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  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles: Our Federation Never Takes a Break

    President and CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles reminds members that the organization is there to support its member's needs during the pandemic. He emphasizes that despite loosening COVID-19 restrictions, there is still a great need in the community and that the organization is there to help.
  • T'ruah: And they Assembled (Prayer for Healing During COVID-10)

    Rabbi Tamara Cohen offers a prayer for members of T'ruah to reflect and heal from during the pandemic.
  • Reboot: "Tashlique" Wrap Up, A Welcome Return to the Ritual

    For the first time in over a year, the San Francisco Jewish community joined each other at Ocean Beach to celebrate Reboot's annual "Tashlique" event. Along with the CEO of Reboot, participants enjoyed music from local jazz bands and bagpipe groups and took part in prayers headed by Rabbi Batshir Toricho. In order to keep the tradition of making s'mores post-event going safely, everyone received s'mores trail mix to enjoy at home.
  • Reboot Ideas: The Interplay of Science and Ritual in a Time of Flux

    Writers Ann Druyan and Sasha Sagan have a conversation with David Pescovitz on the new philosophies on the relationship between science and religion. Their talk is in hopes of finding ways to adjust to the new normal that the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on people.
  • Reboot Ideas: What Plagues Us? What Liberates Us?

    Founding Rabbi of IKAR, Rabbi Sharon Brous, and Dr. David Agus take part in a conversation regarding the spiritual and scientific dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Footsteps: New Chapters 2021 Gala

    Footsteps held its annual gala for the first time online as a response to COVID-19 safety guidelines. The Gala Journal celebrates the many achievements of Footsteps members during the last year as highlight the actions that Footsteps took to help members in need during the pandemic.
  • Marking the High Holidays: Forgiveness

    Poet Aaron Samuels presents a visual poem that marks connections the pandemic of COVID-19 as well as the pandemic of of racism in the U.S.
  • Reboot: Forgiveness: A Visual Poem for a Visceral Time

    "Forgiveness" is a visual poem that Rebook released with poet Aaron Samuels. The poem navigates the meaning of forgiveness and how it changes when looking at the context of the pandemic. The film is comprised of three parts which synthesis the learnings of the challenging journey of being Black and Jewish as well as the interpretations of violence against the Black community in modern day.
  • Reboot: A "Sabbath Prayer" for Return

    Reboot Ideas hosted a virtual sabbath prayer with the cast and crew of the of the Broadway show "Fiddler on the Roof".
  • IKAR Gratitude Report

    Video with clips of members and staff of IKAR talking about what they are grateful for in their lives and in the IKAR community. Many reflections were on the way that IKAR responded to the pandemic.
  • IKAR Essential Workers

    The video celebrates the essential work that IKAR members have done in the past year of the pandemic. Many IKAR members are workers in the healthcare industry, are teachers and other essential workers. In order to recognize their important work, IKAR put together this video with words of encouragement and clips of the members at work.
  • Pandemic Sermon: Rabbi Suzanne Singer

    Rabbi Suzanne Singer of the Temple Beth El of Riverside, CA wrote a Rosh Hashanah sermon in order to address what congressional members may be feeling during the pandemic. Rabbi Singer talks about the ways in which the onset of the Delta variant may have thrown a wrench in post-pandemic plans. She encourages followers to look to Jewish history for reassurance on the many challenges that the Jewish community has gone through in the past.
  • Temple Beth El Newsletter

    The newsletter sent to members for the week of August 5-21 details upcoming synagogue events around the High Holy Days such as online and hybrid shabbat services. The newsletter also offers opportunities for work and volunteering for example the call for volunteers for managing the landscape around the temple building.
  • T'ruah: Where we go from here

    The article talks about the severe housing inequity that has existed for many years but has only come to light during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article connects this injustice with the Passover coming up as an opportunity to reflect on it during the holiday.
  • T'ruah: A personal note in the midst of COVID-19

    Executive Director of T'ruah Rabbi Jill Jacobs sends a letter to the T'ruah community in response to onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. She details the steps that T'ruah has taken in response to quarantine restrictions which include remote working. Rabbi Jacobs also marks the challenges that T'ruah will take on during the pandemic.
  • T'ruah: Prayer for Healing During COVID-19

    Rabbi Guy Austrian offers a prayer for healing after loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. The prayer is supposed to help those navigating the uncertainty and loss endured during the pandemic.
  • Elijah the Prophet and the Passover Seder: Intergenerational Questions and Connections

    Rabbi Or Rose relates one of his favorite Passover rituals: welcoming Elijah the Prophet to the table. Along with recounting the history of this unique tradition, Rabbi Rose also details how he and his family partook in this tradition for the first time over Zoom during the pandemic.
  • Hebrew College's COVID Youth Commission: Making Change Together

    The webpage celebrates student mentors who are a part of the COVID Youth Commission whose mission is to respond to the challenges and crises that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to communities in the Greater Boston Area. The page provides updates on the work that the group is doing for its community, experiences of its mentors as well as resources for teenagers.
  • Hebrew College: COVID-19 Faith in the Vaccine Ambassador Program

    Student Ambassadors from the Hebrew College will join an national effort to increase access of and education on COVID-19 vaccines in underserved communities. The Hebrew College's Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership teamed up with the Interfaith Youth Core to start the student ambassadors program in the Greater Boston area.
  • West Chester Day School Initial COVID Closing Messages

    Messages sent to students, staff, and parents at the initial start of COVID when schools began shutting down
  • Prizmah: Activities for Families on Passover Break

    A list created by Prizmah of activities for families to do while on the Passover Break. Activities include writing notes for loved ones, a scavenger hunt at home, as well as Zoom activities.
  • Five Towns Rabbis Promote COVID-19 Vaccine

    Rabbis from Five Towns and Far Rockaway urge people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This video appeared widely on social media on August 30, 2021, just before the High Holidays.
  • Reboot Ideas Presents: Technology in a Time of COVID-19 (And Beyond)

    Technology experts Laurie Segall and Aza Raskin unpack the advent of dependence on technology in recent years and during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also discuss what this means for the future of technology and the power that technology has on the public.
  • Reboot Ideas: Forgiveness

    A conversation around the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism in America, poets Aaron Samuels and Mahogany L. Browne examine the topic of forgiveness.
  • Ikar: High Holy Day Yizkor Book

    This e-book is a compilation of Ikar members memorializing family members and loved ones lost during the pandemic. Along with words of the memory the passed left, there are also pictures of the families as well.