Together in difficult times

Activities and things to do during the coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus

As we all struggle to cope with this new reality, everyone at The Jewish Agency is still working to bring us closer together – if not physically, then certainly in the virtual space. We will be updating this page continuously with content and things to do, so please check back frequently. We wish everyone health and know that we will get through this – Every one of us, together.

COMMUNITY AND ONLINE ACTIVITIES FOR THE COMING WEEK

(all times are EDT)

 

JUNE 2 (TUESDAY)

1:30 p.m. – Tune in for a delicious Shakshuka cooking class with Karin Lagziel (Senior Community Shlichah, NYC) hosted by Tamar Kolumbus (Senior Community Shlichah, Miami, FL).
Click here to join

2 p.m. – Learn about the top five events that happened in history during this week, from the Bible until recently, with Netta Asner-Minster (Community Shlichah, Rockville, Maryland).
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JUNE 3 (WEDNESDAY)

10 a.m. – Join us for Fill Up Your Cup: A Weekly Israel News Update with Shy Ashkenazi (Senior Community Shaliach, Northern Virginia).
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6 p.m. – Boost Your Creative Writing Skills – Join Ophir Tal, former journalist, to explore the realms of your soul, boost your creative spirit and fuse it into beautifully written poems, articles or social media posts, with Ophir Tal (Shaliach, 14th Street Y, NYC).
Click here to register

 

JUNE 4 (THURSDAY)

2 p.m. – Leading Ladies of Israel: We are back with more impressive Israeli women and this week, Talia Garber (Community Shlichah, Washington DC) will interview Michal Fonea-Alexandron, the co-founder of Material Future, an entrepreneurial company that initiates, builds and maintains city-level renewable energy and plastic recycling projects across Europe and Eastern Europe.
Click here to join / password: 093747

4 p.m. – Listen in on a “behind the scenes” conversation with Jewish JournalJournalist Shmuel Rosner about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial, hosted by Uria Roth (Senior Community Shaliach, Milwaukee, WI).
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JUNE 5 (FRIDAY)

7 p.m. – Israeli Kabbalat Shabbat (in Hebrew) – Welcome in the Shabbat together with Tomer Gekler (Senior Community Shaliach, Brooklyn, NY).
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ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING

Check out more virtual programming from Masa Israel and Partnership2Gether.

 

 

EVERY ONE OF US, TOGETHER.

• Take a cue from our former Chairman of the Executive, Natan Sharansky, on how to cope with being in quarantine, here.

• Join the hundreds of thousands who have already watched the online concert by Idan Raichel, which we sponsored, here.

 

 

HOME AND FAMILY

• Fresh off of our Yom HaAtzmaut celebration, recipes for all the yummy food showcased by famous Israeli chef Haim Cohen. Download and get cooking!

• Join our Shaliach, Shachar, in his kitchen and learn how to make the ultimate Israeli staple: Shakshuka. Part 1, Part 2.

• Let our South California Shinshinim (Gap-year Israeli Emissaries) teach you how to make their favorite home recipes for Passover. Download their cookbook.

 

IN THE NEWS

https://www.jewishagency.org/shlichim-continue-to-expand-virtual-programming/

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Jewish-Agency-launches-fund-to-fight-coronavirus-623083

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-thousands-of-diaspora-jews-on-masa-programs-opt-to-sit-out-corona-crisis-in-israel-1.8705454

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hours-before-border-closes-72-ethiopian-immigrants-land-in-israel-overnight/

https://www.jewishagency.org/amidst-coronavirus-shlichim-activities-continue-online/

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/24-new-immigrants-arrive-from-the-US-on-Nefesh-BNefesh-flight-621560

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/In-spite-of-the-coronavirus-crisis-aliyah-does-not-stop-621059

https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/in-a-reversal-jewish-agency-sending-teen-emissaries-back-to-israel-and-to-quarantine

https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Nefesh-BNefesh-to-hold-virtual-Mega-Aliyah-Event-due-to-coronavirus-620858/

https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/As-coronavirus-affects-Italian-Jews-Israeli-NGOs-step-up-to-offer-support-620704/

https://www.jta.org/2020/03/11/israel/thousands-of-israelis-in-the-us-called-home-as-coronavirus-restrictions-tighten-in-their-homeland