Creating Community during Covid
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Together and Connected: Creating Community during COVID
July 8, 2020

Your weekly JUF update

During these uncertain times, it's more important than ever to come together as a community. With this weekly email, we hope to provide you with resources, moral support and other ways to adjust to this temporary “new normal.”  

We’ve created a JUF Coronavirus Community Resource Page where you’ll find links to more resources, info on JUF initiatives and ways to help or donate. And be sure to check JUF's Facebook page for daily updates.


A beloved children's book reimagined

A classic children's book gets a pandemic update in Goodnight Zoom, an adaptation of Goodnight Moon written by a Jewish mom.


Illinois Holocaust Museum opens again next week

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie reopens July 15 (with all appropriate precautions), and admission is free that day. Plus, its popular “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” exhibit has been extended to Jan. 3.


Bring a smile and a belly laugh to any day

Comedian Carl Reiner, who recently passed away, shines in these twelve memorable clips.


Look no further for virtual summer camp options

Are your kids missing their Jewish summer camp experiences? Try one of these six virtual camp options for a quarantine-friendly alternative.


Hamilton parody extols the virtue of masks

Popular YouTube channel The Holderness Family has released Hamilton Mask-Up, a compilation of songs from the hit musical to encourage wearing masks.


A moment of reflection with Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein

In the midst of this challenging and unprecedented time, we experience highs and lows, sometimes on the same day. We have been compelled to reconstruct not only our daily lives, but also the very fabric of our communities. it's no longer back to normal, but how to find a new normal. But in this I feel great optimism. This is our time to shine. We have seen amazing resilience, strength, determination, and LOVE. After the high highs and low lows, including the death of Miriam and Aaron in last week's portion, the Israelites marched on. (Numbers, 22:1) If they can do it, so can we. 
Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein, Am Shalom 


For additional resources and information, please go to the JUF Coronavirus Community Resource page and check JUF's Facebook page for daily updates.

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