Online Educational and Cultural Resources in the Time of Covid-19

Learning | Film & TV | Museums 


Adas on the Airwaves

Continuing Our Commitment to Adas Prayer, Learning, & Connection

Adas Israel is closed until further notice. They are providing many opportunities for online learning and worship.

Live Prayer & Learning | Daily Minyan Zoom | Hesed | Virtual School | Upcoming “Gatherings” | Other Learning | Full Calendar | Zoom Instructions

Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies Spring Classes

They are offering several classes online via Zoom.

Stay up to date with Hadar’s online programming by subscribing to our Virtual Beit Midrash Google Calendar! Add some human connection to your day and gather virtually with others in the Hadar community – a Zoom link is included in each calendar event to direct you to the designated meeting room. Subscribe Now
Stuck at home? Dig into this curated collection of Torah resources by Hadar Faculty–read or listen to Torah that speaks to the current moment from the comfort of your own home.  Visit the Whole Collection

Film & TV

JxJ  has suggestions for some great films to watch online.

Amy – Film | Streaming on Netflix

  • Rare home videos and interviews with Amy Winehouse’s inner circle offer an intimate look at her journey from charismatic teen to troubled star.

Franz Kafka – Short Film | Streaming on YouTube

  • Inspired by Kafka’s diary entries, novels, and letters, this short documentary shows the world as seen through the eyes of his childhood, adolescence, and the developing process of creativity.

Denial – Film | Streaming on Hulu

  • Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

A Tale of Love and Darkness – Film | Streaming on Netflix

  • Based on the memoirs of author Amos Oz, this poetic drama shares his family’s tale of suffering and survival in the early years of independent Israel.

Itzhak – Film | Streaming on Youtube

  • As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, Itzhak is a portrait of Itzhak Perlman’s musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.

One of Us – Film | Streaming on Netflix

  • In the wake of trauma and abuse, three Hasidic Jews face ostracism, anxiety, and danger as they attempt to leave their ultra-Orthodox community.

The Plot Against America – TV | Streaming on HBO GO

  • An alternate American history during World War II told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they endure the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who captures the presidency and turns the nation toward fascism.

Russian Doll – TV | Streaming on Netflix

  • Nadia keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party. She’s trapped in a surreal time loop–and staring down the barrel of her own mortality.

Shtisel – TV | Streaming on Netflix

  • A Haredi family living in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem reckons with love, loss, and the doldrums of daily life.

Tiffany Haddish Black Mitzvah – Comedy Special | Streaming on Netflix

  • On her 40th birthday, Tiffany Haddish drops a bombastic special studded with singing, dancing, and raunchy reflections on her long road to womanhood

JxJ Online

We are excited to launch a host of digital offerings to keep us in touch while we are “physically distancing.” Check out the many ways to stay engaged below, and follow us @JxJFest on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates and opportunities.

  • Virtual Cinema
    We are teaming up with independent film distributors to bring you a Virtual Cinema featuring theatrical releases of films that were set to open in theater, right to your home, with half of the proceeds going to your favorite arthouse cinema.
    Your “ticket” purchase will allow you to screen a new release (including brilliant new restorations of film classics) and support our mission during this temporary closure.
  • JXJ Film Club
    We’re hosting a weekly live conversation through the JxJ Film Club. Each week, we’ll pick one of the titles offered on our Virtual Cinema platform and host a live discussion about it at the end of the run. No need to be a film expert, just be a film enthusiast!
    On Thursdays, we’ll announce the week’s “assignment,” selecting one title from our Virtual Cinema. You’ll have until the following Wednesday at 5:00 PM to buy your ticket, watch the film, and RSVP to receive a link to join the video discussion. On Wednesday at 7:00 PM, we’ll host a virtual group discussion lead by our Artistic and Managing Director, Ilya Tovbis.
  • The Hub
    Not sure what to watch while physically distancing? Need a resource on how to support local artists? Want to receive exclusive offers? Browse The Hub for JxJ’s curated and regularly updated aggregator of the many virtual ways to stay connected and clued in.
  • Live Streamed Concerts
    Tremendously innovative musicians from around the country (and the world) are putting together Live-Streamed Concerts. JxJ gets you plugged in with a curated selection of some of the top Jewish-music acts performing right in your living room.

Museums – Google Tours and More

British Museum, London

  • This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.
  • Online Collection

Capitol Jewish Museum, DC

  • The collections, composed of historic artifacts, personal and family papers, archives and photographs of trace the Jewish community in Washington DC, suburban Maryland, and northern Virginia from the 1850s to the present day – a history that is at once local, national, and international.
  • Online Exhibits

Guggenheim Museum, New York

  • Google’s Street View feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home. From there, you can discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras. See online exhibitions like But a Storm Is Blowing From Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa and The Little-Known Glass Works of Josef Albers here and virtually tour the building here.
  • Online Collection

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

  • European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.
  • Online Exhibitions, Books, Video

The Jewish Museum,  New York

  • Located on New York City’s Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is a museum at the intersection of art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds.
  • Online Tours

The Jewish Museum of Maryland

  • Welcome to the Jewish Museum of Maryland, America’s leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture and community, located in downtown Baltimore. The Museum interprets the Jewish experience in America, with special attention to Jewish life in the state of Maryland.
  • Online Resources

Louvre, Paris

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

  • Built in 1964, this museum is dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage. There are 23 exhibit rooms filled with ancient artifacts, including some from the Mayan civilization.
  • Explore the Collection

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  • This famous American art museum features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.
  • Online Collection

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

  • One of Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.
  • YouTube Channel (with English Subtitles)

MASP, São Paulo

  • The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Take a virtual tour to experience the wondrous display for yourself.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

  • You can virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.
  • Online Collection – Video Gallery (with English Subtitles)

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

  • As one of Germany’s largest museums, Pergamon has a lot to offer – even if you can’t physically be there. This historical museum is home to plenty of ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, of course, the Pergamon Altar.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

  • Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.
  • Online Catalogue

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

  • This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de’Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world.
  • Digital Archives – (Italian!)

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

    • Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close (or, almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.