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JBS Highlights 3/7 - 3/13: Women in Contemporary Judaism, Robert Siegel-Race Crisis, Kicking Antisemitism Out of the UK

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband Ch 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

Women in Contemporary Judaism

The World Jewish Congress convenes two panels of Jewish female spiritual leaders from across the religious spectrum to explore notions of unity and diversity, and acknowledge specific challenges and opportunities presented in their respective Jewish communities and more. Monday - 7:30pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 7:00pm; Sunday - 1:30am

Kicking Antisemitism Out of the UK

The significance of the English Premier League adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism is discussed by Lord John Mann (Independent Adviser to UK Government on Antisemitism), and Rola Brentlin (Chelsea Football Club). A program of AJC with moderator Simone Rodan-Benzaquen. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 10:00pm

Robert Siegel: Race Crisis

Award-winning journalist Robert Siegel moderates a discussion with Eddie Glaude (Princeton University), Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard Law School) and Rabbi David Saperstein (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism) on America's Race Crisis: What To Do About It. On "Global Connections: Navigating The New Abnormal," a production of the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center. Wednesday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Friday - 2pm; Saturday - 8:30pm

In The News: Israel and Yalde Teman

The Israeli cabinet approved a proposal to recognize the Yemenite, Mizrachi & Balkan children kidnapping affair, named Yalde Teman, and compensate their families. Sampson Giat, former President of the U.S. Yemenite Jewish Federation, shares his thoughts on this painful episode. With Shahar Azani. Monday - 6:30pm, 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Micah Halpern

JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the unusual lull happening at the moment of coverage of Israel’s fourth election in the American news media and an analysis of Maimonides' "rules for Jewish war". Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Sunday: Hadar Goldin's Mother

Leah Goldin, mother of IDF Lt. Hadar Goldin (z”l) who was murdered by Hamas in 2014, describes her more than five years of efforts to move the world community to demand Hamas comply with international norms and return her son’s body. Sunday - 12 Noon & 6:00pm

Monday: Filmmaker of "93 Queen"

Filmmaker Paula Eiselt discusses her documentary “93 Queen,” which follows an Orthodox mother of six, “Ruchie” Frier, on her quest to create a female ambulance service which evokes fierce opposition from her Chasidic community.
Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: UK Soccer Fights Hate

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.
Tuesday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Chesler on Feminism

One of the Jewish community’s iconic feminists, Phyllis Chesler, Emerita Prof. of Women’s Studies, discusses her autobiography “A Politically Incorrect Feminist,” her personal rape, and the betrayal of the American feminist movement.
Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: Raphael Shore (Jerusalem U)

Rabbi Raphael Shore discusses his film-based organizations, “Jerusalem U” and “The Clarion Project,” and the work he is doing to educate Jews and to expose the dangers of Islamic extremism. Thursday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: American Zionism

Herbert Block, Executive Director of The American Zionist Movement (AZM), discusses the various expressions of pro-Israel activism in the United States and reflects on why some American Jews do not appreciate the nobility of Zionism.
Saturday - 6:00pm

Talmud Study: How To Be A Kosher Spy

Rabbi Mordechai Becher (Senior Lecturer, Gateways) discusses the Talmudic concept of violating Kashrut and other aspects of Jewish Law for a greater good such as serving a secret agent in the Mossad. Sunday - 9:00 pm; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: The Sanhedrin

A Talmudic explanation of the Sanhedrin, the traditional Jewish court that shaped Jewish law and Jewish thought. Today (Sunday) - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 10

Learn the letter "Mem," rules for the pronounced "Sh'vah," and conclude the Pay letter family that start Hebrew words "Purim" and "Passover" Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Friday - 5:00am; Saturday - 8:00am

Jewish 101: The Exodus

What it means to be a "Jew" (according to the Jewish tradition), and Jewish sensitivity to the pain of one's enemies are explored through the Exodus story with rabbinic commentary of the midrash. Wednesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Mel Brooks Films - Professor Jeremy Dauber

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
Today (Sunday) - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4pm

Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Reform: Central Synagogue 6pm, 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 11am & 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 for 2/28 - 3/6: Michael Oren, Dov Lipman-Anglos in Israeli Politics, Jewish-Arab Political Partnership, Cinema-"The Vigil," Daf-The Shema

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband Ch 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 Cinemathèque: "The Vigil"

Eric Goldman speaks with filmmaker Keith Thomas and lead actor Dave Davis about "The Vigil," their new Jewish-themed horror film centered on the Jewish ritual of shomer, keeping vigil. Monday- 7:30pm & 2:00am

"Anglos" in Israeli Politics

Do sabras accept "Anglos"? MKs Michal Cotler-Wunsh (Canada), Dov Lipman (from Maryland), Michael Oren (from New Jersey) and Yehuda Glick (from Brooklyn) discuss the challenges they face in Israeli society and in their leadership roles, and share their thoughts on the Jewish Diaspora. A program of the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS), moderated by Eliana Rudee. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 7:00pm; Sunday - 4:00am

Jewish-Arab Political Partnership: Is Israel Ready?

Journalist and podcaster Gilad Halpern moderates a discussion with Ksenia Svetlova (Senior Research Analyst and former MK) and Mohammad Darawshe (Director of the Center for Equality & Shared Society at Givat Haviva) on efforts to create a political framework within Israel that will appeal to Jewish and Arab communities alike. A program of Partners for Progressive Israel (PPI). Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:30am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8:00pm

Thinking Out Loud: American Politics Today

JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the no-holds-barred state of American politics today, and offers analysis of an essay about the biblical worldview by Dennis Prager. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim This Week

Sunday: Shalom Habibi

The Muslim-Jewish duo of Yeganeh Mafaher and Eitan Levine discuss their respective personal journeys that led them to team up to create their stand-up “Shalom Habibi Comedy Tour.”
Today (Sunday) - 12 Noon & 6pm; Monday - 3pm

