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Israeli News and Current Events Update

Israeli News and Current Events Update with Tamar Kolumbus, Community Shlicha at the GMJF

EVERY MONDAY, 10AM (starting Monday 6\4)

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Monday Night Tele-Class "Leaving Behind the Egypts in our Lives"

Please share with friends! We are dedicating the learning to all the sick amongst our people / the whole world!

Telecall: Monday Night Class with Steve Eisenberg Monday, April 6th, 2020 Weekly Torah Portion- MONDAYS 8PM- (USA- EST TIME) TOPIC: "Leaving Behind the Personal Egypt's in our Lives"

DIAL INFO Phone: (1) 605-475-5950 Access Code: 768774

About Steve Eisenberg: A risk arbitrage specialist who previously served as a Vice President at Bear Stearns and a Managing Director at the investment firm Ehrenkrantz King Nussbaum, Inc., Steve juggles a demanding Wall Street career with a passionate commitment to Jewish outreach programming. In addition to delivering JICNY’s flagship weekly Torah class on Monday evenings he also manages JICNY’s Job Assistance website and coordinates the organization’s networking events. A gifted speaker and a celebrated educator, Steve is frequently invited to speak at events around the world and develops programs for outreach organizations across the United States.

For more info visit: www.jicny.com

SCHECK HILLEL COMMUNITY SCHOOL CONTINUES ACADEMIC GROWTH AS VIRTUAL SCHOOL

ONE OF NATION’S LARGEST JEWISH DAY SCHOOLS SWIFTLY TRANSFORMS TO VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION

CASE Awards

North Miami Beach, Florida – Within 48 hours, Scheck Hillel Community School transformed its entire academic program for more than 1,100 students into a virtual school as an effort to keep the campus and community healthy and to uphold its commitment to continued academic excellence. With this nearly overnight transition, students and teachers are continuing to maximize learning while not physically on campus. On March 12, Scheck Hillel was the first independent school in South Florida to announce its move to virtual instruction.

“I want to thank our faculty and staff for working tirelessly to create a most meaningful educational experience, our parents for their partnership, and our students for their technological savvy, resilience and smiles,” said Vanessa Donaher, Head of Scheck Hillel Community School. “Our students are our responsibility: thus this proactive action to lead and help ensure their well-being and that of our faculty, staff, families and the greater community. As a Jewish day school, we have an ethical and moral responsibility to do our part in helping to stop the spread of this virus. Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected by COVID-19.”

In an effort to keep screen time to a minimum, every grade level has an age-appropriate mix of independent work assignments as well as live instruction and recorded content, which can be accessed via desktop/laptop computers, mobile phones, tablets and web-browsing smart TVs. In addition, live classes are scheduled at different times to allow time for siblings to share access to family devices.

“Students have been absolute rock stars! They have adapted so well to this new environment,” said Katie Geiman, a Kindergarten teacher at Scheck Hillel. “Their whole world just kind of flipped upside down, but they have been absolutely wonderful.”

Enrichment is also extending into virtual instruction. Every week, students receive physical education videos with fitness and nutrition tips that kids can apply at home, music challenges, and art assignments. Maintaining the school’s focus on social-emotional development, all teachers and counselors have daily office hours and personally reach out to students weekly. In older grade levels, students have weekly meetings with the grade’s guidance counselor, and the school’s counselors, from Early Childhood through High School, are at the ready to provide support for students and families through live virtual sessions, mindfulness tools and demos, all conducted via Scheck Hillel’s instructional platform.

“We want to show our utmost appreciation,” said Annie and Jimmy Benarroch, Scheck Hillel parents. “We are in complete admiration of how quickly the school transformed to an online system and how, within a few hours all of our children were back into their routines.”

“Teachers have built out extensive class pages with resources for each course including video links, online labs, online assessments, daily calendars to find learning activities, and extra practice for learning. Virtual office hours are offered and teachers connect through email with students throughout each day to help with specific questions. Additionally, supplemental learning opportunities are offered as a way to increase learning beyond the classroom and build even stronger relationships,” said Nikki Gutierrez, a Scheck Hillel Middle School Science teacher. “Just today I hosted a discussion on the plants and animals of Florida where we learned about nature around us. Not only was it educational, but it was an opportunity to meet each other's pets and engage in a way that helps us get to know one another.”

