Greater MetroWest online events and activities

Greater MetroWest online events and activities

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, most synagogues and organizations have cancelled all in-person activities for the rest of the month. Some are offering online learning opportunities or plan to reschedule. Please email with online events open to the community.

NCJW/Essex and its Linda & Rudy Slucker Center for Women, Livingston, have postponed classes, programs, and in-person meetings through May 15, but will continue its operations remotely and will be responding to phone calls and emails.

For more information, contact or 973-994-4994 or visit

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI), a Reform synagogue in South Orange, has moved services and other programs to online platforms, including Friday evening services live via Zoom, Saturday morning Torah study, programs for teens and parents of teens, support groups for parents, morning coffee and conversation with the clergy, home projects for preschoolers, high school and college student mindfulness and yoga sessions, music and yoga programs for young children, and resources about support groups and other information.

Call 973-763-4116 or go to

The following national and international organizations are offering various online resources:

Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) offers live online classes at

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem offers Torah study and general resources at

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Jewish Language Project, in partnership with JewishLive, will present the following series of online lectures by Dr. Sarah Bunin Benor. All events will take place from 7-8 p.m. on Zoom and Facebook Live.

• April 16: Do American Jews Speak a Jewish Language?

• April 23: Mensch, Bentsh, and Balagan: Language as a Marker of Jewish Identity

• April 30: Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism

• May 7: Ruach in the Chadar Ochel: Language at American Jewish Summer Camps

• May 14: Jewish Surnames and Name Changing Around the World: Diversity and Unity

• May 21: Jewish Personal Names Around the World: Tradition and Creativity

For information, contact Liza Sacks at

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