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

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

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