Below is a variety of resources that include virtual events, activities, learning opportunities, and more. Jewish organizations are making content available online, and creating new online experiences, so that we can continue to feel connected as a community. We’ll continue to add to this list. If you come across something you think might be of interest to the community, please email Jody in the office.

Coronavirus Facts/Information

Credible public health sources: Lane County Public Health, the Oregon Health Authority or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more about everyday preventive actions. Here are some websites and social media feeds.Information is updated frequently.

Easy Homemade Kippah Masks: Learn how to make your own mask from a kippah.

Jewish Songs to Wash Your Hands To: Tired of singing Happy Birthday? Give these a try.
»  Click here to mix it up a bit

Meditation & Keeping Your Sanity

Barry Nobel’s Guided Meditation: “Awe in the Here & Now,” a 14-minute journey through time (past & future) and space (macrocosm & microcosm)
»  Listen to the meditation

Dan Harris’s Ten Percent Happier website: offers a free “coronavirus sanity guide,” including guided meditations and talks (e.g., from Sharon Salzberg, Jay Michaelson, and others). Harris refers to himself as “half-Jewish and culturally Jewish” although he also identifies as a Buddhist. An article from the Canadian Jewish News on Harris can be found here.

Institute for Jewish Spirituality: 30-minute videos of recent Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) meditation sessions, led by various rabbis, are available here: IJS Daily Meditation Videos.

Jewish Programming

Jewish Live: A Digital Hub for Live Jewish Programming. Digital Jewish programming, from Shabbat services, to Torah studies, to lectures, to arts programming, to…just hanging out and schmoozing!
»  Go to Jewish Live

Recon Connect: The online hub for live experiences from across the Reconstructionist movement!

Online Hebrew Lessons: Want to learn Hebrew in a fun way with other members? Talmud Torah teacher Rob Stein is offering online (Zoom) lessons using a very popular text designed for beginners; class will be held weekly for one hour. Day & time TBA; cost is flexible; minimum of 2 students required. Please email Rob for more details.

Hadar’s Facebook Live Recordings: They have a variety of offeringsfrom music to lectures.
»  Go to the Rising Song Institute
»  Go to the Hadar Institute

Tikvah Online University: Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye the Dairyman. Taught by master teacher of Jewish literature Professor Ruth Wisse, you’ll get to know Tevye, his five daughters, and their suitors as you never have before. FREE.
»  Register for course

Eden Village Camp Virtual Programs: A wide array of fun and interesting Jewish activities.
»  See their offerings

Hadar’s Torah for Quarantine: Stuck at home? Here is a collection of resources you can read, watch, or listen to.
»  See their Torah study offerings

Hadar’s Facebook Live Recordings: Interesting and varied recorded events
»  Go to their Facebook page

Hadar’s Virtual Beit Midrash: Subscribe to our Virtual Beit Midrash Google Calendar to stay up to date with our online programming. Ensure some human connection to your day by gathering virtually with others in the Hadar community. The relevant Zoom link or access information is included in each calendar event to direct you to the virtual meeting room.

Ritualwell: Browse thousands of Jewish rituals, watch a video, download a ritual, or build your own.
»  Visit the website

Kids & Parenting

Advanced Placement AP Online: Daily AP classes have become available online, for free.
»  Learn more here

Hand in Hand Parenting: Hand in Hand Instructors are providing online support calls for parents as a public service to help you manage with the coronavirus pandemic.
»  Go to their website