Reflecting the school’s mission, Scheck Hillel’s Middle School Chessed (Kindness) Coordinator, Talia Eisenberger, continues to work with students to share kindness to the community. Throughout the year, students regularly visit nursing homes and the school intends to maintain these connections and lessons in caring for others through technology, lending Apple iPads and reaching out to residences north of South Florida. Now students can virtually visit nursing home residents conducting FaceTime chats, sending pre-recorded messages and virtually performing music via the schools’ band and orchestra.

About Scheck Hillel Community School
Scheck Hillel Community School educates and inspires students 18 months-Grade 12 to become exemplary global citizens with enduring Jewish identity and values through an individualized college preparatory curriculum highlighted by Design/STEM, Capstone, college dual enrollment, arts, athletics and community service. Its 14-acres include a 115,000-sq.-ft athletic complex with academic expansion plans. Set within a nurturing, diverse community, Scheck Hillel is one of the world's largest Jewish community day schools and a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. For more information about Scheck Hillel Community School or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact our Admissions office at 305.931.2831x173 or write to admissions@eHillel.org.

Watch JBS on Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798, DirecTV Ch388, Blue Stream Ch 110, Roku under "educational" and streamed on jbstv.org from March 29 - April 4

For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

Together During COVID-19 (Introduction)

An introduction to the new JBS series that focuses on the shared experiences of the Jewish community during the Coronavirus pandemic. Hosted by JBS President Rabbi Mark S. Golub.
Today Sunday - 8:30am & 11:30am

Together During COVID-19 (Israeli Politics)

JBS' Mark S. Golub speaks with former Media Consul of the Israeli Consulate in New York, Shahar Azani, describes how Israel is coping with the Covid-19 pandemic; and provides an update on the political chaos still plaguing Israel. Today Sunday - 5:30pm, 11:30pm & 3:30am Monday - 8:30am & 12:30pm

Together During COVID-19 (Dr. Allon Moses)

The Director of Infectious Diseases for Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem Dr. Allon Moss explains how physical separation is the most important means of protection against contracting the virus, and distinguishes between the threat it poses to individuals and the horrific effects the virus can have on the world's population. With Mark S. Golub. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

CCNY 1950 Victory & Scandal

The story of the CCNY Jewish-Black basketball team that won both the NCAA and NIT Tournaments (1950) destroyed by a point shaving scandal. Moderated by journalist and CCNY alum Clyde Haberman with author Matthew Goodman (The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team), CCNY player Ron Nadel and CCNY sportswriter during the scandal Mort Scheinman From the Center for Jewish History in NYC. Monday - 7:30pm & 12:30am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 7:30pm & 1:30am

AIPAC: Jews & Intersectionality

A discussion of how to respond to intersectional attacks against Zionism and the State of Israel by progressive groups. With Amanda Berman (Zioness), Chloe Valdary (Theory of Enchantment) and Tyler Gregory (Wider Bridge). Moderated by AIPAC's Arielle Schwartz, a JBS television exclusive from the 2020 AIPAC National Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Tuesday - 8pm & 1am; Thursday - 2pm

L'Chayim: Midrash (Burt Visotzky)

Burt Visotzky, Professor of Midrash at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in NYC, discusses the importance of rabbinic commentary to the Torah which reflects the world view of the Jewish tradition. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm

Sunday: 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." Sunday - Noon & 6pm; Monday - 3pm

Monday: Jack Laub - NBA, WWII

Jack Laub, a World War II Veteran who also has the distinction of being a college basketball star and player in the NBA, discusses his personal journey and his Jewish identity.
Monday - 9pm & 2am; Tuesday - 3pm

Tuesday: Former IDF Soldiers

Israeli reserve soldiers currently on a StandWithUs college tour as featured speakers, Lital and Elad sit to discuss their experience in the IDF and their perspectives on the conflict. With Mark S. Golub on L'Chayim Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

