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Adult Jewish Learning

These video classes were presented via live stream by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando
in conjunction with the Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.

Find out more on our Adult Jewish Learning page

Where Art Thou, God? A Journey of Jewish Grappling

65 minutes. We explore Jewish texts and wisdom from our history as a basis to help us grapple with overcoming the challenges we are faces with as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Comfort in Counting: Finding Meaning in the Omer

60 minutes. Every year, Jews count from the 2nd day of Passover until the holiday of Shavuot. The cadence of counting can be comforting this year as we all live with the uncertainty of when we will be able to resume our “normal” lives. Join Yael Weinstein, Director of Adult Jewish Learning, on an exploration to find meaning in the Omer in 2020.

Hosting a Virtual Seder

63 minutes. JFGO’s Yael Weinstein walks you through everything you need to know to host a virtual Seder. This is also a great resource for hosting other events for friends and family all year long!

The Scourge of Plagues and Anti-Semitism

64 minutes. Jews have lived through plagues before, many of which led to acts of hatred toward Jews. Today, anti-Semitism is again rearing its ugly head. In this class we discuss plagues throughout history, including COVID-19, the scapegoating of Jewish communities, and the Jewish response.

Just for Families

These videos and images are archived from family programming brought to you by PJ Library Orlando,
a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando.

Find out more on our PJ Library page

Coronavirus Ask & Learn

29 minutes. Dr. Jack Weagraff, an Orlando emergency room doctor, answers questions from children and families in our community about the COVID-19 virus and pandemic. Dr. Weagraff explains what COVID-19 is and isn’t, why we are practicing “social distancing,” and what we can do to keep ourselves healthy.

Musical Activities for Kids

Shared by PJ Library. Check out more than 50 simple but engaging music activities that will keep the kids busy indoors and out while helping them learn about music!


Matzah Decorating Photo Challenge

We challenged children and families to come up with some creative ways to decorate matzah. We’re proud to share some of their matzah masterpieces here. See more on our PJ LIbrary Orlando Facebook page!


Health and Wellness

These programs feature experts who will help you take care of your physical and mental well-being while practicing social distancing,
but the benefits will help you long after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed.

Meditation and Relaxation with Rene Brent

64 minutes. An RN for 30 years, hypnotherapist Rene Brent will teach you some simple techniques to help you feel more in control, along with a few brain hacks to get through this challenging time. You’ll also experience (and LOVE) a brief, relaxing meditation session at the end.

Claim, Cope & Embrace Your Emotions

62 minutes. Anita Riggs, RN LMHC CAP, Clinical Director of The Healing House, discusses several strategies you can employ to better cope with stress, depression and other important feelings and issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.