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JBS Highlights 9/25-10/2: Rosh Hashanah 5783, Film Premiere-A Cantor’s Head, Hartman-Israeli Identity, CRT and the ADL

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ROSH HASHANAH 5783 Services on JBS

All times are Eastern

Sunday September 25th Erev Rosh Hashanah Services 6:00pm Reform Service from Central Synagogue (Live) (Replay 9:00pm)

8:00pm Orthodox Service from Hampton Synagogue (Replay 11:00pm)

Monday September 26th Rosh Hashanah Services

7:00am Reform Rosh Hashanah Kids Service from Central Synagogue

8:00am Orthodox Service from Hampton Synagogue

10:00am Reform Service from Central Synagogue (Live)

2:00pm Reform Rosh Hashanah Family Service from Central (Live)

3:45pm Reform Rosh Hashanah Kids Service from Central Synagogue

8:00pm Orthodox Evening Service from Hampton Synagogue (Replay 10:00pm)

Tuesday September 27th Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Services

8:00am Orthodox Service from Hampton Synagogue (Replay 12:30pm)

10:00am Reform Service from Central Synagogue (Live) (Replay 3:00pm)

Documentary Premiere: A Cantor’s Head

As Brooklyn-born cantor, teacher and performing artist, Jacob Mendelson, steps away from the bimah, his departure reveals multitudes about both the state and future of Jewish sacred music, in this second documentary from Erik Greenberg Anjou with Mendelson at the center. Tuesday- 7:30pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 10:30am Friday - 8:30pm Saturday - 9:00pm

Shalom Hartman Institute: Thick Israeli Identity

Israeli scholar in residence of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Masua Sagiv uses the notion of mamlakhtiyut — an Israeli political expression of statehood — to present her vision that Israelis should develop a “thick” Israeli identity, one which all citizens of Israel could embrace alongside their religious identities, as a critical way through to a more prosperous shared society. Wednesday - 7:30pm & 1:30am Thursday - 1:00pm & 1:00pm

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: William Jacobson

Jonathan Tobin and William Jacobson (Cornell Law School professor and founder of Legal Insurrection and, unpack Critical Race Theory and their view of the ADL, discussing how the organization has betrayed its own mission by including CRT teachings in curricula it distributes in schools as part of its anti-hate programs. A program of JNS. Thursday - 8:00pm Friday - 10:00am Saturday - 5:00am & 4:00pm

In The News: Ethiopian Aliyah

In Israel's continued commitment to bring home Ethiopian Jews, 209 new immigrants arrived at Ben Gurion Airport Wednesday, many of whom have been waiting for years, even decades to reunite with their loved ones. CEO and President of the Jewish Federations of North America, Eric Fingerhut accompanied the Aliyah flight and shares the dramatic and emotional experience. With Teisha Bader. Sunday - 5:30pm

In The News: Queen Elizabeth

Jeremy Havardi, Director of the B'nai B'rith UK Bureau of International Affairs, discusses the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, her relationship with British Jewry, with Israel, and the future under King Charles. 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 once again returns to the perennial hot-button Iran nuclear issue, and this time analyzes how the expectations of Israel, Iran, and the world have changed significantly in the past seven years since the original "nuke deal" was signed in 2015. -Micah also parses a fascinating new column from seasoned Israeli politician Tzipi Livni, who observes that Israeli elected officials no longer even mention the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (or its possible resolution) during their campaigns for reelection, and what this means for possible peace. Wednesday – 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday – 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday – 5:30pm

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Andre Drummond

Two-time NBA All-Star and four-time NBA rebounding champion Andre Drummond talks faith and sports with Sinai Temple’s Rabbi Erez Sherman. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman, and Facebook @SinaiTempleLA. Tuesday - 10:00pm Wednesday - 5:00am
Thursday - 10:00pm Friday - 5:00am

On L’Chayim

Rabbis Reflect On High Holidays

Rabbis discuss the themes they believe are important to address in High Holiday sermons. With Chaim Steinmetz (Kehilath Jerhurun, NYC), Lauren Grabelle Herrmann (SAJ, NYC) and Marcelo Kormis (Beth El, Fairfield, CT). Sunday - 12:00 Noon Saturday - 6:00pm

Rabbis Reflect On God

In part two of a panel with Chaim Steinmetz (Kehilath Jerhurun, NYC), Lauren Grabelle Herrmann (SAJ, NYC) and Marcelo Kormis (Beth El, Fairfield, CT), the rabbis discuss ways of thinking and speaking about God on Yom Kippur. Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

Itzhak Perlman

The world's greatest living violinist, Itzhak Perlman, sits with Mark S. Golub at Juilliard to talk about upon his early life and Jewish background and reflects upon his personal musical journey that has established him as a musical genius. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Rabbi Robert Wolkoff

Conservative Rabbi Robert Wolkoff of Congregation B’nai Tikvah of North Brunswick, NJ explains why he is sure of the existence of God, and discusses his understanding of how God impacts the world. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm

Rabbi Borowitz - God On Yom Kippur

For Yom Kippur, Rabbi Eugene B. Borowitz discusses the Jewish tradition's understanding of God. Tuesday - 7:00pm & 4:00am Saturday - 10:30pm


Jewish 101: The Binding of Isaac

The Akedah, "The Binding of Isaac," is for many the most troubling and misunderstood passage in the Torah. Hear why it was revolutionary and liberating for its time and how it remains a powerful message for our own time. Sunday - 10:00am & 5:00pm Monday - 5:00am & 3:00pm Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Friday - 1:00pm

Hebrew: Rosh Hashanah

Learn Hebrew words associated with Rosh Hashanah, and the Hebrew greeting for the holiday Thursday - 10:00am & 5:00pm

Hebrew: Lesson 8

Hebrew letters "Pay," "Fay," and "Final Fay" are introduced, along with the correct pronunciation of the Hebrew word for a festive Jewish holiday Thursday - 10:30am & 5:30pm

Talmud Study: Shofar of Freedom

The commandment to hear the Shofar, and how the Jewish Tradition links it to a call to "freedom," is explained in this special Talmud lesson presented by Rabbi Mordechai Becher Sunday - 9:00am Tuesday - 5:00pm & 11:30pm Wednesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

**Talmud Study: The Binding of Isaac::

Rabbi Becher discusses the Akedah, "The Binding of Isaac” Sunday - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am

Talmud Study: Why Fast?

Rabbi Mordechai Becher explains the concept of "fasting" in the Jewish tradition. Wednesday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Repentance

Rabbi Becher explores the rabbinic view of "Repentance and Free Will," as discussed by Maimonides in his commentary to Pirkey Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) 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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