Thursday: Russell Robinson, JNF

JNF CEO Russell Robinson became Jewish National Fund's Chief Executive Officer in September 1997, the youngest CEO in its then almost 100-year history. Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

Saturday: Mathew Lazar - Zamir

Matthew Lazar, founding director of the Zamir Choral Foundation, describes his Jewish background and his love of music; and the Jewish philosophy and joys of Zamir - especially the teen HaZamir Chorale. Saturday - 6pm

92nd Street Y: Jonathan Sacks-Extremism

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the UK and author of "Not In God's Name," discusses "altruistic evil" and the need to confront religious violence and intolerance in our times. From the 92Y in NYC (November 2015). Tonight (Sunday) - 8pm & 2am; Monday - 10pm & 4:30am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday - 8pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm

Film: Beyond Eyruv

An 18-year old boy decides to leave his ultra-Orthodox community to try to build a life for himself in the secular world while carrying the burden of a deep and disturbing secret. An award-winning documentary from director John Mounier. Tonight (Sunday) - 9pm & Midnight; Friday Night - 9pm;Saturday - 4am

Orthodox "Prayers for Sabbath Morning" From Hampton Synagogue In these troubling Coronavirus times, JBS presents an historic first in partnership with Hampton Synagogue, Westhampton Beach, NY - a pre-recorded Orthodox "Prayers for Sabbath Morning" with Rabbis Marc Schneier & Avraham Bronstein & Cantor Netanel Hershtik.

Kabbalat & Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue - Kabbalat Shabbat - 5:20pm & 10:20pm

Reform: Central Synagogue - Erev Shabbat Services - 6pm, 11pm & 2am

"Prayers For Sabbath Morning"

Reform: Saturday Morning (Central Synagogue) - 9:30am Orthodox: Saturday Morning (Hampton Synagogue) - 11am

Hundreds of Community Members Gather for Virtual Bar-Mitzvah

CASE Awards North Miami Beach, Florida – Nearly 300 people virtually joined Scheck Hillel Community School student Benjamin Winterman ‘25 in celebration of his Bar-Mitzvah on March 19. The ceremony was transmitted live through his school’s Zoom account, as well as Instagram and Facebook, so people all over the world could watch and congratulate him on this important day.

Scheck Hillel is Benjamin's second home, as it is his mom’s alma mater and his sisters are students there along with him. When the Coronavirus outbreak closed campus, the Winterman family decided to host Benjamin's Bar Mitzvah virtually, using the school's technology platform so their loved ones and Benjamin’s friends could be part of this important family milestone.

"Scheck Hillel is so much more than an academic institution. We are a community. And we enjoy and value our relationships," said Josh Meisels, Director of Scheck Hillel's Middle School. “We were all very excited to be able to be with him for this important celebration.”

Daniel Winterman, Benjamin’s father, thanked everyone for being there - virtually - by their side.. He congratulated his son and thanked his wife: “the example of how the strongest and purest force is always love.”

“The Torah always brought us - the Jewish People - together as the pillar of our faith and the binding law of our identity and community,” Cindy Winterman, Benjamin’s mother said. She also described the morning as a time when her son could be an example and light for all the community.

About Scheck Hillel Community School
Scheck Hillel Community School educates and inspires students 18 months-Grade 12 to become exemplary global citizens with enduring Jewish identity and values through an individualized college preparatory curriculum highlighted by Design/STEM, Capstone, college dual enrollment, arts, athletics and community service. Its 14-acres include a 115,000-sq.-ft athletic complex with academic expansion plans. Set within a nurturing, diverse community, Scheck Hillel is one of the world's largest Jewish community day schools and a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. For more information about Scheck Hillel Community School or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact our Admissions office at 305.931.2831x173 or write to admissions@eHillel.org.

Federation@Home: Bringing the Jewish Community to You

Announcing Greater Miami Jewish Federation Coronavirus Community Resource Page. Visit JewishMiami.org/covid19 now to stay connected and up-to-date during the coronavirus crisis.