Monday: Beit Ruth Village

The Beit Ruth Educational and Therapeutic Village is a therapeutic residence and school for vulnerable and at-risk girls ages 13-18 years old who have been removed from their family homes by court order as a result of physical, sexual and severe emotional abuse, and placed in our care for a period of up to four years. Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Israel-IS

Founder and CEO of “Israel-IS” Eyal Biram, and Israel-IS Field Ambassador & IDF Active Reserve Forces Captain Omer Kalo, discuss how their organization seeks to improve the international perceptions of Israel among young people Tuesday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Hadar Goldin's Mothe

Leah Goldin, mother of IDF Lt. Hadar Goldin (z”l) who was murdered by Hamas in 2014, describes her more than five years of efforts to move the world community to demand Hamas comply with international norms and return her son’s body. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: Israel Bonds - Israel Maimon

The President & CEO of Israel Bonds, Israel Maimon, discusses his experiences in the Golani Brigade, his role in the 2007 bombing of the Syrian nuclear reactor, his concerns regarding Iran & his critique of the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Thursday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: El Al - Yoram Elgrabl i El Al Airline’s Managing Director for North America, Yoram Elgrabli, describes growing up in Israel, his feelings for the Jewish State while living in the Diaspora, and his role overseeing the "airline of the Jewish People." Saturday - 6:00pm

Jewish Studies

Talmud Study: Shema

Rabbi Becher uses Talmudic texts to look closely at one of the most significant verses in the Torah, Deuteronomy 6:4, which contains one of Judaism's most well-known prayers expressing the essence of Judaism as monotheism. Sunday- 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: The M'zuzah

Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses the history, craftsmanship, and philosophy of the mezuzah, using excerpts of the writings of various rabbis and scholars throughout history. On Dimensions of the Daf. Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 9

Learn to read Hebrew words used in the experience of Judaism, using the recently taught "Pay" and "Fay". Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Friday - 5:00am; Saturday - 8:00am

Jewish 101: Tenth Plague

In an ongoing study of what it means to be a "Jew" by reading the Exodus Story, Rabbi Mark S. Golub discusses the Tenth Plague, the m'zuzah, and the rabbinic notion of a Jew's "choosing" to be part of the Jewish People.
Wednesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: 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.
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 6pm, 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 11am & 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 2/21-2/27: Celebrate Purim-Megillah Reading & Purim Spiel, Jackie Mason and Comics on L'Chayim, Yossi Klein Halevi-Mideast Peace, Student Perspective on Hate, New Hope Party

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband Ch 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

Celebrate Purim

Purim with The Hampton Synagogue

The Hampton Synagogue's Founding Senior Rabbi Marc Schneier will speak on the meaning and customs of Purim, followed by a full Megillah reading by Rabbi Avraham Bronstein. Pre-recorded from The Hampton Synagogue with on-screen Hebrew transcription and English translation. Thursday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Friday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Purim with Central Synagogue

Clergy will be in full costume for this 1980's-inspired virtual Purim complete with Megillah reading and musical Purim spiel from New York City's Central Synagogue. Tune in to see Esther, Mordechai and Haman (Boo!) tell their tale set to the tunes of Little Red Corvette, Don’t You Forget about Me, Thriller and other 80s hits! Thursday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Friday - 9:00am & 2:00pm

A Conversation with Yossi Klein Halevi

Yossi Klein Halevi discusses the prospects for peace in the Middle East under the Biden administration, Israel's détente with the Arab world in 2021, what should the United States do to deter Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and will the strong ties between the U.S. and Israel remain ironclad? Hosted by Robert Walker of Honest Reporting Canada. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 7:00pm; Sunday - 4:00am

From the Quad to the Keyboard

Student panelists provide the student perspective on bias and hate, illuminating ways in which antisemitism, racism and anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments are presenting themselves in a more virtual campus setting. Part of ADL's 2020 "Never is Now" Summit. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8:00pm

In The News: Israel Elections-New Hope

Former Knesset Member and the first female combat soldier to serve in Israel's Parliament Sharren Haskel shares the vision of Gideon Saar's New Hope party, current priorities for Israelis in the upcoming elections and what will the party do if and when it comes to power. With Shahar Azani. Monday - 6:30pm, 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

“Thinking Out Loud” with Micah Halpern

JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the upcoming holiday of Purim and its meaning with regards to the now-yearlong pandemic; and the upcoming 125th anniversary of the publication of Theodor Herzl's Der Judenstaat in 1896. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Sunday: Miss Israel

“Titi” Aynaw discusses her journey from her hometown in Ethiopia to aliyah to Israel, to serving in the IDF, to becoming the first Ethiopian Miss Israel in 2013.
Sunday - 12 Noon & 6pm; Monday - 3pm

Monday: Lisa Daftari

Lisa Daftari, founding Editor-in-Chief of the news website The Foreign Desk, describes her family upbringing as an Iranian-American Jew and discusses her work as a Middle East expert, investigative journalist and political commentator.
Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: 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.” Tuesday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Shalom Habibi

The Muslim-Jewish duo of Yeganeh Mafaher and Eitan Levine discuss their respective personal journeys that led them to team up to create their stand-up “Shalom Habibi Comedy Tour.”
Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: Jackie Mason

One of America's leading comedians, Jackie Mason, 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, how he feels about Israeli and American Jewry. Thursday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Clarence Jones

Meet Clarence Jones, a personal friend of Martin Luther King, Jr. who helped create the I Have A Dream speech. Saturday - 6:00pm

Jewish Studies

From The Aleph Bet: 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. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Friday - 5:00am; Saturday - 8:00am

Talmud Study: Purim

Rabbi Mordechai Becher, Senior Lecturer at Gateways, shares photos of ancient artifacts, excavations and other images to explore the historical background of the holiday of Purim. Sunday - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Was Abraham Observant?

