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