Watch JBS on Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798, DirecTV Ch388, Blue Stream Ch 110, Roku under "educational" and streamed on jbstv.org from March 22-28

For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

Film Premiere: Starting Over Again

Starting Over Again: A Jewish Egyptian Story. Firsthand accounts of Jews leaving Egypt from the time Israel became a state (1948-1956). Written and directed by Ruggero Gabbai, produced by Elliot Malki, a selection of Jerusalem Film Festival of 2015. Sunday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 9pm & 4am

Hadassah Podcast: The Branch

Hadassah podcast host Dina Kraft and producer John Kross discuss their podcast which provides a look into the daily lives of both Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel. With Stephanie Butnick (Tablet Deputy Editor & podcast host). A program of Hadassah.
Monday - 8pm & 2am; Wednesday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm & 2am

A Community Fights Antisemitism

In Long Island’s Suffolk County, Temple Israel of Riverhead, NY convenes a forum on combating antisemitism with leading state, county and local law enforcement personnel -- that can serve as a model for other communities. Tuesday - 8pm & 1am; Thursday - 2pm; Saturday – 7pm & 4am

On L’Chayim This Week

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

Sunday: Rabbi Joe Potasnik

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, author of “Just Give Me A Minute: Insights from the Radio Rabbi,” discusses his career as EVP of the NY Board of Rabbis and Chaplain of the FDNY, including his experience of 9/11 and his interfaith work. Sunday – Noon & 6pm; Monday – 3pm

Monday: Aryeh Green Pt 1

Aryeh Green (My Israel Trail: Finding Peace In The Promised Land), a policy advisor for Natan Sharansky and one who met with top Palestinians activists, analyses the failure of American Jewish leaders to build support for Israel.
Monday - 9pm & Midnight; Tuesday - 3pm

Tuesday: Aryeh Green Pt 2

Aryeh Green continues his discussion on the need for liberal Jews to be unwavering in their defense of Israel and dives into the story behind his new book, My Israel Trail: Finding Peace In The Promised Land, a griping account of his journey across the entire length of The Israel National Trail. Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

Thursday: IDF's Talpiot Unit

Jason Gewirtz, author of Israel’s Edge, describes the elite IDF unit “Talpiot,” a corps of brilliant young Israelis who create Israel’s high-tech defense systems, satellites and cyber security that make Israel a world military leader. Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

Saturday: Cantor Joseph Malovany

The world renowned, long-time Chazan of the Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Joseph Malovany, describes how he chose to become a cantor and describes the experiences which have shaped and highlighted his career Saturday - 6pm

92nd Street Y: Harold Kushner on Fear

Author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," Rabbi Harold Kushner offers his perspective on coping with personal tragedies in discussing his latest book, "Overcoming Life's Disappointments," based on the life of Moses in the Torah.
Today (Sunday) - 8pm & 2am; Monday - 10pm & 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday – 7:30pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm

From the Aleph-Bet: Lesson 22

Recognize Hebrew letters that tend to look alike in a complete review of all the Hebrew letters and vowel sounds. Monday - 9am & 4:30pm; Wednesday - 7pm; Saturday - 11am

PREMIERE: Orthodox Shabbat Morning Services

In these troubling times of the Coronavirus, JBS premiers an historic first in partnership with Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach, NY – a pre-recorded Orthodox Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Marc Schneier, Rabbi Avraham Bronstein, Cantor Netanel Hershtik and Maestro Izchak Haimov and the Hampton Synagogue Choir.

Kabbalat & Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Orthodox: Kabbalat Shabbat from Hampton Synagogue – 5:20pm; 10:20 pm

Reform: Erev Shabbat Services from Central Synagogue – 6pm; 11 pm & 2am

Shabbat Morning Services

Reform: Central Synagogue - 9:30am

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue - 11am (prerecorded)

Watch JBS on Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798, DirecTV Ch388, Blue Stream Ch 110, Roku under "educational" and streamed on jbstv.org from March 15-21

For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

Trump Peace Plan: Ross & Makovsky

Former Amb. Dennis Ross and Middle East authority David Makovsky, both of the Washington Institute, reflect upon Israel and the Trump Peace Plan; and discuss their new book on Israeli leaders, “Be Strong And Of Good Courage.” With Hindy Poupko, a program of The Jewish Week of NY and UJA-Federation of NY from Temple Emanu-El’s Streicker Center.
Monday - 7:30pm & 1:30am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 7:30pm & 1:30am