Rabbi Mordechai Becher (Senior Lecturer, Gateways Organization) discusses how the Talmud deals with Abraham’s following Jewish Law before the Torah was given at Mt. Sinai. Dimensions of the Daf. Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

Jewish 101: Purim Peeves

Rabbi Mark S. Golub shares five of his pet Jewish peeves. Sunday - 10am; Wednesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: 92Y: A Night Of Jewish Humor

Jewish humorists and writers Patricia Marx, Calvin Trillin, Adam Gopnik, and Jeffrey Toobin discuss Jewish humor with Michael Krasny, radio host and author of Let There Be Laughter. From the 92nd Street Y in NYC, a JBS exclusive television presentation. Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4pm

Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Reform: Central Synagogue 6pm, 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 11am & 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 2/14 - 2/20: Love Online, Washington's Letter-Soloveitchik-Sarna, Post-COVID Collaboration, Antisemitism Across Borders, From Date To Mate Finale

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband Ch 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

Collaboration in Post Covid World

A panel of leaders from across the Jewish organizational world come together at the JFNA GA 2020 Virtual to discuss the issues brought on, exacerbated and highlighted during COVID-19 and how to collaborate and innovate in the future to create a more inclusive Jewish community. Moderated by Jay Sanderson, President & CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and features Lisa Eisen, Co-President, Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; Paula Pretlow, Independent Board Director, & Trustee, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation; and Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove, Senior Rabbi, Park Avenue Synagogue in New York. Monday - 8:30pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 7:00pm; Sunday - 4:00am

Antisemitism Across Borders

A discussion examining the interconnectedness of antisemitic groups and rhetoric around the globe and its impact on the security of local Jewish communities. With Sofia Cohen (Museo Interactivo Judío de Chile), Dr. Dave Rich (Director of Policy, The Community Security Trust in the UK), Marilyn Mayo (Senior Research Fellow at the ADL's Center on Extremism), and Kim Robin Stoller (Chair of the Board of Directors, IIBSA in Germany). Moderated by Sharon Nazarian (ADL Senior Vice President for International Affairs). Part of ADL’s “Never is Now” Summit 2020. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8:00pm

On L’Chayim

Sunday: St Louis Survivor

Survivor of the SS St. Louis Hans Fisher recounts the events surrounding his remarkable journey as an 11-year-old boy aboard the German refugee ship bound for Cuba in 1939. Sunday - 12 Noon & 6pm; Monday - 3pm

Monday: JFK and Israel

On the Anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas (November 22, 1963), Prof. Jerome Chanes of the Center for Jewish Studies at CUNY's Gradate Center discusses the profound positive impact President Kennedy had on U.S.-Israeli relations. Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: The Second Sun

Film Director Jennifer Gelfer and male star John Buffalo Mailer discuss their feature film “The Second Sun”, the poignant story of a “b'shert" romance between a survivor and a lost soul in post-World War II New York City. Tuesday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 3:00pm

L'Chayim: Miss Israel

“Titi” Aynaw discusses her journey from her hometown in Ethiopia to aliyah to Israel, to serving in the IDF, to becoming the first Ethiopian Miss Israel in 2013.
Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: Jewish Historians

Three of American Jewry’s leading historians reflect on their chosen field which they write about in “Conversations With Colleagues.” The book’s editor Jeffrey Gurock (YU), Jonathan Sarna (Brandeis) and Shuly Rubin Schwartz (JTS).
Thursday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Rachel Robinson

Jackie Robinson’s widow Rachel Robinson discusses the challenges she and her husband had to face as he broke the Major League color barrier in 1947-- - and recalls the Jews who helped them. Saturday - 6:00pm

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 7

Learn three new Hebrew letters, "Gimmel," "Daled," and "Yud Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Saturday - 8:00am

Talmud Study: Change and Grow

Drawing from a series of traditional commentaries, Rabbi Mordechai Becher explores the Talmudic notion of a person's ability to change and grow through one's actions and prayers Sunday - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Marriage

"Eight Blessings One Wedding," on the theme of marriage as found in Talmud tractates Kesuvos 7 and 8, is presented by Rabbi Mordechai Becher. Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

Jewish 101: Not Good To Be Alone What is the first evil of human existence and what is at the heart of being a complete human being? These are questions addressed in the Jewish reading of Genesis Chapter 2 in an ongoing study of Jewish values. "Jewish 101" with Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Sunday - 10am; Wednesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: 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 - 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4pm

From Date To Mate: Episode 7

In this season 1 finale, Brett, Justin and Paige find themselves in a love triangle while the issue of "trust" looms large for Daniel and Zoe Today (Sunday) - 10:30pm & 1:30am; Monday - 10:00am; Friday - 10:00pm; Saturday - 10:30pm & 1:30am

Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Reform: Central Synagogue 6pm, 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 11am & 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 2/7/21 - 2/13/21: SS St. Louis Survivor, ADL Summit 2020, Cinematheque-The Last Vermeer, An Evening of Sacred Music, Finding Love in the Jewish Community

Watch JBS on Spectrum 1223, Comcast X-1 Box 1684, DirecTV 388, CenturyLink 1590 or 590, Atlantic Broadband 168, Blue Stream 110, Hotwire 269 and streamed on Roku under “educational”, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and www.jbstv.org For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

L'Chayim: St Louis Survivor

Survivor of the SS St. Louis Hans Fisher recounts the events surrounding his remarkable journey as an 11-year-old boy aboard the German refugee ship bound for Cuba in 1939. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Antisemitism in Progressive Spaces

This workshop examines expressions of anti-Zionism and extreme anti-Israel rhetoric, and attempts to build awareness and help ensure safety and inclusivity for all Jews. With panelists who are on the front lines of combatting antisemitism including Rabbi Sharon Brous (Founder, IKAR), Seth Brysk (ADL’s Central Pacific Regional Director), and Tema Smith (Columnist, The Forward). Moderated by Robert Trestan (ADL’s Vice President of the Western Division). Part of ADL’s “Never is Now” Summit 2020. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7:00pm; Sunday - 4:00am

The Need for Holocaust Education

Panelists Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Ariel Behrman (ADL Director of the “Echoes and Reflections” Holocaust Education Program) and Rachel Bresner (ADL’s Southwest Civil Rights Counsel) describe the ongoing efforts to increase Holocaust education across the country. Moderated by Jolie Brislin (ADL Nevada Regional Director). Part of ADL’s “Never is Now” Summit 2020. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7:00pm; Sunday - 4:00am

