Beth Israel’s clergy and staff are committed to supporting the Jewish community even when we cannot be close to each other physically. Social distancing does not mean social isolation. We are offering virtual services, Torah study and different programming opportunities in order for you and your children to remain connected to Jewish community and Torah during this unprecedented time.
Stay up to date with other announcements, live streaming and upcoming virtual events on our YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
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Lee & Frank Goldberg Family Religious School Resources:
Eemah’s Hebrew Helpers
Awhile back Eemah and her then madrichim (some of them are now our Religious School teachers!) taped her Hebrew Helpers Classes. Eemah and Hebrew Helpers come to pre-k -2nd grade.
Take a look at these videos and stay up with your Hebrew.
Other Virtual Learning Resources:
Menemsha Films recently started a new endeavor, ChaiFlicks, a streaming service, providing 100% Jewish and Israeli programming content direct to your home. Each new subscriber is given a FREE 30 day trial period.
CVS Pharmacy COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-300-4419
The Great Big Jewish Food Fest (May 19 – 28)
Resources for the greater Jewish community for you and your family:
GENERAL JUDAICS FOR OUR YOUNGER LEARNERS
Join Cara Freedman in a song session called Rhythm and Ruach
BimBam: Shaboom! is an animated series for Jewish kids and the people who love them
PJ Library Family Activities
Many of you may already receive a monthly book from P.J. Library. They are an amazing resource! Their materials and activities begin with babies/toddlers and books grow with children through preteens.
PJ Library Listen
You’ll find family-friendly story podcasts, sleepytime tunes, holiday playlists, dance mixes, read-alouds, sing-alongs – something for everyone with new featured content each month.
Have I Got A Story For You
Produced by PJ Library, every episode of Have I Got A Story For You takes a classic Jewish folk tale and gives it a modern twist. You can explore episodes here and if you find one you really like, be sure to click on the episode page to find activities, book lists, and other ways keep the fun going.
KarBen Publishing has a link for freebies for families to access at home. Readers can also go to karben.com, click on the tab that runs along the top of the page called “free extras”, and then click on “free activity downloads” which includes coloring pages and other activities related to Kar-Ben books.
FOR LEARNERS OF ALL AGES
Check out Jewish Camp at Home, featuring many beloved staff members from Camp Mountain Chai. New content is live each day, and the daily schedule (and supplies, if needed) will go up the night before or the morning of.
Ji Tap is a social platform which empowers Jewish families, teachers and students to learn from each other by creating their own personalized interactive lessons and games on Jewish and Hebrew subjects. Kids can play hundreds of new games and activities shared daily by a worldwide community of Jewish educators and learners worldwide.
The Bible Players present:
Live & Inside: A Streaming Improv Comedy Event
Register for FREE for Live and Inside!
Every Sunday, Family Friendly, 7 PM
California Virtual Camp
In partnership with many California Jewish overnight camps and Foundation for Jewish Camp, Camp Mountain Chai (CMC) is working to provide families and kids some much-needed fun and distraction. Join us for a taste of camp and enjoy everything from science experiments to cooking to Israeli dancing. Find familiar faces in CMC staff and CMC celebrities such as Jason Mesches (song leader) and Cameron Thompson (artist). Each night the schedule will be released on their Facebook page for the following day.
The Jewish residential camps are working hard on keeping children active and learning.
It doesn’t matter if you go to that camp or not, feel free to log into the activities:
Camp Newman: staying connected
Hebrew School is a weekly game show podcast, featuring real kids answering questions about all things Jewish.
FOR 9TH-12TH GRADERS:
Hanan Harchol – Food For Thought
Check out these Food For Thought videos. All of his videos are about different Jewish Values. Some themes covered are: Kindness, Envy, Faith, Humility, etc. These are great for family discussions. You may have seen the exhibit a few years ago in the Gotthelf Art Gallery at the JCC.
Center for Israel Education
Have you just returned from Israel, planning to go next year, or just want more information? Check out this website from the Center for Israel Education. Ken Stein, Founding President, has led many educational forums in San Diego. Through the use of primary sources- learn more about modern Israel.