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JBS Highlights 11/20 - 11/26: L'Chayim with Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, In the Spotlight with Mark Oppenheimer, FIDF Gala

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L’Chayim: Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Activist, author, feminist icon and co-founder of Ms. magazine, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, discusses the notion of Jewish exceptionalism, and how the experiences of hiding and lying for survival are all part of Jewish heritage, as she describes in her new book, Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service (LIVE)

Members of Central Synagogue and Saint Peter's Church come together for an inspiring evening of gratitude, fellowship, song, and prayer in their annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, live from Central Synagogue in New York City. Sunday - 6:30pm LIVE Monday - 2:00am Tuesday - 10:00pm Thursday - 8:00pm & 1:00am

In the Spotlight: Mark Oppenheimer

Mark Oppenheimer (Senior Editor, Tablet) joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss his podcast, “Gatecrashers,” that tells the story of how Jews fought for acceptance at Ivy League schools, and how the experience shaped American higher education. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:30am Thursday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Saturday - 7:30pm

Rabbi Hirsch: Some Thoughts on Organic Chemistry

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch looks to the Tower of Babel story as he discusses the central Jewish preoccupations of education, rigorous study and debating how science and technology can help bring about a better future.
Tuesday- 7:00pm & 2:30am Wednesday - 9:30am Friday - 11:00am Saturday - 4:00pm

FIDF Gala 2022

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid joined FIDF supporters from across the country to salute Israel’s brave soldiers at the FIDF New York Gala, which was held in tribute to outgoing Chairman Peter Weintraub, and featured active-duty soldiers and other special guests. Tuesday- 7:30pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 1:30pm Friday - 9:30am

Author Discussion Series: Joshua Cohen

Joshua Cohen discusses The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family, his 2021 novel that blends history, fiction and humor, and was awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Wednesday - 7:30pm & 1:30am Thursday - 10:35am & 2:30am Friday - 9:00am Saturday - 5:30am & 10:30pm

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Dani Menkin

Dani Menkin, Israeli Academy Award-winning filmmaker of Aulcie, the story of a basketball legend who led Maccabi Tel Aviv to an upset win in the European Championship, joins Rabbi Sherman for a discussion of relations between the Israeli, Jewish and black community. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman, and Facebook @SinaiTempleLA. Sunday - 7:30pm

In the News: Sarit Zehavi

Sarit Zehavi, Founder and CEO, Alma Research and Education Center, discusses Israel’s recent maritime agreement with Lebanon, as well as overall challenges for Israel up north with Iran and Hezbollah. With Shahar Azani on location on the northern border of Israel.
Sunday - 5:30pm

In The News: Holly Huffnagle on Dave Chappelle on Saturday Night Live

Holly Huffnagle, American Jewish Committee U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism, weighs in on the monologue delivered by comedian Dave Chappelle on Saturday Night Live that has been criticized for normalizing antisemitic tropes. With Teisha Bader. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: JBS journalist Micah Halpern

This week, Micah discusses his definitions of "Jew Hatred" versus "Antisemitism," and how the recent dustups with celebrities in hot water figure into this continuum. He elaborates further on this theme with a nationwide roundup: he declares that it's "Back to the Future" with the numerous heinous attacks against Jews all across America that echo an ugly past. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 5:30pm

The Dershow: Virginia Giuffre may have erred

As Alan Dershowitz discusses the recent news that his eight years of fighting sexual misconduct allegations in court have ended, he wonders how the court of public opinion, and all those who blacklisted him, will receive the development Tuesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Wednesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Ruth Wisse

Ruth Wisse, Professor Emeritus at Harvard, discusses the BDS Movement and the Jewish community's response; reflects on aspects of Jewish life; and describes her online course on George Eliot's last and most controversial novel, Daniel Deronda. Sunday - 12:00 Noon

Alan Dershowitz - Guilt By Accusation

Alan Dershowitz, author, activist and Harvard Law Professor Emeritus, implores viewers to look at the reality and facts of his involvement with Epstein, Giuffre and Trump, as Mark S. Golub interrogates him on the issues that cost him his reputation. Monday - 3:00pm

Jerome Chanes - JFK and Israel

On 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 & Midnight
Tuesday - 3:00pm

Peter Weintraub - FIDF

Rabbi Peter Weintraub, former FIDF National Chairman, describes how he fell in love with Israel; his son's wedding in Caesarea; running a company in Sderot; and the importance of the FIDF.
Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Jeffrey Gurock - Jews & America

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


Jewish 101: Creation

Explore the values of Torah through the rabbinic midrash (interpretation) to The Story of Creation (Genesis Chapter 1), and learn why the Jewish tradition does not read the story literally Sunday - 10:00am Monday - 5:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am Friday - 1:00pm

Hebrew: Lesson 16

Learn about exceptions to vowel pronunciation and review the entire Hebrew alphabet Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am & 5:00pm Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Blessings

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 Dimensions of the Daf. Sunday - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday- 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Change and Grow

Drawing from a series of traditional commentaries, Rabbi Mordechai Becher explores the Talmudic notion of a person's ability to change and grow through one's actions and prayers Sunday - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Thursday - 7:00pm



REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE Closed Captioned 6:00pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 7:30pm & 10:30pm


REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE Closed Captioned 9:30am & 1:00pm

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 11:00am & 2:30pm

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