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East in a Biden Administration with Thomas Friedman (New York Times), Dennis Ross (Washington Institute) & Ghaith Al-Omari (Washington Institute). On “Global Connections: Navigating The New Abnormal” a production of the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center. Wednesday - 7:00pm & 2:00am

On L’Chayim

L'Chayim: Child of Survivors

Psychiatrist and Jewish activist Naomi Vilko memorializes her mother, Holocaust Survivor Olga Vilko, and expresses her concerns about Jewish attitudes towards Israel and the American government, as well as about American Jewry. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm; Sunday Dec 6 - 12 Noon & 6pm

Sunday: CEO of FIDF Steven Weil

Steven Weil, the CEO of the Friends of the IDF, describes his Jewish background and his perspective on Israel and American Jewish life; and discusses his role with the FIDF without ever having served in the Israeli Defenses Forces Sunday - 12 Noon; Sunday - 6:00pm; Monday - 3:00pm

Monday: Rabbi Marc Angel

Rabbi Marc Angel, Rabbi Emeritus of the Spanish Portuguese Synagogue Congregation Shearith Israel in NYC and the founding Director of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, offers his analysis of Jewish life today.
Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Egyptian Jewry

Juliana Maio, author of the historical novel "City of the Sun," talks about her Sephardic Jewish background, being expelled from Egypt and growing up in Paris and the US, and reconnecting with her Egyptian Jewish roots. Tuesday – 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday – 3:00pm

Thursday: Rabbi Joe Potasnik

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, author of “Just Give Me A Minute: Insights from the Radio Rabbi,” discusses his career as EVP of the NY Board of Rabbis and Chaplain of the FDNY, including his experience of 9/11 and his interfaith work.
Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Hate Spaces-Avi Goldwasser

Avi Goldwasser, producer of describes how he became committed to fighting ant-Israel BDS forces on college campuses and how he came to produce the film “Hate Spaces - The Politics Of Intolerance On Campus.” Part 1 of 2. Saturday - 6:00pm & 12 Midnight

92nd Street Y: Jews & Punchlines

Female comics Jackie Hoffman and Judy Gold explore Jews and the American Punchline in search of a Jewish gene for comedy. From money to mothers to food--nothing is off limits! Sunday - 8:00pm & 1:30am; Monday - 10pm; Tuesday - 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4pm

Talmud: To Change & Grow

As the Jewish world reads Sedra Vayishlach (Gen. 32:22), which describes how Jacob struggled with an angel, symbolic of inner growth, and which led to his new name “Israel,” Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s discusses “Change and Growth” in the Jewish Tradition. Sunday - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 2:00am

Talmud: In Heaven's Hands?

Rabbi Mordechai Becher (Senior Lecturer, Gateways Organization) discusses a letter from Rabbi Ovadiah to Maimonides about the Talmudic statement "everything is in the hands of Heaven except for the fear of Heaven." JBS original “Dimensions of the Daf.” Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 2:30am

Jewish 101: Community

Learn how the Jewish Tradition's emphasis is on "the community" rather than on "personal salvation," through the contrast of rabbinic thought with the well-known hymn, "Amazing Grace." Wednesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

KABBALAT & FRIDAY EVENING SHABBAT SERVICES

FRIDAY NIGHT

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE Shabbat Services - 6pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE Kabbalat Shabbat - 7:30pm & 10:30pm

SHABBAT MORNING

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE Shabbat Morning Services - 9:30am & 1pm

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE Shabbat Morning Services - 11am & 2:30pm

Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel Website: jbstv.org

Virtual Special Education Kindergarten

Beit Issie Shapiro, a Federation partner and Israel’s leading provider of innovative therapies for children and adults across the entire range of disabilities, has developed online content for kindergarteners in Hebrew and English. Children can sing, enjoy games and storytelling.

Watch in Hebrew here and here. Watch in English here.

A Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat for Children With Disabilities

Beit Issie Shapiro, a Federation partner and Israel’s leading provider of innovative therapies for children and adults across the entire range of disabilities, has a special accessible Kabbalat Shabbat in English for kids with disabilities. Click here to view.

Staying Home With PJ Library

As families stay home together, PJ Library has activities for all ages to learn, laugh and share experiences. Whether it is cooking with kids, listening to podcasts, reading stories or doing arts and crafts, there is something for everyone. Click here to explore all the fun options!

Explaining the Coronavirus Crisis to Children With Disabilities

This is an especially challenging time for kids with special needs. Click here for a way to explain the situation and disruption in routine using a visual story created by Ryan Mathew Morin, Constituency Board Member of the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD).

BBYO@Home

Teenagers are navigating a very different world than a few weeks ago. To keep their spirits up, stay connected and have fun, BBYO has developed innovative ways for Jewish teens to enjoy everything it has to offer — anytime, online. The platform brings together Jewish teens and young adults around the world to share ideas, learn together and be part of a community. This new online space features discussions on current events, cooking demonstrations, a virtual dance party, online Shabbat dinners, story time and more. You can see the full lineup of offerings when you click here.

Catching Your Breath: A New Program for Parents of Children With Disabilities


In these challenging times, we know how difficult things are. Join us for an hour of Jewish-themed, stress-reducing strategies, entertainment and socialization for parents. You will receive a home-delivered kosher meal so you can participate without worrying about preparing dinner for your family. Program registration includes all three sessions.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 8 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
No cost to attend | Space is limited

RSVP by Monday, November 30 at 10 a.m.

Mentalist Alan Chamo With The Network

Please join The Network for a mind-blowing and magical evening featuring Alan Chamo: World-renowned mentalist.

