July 1, 2020 - 9 Tamuz 5780

With normal summer camp operations disrupted by coronavirus, Center Day Camp is inviting campers, camp alumni, and community members to come for private day sessions at the camp with their family or “pod” of up to 10 people. Reserve your sessions today!
AVODAT LEV  - A Contemplative Morning Practice with Ashley Flowers
Thurs. July 2, 9 at 9AM

Join the JCA's yoga instructor  Ashley Flowers for Avodat Lev (Service of the Heart), a five-week video series offering a creative contemplative practice using breath, gentle movement, meditation and song to help us connect with each other and with ourselves. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/mainejewish/  
JCA Outdoor Oula Fitness Classes with Karli Efron 
TONIGHT - Wednesday, July 1 at 7:00PM
July 8, 15, 22, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
(No class July 29)
JCA Parking Lot (1342 Congress Street, behind the building) - $5/person

A high-energy, easy to learn, crazy-fun dance workout to top 40 hits! 
Advanced Registration is required.
Limited to 10 participants.

All participants must complete this health screening on the day of the class.

**Participants will maintain 6' social distancing, must wear a face mask and bring a water bottle. There will be no access to the JCA facility or restrooms.**
Old, New Hate – The Face of 
Anti-Semitism Today with Rabbi David Sandmel
Presented by the  Maine Jewish Museum , the  JCA  and  ADL New England  
Thursday, July 16th at 7:00 PM 

Rabbi David Sandmel will explore current trends in antisemitic attitudes and incidents in order to answer the question “Is anti-Semitism on the rise?” Advanced registration required to receive the Zoom meeting link.
Funtensive 2020
Online Jewish Programming for Kids
July 13-17, 2020, from 9-10 AM daily

Entertaining summer learning for kids! Each morning you'll receive an email with a unique link to that morning's activities including songs, stories, Hebrew games, and crafts. And every day will feature a color, a letter, and a number. The program is free and open to anyone.

Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival 
June 11 - August 31 

The Beautiful Blackbird Children's Book Festival continues this  #FestivalFriday , and every Friday throughout the summer. Join IAA as they celebrate Black illustrators and children’s books authors with you and your family.
JewishTogether: #Summer5780  
Presented by the JFNA – Jewish Federations of North America  

In unprecedented times, Jewish organizations everywhere have been stretching in new ways to reimagine and reinvent #Summer5780. Discover virtual opportunities for kids and college students, families and twenty somethings, offered by all types of Jewish organizations, all curated by JewishTogether.  
Find connection, community, learning and laughter:  https://www.jewishtogether.org/summer5780  
All Together Now: Jewish Ideas For This Moment 
June 29 – July 23, 2020

  • Beit Midrash learning experiences with top Hartman faculty.
  • Evening 'Culture & Conversation' programs
  • Master classes on the Trump peace plan, Israeli literature, and more 
  • Small group learning with the world’s finest teachers.

To register and receive the schedule
What Makes it Great? The Great American Songbook
From the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades – Thurnauer School of Music  
Tuesday evenings, June 30 – Aug. 11, 7:00 - 7:45 PM  
Tuition: $70 

A 7-week online course featuring Thurnauer's artist-in-residence, award-winning author Rob Kapilow. Register here.
Melton Online Learning July 2020 
Presented by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Classes starting July 6th, 2020 

Courses offered on a sliding scale. Available classes include:
- Big Jewish Ideas
- Melton Sampler – “Learn With The Authors
- Cutting-Edge Ethical Issues
- Breaking Boundaries: Insights Into A Changing Israel
- A Jewish Approach To Climate Change

JLIVE's 20 minute conversations with some of Boston’s best Jewish talent: 
Presented by JArts Boston 
Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 PM 

Guy Mendilow directs the Guy Mendilow Ensemble whose most recent project is “Tales From Lost Kingdoms” a beautiful multi-media reimagination of traditional Ladino songs and stories. 
On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cacao:
Online book discussion with author, Rabbi Deborah Prinz  
Presented by JCC Chicago  
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 8 PM EDT 

Register here: 
Weekly Israeli Dancing  
Online with the Evanston, Il community 
Thursday Nights 7:00 - 11:30 PM  

Led by Phil Moss and Penny Brichta.
Join one of the nation’s longest running and most prominent Israeli folk dancing sessions – now online! Details at  chicagoisraelidancing.com

Find us on Zoom: 
https://zoom.us/j/984989870  Pswd: cats    
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