Get outside and get creative with a CYJ-Texas Scavenger Hunt!
Tally up the items you find, email us your score sheet, and comment with your favorite photo from this challenge on our Facebook post about the Scavenger Hunt. Contest closes Thursday, March 26th.
Those with the most points will be entered to win a piece of Texas swag!
Meet a Jewish Hero
Don’t let social distancing stop you from having fun while learning something new! Join a global interactive class with the former Soviet prisoner of Zion, Israeli politician, human rights activist and author, Natan Sharansky.
Learn about the story of Soviet Jewry and Sharansky’s personal journey from 9 years in the Siberian Gulag, where he spent over 400 days in solitary confinement, to his release to a new life in Israel.
Join Unpacked for this class which will also feature a global Kahoot. There’s never been a better time to learn together.
Natan Sharansky was born in Donetsk, Ukraine in 1948. He was a spokesman for the human rights movement and a leader in the struggle for the right of Soviet Jews to immigrate to Israel. Sharansky was imprisoned in a Soviet Gulag for nine years after requesting permission to make aliya and was released following a massive global campaign by world Jewry and international leaders.
He made aliya on the day of his release and became a politician and leader in Israel. The author of three books, Sharansky remains a champion of the right of all people to live in freedom and believes advancing human rights is critical to world peace and security.
Our favorite way to end Shabbat at CYJ-Texas is with a Shira Shketa (quiet singing) session followed by our famous CYJ Havdallah. Bring your own candle, grape juice, and spices and log on for a truly unique experience!
If you and your family would like to lead a song, please email Iris: email@example.com
Please note this event is in Central Daylight Time.
Join Neil Alexander, University of Michigan physician and band leader, for a musical journey to into the heart of the Yiddish soul. Leader of the Ann Arbor-based Klezmer Fusion Band (klezmerfusionband.com), Neil grew up in a Yiddish and Hebrew speaking family and occasionally serves as chazzan at his local synagogue, Beth Israel Congregation.
This event time is EST.
Join rabbinical student and former Tel Yehudah rosh chinuch Ben Freed for an interactive learning session! We’ll look at biblical and rabbinic texts to see what Jewish history and wisdom can share with us about looking out for each other while keeping our distance.