Virtual Programs from outside of SHJC

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations are presenting interesting events on a myriad of topics that are available to the public to participate in virtually.  As a public service, we are including some of those here for your enjoyment, as well as recordings of past events.  Check back for updates.  As new items are added, they will appear at the top.

Upcoming Events

IN OBSERVANCE OF INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

MALA, the Muslim American Leadership Alliance, invites you to a very special film screening and discussion centering on the PBS Award-Winning film, Nobody Wants Uswhich details the journeys of Jews seeking refuge in the United States during the 1940’s.  Our discussion will honor the somber legacy of the Holocaust, reflect on some of the moving stories of survivors, and draw parallels to current refugee crises, asking how we can learn from and honor our past while working towards a brighter future.

The panel discussion will take place Tuesday, January 26th at 7pm Eastern time and will feature the following distinguished panelists:

S.A. Ibrahim, Co-Chair of the Center of Inter-religious Understanding and contributor to the film 

Annette Lachmann, Holocaust survivor featured in the film

Laura Seltzer-Duny, “Nobody Wants Us” Producer/Director

We are inviting guests to stream the film ahead of the panel, in order to offer more flexibility to viewers and reserve more time for the discussion. We do hope you will be able to join us for this important event.  Now, more than ever, it is our responsibility to honor and reflect upon the past.

Click here to register – upon registration, you will receive streaming access to the award-winning film and registration to the panel discussion.

BRINGING ISRAEL HOME

Premiering January 13, a 16-week digital series featuring Chef Mike Solomonov bringing the wonders of Israel to your homes through interactive discussions and cooking demonstrations.  Every Wednesday at 8 pm.  Click here to watch.

 

Listen to Past Events / Important Videos

TRAINING VIDEOS TO KEEP ONE SAFE FROM BOMBINGS

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency has put together a series of informative videos.  Sometimes referred to as “how-to” videos, these short 4-8-minute instructional videos communicate easy to understand basic bombing prevention guidance.  They provide individuals or large audiences with critical information for surviving potential IED threat situations.  Click here to download the Training Video Series.

SAFE HAVEN IN IOWA

Watch the short film ‘Out of Hitler’s Reach’ about Jewish refugees in Iowa during World War II.  Click here for the film.

SAVING ISRAEL: THE UNKNOWN TRUE STORY OF SMUGGLING WEAPONS AND WINNING A NATION’S INDEPENDENCE
On November 8th, Penn State award-winning storyteller, Boaz Dvir discussed the little-known story of World War II aviators—mostly Americans, Jews and non-Jews—who raced against the clock to prevent what they viewed as an imminent second Holocaust. He details this secret, illegal 1947-49 operation in his critically acclaimed book, “Saving Israel: The Unknown True Story of Smuggling Weapons and Winning a Nation’s Independence” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020). The event featured a panel discussion by Dvir, Penn State history professor Eliyana Adler, and one of the operation’s few remaining members, 98-year-old Harold Rothstein of Chicago. During the discussion, Dvir also discussed his PBS documentary about the operation, “A Wing and a Prayer,”. If you were unable to attend a recording of the event can be found here: https://youtu.be/OwVF0Thoes4 .
JUDAISM AND LATIN AMERICA: A Conversation on Intersectionality with Rabbi Rolando Matalon
Rabbi Rolando Matalon, a leading Latinx Jewish scholar, shared his experiences growing up as a Jew and becoming a leading rabbi in Argentina’s largest Jewish congregation before moving to New York and becoming the spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun.  To listen, click here.