Online events and activities

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.

Bnai Keshet, Montclair — The Reconstructionist congregation has begun streaming Shabbat services on Facebook, holding monthly lunch-and-learns and weekly meditation sessions on Zoom, and holding trainings for those unfamiliar with the online hosting technology.

For more information, visit

Chabad of Randolph — Partnering with, the synagogue will offer a free, four-part online course, “Stress Less: The Jewish Way to Living in the Moment,” which includes meditation, at

Chabad will also offer “Character over Conflict: How to Resolve Conflict While Improving Yourself.” Go to

Two courses will continue via teleconferencing: The women’s Torah & Tea class will be offered on Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m., and the Torah Talks class for both men and women will be held Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.

The call-in number for both classes is 712-451-0280; access code: 930643.

JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains — A “Virtual JCC” lists daily activities being held online at

Temple Ner Tamid, Bloomfield — Virtual classes continue to be offered at the Reform temple via Zoom, including today, March 26:

• Jewish Short Story Discussion of Bernard Malamud’s “The Jewbird” with Norm Pollack, 1 p.m.;

• Bedtime Stories with TNT Teens, 7 p.m.;

• Community Sh’ma Unwind, 7:30 p.m.;

• Landlord-Tenant Relations Discussion, 7:45 p.m. Jewish and secular discussion of rent control and gentrification with Rabbi Marc Katz and Daniel Garcia-Pedrosa;

For calendar updates, go to

YM-YWHA of Union County, Union — All spring session swim/fitness classes scheduled to have started March 29 will be postponed to a later date.

The raffle drawing and party scheduled for March 22 will be postponed to a later date.

The Y continues to cook and prepare Meals on Wheels for both Jewish Family Service of Central NJ and the community’s seniors on weekdays.

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

Hillel International has launched Hillel@Home to provide Jewish college students an opportunity to explore new ideas and experiences as they keep themselves and others healthy. Visit

NCSY, the youth organization run by the Orthodox Union, is selling the NCSY Box, which contains three decks of Jewish educational cards that are meant to spark interactive conversations and ideas. Go to

OneTable, an organization funded to support people (ages 21-39ish) looking to find and share Shabbat dinners and meaningful Friday night experiences, has launched a webpage, “Shabbat Alone, Together,” at

To submit an event to the calendar — only events intended for the community at large — send only the following information to the title, a one-sentence description of the event, sponsoring organization, place, date, time, fee, and contact information. Information must be received by Tuesday at noon, at least two weeks before the program. You may also list your event at

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