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JBS Highlights 5/21- 5/27: Shavuot, Srugim Finale, A Small Light, Mizrahi Stories, Cheese Blintzes

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




Thursday May 25th Central Synagogue (LIVE) 6:00pm (Encore 9:00pm)

The Hampton Synagogue 7:30pm (Encore 10:30pm)

Friday May 26th Central Synagogue (LIVE) 9:30am (Encore 1:00pm) *Yizkor

The Hampton Synagogue 11:00am (Encore 2:30pm) 7:30pm (Encore10:30pm)

Saturday May 27th The Hampton Synagogue 11:00am (Encore 2:30pm) *Yizkor

Shavuot Cooking: Cheese Blintzes

CJA chefs Danny and Zoey make cheese blintzes with apple topping for Shavuot, wrapping their cooking lesson in the lessons of Torah and the harvest holiday that celebrates receiving the sacred tradition at Mt. Sinai. Monday - 11:30am Tuesday - 7:00pm Friday - 5:00pm Saturday - 5:30am & 8:00am Sunday - 10:00 am

L’Chayim: American Judaism Today

In this excerpt from the 2022 Year in Review Roundtable that was previously edited out for time, Mark S. Golub facilitates a conversation on the state of American Judaism today with panelists Laura E. Adkins (Opinion Editor, Forward), Steven Bayme (Historian and Essayist), Dovid Efune (Chairman and Publisher, New York Sun), and Eric Yoffie (President Emeritus, URJ). Wednesday - 9:40am & 5:40pm Saturday - 10:40pm

Srugim Episode 15 - “Where To Turn”

In the season one finale, the friends experience big life changes as Reut prepares for a trip, Hodaya decides to become “unreligious,” Amir is ready to marry to Yifat, and Nati has an overdue realization. Monday - 7:00pm Tuesday - 2:30am & 10:00am Thursday - 2:00pm Friday - 2:00am Saturday - 9:30pm

Saturday - Srugim Marathon
Episodes 12-15 - 8pm-9:30pm Srugim Unraveled - 10:10pm**

In the Spotlight: Yoni Avi Battat

Abigail Pogrebin is joined by Iraqi Jewish Musician Yoni Avi Battat to discuss ‘Fragments,’ his new album that explores identity and connection to his Mizrahi roots. Monday - 8:00pm Tuesday - 1:00am & 11:00am Wednesday - 5:30am Friday - 8:30pm Saturday - 4:00pm

The Sassoons: The Rise and Fall of a Jewish Dynasty

Author and Sassoon descendent Joseph Sassoon tells the untold story of the gilded Jewish Bagdadi Sassoons, who built a vast empire through global finance and trade that reached across three continents and ultimately changed the destinies of nations Tuesday - 8:00pm Wednesday - 1:00am & 2:00pm Saturday - 7:00pm

A Special Look: A Small Light

A Small Light is a new Limited Series Based on the True Story of Miep Gies who risked her life to hide the family of Anne Frank. Billie Boullet who portrays Anne Frank shares what it was like to step into the shoes of the iconic young woman and how she was personally impacted by filming this series, both as an actor and a Jew. With Teisha Bader Tuesday - 7:30pm Wednesday - 2:30am & 1:00pm Saturday - 6:00am & 4:00 pm

In the News: Marie van der Zyl, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews

President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Marie van der Zyl, shares her experience attending the coronation of King Charles III, discusses her relationship with British Jewry and ties to the State of Israel. With Teisha Bader Sunday - Today 11:30pm Monday - 3:30am 8:30am and 12:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Micah Halpern

This week Micah is addressing Eurovision and the politics of international music and sport. How Israel has managed on the international music stage. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 8:30am & 12:30pm

Good Week Israel: WHO on Covid, Blue Whale and Eurovision

Stories include Ruto meeting Netanyahu, French Parliament support of Israel, Israel’s new underwater unmanned vehicle the “Blue Whale,” Noa Kirel at Eurovision and wine of the week from Tura Winery. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Conversations on issues of importance to the Jewish community with Mark S. Golub z”l

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
Tuesday - 12:00am & 3:00pm

Juliana Maio - 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 Wednesday - 12:00am & 3:00pm

The Ten Commandments

The "Ten Commandments," and the Jewish notion of "miracles," are discussed by Sara Esther Crispe (, Rabbi Jeffrey Segelman (Westchester Jewish Center) Wednesday - 9:00pm Thursday - 12:00am & 3:00pm

Rabbi David Hartman z”l - Understanding Sinai

Rabbi David Hartman z”l of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem speaks on the giving and receiving of the Torah at Sinai and how the Jewish tradition rejects fundamentalism. Thursday - 5:30pm Friday – 1:30am Saturday - 6:00pm

Rabbi Norman Cohen - Genius of Midrash

Using some of the Torah's most well-known stories, Norman J. Cohen, rabbi, professor of midrash, and former provost at HUC-JIR, illustrates the way in which Jews have read and understood the Bible through interpretative stories of the rabbis. Thursday - 8:30pm Saturday - 6:30pm


Talmud Study with Rabbi Mordechai Becher Lessons of the week begin every Sunday at 9am & 9:30am ET

Not Taken Literally

How the Jewish tradition insists that not every passage in the Torah and Talmud is to be taken literally. Sunday - 9:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday- 7:00pm

No Heavenly Voices

The Jewish tradition's mistrust of heavenly voices is the focus of Rabbi Mordechai Becher's Talmud study in a program he calls, "Pious Disobedience or Don't Listen To Heavenly Voices," based on a famous passage from Eruvin 6b. Sunday - 9:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm

A pluralistic introduction to the teachings, ideas and values of the Jewish Tradition with Rabbi Mark S. Golub z”l Lesson of the week begins every Sunday at 10am ET

What Really Happened At Sinai

A fascinating look at how various rabbinic midrash answer the question of what really happened when we stood at Sinai to receive the Torah Sunday- 10:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Friday - 6:00am



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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