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Ann Arbor JCC Online
Thu March 19, 2020 - Thu December 31, 2020
Check out all the amazing opportunities to exercise, learn, explore, and build community online!
This page is updated only occasionally as our core operations have returned to our building. The page is divided by geography with local Ann Arbor listings first, then other JCC’s, and finally anywhere.
Many options below will utilize an online sharing service called Zoom. If you’re unfamiliar with Zoom, check out this tutorial on how to use it.
There are many opportunities to connect online, try something new, and be in community with each other while staying safely apart. Take a look below.
Take a Taglit Birthright “trip”
If you have never been to Israel, or if you’ve ever wanted to know what a Taglit Birthright Israel trip is like, check out this “choose your own adventure” style online tour, complete with tour guide: https://video.eko.com/v/AJm2Ly
Check out the ECC’s YouTube channel.
Go to:Ann Arbor J ECC Storytime
Check out our local PJ Library Facebook page for activities mostly aimed at youth and families, but some for adults, too.
Go to: facebook.com/pjannarbor
Beth Israel Congregation is offering a variety of online Shabbat and daily minyan services and classes.
Go to: Beth Israel Home Page
Temple Beth Emeth streams Shabbat services and other activites.
Go to: TBE Home Page
Jewish Federation is working hard to keep our community strong. Visit their COVID-19 Resources or Emergency Fund pages.
Go to: Federation Home Page
J’s Throughout the USA
Much of the programming offered by the J’s below will be available free of charge. However, these J’s are all independent, as is the Ann Arbor JCC, so we are not responsible for the content or offerings. You may find that some of the virtual programming requires registration, has an associated fee, or is available only to that J’s members.
Go to: East Valley JCC* (Chandler, AZ)
*Rabbi Beyo, who supervises our kosher kitchen, is the Executive Director at this JCC!
Go to: Riverdale Y (Bronx, NY)
Anywhere and Everywhere
If you have never been to Israel, or if you want a taste of a Taglit Birthright Israel trip, check out this “choose your own adventure” style online tour, complete with tour guide: https://video.eko.com/v/AJm2Ly
JewishLive has such a large group of offerings, they have a new website for all things Jewish and streaming.
Go to: JewishLive
The LGBTQ community is going online via Keshet’s virtual event schedule.
Go to: Keshet Event Calendar
LesMills, a JCCA fitness partner, is offering a subscription service for their workout videos.
Go to: LesMills Workouts
JCCA shares its Speakers and Thought Leaders videos on its YouTube channel.
Go to: JCCA Videos
The content of videos linked above is for entertainment only. JCC’s are not medical organizations and any instructors or staff cannot provide medical advice or diagnosis. Physical exercise in all forms, even without equipment, is a strenuous physical activity. As such, you should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this fitness program or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for you. If you are predisposed to a medical condition that may be worsened by physical exercise, please do not start any of these fitness programs. Do not start a fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately. If you think you are having a medical or health emergency, call your health care professional, or 911, immediately.
During times of difficulty, here are links to some great 1 minute reminders from J Response to help build resiliance and keep steady.