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  • How to Re-Enter Life After a Plague: Lessons From the Ancient Priests

    Sermon by Rabbi Angela W. Buchdahl of Central Synagogue. Delivered April 16, 2021.
  • True Colors: AJAS Virtual Choir

    The Association of Jewish Aging Services Virtual Choir sings "True Colors" while pictures taken of residents and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic are shown.
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water: AJAS Virtual Choir

    The Association of Jewish Aging Services Virtual Choir sings "Bridge Over Troubled Water" while pictures taken of residents and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic are shown.
  • Rabbi Sarah Fort — Interview with the Houston Jewish History Archive

    Dr. Joshua Furman interviewing Rabbi Sarah Fort of Houston’s Congregation Beth Yeshurun, which touches on the clergy experience during the pandemic.
  • WEBINAR Community Counter Vaccine Hesitancy Panel: With Dr Noar Bar Zeev

    Community Counter hosted Web Panel, Navigating Vaccine Hesitancy in the Jewish Community A Panel Discussion with The Honorable Aliza Bloch, Mayor of Bet Shemesh (Israel) Dr Naor Bar Zeev, Associate Professor in the Department of Global Disease, Epidemiology and Control at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore) Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, Chief of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiologist, Mt. Sinai South Nassau (New York) and Rabbi at Young Israel of Woodmer (New York) Dr. Daniel Grove, Assistant Director for Critical Care at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital (Baltimore) Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff, Chief Academic Officer, Hebrew Theological College (Skokie) and Associate Professor of Jewish History, Touro College and University System Mark Trencher, founder of Nishma Research (New York) Shoshana Bernstein, Director of Communications, Covid Plasma Initiative, and President, SB Writing and Communications (Monsey, New York). Discussion is centered around the history, implications and best practices for addressing vaccine hesitancy in the Jewish community.
  • Community

    This heartfelt video was created by Community Counter, a volunteer organization created to help the Orthodox Jewish Community stay safe throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This short video also links to the full video which features over 20 of our Chicago neighbors and friends showing our community's support for wearing masks and helping to save lives every day.
  • Keep It Up

    A poster made by Community Counter encouraging people to continue to wear masks.
  • Beth El Hebrew Congregation COVID-19 Response

    These items include safety protocols for Beth El Hebrew's Outdoor Jewish learning and living program that took place from September 13-November 22 and that picked up again April 11-May 23. Also attached is their letter announcing their plans for RS for 2021, as well as photos from Confirmation and Consecration.
  • Prepared for Rosh Hashanah 5781

    To prepare for virtual Rosh Hashanah morning services, I decorated my desk with Jewish art, objects, and a picture of my family in order to foster the feeling of being in a sacred space. Image description: A white desk in front of a window that looks out onto a sunny cul-de-sac. Propped against the windowsill on the desk from left to right is a small painting of a hamsa, a gay pride-decorated golem doll, an art print with the modah/eh ani prayer, a picture of five smiling people, a print with a Jewish man and an Arab man holding a banner that says "God is Love" in rainbow print, a black print with white lettering that says "Everyday a person must renew themselves" in Hebrew over and over again, and a small pink wooden tulip. In front of these objects on the desk, there is a closed laptop with a small pomegranate sculpture to the left and a URJ Chumash to the right.
  • Brandeis Back to School Proposal

    Jewish Day School on Long Island opening plan for school Fall 2020 - before the governor's final school opening guidelines were released.
  • Brandeis Back to School Proposal

    Jewish Day School on Long Island opening plan for school Fall 2020 - before the governor's final school opening guidelines were released.
  • Brandeis Back to School Proposal

    Jewish Day School on Long Island opening plan for school Fall 2020 - before the governor's final school opening guidelines were released.
  • Brandeis Back to School Proposal

    Jewish Day School on Long Island opening plan for school Fall 2020 - before the governor's final school opening guidelines were released.
  • Brandeis Back to School Proposal

    Jewish Day School on Long Island opening plan for school Fall 2020 - before the governor's final school opening guidelines were released.
  • Brandeis Back to School Proposal

    Jewish Day School on Long Island opening plan for school Fall 2020 - before the governor's final school opening guidelines were released.
  • Brandeis Back to School Proposal

    Jewish Day School on Long Island opening plan for school Fall 2020 - before the governor's final schoolopening guidelines were released.
  • Brandeis Back to School Proposal

    Jewish Day School on Long Island opening plan for school Fall 2020 - before the governor's final school opening guidelines were released.
  • HAFTR Back to School Blueprint

    Jewish Day School (Orthodox) on Long Island opening plan for school Fall 2020 - before the governor's final school opening guidelines were released.
  • Deadline Reminder and "Oh the people I have met!"

    I am sending this because they are doing a high holiday survey to see who will want to attend in person services and what type of virtual services people want. Link is on the bottom.