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JBS Highlights 8/1- 8/7: Jews & Sports, Bibi’s Future, Cinema-Menachem Begin, Hadassah Lieberman

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

Jackie Mason z”l - The World According To Me

In his first hit one-man Broadway show (1988), Jackie Mason performs his unique brand of political satire and shares his insights into human nature and the Jewish People. Sunday – 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 9:00pm; Saturday - 4:00am

Will Bibi Be Back as Prime Minister?

Does Benjamin Netanyahu have a third act still to come on the world stage? Will he parlay his position as opposition leader into yet another term? The future of Israel’s recently-ousted Prime Minister is discussed by Haaretz journalist Amir Tibon with Benjamin Anthony of the MirYam Institute. Monday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7:00pm & Sun. Aug 1 - 1:00am

Hadassah Lieberman - Memoir

Hadassah Lieberman, wife of former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, discusses her memoir Hadassah: An American Story, about her immigrant experience in America and what her Holocaust survivor parents went through before they left Europe with her in 1948. A program of the American Friends of Bar-Ilan University with Miriam Wallach. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8:00pm & Sun. Aug 1 - 2:00am

Eric Goldman’s Jewish Cinematheque: “Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin"

Eric Goldman sits with director Jonathan Gruber about “Upheaval,” his new documentary detailing the life of the iconic former Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:30am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Thursday - 4:30am; Friday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 5:30am & 10:30pm

Jackie Mason z”l

The comic legend talks seriously about his decision to break with his family's tradition of serving as a rabbi, how his comedy grows out of his understanding of human nature, and how he feels about Israeli and American Jewry. Sunday - 12 Noon & 6:00pm; Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Hadassah - Ellen Hershkin

National Past President of Hadassah Ellen Hershkin talks about her Jewish background, her love of Israel and her regard for Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold. Monday - 3:00pm

Joe Lieberman

Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman reflects on his Jewish background, his political heroes and his lifelong career in American politics. Tuesday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Maccabi USA - Ron Carner

Past President of Maccabi USA Ron Carner recalls some of his most memorable moments from prior Maccabi Games, and when Jews Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller were barred from racing in the 1936 Olympics. Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Hebrew Hillbilly - Shelley Fisher

Singer/songwriter/actress Shelley Fisher (known as "The Hebrew Hillbilly") discusses growing up Jewish in the heart of the Mississippi Delta (Memphis, TN), her love of Jewishness, and how her Jewish heritage has influenced her career. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 3:00pm

Jews In Baseball - Larry Ruttman

Author Larry Ruttman discusses his book on Jews in baseball, "American Jews and America's Game.” Saturday - 6:00pm

Talmud Study: Blessings

Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses the history and nuances of Jewish blessings, their Hebrew translations, etymology, and deeper meanings as reminders to appreciate and value everything we use, see, and encounter within our daily lives. On Dimensions of the Daf. Sunday - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Marijuana & Jewish Law

Rabbi Becher explores the Jewish understanding of recreational drug use, substance abuse and addiction. Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

Jewish 101: Circumcision

An adult discussion of the reasons for Brit Milah--the circumcision ceremony which brings Jewish boys into the Covenant of the Jewish People--and why it is an important Jewish ritual. Wednesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 5:00am; Friday - 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Celebrity Chefs

World-renowned chefs and bloggers Deb Perelman and David Lebovitz discuss their upcoming books and their love of culinary arts.
Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4:00am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4:00pm

Reform and Orthodox Shabbat Services

Friday evening

Reform: Central Synagogue 6:00pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue With Hebrew, Transliteration and English subtitles 7:30pm & 10:30pm

Saturday Morning

Reform: Central Synagogue 9:30am & 1pm

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue With Hebrew, Transliteration and English subtitles 11:00am & 2:30pm

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

JBS Highlights 7/25 -7/31: Ben and Jerry's, Settler Movement, Antisemitism online, Israel Baseball

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

Jewish Presence in Judea

International Spokesperson for the Jewish Community of Hebron Yishai Fleisher discusses the future of the Jewish presence in Judea & Samaria, as well as the future of the two-state solution. A program of the MirYam Institute with Benjamin Anthony. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:30am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 7:00pm & Sun. Aug 1 - 1:00am

Antisemitism on Social Media

Panelists Rachel Fish (Foundation to Combat Antisemitism) and David Sifry (Center for Technology and Society at Anti-Defamation) discuss the proliferation of online antisemitism and explore strategies for college and high school students to address and respond to harmful content. A program of the ADL with Scott Richman. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:30am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 10:00pm & Sun. Aug 1 - 2:30am

In The News: Ben & Jerry's Boycott

William Daroff, CEO of the Conference of Presidents, discusses the ice cream giant's discriminatory decision to stop selling in what it calls, the "Occupied Palestinian Territory." With Teisha Bader. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Sunday: Elizabeth Bettina - Saving Italian Jews

Elizabeth Bettina, author of "It Happened In Italy-The Untold Stories of How the People of Italy Defied the Horror of the Holocaust," describes how she learned the small Italian village which was home to her Catholic relatives helped save Italian Jews. Sunday - 12 Noon & 6:00pm; Monday - 3:00pm

Monday: Yigal Dilmoni - 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 & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Rudy Rochman - Student Leader vs BDS

