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JBS Highlights starting 5/24: Shavuot, Concert-Salute To Israel, Timna Park in Israel, A Touch Away Ep 5

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Jerusalem Day Celebration-FIDF

Israeli veterans of the famed Paratroopers Brigade that liberated Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War talk about those momentous days in this FIDF celebration of Yom Y’rushalayim. With Peter Weintraub, Nily Falic. Gen Klifi-Amir and Michal Divon. Sunday 10am

Concert-Zim: Salute To Israel

A 2019 Salute To Israel produced by Cantor Sol Zim with Chief Cantor for the IDF Shai Abramson, Cantor Raphael Frieder (New Israeli Opera), Luca Foffano (Italian Opera Star) and conductor Maestro Ofir Sobol honoring his father Mordechai Sobol z”l. Monday - 8pm & 1:30am; Wednesday - 2pm; Saturday - 7pm

U.S.-Israel: Beyond Defense

How the U.S. and Israel should together deal with challenges of today’s world with Brachah Halaf (Qure Ventures), Phillip Singerman (Innovation & Industry Services) and Eran Nitzan (Minister of Economic Affairs). With Michael Fleischman at AIPAC 2020. Tuesday - 8pm & 1am; Thursday - 2pm Saturday - 8pm & 2am

L’Chayim: 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. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm

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. Sunday - 6pm; Saturday - 6pm

Survivor & War Hero

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 - 9pm & 2am; Tuesday - 3pm

Richard Haas

One of America’s foremost foreign policy experts Richard Haass, Pres. of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of “A World In Disarray,” discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the forces of chaos threatening the world today. Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

The Ten Commandments

The "Ten Commandments," and the Jewish notion of "miracles," are discussed by Sara Esther Crispe (, Rabbi Jeffrey Segelman (Westchester Jewish Center), and Rabbi Mark S. Golub Thursday - 9am & 4:30pm

Genius of Midrash

Using some of the Torah's most well-known stories, Dr. Norman Cohen, professor of Midrash and provost at HUC-JIR, illustrates the way in which Jews have read and understood the Bible through interpretative stories of the rabbis. Friday - 3pm; Saturday - 4:30am & 9am

A Touch Away: Ep 5

Rochale dreams a symbolic yet a frightening dream, in which her family mourns her because she is with Zorik. She wakes up and decides to enhance the marriage with Motti Katz. In Hebrew with English Subtitles. Sunday - 7pm & 1am; Monday - 9am & 4:30pm; Wednesday - 7pm & 2am; Saturday - 3pm & 12 Midnight

92nd Street Y: Justice Breyer

A Jewish member of the US Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer discusses with journalist Linda Greenhouse some of the controversial legal and social issues he's dealt with as a liberal voice on America's highest court. Sunday – 8pm & 2am; Monday – 10pm; Wednesday - 10:30am

Programs for Shavuot

Talmud (Becher) – Don’t Take It Literally Tuesday – 9am & 4:30pm

Talmud (Becher) – Say “Cheese” Tuesday – 9:30am & 5pm

Jewish 101 (Golub) – At Sinai Wednesday 9am & 4:30pm

Israel and Diaspora Torah (Matalon) Wednesday – 9:40 am & 5:10pm

L’Chayim: The Ten Commandments Thursday - 9am & 4:30pm

Torah Values (Telushkin) Thursday - 10am; Friday - 3:30am & 8:30am; Saturday - 5am

L’Chayim: David Hartman z”l Friday - 9am; Saturday - 4am & 9am

L’Chayim: Genius Of Midrash (Cohen) Friday - 3pm; Saturday - 4:30am & 9am

Reading Torah: P’shat and D’rash Friday - 3:30pm

People Of The Book (Sacks) Friday - 4:30pm; Saturday - 1am

92nd Street Y: Adin Steinsaltz

Rethinking Jewish Identity is explored by noted philosopher, mystic, scientist, social critic, and prolific author Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz in a presentation taped before a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y. Friday – 8:30mp & 1:30am

For Memorial Day

Talmud (Becher) - 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 am

Talmud (Becher) - In Self Defense

The Talmud's approach to a person's obligation to defend oneself, including the notion of justifiable homicide Sunday - 9:30am

L’Chayim: Jewish Marine (Iscol)

Zach Iscol, a decorated Marine who served two terms in Iraq, explains why he joined the Marines Sunday - 12 Noon; Monday - 3pm

Memorial Day Ceremonies

Communities of diverse backgrounds, ethnicity and religions come together to honor our uniformed servicemen who were lost in service. Featuring Howard Teich of the Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative, Mark Jaffe of the NY Chamber of Commerce and many others. Sunday – Sunday - 2pm; Monday - 9am

Honoring Vets On Memorial Day

Programs honoring WW II Jewish Veterans and U. S. soldiers: Jewish Veterans WW II Honored, Honoring U.S. Soldiers and A Soldiers' Torah Sunday - 2:30pm; Monday - 9:30am

In The News: Israel Helps World Jewry

Talia Levanon, CEO of Israel Trauma Coalition, describes their work on trauma in Israel and globally; and El Paso Jewish Federation Executive Director, Robert French, describes the ITC’s work after last year’s shooting at Walmart. With Shahar Azani Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Together During Covid-19: Unity Government and Netanyahu’s trial Shahar Azani discusses Israel’s new Unity Government and the start of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial. With Mark S. Golub. Tuesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Wednesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Shavuot and Shabbat Services

Thursday Evening May 28

6PM – Shavuot Services: Central Synag [6-7:30]

7:30PM - Shavuot Services: Hampton Synag [6-7:30]

9PM REPEAT – Shavuot Services: Central Synag

**10:30pm REPEAT - Shavuot Services: Hampton Synag""

Friday Morning, May 29

9:30AM - Shavuot Services: Central Synag

11AM - Shavuot Services: Hampton Synag

12:30PM REPEAT - Shavuot Services: Central Synag

2PM REPEAT - Shavuot Services: Hampton Synag

Friday Evening May 29

6pm – Shabbat Services: Central Synag

11AM - Shavuot Services: Hampton Synag

10:30PM REPEAT - Shavuot Services: Hampton Synag

11:30pm REPEAT – Shabbat Services: Central Synag

Saturday Morning, May 30

9:30AM - Shabbat Services: Central Synag

11AM – Shavuot-Yizkor: Hampton Synag

12:30PM REPEAT – Shavuot-Yizkor: Central Synag

2PM REPEAT - Shavuot Services: Hampton Synag

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