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JBS Highlights Jan 2-8: From the Aleph Bet (from the beginning!), ADL-Antisemitism, Rabbi Hirsch-Zionism, JNS-Robert Stearns & Andrew Roberts

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 jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

Introduction to Learning Hebrew

Rabbi Mark S. Golub introduces the JBS series “From The Aleph Bet” by illustrating why Hebrew is a much easier language to learn than English, and how Hebrew words often convey Jewish values. For anyone of any age who wishes to read and understand Hebrew. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm

Hebrew: From The Aleph Bet - 1

Learn your first three Hebrew letters and read the most important word in the practice of Judaism. For anyone of any age who wishes to read and understand Hebrew, download Lessons and Worksheets free at jbstv.org/From The Aleph Bet. With Mark S. Golub. Monday – 9:30am & 5:30pm

ADL “Never Is Now”: Antisemitism

A discussion of how to fight hate and find unity in the face of antisemitism, with Jewish leaders Rabbi Jeffrey Myers (Pittsburgh, PA), Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin (Oakland, CA), Nathan Diament (Orthodox Union) and Rabbi Motti Seligson (Chabad-Lubavitch), with ADL’s Meredith Weisel. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am & 1:00am Wednesday - 2:00pm Friday - 10:30am Saturday - 8:00pm

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch: Zionism

In a sermon to his congregation of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch laments the unraveling of American Zionism, and affirms that the Reform movement is a Zionist movement, theologically committed to the centrality of the Jewish People and Jewish State.
Tuesday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Wednesday - 10:30am & 5:30pm Friday - 1:30pm Saturday - 4:00pm

Global Perspectives with Ellie Cohanim: Robert Stearns

Ellie Cohanim, former U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism, brings the Christian embrace of the Jewish People to Global Perspectives with her guest, pastor and founder of Eagles’ Wings Robert Stearns, as they discuss the source for the love of Israel among evangelicals Christians and more. Thursday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Friday - 10:00am

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: Andrew Roberts

JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin is joined by historian and author Andrew Roberts to discuss revisionist history, Winston Churchill, Boris Johnson, and what’s behind the increasingly strident antisemitism in Great Britain. Thursday - 8:00pm & Fri 1:00am Friday - 9:00am Sunday 1/12 - 2:00am

On L’Chayim

Sunday: Neshama Carlebac

Award winning singer, songwriter and educator Neshama Carlebach talks about her personal journey, her music and how she has overcome the cancel culture that impacted her life and career. Sunday - 12:00 Noon & 6:00pm Monday - 3:00pm

Monday: Abe Foxman Part 1

Abe Foxman, who had a 50-year career with the ADL, reflects upon his extraordinary story of survival, becoming a “Hidden Child” cared for by his Polish Christian Nanny, and discusses the post-Shoah trauma that often haunts the lives of many Survivors. Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Abe Foxman Part 2

In part two, Abe Foxman discusses the way in which critique in the Jewish community has become a “blood sport;” the controversies over his successor, Jonathan Greenblatt; and controversy over “inclusiveness” in the Jewish community and J Street. Tuesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Joy Levitt

Joy Levitt, past Executive Director of the JCC Manhattan and the former president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, discusses the nature of Jewish education for young people today and other issues confronting the future of American Jewry.
Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: Charles S. Cohen

Real Estate Developer and film producer Charles S. Cohen discusses his Jewish involvement and his film, “Red Trees,” director Marina WIller’s uplifting story of her father’s family’s survival in Nazi-occupied Prague. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Catch The Jew - Tuvia Tenenbom

Journalist Tuvia Tenenbom discusses his break from his ultra-Orthodox childhood in B'nei B'rak, and the upsetting realities he chronicles in his book Catch The Jew! conversations which show how Palestinians and Israelis are worlds apart. Saturday - 6:00pm

JEWISH STUDIES

Talmud Study: 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 - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Polygamy in the Torah

Big Love: Was Polygamy Normal? Rabbi Becher offers a lesson based on Kesuvos 90a. Sunday - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Thursday - 7:00pm

Jewish 101: Name of God

When Moses asks for God's name, the answer Moses receives reveals the Jewish Tradition's understanding of God. Sunday - 10:00am Monday - 5:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Friday - 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Living Well, Aging Well - Rabbi Harold Kushner

Rabbi Harold Kushner (When Bad Things Happen to Good People and Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life) joins Rabbi Rachel Cowan (Wise Aging) to discuss what it means to live a good life. With Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein of the 92nd St. Y in NYC. Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 10:00pm Saturday - 10:00pm

REFORM AND ORTHODOX SHABBAT SERVICES

FRIDAY EVENING SHABBAT SERVICES

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

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

SATURDAY MORNING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE 9:30am & 1:00pm

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

Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel Website: jbstv.org

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