Recently arrested in Nigeria while making a documentary about Jewish communities in African countries, Israel activist Rudy Rochman explains why he founded SSI (Students Supporting Israel) as a student at Columbia University, and describes how the BDS Movement operates on campus. Tuesday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Ellen Hershkin

National Past President of Hadassah Ellen Hershkin talks about her Jewish background, her love of Israel and her regard for Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold. Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: Team Israel Baseball

Competing on Thursday and Friday in the Tokyo Olympics, Israel’s national baseball team manager Eric Holtz, pitcher Eric Brodkowitz, and general manager Peter Kurz discuss the the team’s journey and the thrill of winning a spot in the Olympics. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Jack Laub - NBA, WWII

With the conclusion of NBA season, Jack Laub, a World War II Veteran who also has the distinction of being a college basketball star and a player in the NBA, discusses his personal journey and his Jewish identity. Saturday - 6:00pm

Jewish Studies

Talmud Study: Maimonides’ 13 Principles

Maimonides' "Thirteen Principles of Faith" are explained by Rabbi Mordechai Becher on this week's Talmud lesson entitled "Principles of Belief." Today (Sunday) - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: "Afterlife" in Judaism

Rabbi Mordechai Becher (Senior Lecturer for Gateways Organization) discusses the Talmudic view of "The Afterlife". Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

Jewish 101: Why Kashrut?

A review of the Jewish dietary laws of Kashrut and the Torah reason for the Jewish ritual observance that has played such a central role in Jewish life. Wednesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 5:00am; Friday - 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Mel Brooks Films with Professor Jeremy Daube

The films of Mel Brooks are discussed by Professor Jeremy Dauber, Atran Assistant Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Columbia University. Taped before a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y. Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4:00am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4:00pm

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 & 1pm

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

JBS HIghlights July 18 - 24: Tisha B’Av, No Fear Rally, Ladino Day, Songs of Love

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

No Fear: A Rally of Solidarity

Meghan McCain, Israeli actress Noa Tishby, former U.S. Ambassador and Rabbi David Saperstein and many others join prominent faith leaders, elected officials, and victims of recent antisemitic attacks in rousing the crowd at the U.S. Capitol for a rally in solidarity with the Jewish People in Washington D.C. Monday - 7:30pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 1:30pm

New York Ladino Day

Celebrate Ladino music and culture and hear from speakers about growing up with the Judeo-Spanish language as the American Sephardi Federation celebrates the 4th Annual Ladino Day. Tuesday - 7:30pm & 1:30am; Thursday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 7:00pm

Democracies versus Terror Orgs

Can democratic nations successfully wage war against stateless terror groups? Alan Dershowitz, Col. Eli Bar-On (IDF, Ret.), Michel Paradis (Columbia University) and Col. Richard Kemp debate this question in a program of the MirYam Institute. Wednesday - 8:00pm & 1:00 am; Friday - 1:30pm

Songs of Love: A Tu B’Av Concert

Your favorite cantors and Jewish artists perform for Tu B'Av, the Jewish Holiday of love, in a benefit concert from AFMDA (American Friends of Magen David Adom), the Israeli "Red Cross," produced by Ben Tisser for RobBen Music Production. Friday & Saturday - 8:30pm & 5:00am

In The News: Survey of US Jews on Antisemitism & Israel

Ron Kampeas, Washington, D.C. bureau chief of the JTA, discusses the article he wrote on disturbing results of a recent survey of US Jews regarding antisemitism & Israel. With Teisha Bader. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm;Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Micah Halpern

This week, JBS columnist and social and political commentator, Micah Halpern talks about the mindblowing results of a new study sponsored by the Jewish Electorate Institute about Jews and their attitudes toward Israel. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Sunday: Tal Keinan Part 1

Israeli financier and former IDF fighter pilot Tal Keinan explains why he sees American Jewry on the decline. Sunday) - 12 noon; Monday - 3:00pm

Sunday: Tal Keinan Part 2

Tal Keinan, author of God Is In The Crowd, explains why he thinks American Jewry is in danger of “dying in its sleep.” Sunday 6:00pm

Monday: Elie Abadie – Part 1

Elie Abadie, rabbi of the Manhattan East Synagogue and director of The Sephardic Academy of Manhattan discusses the challenges of promoting Sephardic Jewish culture on the American Jewish scene. Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Elie Abadie – Part 2

Co-President of “Justice for Jews from Arab Countries” (JJAC), Rabbi Elie Abadie (Manhattan East Synagogue), describes his ties to Israel and discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Sephardic Jewish perspective. Tuesday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Elizabeth Bettina - Saving Italian Jews

Elizabeth Bettina, author of "It Happened In Italy-The Untold Stories of How the People of Italy Defied the Horror of the Holocaust," describes how she learned the small Italian village which was home to her Catholic relatives helped save Italian Jews.
Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: 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. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Aaron Ben Ze'ev

Dr. Aaron Ben Ze'ev, former President of the University of Haifa, professor of philosophy and author of "Love Online", sits to discuss the psychology of love. Saturday - 6:00pm

Jewish Studies

Talmud Study: Concept of Fasting

Rabbi Mordechai Becher, senior lecturer of Gateways Organization, explains the concept of "fasting" in the Jewish tradition. Sunday- 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: 15th Of Av - Tu B’Av

Rabbi Becher explains why the 15th of Av is one of the most joyous days of the Jewish year. Sunday- 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

