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Ann Arbor JCC Online

Date: Thursday, March 19

Last Updated: September 19th, 2021

Location: The J, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr., Ann Arbor, MI, 48108, United States

Hosted By: Jewish Community Center


Event Details:   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. Ann ArborCheck out the ECC’s YouTube channel.Go to:Ann Arbor J ECC Storytime 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 USAMuch 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: Virtual JCC – A digital platform for programs and events Go to: Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto, CA) Go to: Valley of the Sun JCC (Scottsdale, AZ) 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) Go to: Stroum JCC (Mercer Island, WA) Go to: Adison Penzak JCC (Los Gatos, CA) Anywhere and EverywhereIf 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 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. Resiliance BuildersDuring times of difficulty, here are links to some great 1 minute reminders from J Response to help build resiliance and keep steady. Just Breathe What You’re Thankful For Get Outside Create Something Set a Goal Treat Yourself Move Your Body Learn Something New Good Posture    


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2021 Ann Arbor Jewish Book Festival

Date: Thursday, September 23 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Last Updated: September 24th, 2021

Location: Zoom Event

Hosted By: Jewish Community Center


Event Details:   Click here for the full schedule and to become a sponsor 


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2021 Ann Arbor Jewish Book Festival

Date: Thursday, September 23 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Last Updated: September 25th, 2021

Location: Zoom Event

Hosted By: Jewish Community Center


Event Details: Click here for the entire Book Festival schedule and to become a sponsor 


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Student County Day

Date: Wednesday, October 6

Last Updated: June 26th, 2021

Location: 2555 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Hosted By: Ann Arbor Public Schools


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Living Room Lectures: Eli Savit

Date: Sunday, October 10 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Last Updated: September 1st, 2021

Location: Online, United States

Hosted By: Jewish Community Center


Event Details: Living Room Lectures is a series of monthly presentations delivered to your living room through your device screen.Criminal Justice Reform in Ann Arbor America incarcerates more people per capita than any country on the face of the planet—and communities of color are disproportionately likely to be affected. Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit ran for office to build a fairer and more equitable justice system. He’ll be discussing the reforms his office has already put into place, what’s on the horizon, and how criminal-justice reform locally fits into the broader national movement.   Pre-registration is required. You can register for any or all of the Living Room Lectures series using the button below:   Register   Living Room Lectures is a partnership of Beth Israel Congregation and Ann Arbor JCC.


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Andrei Markovits presents The Passport as Home: Comfort in Rootlessness

Date: Sunday, October 10 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Last Updated: September 1st, 2021

Location: Zoom Event

Hosted By: Jewish Community Center


Event Details: Join us in this free Zoom presentation with Andrei Markovits and moderator David Karen professor in the Department of Sociology at Bryn Mawr College as they discuss Markovits’ new  book The Passport as Home: Comfort in RootlessnessThis is the story of an illustrious Romanian-born, Hungarian-speaking, Vienna-schooled, Columbia-educated and Harvard-formed middle-class Jewish professor of politics and other subjects. Markovits revels in a rootlessness that offers him comfort, succor, and the inspiration for his life’s work. As we follow his quest to find a home, we encounter his engagement with the important political, social and cultural developments of five decades on two continents. We also learn about his musical preferences, from classical to rock his love of team sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, and American football and his devotion to dogs and their rescue. Above all, the book analyzes the travails of emigration the author experienced twice, moving from Romania to Vienna and then from Vienna to New York. Markovits has published nineteen books and edited volumes well over 100 scholarly articles more than 50 review essays and many articles and interviews in the American and European press. His work has been published in 15 languages. He has been invited to deliver more than 400 lectures at academic conferences, universities and other scholarly settings throughout the world Markovits has been awarded many fellowships, scholarships and research grants. Besides winning several teaching awards in several universities, at the University of Michigan he was bestowed the Tronstein Prize in 2007 and in 2016 for being the best teacher in the Department of Political Science and the Golden Apple Award in 2007 for being the best instructor on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus. Markovits is also the recipient of Das Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse, the Cross of the Order of Merit, First Class, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the president of the Federal Republic of Germany on a civilian, German or foreign. But who is Andrei Markovits? What shaped him to become the person he is today? In his memoir The Passport as Home: Comfort in Rootlessness Markovits becomes personal and talks about the man himself.   Click here for the free Zoom Program Sunday, October 10 at 7PM ET  The views expressed by Andrei Markovits and David Karen are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Ann Arbor JCC. This program is presented by the Jewish Cultural Arts and Education (JCAE) department of the Ann Arbor JCC. For more information on this or other JCAE programs, please contact Noemi Herzig, director of Jewish Cultural Arts and Education, at [email protected]


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PSAT/NMSQT (11th Gr)

Date: Wednesday, October 13

Last Updated: June 26th, 2021

Location: 2555 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Hosted By: Ann Arbor Public Schools


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Late Start: Gr 9, 12 (11th Gr PSAT/NMSQT, 10th Gr PSAT)

Date: Wednesday, October 13

Last Updated: August 28th, 2021

Location: 2555 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Hosted By: Ann Arbor Public Schools


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What’s in Our Watershed? An online program with Michigan Botanical Club, Huron Valley Chapter

Date: Monday, October 18 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Last Updated: September 21st, 2021

Location: Online

Hosted By: Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum


Event Details: Huron River Watershed Council has been conducting volunteer-led botanical and ecological assessments of privately owned natural areas throughout the watershed since 2008.  Come and hear from HRWC’s Kris Olsson and Kate Laramie about what we’ve found and how citizen science can lead to protection of important ecosystems.Kris Olsson, HRWC Watershed Ecologists, specializes in natural areas assessment, GIS analysis, landscape ecology, and code and ordinance development. Kris earned two Masters of Science (resource ecology, natural resource policy) degrees at the University of Michigan. Kate Laramie is a Watershed Ecology Associate at HRWC where she supports several terrestrial and aquatic monitoring programs and STEM education initiatives. Kate holds a Master of Science from the University of Michigan in Ecosystem Science and Management and aquatic ecology.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/88668566208?pwd=NnUvbHFjZTE2Nnp0Z2orSXNiekxpUT09Meeting ID: 886 6856 6208Passcode: 844812


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Early Release: All Students

Date: Wednesday, October 20

Last Updated: June 26th, 2021

Location: 2555 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Hosted By: Ann Arbor Public Schools


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