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JBS Highlights 6/12 -18: Film Premiere of The Klezmatics, Matti Friedman, Coleyville, ADL Greenblatt, Tom Rinaldi

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Film: The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground

Journey through the highs and lows of a four-year journey for the Grammy Award-winning, New York-based klezmer band, The Klezmatics, as filmmaker Erik Greenberg Anjou chronicles the band members, their music and creative process in this documentary that celebrates Jewish art and culture. Sunday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 7:00pm & 1:00am Thursday - 1:00pm Friday - 9:00pm & 3:30am

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Tom Rinaldi

Tom Rinaldi, Fox Sports reporter and NYT best-selling author of The Red Bandana, joins Rabbi Sherman to discuss how he chooses the most inspirational stories in sports to share with audiences, and tells the story of an athlete who saved lives on 9/11. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman, and Facebook @SinaiTempleLA. Sunday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 1:00pm Tuesday - 10:00am Thursday - 5:00am & 10:00pm

ADL Summit: Jonathan Greenblatt

Addressing ADL’s 2022 National Leadership Summit, ADL CEO & National Director Jonathan Greenblatt speaks about rising global anti-Semitism, indicting all threats from both the left and right, and describes what his organization intends to do about it. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Tuesday - 1:00pm Wednesday - 10:00am Thursday - 10:30am

In the Spotlight: Matti Friedman - Who By Fire

Acclaimed Canadian-Israeli author Matti Friedman joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss Who By Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai, his book that tells the little-known story of Cohen’s concert tour to the front lines of the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am & 10:00pm Wednesday - 5:00am & 2:00pm Friday - 10:00am Saturday - 4:00pm

Coleyville Hostage Situation

In a conversation moderated by Abigail Pogrebin, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker discusses the January 2022 hostage situation at his synagogue in Coleyville, Texas, with Central Synagogue’s Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, whom the gunman insisted on speaking to during the crisis. Tuesday- 7:30pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 10:30am Saturday - 8:00pm

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: Asaf Romirowsky

Jonathan Tobin looks at the implementation of critical race theory in California schools, and is then joined by Asaf Romirowsky, Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, to discuss how the BDS movement has hijacked the study of the Middle East in institutions of higher learning. Thursday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Friday - 9:00am

In The News: Israel-UAE Trade Agreement

Dorian Barak, co-founder of the UAE-Israel Business Council, discusses the recent historic trade agreement signed between Israel and the Emirates, the exciting growth of business already happening in the region, and how business serves as a common ground for future and further cooperation and understanding between Israel and the Arab world. With Teisha Bader. Sunday - 5:30pm

In The News: Ethiopian Aliyah to Israel

Jeff Schoenfeld [Jewish Federations of North America] who was on a recent flight bringing Ethiopian Jews to Israel, speaks about the resumption of these Aliyah flights & the incredible Jewish community in Ethiopia who have been waiting for years, even decades, to come home. With Teisha Bader. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Ukraine Weapons?"

Micah Halpern once again weighs in on the ongoing war in Ukraine, this time explaining why Israel recently refused the United States' request that it provide military aid to Ukraine. Wednesday – 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday – 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday – 5:30pm

On L’Chayim This Week

Timna Park in Israel

David Chudnow describes how his father Avrum (z”l) conceived and created a national park in the Sinai Dessert and Prof. Erez Ben-Yosef (Tel Aviv U.) discuss the remarkable finds at the park’s copper mines dating back to the Iron Age.
Sunday – 12:00 Noon & 6:00pm

Yiscah Smith

Yiscah Smith, author of 40 Years in the Wilderness: My Journey to Authentic Living, describes her transition from life as an Orthodox man in Jerusalem to an observant Jewish woman who travels the world as a spiritual activist. Monday - 3:00pm

Settler Leader

Yigal Dilmoni, CEO of the Yesha Council of communities on the West Ridge (West Bank) of Israel, describes plans to expand settler communities and shares his perspective on the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm

Francine Klagsbrun on Golda Meir

Author Fran Klagsbrun discusses her biography Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel, which addresses the ways American Jews and Israelis view Israel’s only woman prime minister who served during the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

LGBTQ in Israel

Tyler Gregory, currently CEO of JCRC San Francisco, discusses his work as executive director of A Wider Bridge, a North American organization working to create equality in Israel by expanding LGBTQ inclusion in Israel, and equality for all Israelis. Wednesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Yossi Klein Halevi on Six Day War

Yossi Klein Halevi, author of Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation, discusses the history, impact and implications of Israel’s dramatic military victory that changed the map and Jewish self-identity. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm


Hebrew: From The Aleph Bet – Blessings Pt 2

In this second segment on "Blessings," learn to read and understand the Hebrew that comprises many Jewish blessings, and what the Hebrew for "king of the universe" actually conveys. Lesson 3 of "From The Aleph-Bet" series 2 taught by Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website by Clicking Here. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Occupied or Liberated?

"Occupied or Liberated, Whose Land is it Anyway?," based on the role and centrality of Israel in Judaism, is explored in this episode of "Dimensions of the Daf" Today (Sunday) - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 7:00pm

Jewish 101: Do and Understand A discussion of the importance of Ritual Observance in Judaism from a non-Orthodox perspective, and why such observance is critical to the future of the Jewish community. JBS’s “Jewish 101” with Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Sunday - 10:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am & 11:00am Friday - 5:00am & 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Simon Schama Pt 2

Historian and author Simon Schama discusses part two of his BBC/PBS series, “The Story of the Jews,” which chronicles Jewish history from the Jews’ expulsion from Spain in 1492 through the end of the 19th Century and the birth of early Zionism Sunday - 8:00pm Monday - 5:00am & 10:00pm Tuesday - 5:00am Wednesday - 1:00pm Saturday - 1:00am



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

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



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

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