Jewish 101: Pure & Impure

A discussion of how non-Orthodox Jews can find meaning in the observance of Kashrut which reflects the unique Jewish perspective on "holiness" through the concepts of Tahor (pure) and Tamei (impure).
Wednesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 5:00am; Friday - 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Naomi Levy

Rabbi Naomi Levy, founder of the “Nashuva” Jewish spiritual movement, discusses her book, Einstein & the Rabbi, about the meaning and purpose of the soul inspired by an Albert Einstein correspondence. With Julianna Margulies at the 92nd Street Y in NY. Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4:00am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4:00pm

The Jake Ehrenreich Show

Jake Ehrenreich welcomes the Hasidic singer who has taken the American music world by storm, Shulem; and author, TV Reality and "America's Worst Mom," Lenore Skenazy; along with the Catskills Hall of Fame induction of Totie Fields. Thursday – 10:00pm & 2:00am

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 & 1pm

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

JBS Highlights 7/11 - 7/17: 92Y-Jewish Identity, FIDF Live, David Harris, Robert Siegel on NYC

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

92nd Street Y: Jewish Identity

What are some of the tools for nourishing the Jewish soul? New York clergy Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman (Romemu), Rabbi Irwin Kula (Clal), Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek (Beacon Hebrew Alliance) and educator Sharon Thomas (MAIA Education Resource Center) unpack the essential question of Jewish Identity, with Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein in a Shababa Network Summit program of the 92nd Street Y. Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4:00am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4:00pm

FIDF Live: US-Israel Alliance

What does the US-Israel relationship look like on the ground, and how do the two countries work together to protect their citizens, freedoms and democracies? Host Joel Chasnoff talks to military leaders from both sides about the mutual threats, critical opportunities and lifesaving partnerships made possible by the unwavering alliance. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:30am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Friday - 10:00pm; Saturday - 5:30am

AJC Goal: Foreign Minister of Bahrain

The Foreign Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani discusses Bahrain-Israel ties, peace in the Middle East, and more.

Followed by: AJC Global: David Harris

AJC CEO David Harris highlights several urgent issues confronting the Jewish people in the years ahead, and gives an inspiring call-to-action during his closing remarks at the AJC Virtual Global Forum 2021. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7:00pm; Sunday - 4:00am

Nazi-Looted Art and Archives

Jonathan Brent of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Howard Spiegler, a leading attorney specializing in the recovery of Nazi-looted art offer presentations on their respective missions to recover and preserve the art, archives and other Jewish cultural treasures that were lost to the ravages of the Holocaust and the post World War II period. A program of YIVO, hosted by Ben Kaplan. Tuesday - 7:30pm & 1:30am; Thursday - 1:00pm

Robert Siegel: NYC Bounces Back

Will New York City bounce back soon from the pandemic or will it suffer the aftereffects for years to come? Journalist Robert Siegel discusses the lasting impacts of COVID-19 on the city with panelists Ben Brantley (former theater critic, The New York Times) Scott Rechler (RXR Realty), Sheena Wright (United Way of NYC) and Kathryn Wylde (Partnership for NYC). On “Global Connections: Navigating the New Abnormal,” a program of the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC). Wednesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Friday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8:00pm & 2:00am

L’Chayim with Rabbi Mark S. Golub:

UK Soccer Fights Hate - Bruce Buck

Chairman of the Chelsea Football Club in the UK, Bruce Buck, discusses the Club's initiative "Say No To Antisemitism," and its mission to use the power of sports to help educate fans about the evils of discrimination & antisemitism. Sunday - 12 Noon & 6:00pm; Monday - 3:00pm

Nancy Spielberg

Nancy Spielberg describes growing up Jewish in Phoenix with her brother Steven and about her film "Who Will Write Our History" documenting the Oyneg Shabes, a clandestine group of Warsaw Ghetto Jews who documented Nazi atrocities.
Tuesday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Tal Keinan Pt 1

Israeli financier and former IDF fighter pilot Tal Keinan explains why he sees American Jewry on the decline. Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Tal Keinan P

Tal Keinan, author of God Is In The Crowd, explains why he thinks American Jewry is in danger of “dying in its sleep.”
Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 3:00pm

Papp Yiddish Theater - Miriam & Avi Hoffman

Yiddishist and playwright Miriam Hoffman and her director/actor/producer son Avi Hoffman discuss their collaborations with The Joseph Papp Public Theater and the work they are doing to enhance the world of Yiddish.
Saturday - 6:00pm

Jewish Studies:

Talmud Study: Seize the Moment or Wait for Better?

Rabbi Mordecai Becher examines Talmudic commentary on doing a mitzvah now versus waiting until later to do an even bigger mitzvah. Sunday - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Jewish 101: Jewish Journey

How each Jew is on a Jewish spiritual journey that includes choosing to incorporate Jewish observance into one's life, and how the practice of Judaism is not about "all or nothing.” Wednesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 5:00am; Friday - 1:00pm

The Jake Ehrenreich Show: Marilyn Michaels and Alan Dershowitz Comedienne and impressionist Marilyn Michaels and Alan Dershowitz as you’ve never seen him before are Jake Ehrenreich’s guests on the JBS Premiere of “The Jake Ehrenreich Show,” with Jake’s inducting Jerry Lewis into the Catskills Hall of Fame. Friday - 10pm & 2:00am