AIPAC 2020: Schumer/McConnell/Booker

From the AIPAC 2020 National Policy Forum, see Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Robert Menendez, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Arthur Stark (Conference of Presidents). Tuesday - 7:30pm & 1:30am; Thursday - 1:30pm

AIPAC 2020: Foreign Leaders

From the AIPAC 2020 National Policy Forum, see the presidents of Colombia, Estonia and Serbia; the UK Trade Envoy to Israel, Ian Austin; and Takele Mekonen, an Ethiopian Jew who was rescued and brought to Israel by the Mossad. With AIPAC’s Marvin Feuer. Wednesday - 8pm & 1am; Friday - 2pm

L'Chayim: Joe Potasnik

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, author of “Just Give Me A Minute: Insights from the Radio Rabbi,” discusses his career as Exec. VP of the NY Board of Rabbis and Chaplain of the FDNY, including his experience of 9/11 and his interfaith work. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm

92nd Street Y: Morality Today

Dov Seidman, businessman and author of “How: Why How we do Anything Means Everything,” shares his moral philosophies with New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman in a conversation entitled "How to Repair the World" at the 92nd Street Y in NYC. Today (Sunday) - 8pm & 2am; Monday - 10pm & 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday – 7:30pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm

On L’Chayim

L'Chayim: 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." Sunday – Noon & 6pm; Monday – 3pm

Monday: 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.
Monday - 9pm & Midnight; Tuesday - 3pm

Tuesday: 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. Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

Thursday: Sen. Joe Lieberman

Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman reflects on his Jewish background, his political heroes and his lifelong career in American politics. Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

Saturday: Slave Trade Survivor

Francis Bok, kidnapped at the age of 7 in Sudan and held as a slave for ten years, shares the details of his harrowing story and describes his fight together with Charles Jacobs against black-on-black slavery in the Muslim world. With Mark S. Golub. Saturday - 6pm

From the Aleph-Bet: Lesson 21

New vowel sounds and rules of the Sh'vah are taught on this lesson Monday - 9am & 4:30pm; Wednesday - 7pm; Saturday - 11am

Kabbalat Shabbat & Shabbat Services

Watch Kabbalat Shabbat services from a modern Orthodox synagogue, The Hampton Synagogue of West Hampton Beach, NY; and Shabbat Services from Reform Synagogue, Central Synagogue of New York City every Friday night on JBS

Kabbalat Shabbat – 5:20pm & 10:20 pm

Shabbat Services - 6pm, 11pm & 2am

JBS is expanding its live telecast of Shabbat Services from Central Synagogue in Manhattan by adding Shabbat Morning Services every Saturday at 9:30am.

Join Us for the 36th Annual Judicial Reception

Join us on Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 for the 36th Annual Judicial Reception.

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Watch JBS on Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798, DirecTV Ch388, Blue Stream Ch 110, Roku under "educational" and streamed on jbstv.org from March 8 -14

For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

Celebrate Purim on JBS:

Talmud Study: On 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. On the original JBS Series, Dimensions of the Daf. Today (Sunday) - 9am; Tuesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7pm

Live Purim From Central Synagogue

If you’re unable to attend a synagogue in person tonight, JBS will to be televising, LIVE, a wonderful Purim celebration from Central Synagogue in New York City. The evening, geared to children, will include a Megillah Reading, parodies and satire Monday Live at 6pm, Replay at 11pm

The Jake Ehrenreich Show - Shelley Fisher

Entertainers Shelley Fisher (The Hebrew Hillbilly) and BriGuel (singing/rap of Brianne Berkson & Miguel Gluckstern) are Jake’s special guests on this episode of JBS’s “The Jake Ehrenreich Show,” with a Catskills Hall of Fame induction of Sammy Davis Jr. Monday 8pm & 1:30am

