Like you, your Columbia Jewish Federation is closely monitoring the developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and health of all community members and Federation professionals and layleaders is of paramount importance.
We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis, paying close attention to both national and local recommendations. In the coming weeks, our focus is on planning and addressing the potential short-term and long-term impact of COVID-19, including how to build community amidst social distancing. We will update the resources listed below as these discussions continue. All resources have been suggested by reputable organizations and/or experts. If you are aware of a resource that you think should be shared, please let us know.
In the meantime, if you or someone you know is in need of support, please contact us.
Your Columbia Jewish Federation
Shavuot with Beth Shalom Synagogue
Shavuot with Chabad
If you are "Shavuoting" at home this year click here to download the DIY guide with study texts, inspiring essays, a kids' section and more, to help you make this the best Shavuot ever!
Shavuot from Tree of Life Congregation
Join Reform Jews from accross the country for an all-night study session on Thursday, May 28th. Programs run from 7 PM EDT all through the night to morning prayers on Friday and include sing-alongs, Ten Commandments, Civil Rights sermons.... all via Zoom. Free of charge, but registration is required. Register here for more information and Zoom links.
Join the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, The Shalom Center, and Dayenu on May 28 at 8:00pm EDT for “From Shavuot to Sukkot: Green and Grow the Vote.” Be a part of an activist conversation drawing on Torah and our Jewish values as we connect ancient wisdom from Sinai to our own generation’s needs for dynamic engagement in the U.S. election process to heal our wounded Earth from the climate crisis. No charge, donations welcome. Register here.
Tikkun Leil Shavuot from the Former Soviet Union
All congregations in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine will participate in online activities, including Beit Midrash-style text study and holiday learning in small group discussions, musical performances, a trivia game about Shavuot and Israel, and more. Thursday, May 28, 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Click here to learn more.
Shavuot Online with Pearlstone
Pearlstone’s Shavuot Sojourn is a Jewish Agricultural Journey dedicated to Jewish Agriculture and Earth-based Jewish Wisdom, featuring environmental and sustainability professionals, students, educators, designers, farmers, homesteaders, gardeners, artists, rabbis, and activists. Learn more HERE.