Hampton Synagogue: Tisha B’Av

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 service 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 - 10:00pm & 2:00am; Sunday July 18 - 11:00am & 1:00pm

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 & 1pm

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

JBS Highlights 7/4- 10: July 4th, AJC Global, Biden/Bennett, Cinematheque-Human Factor

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

Eric Goldman’s Jewish Cinematheque: The Human Factor

With unprecedented access to the foremost American negotiators, filmmaker Dror Moreh crafts “The Human Factor,” the behind-the-scenes story of how the U.S. came within reach of securing peace between Israel and its neighbors over the last 25 years. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:30am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Thursday - 5:30am; Friday - 10:00pm; Saturday - 5:00am

Jewish Americans in 2020

The eagerly awaited new study of the American Jewish community, released by the Pew Research Center in May 2021, includes an extensive chapter on the relationship of American Jews to Israel. AJC speaks with Pew experts for a thorough analysis. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7:00pm & 4:00am

AJC Global: Black-Jewish Caucus

Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) discuss education, social justice and other initiatives in the works as they launch the historic Senate Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations. At AJC Virtual Global 2021 with Many Brachear Pashman. Tuesday - 7:30pm & 1:30am; Thursday - 1:30pm

AJC Global-UAE Foreign Minister

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, discusses UAE-Israel ties, peace in the Middle East and more. At AJC Virtual Global Forum 2021 with Jason Isaacson. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8:00pm & 2:00am

AJC Global: Voices From Israel

Four Israelis share their perspectives on the Jewish state, what they think the world needs to know about their country, and how attacks from Gaza in May 2021 impacted them and their communities. At AJC Virtual Global Forum 2021. Tuesday - 8:40pm & 2:40am; Thursday - 2:40pm; Saturday - 8:40pm & 1:40am

MirYam Institute: Biden & Bennett

The pros & pitfalls of the emerging Biden/Bennett relationship are assessed by former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Danny Ayalon and former Deputy Director-General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Arthur Koll. A program of the MirYam Institute with Benjamin Anthony. Wednesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Friday - 2:00pm

In The News: Wheatley School Antisemitism

A graduation speech at the Wheatley School falsely calls out "Ethnic Cleansing" of Palestinians. Eli and Ovadia Meron, a student and parent at the school who attended the ceremony, share their perspective on the incident. With Shahar Azani Sunday (Today) – 8:30am & 5:30pm

On L’Chayim

Sunday: Jews & America - Dr. Jeffrey Gurock

For the July 4th holiday, Dr. Jeffrey Gurock, professor of American Jewish History at Yeshiva University, describes aspects of the Jewish experience in America. A special "L'Chayim" Sunday - 12 Noon & 6:00pm; Monday - 3:00pm

Monday: Andrew Kligerman

National Board Member of StandWithUs Andrew Kligerman discusses his own Jewish journey and his support for the State of Israel. Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Jews on Supreme Court

Rabbi and historian David Dalin discusses the contributions of the first three Jewish Supreme Court Justices -- Louis Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo and Felix Frankfurter -- profiled in his book Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court.
Tuesday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Supreme Court Justices - PT 2

In part two of a discussion with the author of Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, historian Rabbi David Dalin reviews the lives and careers of Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan.
Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: A Jew Grows in Brooklyn - Jake Ehrenreich

Entertainer, musician and author Jake Ehrenreich shares intimate stories about growing up with survivor parents and his struggles with being different; and discusses his book and one-man show, "A Jew Grows In Brooklyn.”
Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Anne Heyman z"l

Anne Heyman z"l, Agahozo Shalom Youth Village Founder, talks about her work at ASYV and the building of a village of 32 houses for orphaned teenagers. Saturday - 6:00pm

Jewish Studies

Talmud Study: Pray For State

For the July 4th Holiday, Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses how the Talmud calls upon Jews to pray for the secular government wherever the Jewish People live in the Diaspora. Sunday - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Let The Sun Shine In

How the Talmud encourages us to enjoy life and the world. Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

Jewish 101: Do and Understand

Learn two of the most important words in the Jewish Tradition, "Na'aseh V'Nishmah," ("We Will Do and We Will Understand"), and how they reflect the rabbinic view of the way one embraces Jewish observance. With Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Wednesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 5:00am; Friday - 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: 92Y: Levy & Schama on America

Bernard-Henri Lévy, one of the West’s leading intellectuals, discusses the changing role of America on the global political scene with historian Simon Schama, author of The Empire & the Five Kings: America's Abdication and the Fate of the World. Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4:00am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4:00pm

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 & 1pm

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

JBS Highlights 6/27-7/3:AJC Global Forum-Stephens, Weiss, Rivlin, Iran Deal

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

AJC Global: View from Campus

Julia Jassey and Talia Rosenberg, two students who took up the mantle of leadership at their universities, discus the challenges and opportunities facing Jewish students on campus today. AJC Virtual Global Forum 2021 with Meggie Wyschogrod Fredman. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:30am; Tuesday - 10:30pm & 2:30am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Thursday - 5:30am

AJC Global: Bret Stephens, Bari Weiss, Simone Rodan-Benzaquen

Bret Stephens (The New York Times), Bari Weiss (Journalist and Author), and Simone Rodan-Benzaquen (AJC Europe) discuss “The Mainstreaming of Antisemitism: How Should We Respond?” AJC Virtual Global Forum 2021 with Avi Mayer. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7:00pm

