Share Your Experience

What are we looking for? Consider how your life and that of your community has changed—social distancing, face masks (kippas as facemasks), virtual learning, family celebrations on Zoom, empty streets, artists painting on storefronts. Contribute whatever captures your experience of this time, or contribute what you have observed about religion in this moment. You can submit documents, videos, images, links, or other materials that will help preserve your memories and experiences. You can also write a personal reflection. We welcome your contribution to interpreting this difficult time.

Contribute Your Materials

Please give your response or item a concise, descriptive title. This title does not need to include a date or location; we will ask you for that information later in the form.

Do you want to upload photos, audio, or documents that illustrate your experience? Note: you can upload more than one file if you select them simultaneously on your device.

Is there a URL associated with this item?

If you have uploaded files, please describe them here. Tell us as much about what you have uploaded as you would like to share.

If you’d like to share a narrative, please use this space to do so. What have you experienced regarding your community or your own religious practices during this time?

Tell us more about your contribution

This information is optional, but it will help people find and understand your contribution.

Who created this item?

Is your contribution associated with a date? For example, the date of a virtual event, the publication date of an article, or the date an email was sent.

In which state or territory did this take place?

In which town or city did this take place?

Is this item associated with a particular synagogue/congregation, institution, or community?

Is this item associated with a specific denomination or tradition within American Judaism?

Tell us about yourself

Please let us know who you are and how we can get in touch with you if we have questions. We will never publish any personal information without your permission.

What is your name?(will not be published)

What is your email address? (will never be shared)

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Where do you live? (will never be shared) Please include city, state, and country.

Is this contribution associated with one of the partner institutions involved in this collecting project? If not, do not make a selection here.

Contribution agreement

By making this contribution, I make the following declarations:

  • That I am at least 13 years of age.
  • That I agree to the privacy policy.
  • That I agree to the terms of contribution.
  • That I am not violating any intellectual property rights by submitting these materials.
  • That I am not violating the privacy rights of third parties that might be described or depicted in my contribution, and that I will not publish their image without their explicit consent.
  • That I understand that I can ask questions about the project by sending an email to

I further declare that I give permission to store and publish my contributions.