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JBS Highlights July 31-Aug 6: AJC Global Forum-Opening Plenary, Ben & Jerry’s and BDS, “Hallelujah” Documentary, Tisha B’Av, From the Aleph Bet

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AJC Global Forum 2022: Opening Plenary

The opening plenary of this year’s AJC Global Forum includes remarks from New York Governor Kathy Hochul, NYC Mayor Eric Adams, Ukrainian President Zelensky , AJC CEO David Harris, a panel discussion on antisemitism, a tribute to AJC President Harriet Schleifer and more. Tuesday- 7:00pm Wednesday - 10:00am Thursday - 1:00pm Saturday - 7:00pm

Eye on Israel: Ben & Jerry’s to Stay in Israel

Avi Zinger, CEO of Ben & Jerry’s Israel, joins Shahar Azani to discuss the pain that was this past year’s battle against BDS, the joy over defeating the movement through reaching an agreement with Unilever, and plans for the future. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:30am Wednesday - 2:00pm Saturday - 9:30pm & 12:00am

Eric Goldman’s Jewish Cinematheque: Hallelujah

Directors Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine discuss their film that explores the life and career of Jewish singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Tuesday - 11:00am & 10:30pm Friday - 1:00pm

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Miss Val

Valorie Kondos, aka Miss Val, describes how she built her career from dancer to legendary, hall of fame athletic coach through curiosity, creativity and care for the well-being of her athletes, and how she has the faith today to take on new challenges. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman, and Facebook @SinaiTempleLA Sunday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Tuesday - 10:00am Thursday - 5:00am Saturday - 2:00am

Top Story: Reform Movement

Guest host Melanie Phillips discusses the challenges of the Reform movement with Rabbi Cary Kozberg, who describes the movement as hijacking words like God & Torah to push its political progressive agenda with little traditional or contextual backing. Thursday - 8:00pm & 2:00am Friday - 10:00am Saturday - 5:00am & 4:00pm

In The News: Kotel Disturbances

Rabbi Arie Hasit was officiating a bar-mitzvah when religious extremists disrupted prayers at the egalitarian section of the Western Wall. He shares his experience & of the need to stand up to bullies & embrace love not hate. Sunday- 5:30pm

In The News: Russia Acts to Close Jewish Agency

Izabella Tabarovsky, senior program associate at the Kennan Institute of the Wilson Center, discusses what is behind Russia's attempts to shutter the offices of the Jewish Agency in Russia, what it means for Jewish immigration to Israel, Israel's complex relationship with Russia vis-à-vis Ukraine and more. With Teisha Bader. Monday – 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday – 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday – 11:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Iran and Nuclear Weapons

JBS journalist Micah Halpern revisits the perennial issue of Iran's potential to develop nuclear weapons and analyzes why he thinks current Iranian leadership has no interest in making a new "deal," or re-entering into an old one. He also highlights the withdrawal of U.S. troops from their post guarding and maintaining an eye on the Straits of Tiran (and their ultimate replacement with surveillance cameras). Wednesday – 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday – 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday – 5:30pm

On L’Chayim

Shai Held - Pt 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 Sunday - 12:00 Noon

Shai Held - Pt 2

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

Gaylen Ross

Filmmaker Gaylen Ross discusses the DVD release of her film Killing Kasztner which describes how Israel Kasztner saved Jewish children from the Holocaust but was later accused of collaborating with the Nazis and murdered by Israeli fanatics Monday - 3:00pm

Daniel Cohen

Daniel Cohen, senior rabbi of Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, CT, talks about a moment in all of our lives when we experience a wake-up call. Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Harriet Schleifer

Speaking from her position as the Chair of AJC’s Board of Governors, AJC’s current President Harriet Schleifer discusses the key challenges facing American Jewish life, including the lack of education in the Jewish community and the lack of engagement of Jewish youth Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Charles Sherman

Rabbi Charles Sherman, author of The Broken and The Whole, describes a story of extraordinary family transcendence as he describes how his son, Eyal, has survived serious brain stem damage 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 & 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


Hebrew: Introduction

Introduction and overview of "From the Aleph-Bet" series 1, the original JBS production “for anyone of any age who wishes to read and understand the Hebrew language.” Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website by Clicking Here. Monday - 9:00am & 5:30pm Thursday - 10:00am Friday - 4:00am

Hebrew: Lesson 1

Learn the Hebrew letter Shin, as well as Hebrew vowels, on this first teaching episode of "From the Aleph Bet" series 1. Monday - 9:35am & 5:35pm

Talmud Study: Hillel and Shammai

Hillel and Shammai, the great pair of first century Jewish Sages, had different approaches to Jewish Law. Rabbi Mordechai Becher explains why they were ,More than a personality clash,” in this edition of "Dimensions of the Daf” Sunday - 9:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Disputed Property

The Talmud's approach to a dispute over property claims is discussed Sunday- 9:25am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Thursday - 7:30pm

TISHA B’AV Saturday-Sunday (August 6th-7th)

As the Jewish world observes the Jewish fast day that commemorates the destruction of both the First Temple by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, and the Second Temple by the Romans in 70 CE, participate in Tisha B’Av with The Hampton Synagogue of Westhampton Beach New York, in a service that includes remarks by Rabbi Schneier, a beautiful reading of Eicha, and the music of the a cappella group the Maccabeats. Saturday August 6 - 10:00pm & 1:00am Sunday August 7 - 11:00am & 1:00pm




Closed Captioned 6:00pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am


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



Closed Captioned 9:30am & 1:00pm


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

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