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JBS Highlights 12/3 - 12/9: Celebrate Chanukah, Bret Stephen, Brandeis University President Lieberstein, Yonatan Razel

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband 168, Hotwire Ch 269, DirecTV Ch 388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to


Defending Israel with David Harris: Ronald D. Liebowitz

A profile of courage in the post-Oct. 7 world of higher education, Brandeis University President Ron Liebowitz joins JBS Strategic Analyst David Harris for a timely discussion. Sunday - 8:00pm Monday - 1:00am and 2:00pm Tuesday - 10:00am Wednesday - 8:30pm Thursday - 11:30am Friday - 7:30am

Defending Israel with David Harris: Shahar Azani

**JBS strategic analyst David Harris sits with Shahar Azani for discussion. Wednesday - 8:00pm Thursday - 1:00am & 11:00am Friday - 4:30am

Saturday - 8:30pm**

Dispatches from Israel

Join Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch as he learns about the life-saving work of Soroka Medical Center, visits a new organization that’s feeding the IDF, sits with survivors, and more on his visit to Israel. Programs of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City. Monday - 7:00pm Tuesday - 1:30am and 11:30am Wednesday - 5:30pm Thursday - 10:35am


Hampton Authors: Eric Alterman (We Are Not One) Author Eric Alterman discusses We Are Not One: A History of America’s Fight Over Israel, his book that traces the Zionist debate from its nineteenth-century origins and reveals how consensus on Israel and Palestine emerged and why it’s fracturing now Monday - 7:30pm Tuesday - 1:00am and 10:30am Wednesday - 5:30am & 10:30pm Saturday - 4:30pm

In the Spotlight: Samuel G. Freedman

Abigail Pogrebin speaks with Samuel G. Freedman about Into the Bright Sunshine: Young Hubert Humphrey and the Fight for Civil Rights, his book that celebrates one of the overlooked landmarks of civil rights history through an exploration of the life and enduring legacy of Humphrey. Monday - 8:00pm Tuesday - 2:00am and 11:00am Wednesday - 5:00am Thursday - 2:00pm Friday - 2:30am and Saturday - 4:00pm

Solidarity With Israel (MirYam Institute):

Bret Stephens New York Times Opinion Columnist Bret Stephens sits with the MirYam Institute’s Benjamin Anthony to discuss the alarming rise of antisemitism, not only on American campuses but also within elected offices in the United States.
Tuesday - 8:00pm Wednesday – 2:00am & 11:00am Thursday - 5:00am Friday - 2:00pm Saturday - 9:00pm

Doron Libshtein

Doron Libshtein, who tragically lost four family members on October 7th, sits with the MirYam Institute’s Benjamin Anthony to share poignant memories of his brother Ofir and the unwavering resilience of the House of Israel. Tuesday - 8:30pm Wednesday - 2:30am & 11:30am Thursday - 5:30am Friday - 2:30pm Saturday - 9:30pm

Global Conference for Israel – Jewish National Fund: Opening Plenary

Encores of the opening plenary from the Jewish National Fund-USA’s Global Conference for Israel, from Denver Colorado, featuring Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, Colorado Governor Jared Polis and others. Wednesday - 3:00pm Thursday - 1:30am

Yonatan Razel in Concert

American-Israeli singer, writer, composer, and conductor, Yonatan Razel performs in concert at The Hampton Synagogue (Westhampton Beach, NY). Thursday - 7:30pm Friday - 1:00am & 10:00am Saturday - 7:00pm

Srugim: “A New Song”

Things get complicated between Amir and his ex-wife, Reut refuses to take no for an answer from a reluctant Torah reading tutor, and Nati reconnects with an old flame, causing Yifat to rethink her feelings. Wednesday - 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00pm Friday - 4:00am Saturday - 10:00pm

NEWS & ANALYSIS Weeknights at 6:00 and 6:30pm

ILTV & Daily News Update

ILTV reports from Israel followed by JBS Daily News with Teisha Bader Weeknights at 6:00pm

Good Week Israel

Positive stories from Israel that display heroism, unity and support Mondays at 6:30pm


ILTV reports and interviews Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Thinking Out Loud

Micah Halpern dives deep into a timely topic Wednesdays at 6:30pm

In the News (Israel at War) JBS hosts Shahar Azani or Teisha Bader as they are joined by guests for in-depth discussion on topics of the day Thursdays 6:30pm

On L’Chayim

Classic conversations with Mark S. Golub z”l, this week in honor of the struggle for Soviet Jewry

Masha Merkulova

Russian-born Masha Merkulova describes how she didn’t know she was a Jew until she was 16, and explains her passion for educating American teens about Zionism so they go to college as proud Zionists. Monday - 9:00pm Tuesday - 12:00am & 3:00pm

Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetzov

Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetzov, the daughter of Soviet Refusenik Edward Kunetsov, describes her documentary film “Operation Wedding” which tells the story of her father’s helping to plot the 1970 failed hijacking of a Soviet plane which led to 15 years in prison. Tuesday - 9:00pm Wednesday - 12:00am & 3:00pm

Natan Sharansky

Soviet refusnik and dissident, Israeli political leader and human rights activist, Natan Sharansky, details his life in the former Soviet Union as described in his book Never Alone. Wednesday - 9:00am

Rabbi Aryeh Katzin Part 1 - Becoming Jewish in the FSU

Rabbi Aryeh Katzin, Exec. Dir. Of RAJE (Russian American Jewish Experience), describes how we became one of the early leaders of the Jewish Refusnik Movement in the Moscow and his experiences with Yosef Begun and Yulie Edelstein. Wednesday - 9:00pm Thursday - 12:00am & 3:00pm

Rabbi Aryeh Katzin Part 2 - Hidden Jews in the FSU

Rabbi Aryeh Katzin, Exec. Dir. of Russian-American Jewish Experience (RAJE), describes how the history of the Shoah was hidden from the Jews of the Soviet Union and how he escaped Thursday - 9:00pm Friday - 12:00am & 3:00pm
__________________________________________ Celebrating Chanukah

Light the Menorah with JBS First Night (Thursday) - 5:30pm and 11:30pm Second Night (Friday) - 5:30pm and Saturday 1:00am Third Night (Saturday) - 5:30pm and 10:30pm Fourth Night (Sunday) -


Talmud Study with Rabbi Mordechai Becher Lessons of the week begin every Sunday at 9am

Chanukah The Talmud's description of Chanukah, and the different theories for why candles are lit for eight nights are explored in Rabbi Mordechai Becher's special holiday lesson Today (Sunday) - 9:00am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm

Jewish Heroism

Rabbi Mordechai Becher, Senior Lecturer for the Gateways Organization and the author of Gateways To Judaism uses biblical texts and rabbinic commentary to explore the notion of "heroism" in the Jewish Tradition. Today (Sunday) - 9:30am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm

From the Aleph Bet

Mark S. Golub z”l hosts this original series designed for anyone of any age to learn to read and understand Hebrew. Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website

Lesson 12

Learn three new Hebrew letters Zion, Tet and Vet Monday - 9:40am Thursday - 10:00am

Jewish 101: Chanukah

For the holiday of Chanukah, Rabbi Mark S. Golub discusses the history of the Maccabean triumph over the Syrians in Jerusalem and the adult lessons drawn from the Festival, which have shaped American values regarding ethnic identity. Sunday - 10:00am Monday - 5:00am Thursday - 9:00am Friday -1:00pm

Synagogue Services for Shabbat


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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