AJC Global: President Rivlin

President of Israel Reuven Rivlin discusses Israel-U.S. ties, the rise of antisemitism, and peace in the Middle East at AJC Virtual Global Forum 2021. Tuesday - 7:30pm; Wednesday - 4:30am; Thursday - 1:30pm; Friday - 5:30am

AJC Global: Bipartisanship

Just how bad is partisanship in Congress today? Representatives Elaine Luria (D-VA) and Don Bacon (R-NE) discuss “Restoring America: The Future of Bipartisan Relations.” AJC Virtual Global Forum 2021 with Julie Fishman Rayman. Tuesday - 7:35pm; Wednesday - 4:35am; Thursday - 1:35pm; Friday - 5:35am

AJC Great Debate: Iran Deal

Is the Iran nuclear deal worth saving? Foreign policy veterans Michael Doran and French Ambassador Gérard Araud debate during the AJC Virtual Global Forum 2021 with Jason Isaacson. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8:00pm & 2:00am

MirYam Institute - Iranian Threat

Chuck Freilich (Columbia University) & Major-General Eitan Dangot (Former Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories) analyze the priorities that Israel and the U.S. should consider when confronting the Iranian threat. A program of the MirYam Institute with Benjamin Anthony. Wednesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Friday - 2:00pm

In the News: CUNY Campus Antisemitism

StandWithUS Executive Director of Campus Affairs Rena Nasar responds to the recent incident of antisemitism at CUNY. With Shahar Azani.
Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Sunday: Evan Hansen Composer - Benj Pasek

Benj Pasek, award-winning composer of Dear Evan Hansen and La La Land, talks about his Jewish background, his collaboration with songwriter Justin Paul, and what he strives to achieve through his music.
Sunday - 12 Noon & 6:00pm; Monday - 3:00pm

Monday: Campus Hate - Charles Jacobs

Dr. Charles Jacobs, President of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, discusses Avi Goldwasser’ s documentary “Hate Spaces – The Politics of Intolerance on Campus” and the increasing bigotry and antisemitism in American universities.
Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Hotel Moscow - Talia Carner

Talia Carner, author of four books, describes her Israeli family history that goes back seven generations, her response to anyone who questions Israel's legitimacy, and how her novel Hotel Moscow is based on her own trip to Russia in 1993. Tuesday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Jews & America - Jeffrey Gurock

Jeffrey Gurock, professor of American Jewish History at Yeshiva University, describes aspects of the Jewish experience in America. Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: Chabad - David Eliezrie

Rabbi David Eliezrie, National Chabad Liaison to JFNA and author of The Secret of Chabad, describes what drew him to Chabad and his career as an emissary, and shares his perspective on Chabad philosophy regarding non-Orthodox Jews.
Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Hebrew Hillbilly - Shelley Fisher

Singer/songwriter/actress Shelley Fisher (known as "The Hebrew Hillbilly") discusses growing up Jewish in the heart of the Mississippi Delta (Memphis, TN), her love of Jewishness, and how her Jewish heritage has influenced her career. Saturday - 6:00pm

Jewish Studies

Talmud Study: Reading God's Mind

Reading God's Mind, based on the famous Talmudic argument that explores the "reason of the verse," is the title of this edition of "Dimensions of the Daf," a JBS original series on Talmud study hosted by Rabbi Mordechai Becher. Sunday - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Genetic Screening

The Jewish obligation to use the benefits of modern medicine is explained. Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 25

Reading and understanding two new Hebrew words that are found in many Jewish blessings. Monday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Wednesday - 4:00am; Thursday - 1:00pm; Friday - 5:00am; Saturday - 8:00am

Jewish 101: Ritual Observance

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. Shalom TV's "Jewish 101" with Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Wednesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday – 5:00am; Friday - 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Obama's Rabbi Cousin - Rabbi Capers Funnye

Meet Michelle Obama's first cousin (once removed), Rabbi Capers Funnye, who discusses his conversion to Judaism, his work in Africa, and what the black Jewish experience is like in America.
Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4:00am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4:00pm

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 & 1pm

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue With Hebrew, Transliteration and English Subtitles 11:00am & 2:30pm

Edith Samers Vice President, JBS, Jewish Broadcasting Service 203-536-6914 esamers@jbstv.org

JBS Highlights 6/20 - 6/26: Father's Day, Border Briefing, American Rabbi in UAE, Women Resistance Fighters, “Sublet"

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

FIDF Live: Protecting Israel's Borders

Host Joel Chasnoff travels across Israel to visit with IDF soldiers protecting Israel’s various borders for an up close and personal look at Israeli defense by land, sea, air and Iron Dome. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:30am; Tuesday - 10:30pm & 2:30am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Thursday - 5:30am

Elie Abadie: American Rabbi in the UAE

Rabbi Dr. Elie Abadie discusses his work as senior and resident rabbi of the Jewish Council of the Emirates (JCE), where he’s helping build and grow Jewish life in the Gulf following the historic Abraham Accords signing. A program of AFSI. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7:00pm & 4:00am

Women Resistance Fighters

A conversation with author Judy Batalion on her book The Light of Days, which tells the story of Jewish women in Poland who helped transform Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. A program of YIVO. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8:00pm & 2:00am

Eric Goldman’s Jewish Cinematheque: Sublet

Filmmaker Eytan Fox, son of preeminent Jewish educator Seymour Fox, discusses “Sublet,” his latest drama about a sorrowful American travel writer brought back to life by a younger man and the city of Tel Aviv. Wednesday - 7:30pm; Friday - 9:00am

In The News: Israel’s Government Challenges

The new Bennett-Lapid government in Israel faces many legislative and security challenges. What are its chances for success and will it survive? Kobi Cohen, Israeli political analyst, shares his insights and predictions. With Shahar Azani. Sunday - 5:30pm; Monday - 3:30am

In the News: Who is Naftali Bennett?