Eric Goldman’s Jewish Cinemathèque: The Last Vermeer

Host Eric Goldman sits down with first-time director Dan Friedkin who helmed the critically-acclaimed drama “The Last Vermeer.” Monday - 7:30pm & 2:00am; Thursday - 5:30am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 10:00pm & 1:00am

An Evening of Sacred Music

The legendary Cantor Sol Zim and Cantor Lisa Klinger-Kantor deliver beautiful performances of sacred music, and are honored by the Academy for Jewish Religion (AJR) for their years of service to the school in this concert recorded live at Congregation Shaarei Tikvah in Scarsdale, New York by JBS. Thursday - 8:30pm & 1:30am; Friday - 8:30pm

On L’Chayim

Monday: Chloe Valdary

Brand Ambassador for Jerusalem U, Chloe Valdary, a black Christian activist, describes how she came to be an ardent defender of Israel and suggests the best way for the Jewish community to respond to the BDS Movement.
Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: HaZamir - Vivian Lazar

The Director of the HaZamir international Jewish teen choir, Vivian Lazar, describes her Jewish background and the way HaZamir touches Jewish hearts, builds bridges between American and Israeli teens, and strengthens Jewish identity.
Tuesday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Thursday: Love Online - 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. Thursday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; 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 & 12 Midnight

JEWISH STUDIES

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 6

Discover the letters Nun, Kaf and Samech Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Saturday - 8:00am

Talmud Study: In Self Defense

The Talmud's approach to a person's obligation to defend oneself, including the notion of justifiable homicide. Sunday - 9:00am

Talmud Study: Pray For The State

Rabbi Mordechai Becher explains how the Talmud calls upon the Jew to pray for the secular government wherever the Jew lives. Sunday - 9:30am

Talmud Study: Love, Marriage & Giving

Rabbi Mordechai Becher (Gateways Organization Senior Lecturer) discusses the Talmud's attitude towards love and marriage, and how the Jewish Tradition teaches love is the pursuit of “oneness” achieved through acts of giving. “Dimensions Of The Daf.” Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 9:00am & 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Honor Your Parents

Rabbi Mordechai Becher, Senior Lecturer for Gateways Organization, 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.” Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Friday - 4:30am

Jewish 101: Standing at Sinai

The dramatic account of what it was like for the Children of Israel to stand at "Sinai" to hear the voice of God, and how the rabbis explain the ways in which each person "heard" God that day. Sunday - 10am

Jewish 101: Confronting Pharaoh

The Jewish Tradition's reading of the Exodus story offers the rabbis' view of what it means to be a "Jew" and reveals much about the Jewish understanding of God. An ongoing JBS series with Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Wednesday - 9am & 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.
Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4pm

From Date To Mate: Episode 6

Justin and Brett get to know each other, Daniel and Zoe celebrate Chanukah, and feelings of jealousy begin to emerge. Sunday - 10:00pm & 1:00am; Monday - 10:00am; Friday - 10:00pm; Saturday - 10:30pm & 1:30am

Friday evening Shabbat Services

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

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

Saturday morning Shabbat Services

Reform: Central Synagogue 9:30 am and 1:00 pm

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue With Hebrew, Transliteration and English Subtitles 11am 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 for 1/31 - 2/6: Free Speech v Cancel Culture, Robert Siegel on Vaccines, Jewish Diversity, Jewish Treasures, Remembering Daniel Pearl and Ilan Ramon, Sedra Yitro (Receiving Torah), From Date To Mate Ep 5

Watch JBS on Spectrum 717, Google Fiber 459, Century Link 1590 or 590, Comcast X-1 Box 1684, DirecTV 388, and streamed on Roku under “educational”, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and www.jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other providers, go to www.jbstv.org

ADL: Diverse Jewish Voices

Diverse Jewish perspectives on issues including the pandemic and racial justice with Rabbi Yonason Perry (Chabad black Jew), Joy Ladin (transgender YU professor) and Dr. Ilan Shapiro (Mexican-American doctor). With Tracey Labgold from 2020 ADL Summit. Monday - 7:30pm & 1:30am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7:00pm; Sunday - 4:00am

Rebecca Abrams-Jewish Treasures

Award-Winning author Rebecca Abrams shares many of the more than 100 full color pictures in her book “Jewish Treasures from Oxford Libraries” which features illuminated manuscripts spanning centuries of Jewish life. By the ZOA Book Club with Liz Berney. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm

Robert Siegel: Year of the Vaccine

Award-winning journalist Robert Siegel discusses the vaccine rollout in the U.S. and Israel with Dr. Irwin Redlener (Columbia University), Dr Peter Hotez (Baylor College of Medicine), Dr. Ofer Levy (Boston Children's Hospital), Dr. Michael Drescher (Rabin Medical Center) and Dr Jason Schwartz (Yale School of Public Health). On "Global Connections: Navigating the New Abnormal,” a production of the American Friends of Wednesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am

In COVID-19: Mordechai Becher

Rabbi Mordechai Becher (Gateways Organization and Yeshiva University) discusses Talmudic passages which address the ethical issues in the debate over whether “saving life” should preclude a lifting of the current Covid-19 lockdown. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

On L’Chayim this week

Monday: Daniel Pearl's Father, Yehuda Pearl

On the anniversary of the 2002 murder of his son, journalist Daniel Pearl, who ended his life with the words "I am Jewish," Yehuda Pearl talks about his own sense of Jewish identity and whether he sees himself as Abraham in the Akedah. Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Monday: Ilan Ramon – An Article Of Hope

Documentary producer Dan Cohen talks about "An Article of Hope," his film on Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon carrying a small Torah scroll from Auschwitz into space before tragically perishing when the Columbia shuttle burned on re-entry, Feb 1, 2003. Monday - 9:50pm & 12:50am; Tuesday - 3:50pm

