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JBS Highlights starting 7/12: “Dear Evan Hansen” Composer Benj Pasek, Susannah Heschel, Free Speech?, From Date To Mate-2, “Jewish 101”

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L'Chayim: 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. With Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm

Can Jews Escape Exile: Susannah Heschel

Author Susannah Heschel, Chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth, examines how the experience of centuries of Jewish “Exile” inevitably shapes Jewish life in the contemporary Diaspora. From the Jewish Museum of Manhattan.
Monday - 8pm & 1:30am; Wednesday - 2pm; Saturday - 7pm & 4am

AJC: Limiting Free Speech?

Dan Shefet (President of the Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy) and Nadine Strossen (NYU, former head of the ACLU) debate how best to implement today the First Amendment’s Free Speech provision. From the AJC Global Virtual Forum 2020. Tuesday - 8pm & 1am; Thursday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm

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. Sunday- 12 Noon; Monday - 3pm

Shai Held - Pt 1

Shai Held, Founding President, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought of Hadar Institute, discusses growing up with Survivor Zionist parents and how his upbringing shaped his life and Jewish journey. (Part 1 of 2) Monday - 9pm & 2am; Tuesday - 3pm

Shai Held - Pt 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 with Mark S. Golub on L'Chayim. (Part 2 of 2) Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

David Simon

The creator, writer and producer of the groundbreaking hit television series “The Wire,” and the series adaptation of Philip Roth’s (z”l) counter-factual novel The Plot Against America, shares his concerns about America and Israel.
Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

Fauda Star Lior Raz

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.
Saturday - 6pm

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 - 8pm & 2am; Monday - 10pm; Tuesday - 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday - 8pm; Saturday - 1am & 3pm

Jewish 101: What is a Jew?

While many people mistakenly think a Jew is a member of a religion or a race, the Jewish Tradition has a very different answer. Wednesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1pm; Sundays – 10am

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 - 11:30am; Monday - 5:30am, 7:30pm & 1am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Thursday - 10am & 5:30pm

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. Saturday – 10:30pm & 1:30am

In The News: U.S. Senate on Sovereignty

Shahar Azani, JBS Senior VP, analyzes a U.S. Senate amendment threatening to cut security funding to Israel if it extends sovereignty over the West Bank; and gives an update on the current Covid crisis and its political impact. Sunday - 8:30am & 5:30pm

Together In Covid19: David Katz

Dr. David Katz, Director of Medical Studies in Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine and CEO of Diet ID, Inc, discusses today's nuanced understanding the Coronavirus and explains why he is optimistic for the immediate future. With Mark S. Golub. Sunday - 11:30pm; Monday - 3:30am & 12:30pm

Kabbalat & Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Friday Night

Reform: Central Synagogue Erev Shabbat Services - 6pm & 11:15pm

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue Kabbalat Shabbat - 7:15pm & 10:30pm

Shabbat Morning

Reform: Central Synagogue Shabbat Morning Services - 9:30am

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue Shabbat Morning Services- 11am

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