Your Jewish Neighborhood
A podcast from Temple Isaiah, a Reform synagogue in Lafayette, California

This week's links:

Groyse Mitsi'e Website
Download free music by Groyse Mitsi'e
Video performances from Groyse Mitsi'e on YouTube
Wikipedia listing for klezmer music
Direct download: yjn-125.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:07pm EST

This week's links:

What Do Jews Do on Christmas
Jews & Christmas
Being a Jew at Christmas
Christmas for Jews
Temple Isaiah's Teen School

Direct download: yjn-124.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:49pm EST

This week's links:

Sacred Objects, from Wellesley (MA) Public Schools
On Restoring Sacred Objects, by Jack C. Thompson
A list of the 613 Mitzvot (the Temple, Sanctuary, and Sacred Objects are covered in 426-458)

Direct download: yjn-123.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:08pm EST

This week's links:

Wikipedia listing for kippah
Ohr Someyach's Ask the Rabbi on head covering
Kippah: A Blessing on Your Head
Kippah listing from Jewish Virtual Library
Rabbi Shraga Simmons on kipot from About.com
Direct download: yjn-122.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

This week's links:

Wikipedia entry for "mikvah"
The Mikvah Project
Mikvah Dreams
Worldwide Listing of Mikvaos
Direct download: yjn-121.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:37am EST

This week's links:

a href="http://www.coejl.org/index.php">Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life
The Great Warming Call to Action
Why Jewish Enviornmentalism
Jewish Environmental Perspectives
Wikipedia Category: Jewish Enviornmentalism
Jewish Environmental Values
Jewish Environmentalism" (audio clip)
Synagogues Throw Energy Behind Green Movement (from Forward)

Direct download: yjn-120.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39pm EST

This week's links:

Introducing Rabbi Alissa Forrest
Informal Jewish Education
The philosophy of informal Jewish education
Diversity and informal Jewish education
Direct download: yjn-119.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

This week's links:

Contra Costa Jewish Day School
A Jewish Education: The Right Choice For Many Jewish Families, from About.com
Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education
Wikipedia listing for Jewish Day Schools
2003-2004 Census of U.S. Jewish Day Schools (PDF file)
"J" magazine article, "Day schools don’t isolate, they foster Jewish identity"

Direct download: yjn-118.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:12pm EST

This week's links:

Shabbat, from Judaism 101
Shabbat, from the Jewish Virtual Library
The Ultimate Shabbat Site
Shabbat Challenges
How to Keep Shabbat
Direct download: yjn-117.mp3
Category:Your Jewish Neighborhood -- posted at: 12:03pm EST

This week's links:

 

National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Rabbis for Human Rights
Rabbis for Human Rights: Stop Torture Now
Rabbis for Human Rights: Campaign Against Torture
Rabbis Against Torture, by Nat Hentoff for the Village Voice
Direct download: yjn-116.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

This week's links

Manchester Jewish Museum
Manchester Synagogues
Jewish Community of Greater Manchester
Manchester Jewish Federation
Direct download: yjn-115.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:42am EST

This week's links:

Manchester Reform Synagogue 
Reform Judaism UK 
Reform Judaism in England, from the BBC

Direct download: yjn-114.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:58pm EST

This week's links:

 

The Interfaith Marriage
The Emotional Challenges of Interfaith Marriage from PsychCentral
The Jewish Outreach Institute
Sample Jewish–Christian Interfaith Ceremony
Tips for Planning an Interfaith Wedding
Challenges Facing Interfaith Couples Before & After Marriage from MyJewishLearning.com
Direct download: yjn-113.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:26am EST

This week's links:

Wikipedia listing for Shemini Atzeret
My Jewish Learning listing for Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
Shemini Atzeret dates and Torah portions
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah from the Jewish Virtual Library

Direct download: yjn-112.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33am EST

This week's links:

 

Alexander Skwortsow
Phish
Free downloadable Skworstow recordings
Avinu Maleinu from HebrewSongs.com
MyJewishLearning.com on Avinu Malkeinu
Kol Nidre from JewishEncyclopedia.com
Kol Nidre from HebrewSongs.com
Cantor Leigh Korn discusses Kol Nidre in YJN episode #57 from about this time last year
Direct download: yjn-111.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:49pm EST

This week's links:

Arie Kaplan's website
Heroes of the Comic Book Universe Revealed! at Amazon.com
Arie Kaplan in Wikipedia
A Brief History of Jews in Comic Books, by Arie Kaplan

