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JBS Highlights 3/5 - 3/11: Celebrating Purim, 92Y Michael Schur & Jon Stewart, Jerusalem Press Club, Cinema Sabaya

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92nd Street Y: Michael Schur & Jon Stewart

Michael Schur, Emmy Award-winning television writer and creator of beloved sitcoms The Good Place and Parks and Recreation, sits with former Daily Show host Jon Stewart for a lively conversation about writing television with a moral compass, how the changing values of society should or should not impact comedy, the creativity involved in their work, and other ideas from Schur’s new book How To Be Perfect. Sunday - 8:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 1:00pm Wednesday - 9:30am Saturday - 7:30pm

Srugim: Not Kosher Episode 4

Kosher observance is tested in more ways than one, as Hodaya has a date with her non-religious crush, Nati is suspicious of the hospital cafeteria’s kosher certification, and Yifat pursues a date with one of her clients. Monday - 7:00pm Tuesday - 2:30am & 10:00am Wednesday - 5:30am Thursday - 2:00pm Friday - 2:00am Saturday - 10:30pm

Eye on Israel: Uri Dromi

Uri Dromi, CEO and Founder of the Jerusalem Press Club, joins Shahar Azani to discuss the changing landscape of the international media's coverage of Israel, current trends, and his vast media experience, including working under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Monday - 8:00pm Tuesday - 1:30am Wednesday - 1:00pm Thursday - 11:30am Friday - 1:30pm

Eric Goldman’s Jewish Cinematheque: Cinema Sabaya

Israeli director Orit Fouks Rotem and actress Dana Ivgy join Eric to discuss Cinema Sabaya, their award-winning film about a group of Arab and Jewish women who attend a documentary workshop and learn to challenge their preconceived beliefs and come together as mothers, wives, and women through filmmaking. Monday - 8:30pm Tuesday - 1:00am Wednesday - 1:30pm Thursday - 2:30am & 10:30pm Saturday - 7:00pm

Rabbi Hirsch: Deep Purple

Addressing his congregation of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City, Rabbi Hirsch finds inspiration in the recent discovery by Israeli archaeologists of textile scraps containing the brilliant color purple, the same as mentioned in the Torah in reference to King Solomon’s court. Tuesday - 7:00pm Wednesday - 5:00am & 5:30pm Thursday - 4:30am Friday - 11:00am Saturday - 1:00am & 4:00pm

The State of Antisemitism in America

AJC leaders Holly Huffnagle (U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism), Meggie Wyschogrod Fredman (Senior Director of the Alexander Young Leadership Department), and Melanie Maron Pell (Chief Field Operations Officer) address a range of issues relating to how American Jews are experiencing and confronting antisemitism in 2023. Tuesday- 8:00pm Wednesday - 2:00am & 2:00pm Friday - 2:00pm


Services from The Hampton Synagogue

Rabbi Marc Schneier speaks on the meaning and customs of Purim, followed by a full Megillah reading by Rabbi Avraham Bronstein. Pre-recorded from The Hampton Synagogue with on-screen Hebrew transcription and English translation. Monday - 7:30pm & 10:30pm Tuesday - 11:30am & 5pm


Mr. Bookstein's Store

The holiday of Purim is celebrated at Mr. Bookstein's Store with Shifra, Darah, and Fella. A JBS original children's series. Monday - 7:00am & 4:00pm Tuesday - 7:30am & 4pm

Purim Story

Learn about the holiday of Purim, and why it is celebrated as a day of joy by the Jewish people in this illustrated tale. Read by Ruth Golub. Tuesday - 7:00am & 4:00pm

Purim Puppets

For Purim, ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner and his hilarious puppet partners perform songs and tell stories while visiting Mr. Bookstein's Store to celebrate the Jewish holiday. A special "Megillah Mishigas" presentation for children. Tuesday - 7:30am & 4:30pm


In The News: Abrahamic Family House

Rabbi Elie Abadie, Senior Rabbi of the Jewish Council of the Emirates discusses the significance of the opening of this first-of-its-kind complex which houses a mosque, a church and a synagogue , its message of tolerance and what it means for the Jewish community in the Gulf and the region as a whole. With Teisha Bader. Sunday - 5:30pm

In The News: Ukraine, One Year Later

Chief Rabbi of Ukraine, Rabbi Moshe Azman, speaks to Teisha Bader during a quick trip to Washington to meet with members of Congress & Jewish leaders, to raise awareness about the urgent humanitarian needs of the people of Ukraine and the Jewish community, as the country marks one year since the Russian assault. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Judicial Reform

Micah Halpern discusses how the US Jews and Israel are at a disconnect over Judicial Reform and how they can be bridged. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 8:30am & 12:30pm

Good Week Israel: The UN, Space IL & American Rock

The United Nations passes a statement condemning Israeli settlement policy, the co-founder and CEO of Space IL discusses Israel’s next moon mission, and a popular American rock band is scheduled to perform in Israel this summer. Tuesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Wednesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: Markowicz & Mandel

Jonathan Tobin speaks with authors, journalists, and mothers Bethany Mandel and Karol Markowicz, who discuss their views on how the pandemic weaponized the woke left’s efforts to use tactics to silence dissent. Thursday - 8:00pm Friday - 1:00am, 5:00am & 10:00am Saturday - 4:30am

On L’Chayim

Shai Held Part 1

Shai Held, Founding President, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought of Hadar Institute, discusses growing up with Survivor Zionist parents and how his upbringing shaped his life and Jewish journey. (Part 1 of 2) Sunday - 12:00 Noon

Shai Held Part 2

Shai Held talks theology, his understanding of God and his approach to teaching the Jewish Tradition in part two. Sunday 6:00pm

Jeffrey S. Gurock - Jews of Harlem

Jeffrey S. Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University, discusses the evolution of the Jewish community of Harlem, New York, and the revival of Jewish life there today. Monday - 3:00pm

Shalom Habibi - Comedy Duo

The Muslim-Jewish duo of Yeganeh Mafaher and Eitan Levine discuss the respective personal journeys that led them to team up to create their stand-up “Shalom Habibi Comedy Tour.”
Monday - 9pm & Midnight
Tuesday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Jackie Mason z"l

One of America's leading comedians, Jackie Mason z"l, talks seriously about his decision to break with his family's tradition of serving as a rabbi, how his comedy grows out of his understanding of human nature, and how he feels about Israeli and American Jewry. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight
Wednesday - 3:00pm

Ben Dror Yemini

Israeli journalist Ben-Dror Yemini discusses the myths associated with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and speaks about the reasons Palestinian leaders do not want a Two-State Solution. Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

Andrew Rehfeld HUC-JIR

Andrew Rehfeld, President of the Reform Movement’s rabbinical school HUC-JIR, discusses his vision of Reform Judaism, and responds to criticisms that Reform rabbis are not schooled in Talmud and are often unfairly critical of Israel.
Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm


Purim Peeves

Rabbi Mark S. Golub z”l shares five of his pet Jewish peeves. Today (Sunday) - 10:00am Monday - 5:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am Friday - 1:00pm

Talmud Study with Rabbi Mordechai Becher

Talmud Study: Purim Rabbi Mordechai Becher shares photos of ancient artifacts, excavations and other images to explore the historical background of the holiday of Purim. Sunday - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday- 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Was Abraham Observant?

Rabbi Becher discusses how the Talmud deals with Abraham’s following Jewish Law before the Torah was given at Mt. Sinai. 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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