Who is Naftali Bennett and what did his political journey look like? Haviv Rettig-Gur, Times of Israel's Political Correspondent, shares his insights on the Yamina Party leader and head of Israel's new government. With Shahar Azani. Sunday - 11:30pm; Monday - 8:30am & 12:30pm

In The News: CUNY Antisemitism

Israel’s recent war against Hamas terrorists was the backdrop for an increase in Antisemitism on college campuses. A CUNY student and alumnus who experienced it firsthand share their stories & realities on the ground. With Shahar Azani. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Sunday: Tyler Gregory - LGBTQ in Israel Tyler Gregory discusses his work with A Wider Bridge, a North American organization working to expand LGBTQ inclusion and equality for all Israelis.
Today (Sunday) - 12 Noon & 6:00pm; Monday - 3:00pm

Monday: Rabbi Brad Hirschfield – Pt 1

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, President of CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning & Leadership), discusses the true meaning of "Jewish" and why it is so hard for many rabbis to fully embrace the Jewish Tradition. Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Rabbi Brad Hirschfield – Pt 2

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield discusses why he left the extreme right, peace with the Palestinians, religious pluralism in Israel and gay marriage Tuesday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Wednesday - 3:00p

Wednesday: Benj Pasek - Evan Hansen Composer

Benj Pasek, award-winning composer of Dear Evan Hansen and La La Land, talks about his Jewish background, his collaboration with songwriter Justin Paul, and what he strives to achieve through his music.
Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: 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. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Singer Julie Budd

Cabaret star Julie Budd, who began her career at age 12 in the Catskills, discusses her Jewish identity and her feelings for Israel; and discusses her perspective as a successful performer and her relationship to Frank Sinatra.
Saturday - 6:00pm

Talmud Study: Honor Your Parents

Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses the Biblical commandment to "Honor Your Father and Mother,” and why the Jewish Tradition teaches that respect for elders is so important. On JBS’s “Dimensions of the Daf.” Sunday - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Value Of Human Dignity

In the Book of Genesis with parashat B’reishiet, describing the creation of the first man and woman and the story of the Garden of Eden, Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses the Jewish teachings on the value of human dignity. Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 24

A thorough vocabulary review is conducted on this episode of From the Aleph Bet. Monday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Wednesday - 4:00am; Thursday - 1:00pm; Friday - 5:00am; Saturday - 8:00am

Jewish 101: Complete Jew

The study of Jewish ritual observance and the relationship between ritual observance and Jewish ethics, and why being a "lovely person" does not constitute a "complete Jew." Wednesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

*92nd Street Y: Mandy Patinkin

Star of stage, screen and television, Mandy Patinkin (Homeland, Evita, Princess Bride, Yentl), reflects upon his Tony, Emmy & Golden Globe winning career with novelist Thane Rosenbaum. JBS television exclusive from the 92nd Street Y in NYC.
Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4:00am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4:00pm

Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Reform: Central Synagogue 6:00pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am

Saturday Morning Shabbat Services

Reform: Central Synagogue 9:30am & 1pm

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

JBS Highlights 6/13 to 6/19: Fighting Antisemitism, Foxman Tribute, MirYam Institute, Pride Month

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

Congressional Tribute to Abe Foxman

American leaders pay tribute to the ADL’s National Director Emeritus Abe Foxman, a leading voice on the subject of antisemitism who has helped shape the U.S. into a wondrous diaspora home for the Jewish people. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:30am; Tuesday - 10:30pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Thursday - 5:30am

ADL Day of Action Against Antisemitism

ADL and many other major American Jewish organizations join together in convening government officials, Jewish community leaders, civil rights organizations and others to raise awareness and demand action against the surge in antisemitism in the U.S. and around the world. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7:00pm & 4:00am

MirYam Institute: Analyzing Guardian of the Walls

LT. Col. Yochai Guiski (IDF, Ret.) examines the wider implications of the latest chapter in the decades long conflict between Israel and its enemies, especially vis-à-vis Hezbollah in Lebanon. A program of the MirYam Institute, with Benjamin Anthony. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8:00pm; Sunday June 20 - 2:00am

On L’Chayim

Sunday: Danny Ayalon - Six-Day War Former Israeli U.S. Ambassador Danny Ayalon recalls what It was like to be a young boy in the harrowing days preceding the Six-Day War of 1967 and the euphoria that followed; and discusses the war’s impact on Israel today. Sunday - 12 Noon & 6:00pm; Monday - 3:00pm

Monday: Avi Goldwasser - Hate Spaces (Part 1)