Direct download: yjn-110.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15am EST

This week's links: 

Five Tzimmes recipes

One
Two
Three
Four
Five

Kugel recipes

Potato kugel
Noodle kugel
Spinach kugel
Five-fruit kugel
Eggplant and green pepper kugel

Jewish cooking sites

Kosher Cooking
Jewish Cooking
Jewish Recipes
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Resource Guide to Jewish Cooking

Direct download: yjn-109.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:10am EST

This week's links:

Gershon's Monster at Amazon.com
Books by Eric Kimmel
Eric Kimmel's website
Eric Kimmel on ChildrensLit.com
Eric Kimmel Teacher Resource File
Rosh Hashanah for Children, from The Jewish Children's Learning Network
Rosh Hashanah Fun Pages on About.com

Direct download: yjn-108.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

This week's link:

Temple Isaiah's Camp Kefli

Direct download: yjn-107.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:06am EST

This week's links:

 

Rosh Hashanah from Judaism 101
Rosh Hashanah from Wikipedia
Rosh Hashanah from Torah.org
How Rosh Hashanah Works (from How Stuff Works)
Rosh Hashanah recipes
More Rosh Hashanah recipes
Still more Rosh Hashanah recipes
Rosh Hashanah glossary
Direct download: yjn-106.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:27pm EST

This week's links:

The Database of Jewish Communities
The Old Synagogue of Dubrovnik, Coratia
The Jewish Community of Dubrovnik
Kahal Shalom Synagogue, Rhodes, Greece
Virtual Jewish History Tour of Greece
Synagogues without Jews: Rhodes
Great Synagogue of Rome (Wikipedia listing
The Jewish Community of Rome
Jewish Rome

Direct download: yjn-105.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:07pm EST

This week's links:

Temple Isaiah's Gan Ilan
Jewish Preschools as Gateways to Jewish Life (PDF file)
(A survey of Jewish preschool parents in three cities)
URJ Early Childhood Education page
Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education - Early Childhood Page
Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative

Direct download: yjn-104.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18am EST

This week's links:

Israel's 60th Independence Day Festival
The Conservative Movement Celebrates Israel's 60th Anniversary
Bergen-Belsen Memorial

Video presentation of Hatikvah sung at Bergen-Belsen

Direct download: yjn-103.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

This week's links:

Wikipedia entry on Shiva
Shiva resource from About.com
How to pay a Shiva call
Wikipedia entry on Kaddish
Judaism 101 on Mourner's Kaddish
Transliteration and translation of the Kaddish from Yahrzeit.org

Direct download: yjn-102.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am EST

This week's links:

Berevaement in Judaism, from Wikipedia
Life, Death, and Mourning, from the Jewish Virtual Library
The Jewish Way of Death
Jewish Death and Burial Rituals Jewish Funeral Customs
Direct download: yjn-101.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:50pm EST

This week's links:

Temple Isaiah's Anshei Isaiah Men's Club 
Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs 
North American Federation of Temple Brotherhoods   
More Citrons, Please! article by Doug Barden, executive director of National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods

Direct download: yjn-100.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33pm EST

This week's links:

Wikipedia entry on Ecuador
Jewish Virtual History Tour of Ecuador
Jewish and Kosher Ecuador
History of the Jews in Latin America, from Wikipedia
Direct download: yjn-99.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:14am EST

This week's links:

Association of Jewish Libraries
Temple Isaiah Library
URJ on Building Your Jewish Library
UW Madison Center for Jewish Studies -- Greenfield Summer Institute Summer courses at Hebrew College
Direct download: yjn-98.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:44pm EST

This week's links:

Jewish Music: An Overview
Jewish Liturgics
Jewish Perspectives: Is Instrumental Music Permitted in Jewish Worship?
History of Religious Jewish Music, from Wikipedia
Musical Instruments in Ancient Israel

Direct download: yjn-97.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

This week's links:

Berkeley Hillel
Berkeley Hillel Newsletter
Hillel, the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Wikipedia Listing for Hillel

Direct download: yjn-96.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:58pm EST

This week's links:

URJ Education Page
Commission on Reform Jewish Education
Partnership for Excellence in Reform Jewish Education
Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education
Temple Isaiah Education Site

Direct download: yjn-95.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37am EST

This week's links:

