Events

A continuously updated list of in-person and online events celebrating Jewish diversity

Online Events

During COVID-19, join us for livestreamed events on Facebook, or watch archived videos of the events below.

Friday, June 5, 2020 OneTable Live Sobremesa de Shabbat: A Night of Alfajores + Conversation
Online
Share your stories and experiences while bringing in Shabbat with Latin American flavor. Jessy Cohen and Martina Bialek are teaching us how to make Alfajores — delicious Argentinian dulce de leche cookies. While we give the dough some time to rise we'll chat about being Latinx and Jewish as a large group and then in more intimate groups based on interests. We'll finish the night with a sweet Kabbalat Shabbat and some buena musica.

Thursday, May 28, 2020 Shavuot Torah Study with Michael Twitty
Online
Keynote Speaker and member of Be'chol Lashon's Speaker's Bureau Michael Twitty will begin at 7PM EST. Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder, Be'chol Lashon's Director of Education, will lead a parenting workshop at 9PM EST.

Thursday, May 28, 2020 Days of Gratitude – Day 8
Online
Be'chol Lashon has partnered with Days of Gratitude to help us lift up our blessings and build our resilience in the face of the pandemic, and the darkness, separation, and serious challenges it continues to pose.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 The Great Big Jewish Food Fest with Be’chol Lashon’s Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder
Online
The Great Big Jewish Food Fest seeks to celebrate the diversity of Jewish food, from its rich global history, its diversity of flavors and identities, its religious and cultural foundations, and its intersection with modernity.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Author A.J. Sidransky in Conversation with Julian Voloj
Online
A.J. Sidransky will discuss his new novel The Interpreter, the first installment of his new “Justice” series. Cosponsored by Be'chol Lashon, The Society for the Advancement of Judaism, Jewish Art Salon, and Grace Congregational Church.

Friday, May 1, 2020 Xenotheque 2020
Online
A multilingual, virtual celebration of language, community, and poetry. Cosponsored by Be'chol Lashon, Bowery Poetry Club, Rattapallax.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Conversation with Kendell Pinkney of “Saturday Night Seder”
Online
Kendell Pinkney grew up in a black megachurch in Texas. Now he is studying to be a rabbi.

Sunday, April 12, 2020 Conversation with Ghila Sanders
Online
Ancient traditions and foods animate Passover Seder for Italian Jews.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Sing-A-Long with Rabbi Gershom Sizomu
Online
Learn to sing "Hinei Ma Tov" in Luganda with Rabbi Gershom Sizomu and his family.

Sunday, March 15, 2020 “Jews in the Digital Shtetl” with Rabbi Juan Mejía
Online
Join Rabbi Juan Mejía in a conversation with Dan Libenson of Judaism Unbound, as they discuss the changing nature of the "Who Is a Jew?" debate, and even the "What is Judaism?" debate in this new digital age. Cosponsored by Be'chol Lashon.

Past Events

Sunday, March 29, 2020 Jewish Silk Road Tours: Bukharian Community Tour in Rego Park
Bukharian Jewish Community Center, Queens, NY
Learn about the Jewish community that has lived along the Silk Road for over 2000 years. Look at periods of Jewish emigration from Central Asia, and visit the one and only Bukharian Jewish Museum to understand the essence of the Bukharian Jewish culture.

Monday, March 23, 2020 - Sunday, March 29, 2020 The 2nd Jewish Africa Conference & Morocco Trip Extension!
Morocco
The American Sephardi Federation & Association Mimouna invite you to experience Rabat, Casablanca, Essaouira, and Marrakech with scholars and communities members. Apply today! Application deadline January 24, 2020. Cosponsored by American Sephardi Federation & Association Mimouna.

Sunday, March 15, 2020 Passover around the World
Pico Union Project, Los Angeles, CA
This multimedia concert features Chad Gadya, Who Knows One, and other Passover songs in multiple languages, arranged in traditional and contemporary styles and performed by renowned musicians. Cosponsored by Be'chol Lashon.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 Glimpses of Persian Jewish Life with Rabbi Tarlan Rabizadeh and Ron Lezell
Jewish Community Library, San Francisco, CA
This evening will feature two unique perspectives on the richness of Persian Jewish religious life. Rabbi Tarlan Rabizadeh will reflect on the religious life of Persian Jews and discuss the community’s distinctive practices, including a focus on Passover. Ron Lezell will present photographs, video footage, and stories from the three trips he has made to the Jewish communities in Iran since 2014.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Harlem Megillah Reading + Purim Party!
JCC Harlem, New York, NY
This Harlem Purim party has everything: the whole megillah, a theatrical shpiel written and performed by your neighbors, serious hamentaschen, probably some old school Mary J. Blige*, opportunities to contribute charitably in the spirit of the holy occasion, and—of course—food and libations. Come in costume.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 JCC SF Purim
JCC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Throw on your favorite costume and party with us at our Purim festival for the whole family. Munch on Hamantaschen cookies, create Purim-themed crafts like crowns and groggers (a traditional noisemaker), and more! Cosponsored by Be'chol Lashon.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 JCC Harlem Purim
JCC Harlem, New York, NY
Ready to dance, sing, and celebrate with your little ones? Join us and our friends at PJ Library for this neighborhood celebration! Come play in our costume pop-up corner, make your own mask and get your face painted. There will be fun crafts, a tzedakah (justice) project, games and more!

Sunday, March 8, 2020 About a Teacher
3Below, San Jose, CA
Inspired by filmmaker Hanan Harchol’s real-life experiences as a film teacher in an inner-city public high school, and featuring many of his former students, the intimate and inspiring About A Teacher follows a new and clueless teacher as he struggles to guide his students through class while he learns how to be an effective teacher in a system that doesn’t prepare or support its instructors.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - Monday, March 9, 2020 About a Teacher
Century 20, Redwood City, CA
Inspired by filmmaker Hanan Harchol’s real-life experiences as a film teacher in an inner-city public high school, and featuring many of his former students, the intimate and inspiring About A Teacher follows a new and clueless teacher as he struggles to guide his students through class while he learns how to be an effective teacher in a system that doesn’t prepare or support its instructors.