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JBS Highlights: 12/19 - 12/26: ADL “Never Is Now,” AJC-Patriarch Bartholomew, JNF Zionism-Family, Rabbi Hirsch, Hampton Authors-Abrams, JNS-Schanzer & Makov, Jake Ehrenreich Winter Concert

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 For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to

AJC Human Dignity Award: Patriarch Bartholomew

American Jewish Committee honors the global leader of Orthodox Christianity, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, with the organization’s Human Dignity Award, in recognition of Bartholomew’s singular care for humanity and the environment, exceptional commitment to interreligious coexistence, and indispensable advancement of Orthodox-Jewish relations. Monday - 7:00pm & 2:30am Tuesday - 11:00am & 2:30am Thursday - 10:30am & 4:30pm Friday - 2:00pm

Conversations on Zionism

Family members and prominent Zionist leaders Olga Meshoe Washington (Defend Embrace Invest Support Israel), Dumisani Washington (Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel) and Joshua Washington (IBSI) join in a panel moderated by JBS’s Shahar Azani, from JNF-USA. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Tuesday - 11:30am & 2:00am Wednesday - 1:30pm & 1:30am Friday - 5:30am

ADL “Never Is Now”

The opening program of ADL’S 2021 Never Is Now Summit features Vice President Kamala Harris, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, NYT journalists Sheera Frenkel and Kara Swisher in discussion about Facebook, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt and actor Daniel Dae Kim discussing AAPI hate and antisemitism, and more. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 2:00pm Thursday - 5:00am

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch: Institutions

In a sermon to his congregation of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch discusses how public confidence has eroded when it comes to the critical institutions of the media, the courts, schools, churches and synagogues. Tuesday - 7:00pm Wednesday - 10:00am & 5:30pm
Thursday - 1:00pm Saturday - 3:30am

Author Discussion Series: Robert Abrams

Author Robert Abrams discusses The Luckiest Guy in the World, his political memoir that shows how the office of state attorney general has evolved into a front-line protector of human rights. A program of The Hampton Synagogue with Rabbi Avraham Bronstein. Wednesday - 7:30pm & 1:00am Thursday - 1:30pm Friday - 5:00am & 11:00am

Global Perspectives with Ellie Cohanim: Herzl Makov

CEO of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, Herzl Makov, discusses Begin's guiding principles as Prime Minister, how the Begin Doctrine informs Israeli policy on Iran today, Makov’s experience as Chief-of-Staff to PM Yitzhak Shamir, and more with Former U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism and Global Perspectives host Ellie Cohanim. Thursday - 7:30pm & 1:30am Friday - 2:30pm Saturday - 9:30pm & 1:30am

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: Jonathan Schanzer

Author and Middle East analyst Jonathan Schanzer joins JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin to discuss his new book Gaza Conflict 2021: Hamas, Israel and Eleven Days of War on Top Story. Thursday - 8:00pm & Fri 2:00am Friday - 9:00am Saturday - 10:00pm

In The News: Iran Nuclear Talks

Dr. Eric Mandel, founder of MEPIN, MIDDLE EAST POLITICAL AND INFORMATION NETWORK & Senior Security Editor at the Jerusalem Report, shares his insights on the status of the negotiations with Iran, and what lies ahead for the region. With Shahar Azani Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Sunday: Shai Held - Part 2 Shai Held, Founding President, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought of Hadar Institute, talks theology, his understanding of God and his approach to teaching the Jewish Tradition in part two of a conversation. Sunday - 12:00 Noon & 6:00pm

Sunday: Chloe Valdary

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. Sunday - 6:00pm Monday - 3:00pm

Monday: Gary Kenzer

Gary Kenzer, National USA Executive Director of “Honest Reporting,” discusses ways in which the international media fails to provide accurate and complete information regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Why J Street - Burt Visotzky

Rabbi Burt Visotzky, Professor of Midrash for the Conservative Movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and Director of JTS’s Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue, explains why he is a member of the Rabbinic Cabinet of J Street.
Tuesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Stars of "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Conversations with cast members from Amy Sherman-Palladino's hit Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” including Rachel Brosnaham (Miriam), Alex Borstein (Susie), Michael Zegen (Joel) and Marin Hinkle (Rose).
Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: Composer Rob Mathes

Grammy Award Winning composer/arranger/conductor/singer Rob Mathes discusses his musical journey, his writing Chanukah songs for his annual Holiday Concert at SUNY Purchase, and sings “Light In The Window” and with his daughter Sarah. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm


Talmud Study: Not Taken Literally

*In “B’Shalach” from the Book of Exodus, describing the miracle of the Red Sea, Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses the Talmud prohibition against reading certain Torah passages literally on JBS’s “Dimensions of the Daf.” Sunday - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm Wednesday - 7:00pm *

Talmud Study: In Self Defense

The notion of justifiable homicide Sunday - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm Thursday - 7:00pm

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 - 10:00am Monday - 5:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm Friday - 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Simon Schama Jews Part 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 Wednesday - 10:30am Saturday - 1:00am & 4:00pm

Reform And Orthodox Shabbat Services

Friday Evening Shabbat Services

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

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue With Hebrew, Transliteration And English Subtitles 7:30pm & 10:30pm

Saturday Morning Shabbat Services

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

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

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