We All Stood: Experiencing Sinai in Early Childhood, from Madrichim.org
Ten Principles for Reform Judaism, from Reform Judaism Magazine
Reshaping Jewish Memory, by Judith Plaskow (from MyJewishLearning.org)

Direct download: yjn-94.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40am EST

This week's links:

Wikipedia listing for Shavuot
My Jewish Learning listing for Shavuot
"A Mountain of Blintzes," by Barbara Diamond Goldin, at Amazon.com
Cheese blintzes recipe from Cooks.com
A blintzes recipe from My Jewish Learning
Cheese blintzes recipe from Epicurious
Direct download: yjn-93.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:16am EST

This week's links:

Neshama Carlebach's Website
Neshama Carlebach's CDs
Wikipedia listing for Shlomo Carlebach
Direct download: yjn-92.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06am EST

This week's links:

The New Antisemitism Resources on the new antisemitism from Haaretz
The New Antisemitism, an article from Victor Davis Hanson
"The 'new' anti-semitism: is Europe in grip of worst bout of hatred since the Holocaust? (a report from UK's The Guardian)
Direct download: yjn-91.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34am EST

This week's links:

Temple Isaiah's Camp Kefli
Jewish Summer Camps in America
Camping and Continuity (from Jewish World Today)
How Jewish is Summer Camp? (from the New Jersey Jewish Standard)

Direct download: yjn-90.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:52am EST

This week's links:

Steps for Tzedakah home page
Article about Moadonit
Or Hadash Congregation

Direct download: yjn-89.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34am EST

This week's links:

Union for Reform Judiasm
Central Conference of American Rabbis
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

Direct download: yjn-88.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:06pm EST

This week's links:

A Women's Seder in Israel, from the Jerusalem Post
Transcript on a Women's Seder from PBS' "Religion & Ethics"
"The Women's Seder Sourcebook" from Barnes & Noble
The Why of Women's Seders from RitualWell.org
Enriching Your Communal Women's Seder from RitualWell.org
Invocation for Women's Seders from RitualWell.org

Direct download: yjn-87.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03am EST

This week's links:

International Jewish Cemetery Project
Jewish News Weekly article on Gan Shalom's beginnings
2003 San Francisco Chronicle article on opposition to Gan Shalom

 

Direct download: yjn-86.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:07am EST

This week's links:

Jewish Webcasting Service
Jewish podcast listing
Another Jewish podcast list

Direct download: yjn-85.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:48am EST

This week's links:

Jewish Soldier Foundation
A Jewish Soldier's View of Iraq, from NPR
One Proud Jewish Soldier, from aish.com

Direct download: yjn-84.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13am EST

This week's links:

Senior Services in the East Bay, from Resource, a guide to Jewish life in the Bay Area
Temple Isaiah's adult programs
Direct download: yjn-83.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25am EST

This week's links:

Direct download: yjn-82.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33pm EST

This week's links:

JCC of Manhattan Purim Guide (PDF file)
Wikipedia listing for "Book of Esther"

Direct download: yjn-81.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:21am EST

This week's links:

Raisel's Riddle, by Erica Silverman, a Parent's Choice Foundation selection 
An interview with Erica Silverman

Direct download: yjn-80.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:28am EST

This week's links:

Podcast Alley
Podcast 411
Apple iTunes

Direct download: yjn-79.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41am EST

This week's links:

Light of the River songs available for download on Download.com
Jewish Music section of Download.com

Direct download: yjn-78.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34am EST

This week's links:

Judaism 101: Tu B'Shevat
Wikipedia's listing for Tu B'Shevat
The Jewish Virtual Library's listing for Tu B'Shevat
Test Your Tu B'Shevat IQ
Seder for Tu B'Shevat
Plant trees in Israel
Israel's passion for trees

Direct download: yjn-77.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38am EST

This week's links:

Judaism and Same-Sex Marriage, from MyJewishLearning.com
Jewish Group OK's Same-Sex Marriage, from the Boston Globe
The Reform Movement on LGBT Issues, from Jewish Mosaic
Wedding Liturgy for a Same Sex Marriage, from the Shalom Center

Direct download: yjn-76.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:56am EST

This week's links

Wikipedia entry for Siddur
Siddur Audio, an online source for learning Siddur liturgy
The Transliterated Siddur

 

Direct download: yjn-75.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:02am EST

This week's links:

Wikipedia entry on Torah reading
Jewish Virtual Library entry on Torah reading
Wikipedia entry on cantillation 

Direct download: yjn-74.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:08am EST