Online Resources Wherever You Are
Welcome to J Connect
Our doors may be shut for the time being but we want you to know that we are still working for you. We are committed to providing our members with new opportunities and resources as we navigate through these unprecedented circumstances together. The JCC staff is working hard to quickly create new content. As each day goes by more content will be added. [COVID-19 Facility Updates]
Below you will find some resources that should help to alleviate some of the stress during this time.
PREVIOUS EVENTS – RECORDINGS
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Picture of His Life
Released on Virtual Cinema starting June 19th
Amos Nachoum is one of the greatest underwater photographers of all times. Fascinated by the most fearsome creatures on Earth, he has developed a unique approach, that puts him face to face with his subjects, without any protection.
He swam with crocodiles and killer whales, with anacondas and with great white sharks but one major predator has always eluded him, the Polar bear. He tried before and barely escaped, but now, after four decades in the wilderness, Amos is determined to give it one last shot.
The danger is real, perhaps more real than ever, but this is his last chance to get the picture of a lifetime.
As the journey unfolds, Amos contemplates the series of unspoken events that drove him here, to the end of the world. It has been a long and painful journey, after serving in an Elite Commando unit and witnessing the horrors of war, but where others find fear, Amos finds redemption.
Directed by Yonatan Nir & Dani Menkin, USA/Canada/ Israel 2019, 74 min, English, Some Inuit and Hebrew, English subtitles.
Dr. Sara Abosch-Jacobson, Chief Education, Programs, and Exhibitions Officer at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, will be in conversation with writer/director Jonathan Jakubowicz and actor Jesse Eisenberg.
In partnership with IFC Films and Tamar Simon from Mean Streets Management.
Film description: The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.
Online Jewish learning opportunities
Due to COVID-19-related restrictions, our live, in-person courses will not be held as scheduled. Please join us for ongoing online classes and courses.
Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice
Tuesday, May 5 at 3:30 p.m. CST
When she was growing up in England, Dina Gold used to listen to her grandmother’s stories about her glamorous life in 1920s Berlin and of her dreams of one day recovering the building which, she claimed, had been stolen from the family by the Nazis. Dina will talk about her search to unearth the details of her long-dead grandmother’s claims and the legal case she launched to recover the property.
Cooking with Chef Vered Guttman
Tuesday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m. CST
Locked down at home, it may be hard to notice that Shavuot is right around the corner. The holiday of harvest, in which we celebrate receiving the Torah, is known for its delicious dairy dishes. In her online cooking class, chef Vered Guttman will explore the origins of this tasty tradition and demonstrate some of her favorite Shavuot dishes from across the Jewish diaspora.
Broadway Songs about the Jewish Experience You May Not Know
Tuesday, May 19 at 3:30 p.m. CST
When thinking of Jewish music on Broadway, Fiddler on the Roof is usually the first show that comes to mind. But there are so many Jewish themed songs you may not be familiar with from shows like the Education of Hyman Kaplan, The Zulu and The Zayda and The Last Five Years. Join Broadway Performance Coach and Music Director Michael Lavine as he plays piano and introduces us to great Jewish Broadway songs.
B’YachadTogether: Spirited by American Jewish University, offers immersive experiential learning to drive dynamic Jewish journeys, captures and delivers the insights of our faculty and friends, and convenes our diverse and inclusive community to advance ideas, dialogue and debate.
AN ONLINE MINI-COURSE WITH JTS
May 5, 12, 19, 2020
Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel Independence Day
TIMES OF CRISIS AND POSSIBILITY: AN ONLINE SERIES WITH JTS FACULTY AND FELLOWS
Beyond the Flag: The Religious Dimensions of Yom Ha’atzma’ut
Monday, April 27, 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET
Yom Ha’atzma’ut, Israel Independence Day, commemorates a historical event – the declaration of the new State of Israel. From the beginning, however, it was also framed as a religious holiday. We will look at how, drawing on the liturgy of Hannukah, Purim, Shabbat and Passover, a holiday ritual was created, one that provides the religious language with which to speak of a fundamentally political event.
If you have more questions after exploring these sites, the Jewish learning team at JCC Dallas will be happy to help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of us will get back to you within 24 hours.