Film producer Avi Goldwasser describes how he became committed to fighting anti-Israel BDS forces on college campuses and how he came to create the film "Hate Spaces - The Politics Of Intolerance On Campus." Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Avi Goldwasser - Hate Spaces (Part 2) Avi Goldwasser, who also produced the documentary film "The Forgotten Refugees," discusses the degree to which "anti-Israel" is veiled antisemitism, and what he believes motivates Jews who vilify Israel.
Tuesday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Tyler Gregory - LGBTQ in Israel

Tyler Gregory 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

Thursday: Harriet Schleifer - AJC

Harriet Schleifer, Chair of the AJC’s Board of Governors at the time of filming (and now President), 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. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: H. Alan Scott - Mormon Convert

Comedian & writer H. Alan Scott discusses his personal journey that led him from his Mormon upbringing to a gay Jewish convert; and explains why he always felt he was “Jewish.” Saturday - 6:00pm

Jewish Studies

Talmud Study: Responsibility to Others

The Talmudic view of one's responsibility to other people is discussed by Rabbi Mordechai Becher in a lesson called "He's My Brother, He Ain't Heavy" Sunday - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Does the End Justify the Means?

When a sin is committed for the sake of a mitzvah, how does the Jewish tradition address the Issue? Sunday- 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 23

Breaking simple and complicated Hebrew words into syllables. Monday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Wednesday - 4:00am; Thursday - 1:00pm; Friday - 5:00am; Saturday - 8:00am

Jewish 101: God Unseen

The radical Jewish notion that God is "unseen," and how one can never "prove" that God is real, are two themes addressed on this episode of "Jewish 101" (which also reviews the story of the Golden Calf). Wednesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Simon Schama (Jews 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 & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4:00am & 10:00am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4:00pm

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 & 1pm

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue With Hebrew, Transliteration And English Subtitles 11:00am and 2:30pm

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

JBS Highlights 6/6-6/12: Six Day War, Begin Doctrine, Cinema-Shira Haas, Robert Siegel-Journalism after the Pandemic

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

A Tragic Week: Rabbi Hirsch

Addressing his congregation during the tragic week in Israel, Senior Rabbi of NYC’s Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Ammiel Hirsch pledges to seek peace, pursue reconciliation, and stand by the Jewish State not uncritically but unconditionally. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:30am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Thursday - 5:30am; Sunday June 13 - 1:30am

Ben-Gurion University & Dr Ruth

Discover the incredible things happening at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and celebrate as sex expert and media personality Dr Ruth receives an honorary doctorate from the Israeli institution. With emcee, Israeli actress and author Noa Tishby. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7:00pm & 4:00am

The Begin Doctrine

Explore the history surrounding The Begin Doctrine, which established that no country with the declared aim of destroying Israel would be permitted to acquire the means to do so. With Herzl Makov and Yaakov Katz. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Sunday June 13 - 2:00am

Robert Siegel: News Media

Have the news media been changing for better or worse throughout the past year? Robert Siegel explores “Journalism After the Pandemic” with Steve Coll (Columbia University), David Folkenflik (NPR), S. Mitra Kalita (Harvard), and Brian Stelter (CNN). Wednesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Friday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8:00pm

Eric Goldman’s Cinematheque: ASIA

Shira Haas, award-winning Israeli actress and star of “Shtisel” and “Unorthodox” is joined by writer-director Ruthy Pribar to discuss “ASIA,” their new film that tells the universal and timeless story of maternal love and loss. With Eric Goldman. Thursday - 8:30pm; Friday - 2:30am & 9:00am; Saturday - 10:30pm

In The News: Israel & UN Human Rights

As Israel fights the bias at the UN Human Rights Council, it does so much more to benefit the world. Meirav Eilon Shahar, Israel's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, shares her view & the important work Israel does on the global stage. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Sunday - Howard Teich

Jewish activist Howard Teich discusses the work he does for both American and Jewish organizations, and how his Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan Jewish Historical Initiatives are helping to preserve Jewish culture.
Today (Sunday) - 12 Noon & 6:00pm; Monday - 3:00pm

Monday: Six Day War - Yossi Klein Halevi

For the anniversary of the Six Day War of 1976, Yossi Klein Halevi, author of “Like Dreamers,” discusses the history, impact and implications of Israel’s dramatic military victory that changed the map and Jewish self-identity. Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Yossi Beilin

One of Israel’s most creative career diplomats, Yossi Beilin (the architect of the Oslo Peace Process and Accords), discusses his participation in the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War; and explains the rise and fall of Oslo.
Tuesday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Danny Ayalon on the 6-Day War

Former Israeli U.S. Ambassador Danny Ayalon recalls what It was like to be a young boy in the harrowing days preceding the Six-Day War of 1967 and the euphoria that followed; and discusses the war’s impact on Israel today. L’Chayim With Mark S. Golub. Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: Israel Sorrow/Heroism

Miriam Peretz, author of “Miriam’s Song,” describes her experience as a mother who lost two sons in the war with Palestinians while each was serving in the IDF’s elite Golani Brigade – and how she has transcended her sorrow. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Jew & Arab Children - Amir Shlomian

Amri Shlomian, founder of Ein Bustan, a school in the Galilee where Jewish and Arab Israeli children study together, describes his own Jewishness as the child of a father who is a Survivor, and the philosophy behind his school.
Saturday - 6:00pm

Talmud Study: Our Historic Homeland

Evidence of how the Jewish people have had a connection to the Land of Israel for thousands of years. Sunday- 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 22

