Spirituality, Culture and Learning

Local Synagogues Offering Virtual Worship Services

Many synagogues in our community are streaming online. We will continue to update this resource as more information becomes available.

Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center
Click here for online learning opportunities for parents (adult programming). 
Click here for online worship.

Bet Shira Conregation
Join Bet Shira for a daily minyan Monday - Friday at 8:30 am and Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. Click here for more information.
Livestream Shabbat services on Fridays at 6:30 pm and Saturday at 9:30 am are accessible here.
Join other members of your Jewish community at Parshat Hashavua class every Wednesday at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

Beth David Congregation
Visit BethDavidMiami.org for online learning. 

Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus
Virtual minyan weekday mornings at 8:30 am for prayer and spiritual nourishment. Click here to participate.

Conregation Dor Chadash
Tune in here every Friday at 7:30 pm for live Kabbalat Shabbat services. 

Temple Beth Am
Streaming services daily at 10:30 am. Click here to tune in.
Shabbat services streaming Fridays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 10:30 am click here to tune in.
Every Friday morning at 10:30 am, Temple Beth Am clergy will livestream a brief Shabbat service geared especially to young families, complete with songs, candles and blessings. Click on the event on the calendar here to see the service. 

Temple Beth Sholom
Click here for online Kabbalat Shabbat worship and learning.

Temple Emanu-El
A daily Facebook Live minyan on Rabbi Marc Philippe’s Facebook account.
Torah studies will be offered on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm via Zoom
Daily prayers are also available at and to welcome Shabbat.

Temple Israel of Greater Miami
Shabbat services livestreamed on Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 10:10 am. Livestreaming on YouTube can be found here. Follow along for both services in Mishkan T’filah.
For more information, click here.

Temple Judea
For streaming services, click here.

Find Comfort and Solace

As the coronavirus crisis continues, the power of prayer can provide inspiration. It links us to G-d and one another. Here are some words that you can turn to for those in need of healing and hope.

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Jewish Mindfulness for Everyone

Jewish tradition offers rich, accessible, and time-tested resources to cope with moments like these. The Institute for Jewish Spirituality, which has pioneered the development and teaching of Jewish mindfulness practices for over 20 years, is offering a number of free resources to our community, including daily free mediation, yoga and Torah study. Click here for more.

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Jewish Texts Can Help Us Cope With COVID-19

Rabbi Daniel Brenner, a well-known Jewish educator, thinker, writer, poet and musician examines four Jewish texts that teach about disease. Click here to begin educating yourself on what our sages have to say.

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Hillel@Home

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Social Distance and Chill

Enjoy the best of the Miami Jewish Film Festival from home

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Stay Culturally Engaged During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies at the University of Miami invites you to stream a concert reading of The Soap Myth, a story that centers around the question: Did the Nazis make soap from the corpses of their murdered Jewish victims, and through the narrative, examines who has the right to write history. Critically acclaimed, emotional and thought-provoking, The Soap Myth will haunt viewers long after the final credits. Stream The Soap Myth here.

Shabbat in the Time of Coronavirus

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JTA Seeking Life Stories of Covid-19 Victims

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), in partnership with the Forward and local Jewish newspapers around the world, is memorializing those who die in the Covid-19 pandemic. If you’ve lost someone dear to you, JTA invites you to share his or her story. Click here to participate

Learn About Israel From an Israeli

Join weekly classes on all things Israel organized by Tamar Kolumbus, Greater Miami Jewish Federation community shlicha (emissary). Topics vary and often include news updates, politics and culture with special guests. For more information, click here or contact Tamar at tkolumbus@gmjf.org.

Get Culture!

For 145 years, the 92nd Street Y in New York City has provided groundbreaking programs in the performing and visual arts; literature and culture; adult and children’s education as well as talks on a huge range of topics. The 92nd Street Y has opened its digital archives and made its Jewish interest lecture series available here What an amazing opportunity to hear from Jewish scholars, experts, personalities, artists and more, including Elie Wiesel to Gloria Steinem, Ben Kingsley, Harold Kushner and more.

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Attend Alper JCC’s Virtual Book Fair

The Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center presents a virtual book festival, featuring interviews with leading authors. Watch discussions with John Grisham, Marlo Thomas, Brad Meltzer and others by clicking here.

Art Offerings Through MAR-JCC

The Michael-Ann Russell JCC is offering a variety of free visual arts classes for children and adults through its Facebook page. Log on and get creative!

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Do The Work and Engage in Racial Justice

Gain a greater understanding of racial equality with Engage in Racial Justice, presented by The Jewish Federations of North America Jewish Together program. This website offers informative virtual classes, suggested readings and inspirational video. Click here to begin exploring.