Sunday: Neshama Carlebach

Grammy 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 Noon & 6pm; Monday - 3pm

Tuesday: L’Chayim: Art of Arthur Szyk

Irvin Ungar, the leading authority on the life and work of illustrator Arthur Szyk, recounts the remarkable story of how the political artist used his work to fight Hitler, including the creation of the iconic Szyk Haggadah. Tuesday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Stephen Schwartz

Musical theatre composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz discusses some of his classic Broadway shows, including Pippin, Wicked and The Prince of Egypt, and describes how Jewish values have shaped his life and work.
Saturday - 6:00pm & 12 Midnight

In The News: Israeli Politics & Election

Lahav Harkov, Senior Contributing Editor of The Jerusalem Post who reports on and analyzes the Knesset and Israeli politics, discusses the political maneuverings as Israel approaches its next election this March. JBS’s “In The News” with Shahar Azani. Sunday- 5:30pm, 11:30pm; Monday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

The Dershow: Impeachment Precedent

Alan Dershowitz explains why impeaching a president who has left office would be a terrible precedent to set and would encourage political parties to use the tactic as a way of preventing people from running for office. From the pod cast “The Dershow.” Monday - 6:30pm, 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Jewish Studies

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 5

Learn the Hebrew letters Hay, Chet, and Raysh on this lesson of JBS's original series, From the Aleph-Bet, designed for anyone of any age who wishes to learn to read and understand Hebrew. Taught by Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Friday - 5:00am; Saturday - 8:00am

Talmud Study: Honor Father & Mother

As the Jewish world reads the Ten Commandments this week, Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses the 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 - 9:00am & 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Value of Human Dignity

As the Jewish world reads the Ten Commandments this week, Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses the rabbinic emphasis on respecting the human dignity of every person and on the gift of free will. On JBS’s “Dimensions of the Daf.” Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm

Talmud: “Cancel Culture”

Rabbi Becher looks at Talmudic texts and other writings to interpret the Jewish attitude towards what today is known as "cancel culture." JBS original series Dimensions of the Daf. Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:00am

Jewish 101: Miracles

As the Jewish community reads the account in Exodus of the Red Sea, Rabbi Mark S. Golub discusses the classic midrash in which the Rabbis suggest the meaning of “miracle,” as they describe how the sea only split when Nachshon plunged into the waters. Sunday- 10am

Jewish 101: Standing at Sinai

The dramatic account of what it was like for the Children of Israel to stand at "Sinai" to hear the voice of God, and how the rabbis explain the ways in which each person "heard" God that day. Wednesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00 pm

92nd Street Y: Gregory & Brown on Faith

TV Journalist David Gregory, author of “How’s Your Faith,” and Jewish ethicist Erica Brown, author of “Take Your Faith To Work,” discuss faith and Jewish identity. With Rabbi Peter Rubinstein, Dir. of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at the 92Y in NY. Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4pm

From Date To Mate: Episode 5

Zoe and Daniel take their relationship to the next level, and Justin is placed in the awkward situation of meeting his ex's new boyfriend. JBS's original production of a mock reality series following four Jewish singles navigating the New York singles' scene. Created by Sloan Copeland.
Sunday - 10:00pm; Monday - 10:00am & 5:30pm; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Friday - 10:00pm; Saturday - 10:30pm & 1:30am

Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Reform: Central Synagogue 6pm, 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 11am & 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 from 1/24 to 1/30: Neshama Carlebach, Nikki Haley-Danny Danon, High Tech Jerusalem, Dershowitz on Political Unity, Halpern on Adelson & Reisfield, Shabbat Shirah-Jules Frankel

Watch JBS on Comcast X1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband Ch 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

L’Chayim: Neshama Carlebach

Grammy 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.
Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Nikki Haley & Danny Danon

Former U.S. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Israeli U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon discusses issues challenging Israel; and Israeli innovators address a post-Covid world. With Liz Claman (Fox Business) from the 2020 DiploTech Global Summit of The Jerusalem Post. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8:00pm

High-Tech in the Holy City

Hebrew University President Asher Cohen discusses how his institution is working to turn Jerusalem into Israel’s newest start-up hotspot through advances in science and medicine. With Tammy Ben-Haim (Israeli Embassy) by HU and Israeli U.S. Embassy. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:30am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7pm; Sunday - 4am

Also On L’Chayim

Natan Sharansky

In a special 2-hour feature edition of L’Chayim, Soviet Refusnik and Dissident, Israeli political leader and Jewish Agency Head, Natan Sharansky, details his life in the former Soviet Union described in his book “Never Alone.” With Mark S. Golub. Sunday - 12 Noon & 6pm; Monday - 3pm

Dr. Mordechai Kedar Pt. 1

Mordechai Kedar, a leading scholar on Arab culture (Bar Ilan University), addresses the profound misconceptions Americans have about the structure and mentality of the Palestinian world and offers an alternative peace plan. Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Dr. Mordechai Kedar Pt. 2

Dr. Mordechai Kedar Pt. 2 Mordechai Kedar, a leading scholar on Arab culture (Bar Ilan University), explains why the Arab world needs to recognize Israel as a Jewish State and why the issue of Palestinian refugees reflects an anti-Israel bias. Tuesday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 3:00pm

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.
Thursday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Friday - 3:00pm

"Tevye Raw" - Rickman

Veteran movie (A Serious Man), television (Boardwalk Empire) and Yiddish stage actor Allen Lewis Rickman discusses his love of Yiddish and his production “Tevye Served Raw,” which he wrote, directed and plays the title role. Saturday - 6:00pm & 12 Midnight

Dershow: A Call For Unity

Alan Dershowitz calls upon all Trump supporters to unite behind President Biden and explains why he is so pleased with many of Joe Biden’s cabinet selections – especially Antony Blinken for Secretary of State. From the daily podcast “The Dershow.” Monday - 6:30pm, 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Thinking Out Loud-Micah Halpern

JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the potential long-term effects of the Covid pandemic on Jewish life; and comments on the deaths of renowned Jewish philanthropist Sheldon Adelson and charismatic Jewish educator Mel Reisfield. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm; Friday - 4:30pm; Saturday - 5:30pm

In The News: Israeli Arabs & Elections

Yoseph Haddad, Israeli-Arab activist, educator and cofounder of the Israeli NGO “Together-Vouch for Each Other,” discusses the potential for further integration of Israeli Arabs in Israel’s political process in the upcoming elections. With Shahar Azani. Sunday - 5:30pm, 11:30pm; Monday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

In The News: Israeli Politics & Election

Lahav Harkov, Senior Contributing Editor of The Jerusalem Post who reports on and analyzes the Knesset and Israeli politics, discusses the political maneuverings as Israel approaches its next election this March. JBS’s “In The News” with Shahar Azani. Thursday - 6:30pm, 11:30pm; Friday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 4

Learn three new Hebrew letters: Aleph, Final Mem, and Lamed and a new Hebrew word Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Friday - 5:00am; Saturday - 8:00am

The Jewish Story: Christianity

The story of Jesus, and why Judaism is separate and distinct from Christianity, in the series "The Jewish Story Explained," from OpenDor Media with host Rivka Deray. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:45am; Wednesday - 1:15pm; Friday - 5:15am

Talmud Study: Tu B'shvat

On January 20-21, as Jews celebrate Tu B’Shvat -- the Jewish “New Year for Trees” when trees begin to bloom in the Land of Israel, Rabbi Mordechai Becher (Gateways) discusses the Talmudic view of the holiday on JBS’s “Dimensions of the Daf.” Sunday - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 9:00am & 7:00pm; Friday - 4:30am

Talmud Study: Not Taken Literally

As the Jewish world reads “B’Shalach” from the Book of Exodus, describing the miracle of the Red Sea, Rabbi Mordechai Becher (Gateways) discusses the Talmud prohibition against reading certain Torah passages literally on JBS’s “Dimensions of the Daf.” Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

Jewish 101: God's Second Name

When Moses asks for God's name, the answer Moses receives reveals the Jewish Tradition's understanding of God. "Jewish 101" is a continuing JBS series exploring the basic philosophy of Judaism with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Sunday - 10am

Jewish 101: Miracles

As the Jewish community reads the account in Exodus of the Red Sea, Rabbi Mark S. Golub discusses the classic midrash in which the Rabbis suggest the meaning of “miracle,” as they describe how the sea only split when Nachshon plunged into the waters. Wednesday - 9am & 4:30pm; 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 & 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 - 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4pm

From Date To Mate: Episode 4

Justin dates someone new, while Daniel lovingly thinks "out of the box" to help Zoe celebrate Passover. Today (Sunday) - 10:30pm & 1:00am; Monday - 10:00am & 5:30pm; Wednesday - 10:30pm; Thursday - 4:30pm; Friday - 9:30pm; Saturday - 11:30pm

FRIDAY EVENING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE 6pm, 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 11am & 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 for Jan 17-23: Celebrating MLK, 2-Hrs with Natan Sharansky, Menachem Begin's contribution, From Date To Mate Ep 3

Watch JBS on Comcast X1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband Ch 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

L’Chayim: Natan Sharansky

In a special 2-hour feature edition of L’Chayim, Soviet Refusnik and Dissident, Israeli political leader and Jewish Agency Head, Natan Sharansky, details his life in the former Soviet Union and his struggle for Jewish identity and freedom, described in the first section of his new memoir “Never Alone – Prison, Politics and My People,” which he co-authored with Gil troy. Wednesday – 9:00pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Menachem Begin’s Contribution

A discussion of the unique values Menachem Begin brought to Israeli politics and the relationship between Israel and American Jews with Malcolm Hoenlein (Presidents Conference) and Dan Meridor (former Israeli Minister). By Menachem Begin Heritage Center. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:30am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7pm

Also On L’Chayim

Sunday: Robert Siegel

Award winning journalist, Robert Siegel (former producer/host of NPR’s “All Things Considered”), discusses his long career in broadcasting and speaks about the challenges confronting journalists today. Today (Sunday) - 12 Noon & 6pm; Monday - 3pm

Tuesday: Fauda Star Lior Raz

The co-creator and star of the hit Israeli series on Netflix, Fauda, discusses how the action series draws a sharp distinction between Palestinian violence and the Israeli response while portraying the humanity of both societies. Tuesday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Thursday: SJP Report - Charles Small

Founding Director and President of ISGAP Charles Small discusses his organization’s research on Students For Justice In Palestine (SJP) and the BDS movement, and the urgency of combatting antisemitism today. Thursday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Transcending Loss-Robin Kanarek

Robin Kanarek, who lost her teenage son David to cancer, describes how she has been able to continue to embrace life and why she feels the development of palliative care is so essential for patients of all ages Saturday - 6:00pm & 12 Midnight

Thinking Out Loud: Virus Protocol

JBS journalist Micah Halpern addresses the way the coronavirus has affected the Jewish community and reviews an interview with Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm; Friday - 4:30pm; Saturday - 5:30pm

In The News: Israel and Covid Vaccines

Dr. Asher Salmon, Director of the International Relations Department at Israel’s Ministry of Health, provides an update on Israel's quarantine and vaccination efforts, as well as its cooperation with the Palestinians and other nations. With Shahar Azani. Sunday - 5:30pm, 11:30pm; Monday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

CELEBRATING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

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 - 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute

Commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday - 6:30pm, 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Heschel & King – Eisen (Limmud)

Dr. Arnold Eisen, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, discusses the pioneering work of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and his influence on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a talk entitled, “The Politics Of Prophecy.” JBS coverage of Limmud NY 2016. Monday- 7:00pm & 2:00am

Heschel & King: Susannah Heschel

Susannah Heschel, Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and daughter of Abraham Joshua Heschel, discusses her father's relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a philosophy of Jewish political action. From Center for Jewish History, NYC. Monday- 8:00pm & 1:00am

