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Five Stories of Friendship and Resilience
View five stories of Holocaust survivors which show they found someone who stood up, leaned in, and helped out. Created by Centropa, Jewish historical institute who is dedicated to preserving 20th century family stories of European Jews.

 

 


Tahini, Tahina, Tachina—This Food is Everywhere
Cook Along Video with Nancy Zimmerman
- Madison Jackson's Blog


Show us your Israeli Pride! Join Our "Virtual" Parade

Print out this flag and color it
- D
ecorate your house or car
- Dress in blue and white
- Take a picture or video and post it with the hashtag #CelebrateIsraelCLE2020 on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram 


 
Enhance your Seder with Tasty Charoset from Around the World

Jewish communities around the world have their own unique take on charoset, driven by the ingredients that were available to them. Learn the meaning behind a few of these unique combinations and how to make them for yourself. Adding one of these new charoset to your Passover Seder this year may connect you to the Jewish community outside your immediate family be they at home or virtual.

Our Community: Light the Night
Join us in lighting up the night by posting pictures of your Shabbat candles, or any candles, using the hashtags below. Let's see the beauty, hope, and optimism shine through our newsfeeds, our homes, and our communities.  #LightTheNight

Brighten your Shabbat with Colorful Challah!

- Challah Video with Nancy Zimmerman
Madison Jackson's Blog
- Rainbow Challah Recipe
Zimmerman Family Challah Recipe 


Great Stuff to Watch
Menemsha Films has brought some of our favorite Jewish-themed movies to the Cleveland Jewish FilmFest over the years.  Check out ChaiFlicks, their new online format for viewing Jewish films.  CLICK on the link below from your iPad, tablet, laptop, or desktop, sign up for your FREE 30-day trial, and start enjoying great entertainment.  



Enjoy free Jewish-themed short films provided by the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival


Jewish Foods

Nine Jewish comfort foods you can make right now. For quarantine cooking or baking check out these delicious Jewish foods that are sure to delight your family.


IsraeliCool

Enjoy listening to podcasts?  Did you see Unorthodox Live when they visited the Mandel JCC last year?  Listen to this recording of “Israel Story Live”, another Tablet Magazine podcast.  Courtesy of our friends at the Stroum JCC Arts + Ideas  in Seattle. 

Listen to Israeli singer, Mooki, singing with IDF combat soldiers staying on their bases in Israel.


Jewish Lit: The Quarantine Book Club
During these challenging days of social distancing, we invite you to read something other than the news and to come together virtually to discuss books, writing, and telling Jewish stories. Presented by the Jewish Women’s Archive and JewishLIVE. Enjoy this first installment with Rachel Kadish and Tova Mirvis, past Jewish Book Festival authors - see what they are up to now.


Travel the Jewish World
Missing out on a trip this spring? Visit Jewish communities in Europe without leaving home. Jewish Heritage Europe offers virtual tours and other online explorations of Jewish museums, synagogues, and other Jewish heritage sites in Europe.


Community Connections
National Library of Israel, Jewish Community COVID-19 Ephemera Collection.

Ephemera are printed material with a short life span, such as ads, flyers, greetings and other cards, stickers, posters and more. It is a unique media for documenting daily life. Today we have a unique opportunity to document for future generations the way our community reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic. While at home you can send in materials you deem interesting or important for inclusion in the collection which will be significant for understanding this time in history.

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