Recognize Hebrew letters that tend to look alike in a complete review of all the Hebrew letters and vowel sounds Monday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Wednesday - 4:00am;Thursday - 1:00pm; Friday - 5:00am; Saturday - 8:00am

Jewish 101: Not In Heaven

In a continuing study of what it means to say that "the Torah is written by God," a discussion of the famous Talmudic story which teaches that Jews do not listen to voices from heaven to understand the Torah. Wednesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Simon Schama -Jews Pt 1

Historian, writer, and film documentarian, Simon Schama, talks with novelist Jonathan Safran Foer about Schama's 5-part television series on 3,000 years of Jewish history and impact on civilization, The Story of the Jews. From the 92nd Street Y in NYC. The 92nd Street Y in NYC boasts an outstanding array of entertainers, thinkers, and leaders, and is a "must stop" for the biggest names in Jewish life today.
Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4:00am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4:00pm

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 & 1pm

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

JBS Highlights May 30-June 5: Truman's Israel Legacy, Legal Frontlines in Israel, 92Y-Ron Agam, FIDF Live

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

92nd Street Y: Painter Ron Agam

Painter Ron Agam discusses his recent exhibit, and how he views creativity as a force that can both deepen and communicate Jewish connection, community and a capacity to heal the world. A program of the 92Y Art Center, with Peter J. Rubinstein. Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4:00am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4:00pm

Rabbi Hirsch on Liberal Judaism

Are we a Jewish people rooted in Jewish values, or universalists who happen to pray in Hebrew? Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, Senior Rabbi of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City, delivers a sermon about the fracturing of liberal Judaism, asking this question and more. Monday - 6:30pm, 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm; Thursday - 10:00am

FIDF Live: Guardian of the Walls

FIDF Live host Joel Chasnoff speaks with a number of IDF officers and officials in an episode dedicated to the heroes of Operation Guardian of the Walls Monday - 7:30pm & 2:30am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Thursday - 5:30am; Saturday - 10:30pm

Truman’s Israel Legacy

Director of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum Kurt Graham discusses the American history surrounding the 1948 establishment of Israel, and offers a tour of the museum’s exhibit on the founding of the Jewish State. A program of AJC. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7:00pm & 4:00am

Legal Frontlines in Israel

Thorny legal issues surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are addressed during this discussion featuring Daniel Taub (former Israeli Ambassador to the U.K.) and Daniel Reisner (Former Chief, International Law Branch of the IDF Legal Division) Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8:00pm & 2:00am

Eric Goldman’s Jewish Cinematheque: Shepherd

Award-winning filmmaker Lynn Roth and child star August Maturo join Eric Goldman to discuss their new movie “Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog,” in which the unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog is put to the ultimate test in 1930s Germany. The film will be released in theaters on May 28, 2021. Wednesday - 7:00pm; Thursday - 4:00am; Friday - 9:00am; Sunday - 1:30am

Thinking Out Loud: Micah Halpern

During his milestone 200th episode on JBS, Micah will address the troubling wave of anti-Semitism across the globe that has resulted from the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Sunday - Jewish Marine

Zach Iscol, a decorated Marine who served two terms in Iraq, explains why he joined the Marines, how he experienced the war and the bonds he forged with his Iraqi translator, and he now feels about military conflict.
Sunday - 12 Noon & 6:00pm; Monday - 3pm

Monday: Survivor & War Hero - Michael Taylor

Holocaust survivor and war veteran Michael Taylor, with his son Shannon, shares his remarkable story of escaping concentration camps, rescuing fellow Jews, sailing to Palestine and fighting in the Haganah in the Independence War.
Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Nitsana Leitner

The founding director of Shurat HaDin (Israeli Law Center) Nitsana Darshan-Leitner explains how she uses the legal system to fight those who are financially involved in terrorism (banks) and to win compensation for victims. Tuesday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Howard Teich

Jewish activist Howard Teich discusses the work he does for both American and Jewish organizations, and how his Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan Jewish Historical Initiatives are helping to preserve Jewish culture.
Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: WWII Hero's Medals - Eric Hausman-Houston

Eric Hausman-Houston describes how his father escaped Nazi Germany, went to Palestine & became the highest decorated WWII Palestinian soldier in the British Army. Eric describes his efforts to retrieve his father's stolen medals
Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Joan Benny

Joan Benny, the daughter of one of America’s most beloved comedians, Jack Benny (z”l), reminisces about her father and describes his commitment to the State of Israel and is involvement with Israel Bonds.
Saturday - 6:00pm

Jewish Studies

Talmud Study: Guns and Moses

While the Second Amendment of the US Constitution protects the right to bear arms, what is the Jewish view on weapons, war, and self-defense? Sunday - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm;Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Heal and Be Healed

Rabbi Mordechai Becher, Senior Lecturer with Gateways, discuses the Jewish perspective on healing and the Jewish Tradition’s emphasis on the value of life. On the JBS original series, “Dimensions of the Daf.”
Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 21

New vowel sounds and rules of the Sh'vah are taught on this lesson Monday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Wednesday - 4:00am; Thursday - 1:00pm; Friday - 5:00am; Saturday - 8:00am

Jewish 101: The List!

Another way of understanding how the Torah was written and what it means to say that the Torah comes from God is explained in this "Jewish 101" episode, Shalom TV's original series on Judaism and Jewish life. Host Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Wednesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

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 & 1pm

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