I Have a Dream: Clarence Jones

Meet Clarence Jones, a personal friend of Martin Luther King, Jr. who helped create the I Have A Dream speech.
Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

From Date To Mate: Episode 3

Drama unfolds as cast members of "From Date to Mate" face consequences of their actions in trying to find that perfect match. A JBS original production of a mock reality series following four Jewish singles navigating the New York singles' scene. Created by Sloan Copeland.
Sunday- 10:00pm & 1:00am; Monday - 10:00am & 5:30pm; Thursday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 10:30pm & 2:00am

Talmud Study: All Jews Are Friends

"All Jews Are Friends," based on Hagigah 26, is the title of this edition of Dimensions of the Daf. Sunday - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Doodles and Margins

Rabbi Mordechai Becher (Senior Lecturer, Gateways) discusses doodles that appear in the margins of ancient Jewish texts (including Maimonides’) which show how human culture has not changed in thousands of years.
Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

Jewish 101: Name of God

When Moses asks for God's name, the answer Moses receives reveals the Jewish Tradition's understanding of God. "Jewish 101" is a continuing Shalom TV series exploring the basic philosophy of Judaism with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Sunday - 10am

Jewish 101: God's Second Name

Study the two names of God given to Moses at the Burning Bush (Exodus 3) that serve as the basis for the Jewish understanding of the reality of God. "Jewish 101" is an original JBS series hosted by Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Wednesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

AND LEARN TO READ HEBREW ON JBS

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 3

Learn the letter "Bet" and how to read the most important word in the experience of Judaism. Monday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Friday - 5:00am; Saturday - 8:00am

FRIDAY EVENING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE 6pm, 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 11am & 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 the week of January 10: Robert Siegel, Dershowitz on 25th Amendment, Demolishing Palestinian Homes?, Fighting Terrorism With Law

Watch JBS on Comcast X1 Box 1684, Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, DirecTV Ch388, 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

Highlights:

“Free Speech, Hate Speech, Cancel Culture”

Three giants in the field of First Amendment Law – Floyd Abrams (First Amendment Supreme Court Litigant), Alan Dershowitz (long-time champion of First Amendment rights) and Nadine Strossen (former President and current Board Member of the ACLU) – explore issues of “Free Speech,” “Hate Speech” and “Cancel Culture.” A Two-Hour JBS Symposium with Mark S. Golub. Sunday - 12 Noon & 6pm; Monday - 3pm

Why Demolish Palestinian Homes?

Brigadier General Shaul Gordon, former Senior Legal Advisor to the Israeli National Police, addresses Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes and the right of Palestinians to petition the Israeli Supreme Court. With Benjamin Anthony of MirYam Institute. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8:00pm

Fighting Terrorism With Law

The President of Shurat Hadin (Israel Law Center), Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, explains how her organization fights terrorism in courts of law and challenges those who seek to delegitimize the State of Israel. With Robert Walker, Honest Reporting of Canada. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:30am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7pm

Thinking Out Loud: COVID and Jews with Micah Halpern

JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses Covid’s impact on the Jewish community and the need to adhere to Covid protocols; and reviews a year-end video interview with Hezboallah leader Hasan Nasrallah. On JBS’s "Thinking Out Loud”. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm; Friday - 4:30pm; Saturday - 5:30pm

Dershow: Against 25th Amendment

JBS is pleased to be televising “The Dershow,” in which Alan Dershowitz explains why any attempt by Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi to invoke the 25th Amendment against Donald Trump would be an assault on the Constitution of the United States.
Monday - 6:30pm, 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm; Saturday - 11:30pm; Sunday Jan 17 - 3:30pm

L’Chayim: Robert Siegel

Award winning journalist, Robert Siegel (former producer/host of NPR’s “All Things Considered”) – who now hosts “Navigating The New Abnormal” on JBS -- discusses his long career in broadcasting and speaks about the challenges confronting journalists today. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Monday: Hadar Goldin's Mother

Leah Goldin, mother of IDF Lt. Hadar Goldin (z”l) who was murdered by Hamas in 2014, describes her more than five years of efforts to move the world community to demand Hamas comply with international norms and return her son’s body. Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Obama Book & Israel- Dov Lipman

Former Knesset Member, Dov Lipman, discusses the gross omissions and distortions in Barack Obama chapter on Israel and the history of Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his autobiography “A Promised Land.”
Tuesday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Thursday: Jewish Pluralism In Israel

Reform Rabbi Uri Regev, Pres. & CEO of Hiddush (which fights for religious pluralism in Israel) and Modern Orthodox Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg (Beth Tfiloh, Baltimore, MD) discuss the Orthodox Chief Rabbinate and Judaism in Israel. Thursday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Chloe Valdary

Brand Ambassador for Jerusalem U, Chloe Valdary, a black Christian activist, describes how she came to be an ardent defender of Israel and suggests the best way for the Jewish community to respond to the BDS Movement. Saturday - 6:00pm & 12 Midnight

In The News: Assault on Capitol

Dr. Eric Mandel, founder and director of MEPIN (Middle East Political and Information Network) and Senior Editor for Security at the Jerusalem Report, discusses the significance of the violence at the Capitol Building. “In The News” with Shahar Azani. Sunday- 5:30pm, 11:30pm; Monday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

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. Today (Sunday) - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4pm

Talmud Study: Who's at Fault?

Join Rabbi Mordechai Becher as he uses a scene from “The Godfather” to study the Talmud’s response to the question: Who’s responsible when one person orders another to do an evil deed? On “Dimensions of the Daf.” Sunday - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: God or Man?