World According To Me

Stand-up comedian Jackie Mason performs his one-man hit Broadway show, "The World According To Me," for which he won a Special Tony Award in 1987. Monday - 9:48pm & 12:48am

L’Chayim : 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.
Monday - 9pm & Midnight; Tuesday - 3pm

92nd Street Y: 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 Today (Sunday) - 8pm & 2am; Monday - 7pm & 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday - 8pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm

Purim for Children:

Mr. Bookstein's Store: Purim

The holiday of Purim is celebrated at Mr. Bookstein's Store with Shifra, Darah, and Fella. A JBS original children's series. Sunday - 7am; Tuesday – 7:30am & 4pm

Purim Puppets

For Purim, ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner and his hilarious puppet partners perform songs and tell stories while visiting Mr. Bookstein's Store to celebrate the Jewish holiday. A special "Megillah Mishigas" presentation for children. Sunday - 7:30am & 4pm; Monday - 7am

Purim Story

Learn about the holiday of Purim, and why it is celebrated as a day of joy by the Jewish people in this illustrated tale. Read by Ruth Golub. Monday - 7:30am & 4pm; Tuesday - 7am

AIPAC National Policy Conference

Netanyahu, Gantz, Dermer

From the AIPAC 2020 National Policy Forum in Washington, DC, see Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Gen. Benny Gantz (Blue and White), Israeli U.S. Amb. Ron Dermer, AIPAC President Betsy Berns Korn and a panel on the March 2020 Israeli Elections. Tuesday - 7pm & 1am; Wednesday – 1pm

AIPAC: Pence, Biden, Bloomberg

From AIPAC 2020 National Policy Forum in Washington, DC, see Vice President Mike Pence, Joe Biden, , AIPAC CEO Howard Kohr & a panel discussion of the 2020 U.S. Elections with Paul Begala, Bakari Sellers, Brad Todd and Alice Stewart.
Wednesday - 7pm & 1am; Thursday – 1pm

AIPAC: Friedman, Pompeo, Lowey

From the AIPAC 2020 National Policy Forum, see U.S. Israeli Amb. David Friedman, Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, Rep. Nita Lowey, UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, and a tribute to the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz with Rabbi Meir Lau. Thursday - 7pm & 1am; Friday - 1pm

The Ongoing Problem of “Agunah”

The issue of Orthodox “agunot,” “bound” women whose husbands refuse them a “get” (divorce), is discussed by Shoshana Keats Jaskoll (Chochmat Nashim), Daphne Lazar-Price (JOFA) and Keshet Starr (ORA). A joint program from Columbia/Barnard Hillel. Monday - 1pm; Tuesday - 10pm & 4am

On L’Chayim:

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.” With Mark S. Golub. Wednesday -9pm & 12 Midnight; Thursday - 3pm

Team Israel Baseball

From Israel’s National Baseball Team, Eric Holtz (Manager), Eric Brodkowitz (Pitcher) and Peter Kurz (General Manager) discuss the thrill of the team’s winning a spot for the first time in the Olympics (Summer 2020 in Tokyo). With Mark S. Golub. Sunday – Noon & 6pm; Monday – 3pm

Filmmaker "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. With Mark S. Golub. Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

Joe Lieberman

Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman reflects on his Jewish background, his political heroes and his lifelong career in American politics. With Mark S. Golub on L'Chayim. Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

Egyptian Jewry

Juliana Maio, author of the historical novel "City of the Sun," talks about her Sephardic Jewish background, being expelled from Egypt and growing up in Paris and the US, and reconnecting with her Egyptian Jewish roots. Saturday - 6pm

ITN: Israeli Elections (Gur)

Political analyst of the Times of Israel, Haviv Rettig Gur, discusses the chances of Benjamin Netanyahu’s being able to form a collation government - and the alternatives if he is not; and the dirty tactics of Likud. With Mark S. Golub. Sunday – 8:30am & 11:30pm; Monday – 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Learn to Read Hebrew on “From The Aleph Bet”

From the Aleph-Bet: Lesson 20

Vocabulary, and a complete review of all Hebrew letters and vowels Monday - 9am & 4:30pm; Wednesday - 7pm; Saturday - 11am

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