Covid Diversions by Michele Doctoroff: July 29

(AJNews) – Each week, Michele Doctoroff collects and shares some Jewish content COVID diversions that she calls her “weekly Jewish hug.” This is her 7th instalment but the second one we’ve shared at Alberta Jewish News. Enjoy!

Are your dear children missing summer camp?  A spirited camp song full of memory & hope

Do you love Jewish humour & Jewish comedians?  Join David Benkof for any or all Mondays in Aug, 10 am, register

Natan Sharansky reflects on his life from the Soviet gulag, to the rough-and-tumble of Israel politics, to his leadership of the Jewish Agency, for his new book release, Mon. Aug. 3, 3:00.  Register

Qi-gong – Moving Mindfully with Natalie Goldfein from Jewish Live, every Monday at 10 am via Zoom. Register

Heroes of the Pandemic, from Israel, a must read article to honour those on the front-line and those who perish  & the podcast of the same

Yasher Koach, Lenny & Faigel Shapiro for your philanthropy   

Hankus Nesky: Klezmer music & community in 20th century Philadelphia,  Hear from one of the most knowledgeable people on the topic, Thrs. July 30, 5:00 register

Another one for the kids Fun at home, summer camp experiments

Love comedy?  Laugh along with Judd Apatow in conversation with Allan Zweibel, author of Laugh Lines & writer behind some of the funniest lines in SNL.  Thrs. Aug. 6, 4;30, register–judd-apatow-whats-so-funny-about-america/details

The Music of Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, concert with Jewish performers from all over the world.  Sun. Aug. 9, 11:30 am, register

Note that any thoughts or views presented in the above are not necessarily supported or endorsed by this writer and are solely the messages from where they originate.

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