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“Here For” You This Holiday Season

Get in the High Holy Day spirit and share experiences with other young adults, as OneTable presents Here For, a website offering virtual workshops, classes, observances and social encounters now and through October 11. Learn about the themes and traditions of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah and celebrate the festivals with young Jews from our own community and around the United States. OneTable is a national non-profit organization, serving people ages 21-39, and created to organize incredible Friday night magic with Shabbat dinner. To learn more about Here For, click here

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Jewish Learning for Seniors

United Jewish Generations offers online connections for seniors

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Grab a Cup of Coffee and Learn Online

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is offering free online classes via Zoom.

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Harvard University Offers Free Online Courses

Harvard University is offering dozens of free, self-paced online courses. From history-making women and 19th Century opera to entrepreneurship and contract law, there is something for everyone. Click here">

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Stay Informed in These Times of Upheaval

As our nation continues to battle racism, bigotry and anti-Semitism during this pandemic, staying involved and engaged is more important than ever. AJC, a global Jewish advocacy organization, is presenting Advocacy Anywhere, a platform that helps you engage with experts on current issues, including anti-Semitism, extremism, BDS and human rights for all people. Click here to view videos, hear briefings from leading figures and connect with timely content from wherever you are through your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Learn About Israel From an Israeli

Join Tamar Kolumbus, Greater Miami Jewish Federation community shlicha, on Zoom for weekly classes on a variety of topics. Classes are offered three days a week and topics range from Israeli news updates and cooking classes to chats about serving in the IDF, LGBTQ issues, fighting anti-Israel bias and much more. All classes are recorded and can be found on Tamar’s Facebook page, along with the schedule for the week.

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Pray at the Kotel

For many year, the stones of the Kotel (Western Wall) have held many notes with prayers for health, love, success and all else. Now more than ever, those prayers can offer us comfort and solace. While the pandemic prevents us from traveling to Israel to visit the Kotel, you can still place a note between its stones through the Western Wall Heritage Foundation. Click here to compose a note. The Foundation will place your words among the holy stones and ensure your privacy is protected.

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Learn Yiddish Online

Learn Yiddish with a six-week conversational class under the guidance of renowned actor and course professor Avi Hoffman. The class connects the academic roots of the Yiddish language with its incredible contributions to mainstream modern culture and emphasizes the humor and depth of the Yiddish culture. Classes are offered Monday and Wednesday afternoons on Zoom beginning August 3. Join the Facebook event for more information and to register.

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Explore Jewish Museums Virtually

Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t tour some of the best Jewish museums around the globe. From New York City and Amsterdam to Montreal, Jerusalem and Toledo, see it all from your living room. Click here to get started.

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Learn to Cook Jewish Food

A Seat at the Table: Journey Into Jewish Food is a seven-week journey into the heart of Jewish food, with an emphasis on the Ashkenazi table. This course features hundreds of never-before-seen archival objects, lectures by leading scholars and video demonstrations of your favorite Jewish recipes by renowned chefs. Register here for free through December 31, 2020.

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Let’s Cook

Use your time at home as an opportunity to sharpen your cooking repertoire. These online classes are the best of the best – offering everything from learning how to make traditional dishes, to advice on meal planning and video tutorials. Click here for learning and inspiration in the kitchen.

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Learn the Hebrew of the High Holy Days

Learn the Hebrew language associated with the central prayers of the High Holidays in a 7-week virtual course. Classes take place online on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. and are taught by Dr. Tamar Kamionkowski, professor of Biblical Studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. To register for this course, click here.

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Learn About the Jewish Months

Get to know the Jewish months with My Jewish Learning. Rabbi Daniel Raphael Silverstein explores the unique characteristics of each Hebrew month and connects these traditions to our lives today. Participants will discuss biblical teachings, early rabbinic texts, Kabbalah and Chasidic masters. For more information about schedule and registration, click here.

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Spend the High Holidays With My Jewish Learning

Experience the spirit of the High Holy Days online, as My Jewish Learning presents a series of virtual prayer services, informative classes, stirring poetry readings and inspiring sermons. It all begins on Rosh Hashanah from Friday evening, September 18 through Sunday, September 20, and continues on Yom Kippur from Sunday evening September 27 through Monday, September 28. To learn the true meaning of the Days of Awe without leaving your home, click here.

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High Holidays … virtual style

Hillel International and Reboot are inviting Jewish students, relatives, alumni and community members to experience the High Holidays in a different way. Sign up here for free access to streamed events featuring Broadway performers, Hollywood screenwriters, Grammy-nominated musicians and more!

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Spiritual Practices for the Days of Awe

Join Rabbi Dorothy Richman, of My Jewish Learning, for five-days of internal exploration during the days that bridge Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Each session will include text, discussion and a spiritual practice. Sessions are Monday, September 21-Friday, September 25 at 12 p.m. Click here for more information and to register.

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Inspiring Ideas for the High Holidays

The High Holidays is a time for reflection to take stock in the trajectory of our lives. Federation partner Base Miami has developed a compilation of rituals, prayer, essays and texts to help you find meaning during this time of year. Click here to access it.

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