Using cutting-edge psychological and persuasive techniques to read minds and amaze audiences around the world, Alan presents a fast-paced, intimate and interactive experience where you will spend as much time laughing as you will scratching your head, wondering, “How did that just happen?”

Click here to RSVP

JBS Highlights starting 11/22: COMCAST for Chanukah, Thanksgiving, FIDF CEO, Author Esther Amini, West Bank Future, World Jewry’s Voice

On Tuesday, December 8 – just in time for Chanukah – Comcast Xfinity will premiere JBS on every one of its systems throughout America on Channel 1684HD. Any Xfinity subscriber with the voice-activated “X1” Box will be able to watch JBS.

Watch JBS on Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798, DirecTV Ch388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Fire TV and jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

PROGRAMS

Debate: Future of West Bank

Eugene Kontorovich (Antonin Scalia School of Law) and Avidan Cover (Case Western Reserve University School of Law) debate the legal future of the West Bank. With Joseph Hendlin a program by Federalist Society at Case Western Reserve Law School. (2020) Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7pm

World Jewry’s Voice in Israel?

Knesset Members -- Merav Michaeli (Labor), Tehila Friedman (Blue & White) and Michal Cotler-Wunsh (Blue & White) -- join JFNA Pres. & CEO Eric Fingerhut to discuss world Jewry’s participation in shaping Israeli policy. With David Butler at 2020 JFNA Gen. Assembly. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday – 8pm & 2am

Jewish Book Month: Esther Amini

Author Esther Amini discusses her memoir Concealed, being the daughter of tradition-bound parents who hungers for more than tradition allows. For Jewish Book Month, a Series by the Hampton Synagogue of Westhampton Beach, NY with Rabbi Avraham Bronstein. Wednesday - 7:00pm & 2:00am; Saturday - 10:30pm & 1:30am

L’Chayim: CEO of FIDF Steven Weil

Steven Weil, the CEO of the Friends of the IDF, describes his Jewish background and his perspective on Israel and American Jewish life; and discusses his role with the FIDF without ever having served in the Israeli Defenses Forces. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm; Sunday Nov 29 - 12 Noon & 6pm

Sunday: Roundtable: Biden & Israel

Steve Bayme, Eric Yoffie, Betty Ehrenberg and Dovid Efune discuss ways in which the Biden Administration may change U.S. policies on Iran, funding the Palestinians, and on details of a two-state solution from those of Donald Trump. With Mark S. Golub. Sunday - 12 Noon; Sunday - 6:00pm; Monday - 3:00pm

JFK and Israel

For the Anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas (November 22, 1963), Professor Jerome Chanes of the Center for Jewish Studies at CUNY's Gradate Center discusses the profound positive impact President Kennedy had on U.S.-Israeli relations. Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Israel Maimon

The President & CEO of Israel Bonds, Israel Maimon, discusses his experiences in the Golani Brigade, his role in the 2007 bombing of the Syrian nuclear reactor, his concerns regarding Iran & his critique of the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Tuesday – 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday – 3:00pm

Jews & America

Dr. Jeffrey Gurock, professor of American Jewish History at Yeshiva University, describes aspects of the Jewish experience in America. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 3:00pm; Saturday - 6:00pm & 12 Midnight

92nd Street Y: Who Will Write Our History

A discussion of a film about a secret band of Jewish journalists in the Warsaw Ghetto determined to document Nazi atrocities. With Director Nancy Spielberg, Screenwriter Roberta Grossman & Exec. Prod. Samuel Kassow. With Dana Bash at 92nd Street Y. Sunday - 8:30pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10pm; Tuesday - 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4pm

Talmud: Polygamy

As the Jewish world reads Parashat Vayeitzei, in which Jacob marries Leah and Rachel, Rabbi Mordechai discusses the Talmudic view of polygamy )Kesuvos 90a) in a lesson entitled “Big Love: Was Polygamy Normal?” on “Dimensions of the Daf.” Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 2:30am

Talmud: Blessings

As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses the history and nuances of Jewish blessings, their Hebrew translations, etymology, and deeper meanings as reminders to appreciate and value everything we use, see, and encounter within our daily lives. On the original JBS series “Dimensions of the Daf.” Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 2:00am

Jewish 101: Interpretation

The importance of rabbinic interpretation in the Jewish tradition, which is critical to understanding the Torah's glorious poetry, is explained in this "Jewish 101" episode, a JBS original series hosted by Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Wednesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

In The News: Rabin’s Granddaughter

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (Nov 1995), JBS’s Shahar Azanit speaks with Mr. Rabin’s granddaughter, Noa Rothman. Sunday - 8:30am, 5:30pm & 11:30pm; Monday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Jewish Story: Temple Rebuilt Ep. 9

The second temple period begins as Nehemiya rebuilds the ruined city of Jerusalem and the Temple, and Ezra reads the entire Written Torah to the Jewish People. Episode 9 of “The Jewish Story Explained,” a series from OpenDor Media with host Rivka Deray. Monday - 7:15pm & 2:45am; Wednesday - 1:15pm

Friday Night

Reform: Central Synagogue Shabbat Services - 6pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue Kabbalat Shabbat - 7:30pm & 10:30pm : Note New Starting Time of 7:30pm

Shabbat Morning Reform: Central Synagogue Shabbat Morning Services - 9:30am & 1pm

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue Shabbat Morning Services - 11am & 2:30pm

Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel Website: jbstv.org

Free Thanksgiving Kosher Food Distribution at Greater Miami Jewish Federation on November 25

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2020

First come, first served while supplies last.
Please do not arrive before 9 a.m.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Stanley C. Myers Building
4200 Biscayne Boulevard

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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