Rabbi Mordechai Becher explores how the Talmud (Kesuvos Daf Lamed) views tragedies as being in the hands of Heaven or in the hands of human beings, on an episode entitled, “Put On a Sweater Or You'll Catch a Cold." Sunday- 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

Jewish 101: Hineni

A continuing introduction to the philosophy of Judaism through Moses' encounter at the Burning Bush. Whose voice does Moses hear from the Bush? What does the answer "Hineni" imply? What does Moses ask of God? "Jewish 101" with Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Sunday - 10am

Jewish 101: Name of God**

When Moses asks for God's name, the answer Moses receives reveals the Jewish Tradition's understanding of God. "Jewish 101" is a continuing Shalom TV series exploring the basic philosophy of Judaism with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Wednesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

From Date To Mate: Episode 2

After their initial dates, four urban Jewish singles continue searching for that "special someone" via an online Jewish dating service. Sunday - 10:00pm & 1:00am; Monday - 10:00am & 5:30pm; Tuesday - 7:30pm; Thursday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 10:30pm & 1:30am

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 2

Hebrew letter "Tuf" is introduced on this second lesson of "From the Aleph-Bet" series 1, a JBS production designed for anyone of any age who wishes to learn and understand the Hebrew language. Teacher Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Monday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Thursday - 1:00pm; Friday - 5:00am; Saturday - 8:00am

Friday Evening Shabbat Service

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

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JBS Highlights starting January 3: Free Speech-Hate Speech Symposium (Abrams, Dershowitz, Strossen), Learn Hebrew, “From Date To Mate,” Anti-Zionism, Judaism in Israel

Watch JBS on Comcast X1 Box 1684, Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, DirecTV Ch388, 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

Two-Hour JBS Symposium

“Free Speech, Hate Speech, Cancel Culture”

Three giants in the field of First Amendment Law – Floyd Abrams (First Amendment Supreme Court Litigant), Alan Dershowitz (long-time champion of First Amendment rights) and Nadine Strossen (former President and current Board Member of the ACLU) – explore issues of “Free Speech,” “Hate Speech” and “Cancel Culture.” A Two-Hour JBS Symposium with Mark S. Golub. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Antisemitism & Anti-Zionism

The question of when Anti-Zionism becomes antisemitism is discussed by Dina Porat (Chief Historian of Yad Vashem) and David Myers (Pres. of the New Israel Fund). With Michael Brenner (Director, Center for Israel Studies, American University). Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7:00pm

Progressive Judaism in Israel

Rabbi Uri Regev, President of Hiddush, discusses the growth of Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel with three progressive Israeli rabbis Gilad Kariv, Chaya Rowen-Baker and Rabbi Dalia Marx. A program of Hiddush (2020). Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:30am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8pm

In Memoriam 2020

JBS remembers many of those lost to the Jewish community in 2020 including Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Rabbi Norman Lamm, Moshe Avital, Helen Freedman, David Stern, Barry Farber, Carl Reiner, Kirk Douglas and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sunday - 8:30am & 1:30pm

92nd Street Y: Simon Schama

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. Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4pm

The Jewish Story: Talmud

The creation of The Talmud (6th Century), the single most important source of Jewish Tradition that has shaped Jewish life throughout the centuries, is told in "The Jewish Story Explained,” a series from OpenDor Media with host Rivka Deray. Monday 7:15pm & 2:45am; Wednesday - 1:15pm

L’Chayim: 2020 Year In Review Pt 2

Israeli politics, Israel pluralism, Peter Beinart, Bari Weiss and the Jewish Person of the Year are among the topics discussed by Steven Bayme, Eric Yoffie, Betty Ehrenberg and Jonathan Tobin in a 2020 Year In Review. Part 2 of 2. Today (Sunday) - 12 Noon & 6pm; Monday - 3pm

Oslo Syndrome-Kenneth Levin

L’Chayim: Historian and psychiatrist Kenneth Levin suggests why some American Jews are anti- Israel as a means of feeling more comfortable and accepted in a non-Jewish society, similar to the pattern described in his book The Oslo Syndrome. Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

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.
Tuesday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Yosef Mendelevich

One of the true heroes of the Soviet Jewry movement, "Prisoner of Zion" Joseph Mendelevich, who was arrested trying to hijack a Soviet plane to escape to freedom (1970), describes his personal life's journey.
Thursday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Friday - 3:00pm

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 & 12 Midnight

Talmud: Mine! It's All Mine!

The litigation of property claims, based on Talmud tractate Baba Metzia (the "middle gate" of three on financial and business ethics), is explained by Rabbi Mordechai Becher on this episode of "Dimensions of the Daf". Sunday - 9:00am; Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud: Study Party

In celebration of "Siyum Hashas," concluding the 7.5-year study cycle of the entire Talmud, Rabbi Mordechai Becher of Gateways Org. explains the meaning behind the celebration. Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

Jewish 101: Burning Bush

Learn the meaning of the Burning Bush that Moses encountered in the wilderness, and take a comparative look at the Jewish Tradition's approach to life with major religious philosophies. Sunday - 10am

Jewish 101: Hineni

A continuing introduction to the philosophy of Judaism through Moses' encounter at the Burning Bush. Whose voice does Moses hear from the Bush? What does the answer "Hineni" imply? What does Moses ask of God? "Jewish 101" with Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Wednesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

From Date To Mate: Episode 1

Episode-1 of a mock reality series following four Jewish singles navigating the New York singles' scene with the help of a Jewish online dating service in seeking that "special someone." An original production written and directed by Sloan Copeland Sunday - 10:00pm & 1:00am

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 & 4:30pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Thursday - 1:00pm; Friday - 5:00am

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 & 5:00pm; Tuesday – 7:30pm; Thursday - 1:30pm; Friday - 5:30am

Jake Ehrenreich Show: Singer Julie Budd

Singer Julie Budd and cast members from the Yiddish production of “Fiddler On The Roof” are Jake Ehrenreich’s guests on JBS’s new series, “The Jake Ehrenreich Show,” with Jake’s inducting Sid Caesar into the Catskills Hall of Fame. Taped before a live audience at the Triad Theater in Manhattan. Monday - 2:00pm

Jake Ehrenreich Show: Mike Burstyn and Shecky Greene

Jake welcomes star of stage, screen, TV and Yiddish theater, Mike Burstyn and great American comic, Shecky Greene who will also be Jake’s inductee into the Catskills Hall of Fame. Thursday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight

Friday Evening Shabbat Services

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