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Virtual Villages at BJBE provide an opportunity to connect with each other via Zoom* around a variety of topics.  Please indicate below which groups you'd be interested in joining. 

Don't see a topic that strikes your fancy?  Suggest a topic. 

Is there a topic for a group that you would like to facilitate?  Let us know! 

We will keep adding groups based as suggestions and as facilitators become available.

The number of meetings may vary.  We will begin to form groups based on responses and hope to launch the week of March 30. We hope you will participate weekly.

Questions?  Contact Anne Robbin.
*A call-in number will also be available for those unable to use Zoom.


A chance to get together to talk about a potpourri of topics of no depth!
We will listen to each of the five episodes of this new podcast, Hope, Through History by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham. The series will explore five defining moments in time when America’s leaders and citizens were forced to confront crises of historic magnitude, offering a portrait of the events and an overview of how they impacted the economy and culture, and how the country came together. It will look at the 1918 Flu Pandemic, the Great Depression, World War II, the polio epidemic and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  In the series, Meacham is joined by other leading historians, including Doris Kearns Goodwin, Walter Isaacson and Erik Larson. You can get the podcast by going to wherever you get your podcast  (on your smart phone), or by clicking on this link and listening on your computer. https://www.radio.com/media/podcast/hope-through-history
Join Rabbi Fenster for conversations about how we are coping with changing roles and changing realities.
Participants will watch a film ahead of time (to begin, films will be available on Netflix, YouTube, or Amazon Prime) and then gather on Zoom to discuss. We will be choosing films that challenge and even provoke us as viewers---Indie films, foreign films, occasional blockbusters, etc. Each session will begin with a short presentation about the film, followed by discussion. 
Join Hedda to discuss a new must-read book each month.  
Miss seeing your friends at Post Carpool Club Events? Join us for a schmooze and maybe some guest speakers.
Whether this is your first time trying mindfulness and meditation techniques or you are a veteran, please join Margot Andersen as she teaches and guides you through a 30 minute mindfulness practice.  We will start with poetry, reading, or a bit of Torah to ground us before we enter into stillness to find calm within the chaos of our times.
Educators are facing new challenges as we continue to provide meaningful connection and content to our students! Come share successes of your week and connect with other teachers and education professionals.
Sun, October 25 2020 7 Cheshvan 5781