Virtual Events

Your guide to online services and virtual opportunities to connect, learn, and stay engaged in Jewish life!


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(Many congregations offer both in-person and hybrid services. Please check congregation websites for details on in-person and online attendance options.)

Bet Alef Mid-Day Meditation
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays | 12 pm – 12:30 pm
Bet Alef Kabbalat Shabbat Services
1st & 3rd Fridays | 7 pm | In-person and online
Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue: Beit Midrash – Guide for the Perplexed with Rabbi Olivier
1st and 3rd Saturdays | 10:30 am
Congregation Kol Shalom
Saturdays | Shabbat Morning Services | 10:15 am
One Friday a Month | Musical Kabbalat Shabbat | 5:30 pm
Herzl-Ner Tamid
Shabbat Services online on YouTube
March 15 |  Shabbat Services | 6 pm
March 16 | Shabbat Services | 9:30 am
Kol Ami: A Center for Jewish Life
March 15 | Lay-Led Shabbat | 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Kol HaNeshamah: Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat Services 
1st and 3rd Fridays in -person and Facebook Live | 7 pm
Temple Beth Am: Shabbat Services
Services online on YouTube
March 15 | Kabbalat Shabbat | 6:15 pm
Temple Beth El: Livestream Shabbat Services
Fridays | 7:30 pm (6 pm on last Friday of each month)
Saturdays | Torah Study – 9am | Shabbat Service – 10 am
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
March 22 | Online-Only Erev Shabbat Service | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Temple B’nai Torah
March 15 | Davening Team Friday Night Service | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Temple De Hirsch Sinai
March 15 | Shabbat Shalosh | 6 pm – 7 pm
March 16 | Miles Wacksman Shacharit Service | 10:30 am – 12 pm
March 22 | 4th Shabbat | 7 pm  – 8 pm
Jewish Together: Find Your Jewish Experience
Your place to connect, learn and explore with your Jewish community–virtually! Use this website to discover a variety of Jewish experiences for all ages and levels.
Stroum Jewish Community Center: What’s Happening This Week
Temple De Hirsch Sinai: Nefesh L’Nefesh
So many families are experiencing the impact of cognitive and memory challenges. Those who are directly impacted need care and opportunities for community and purposeful activities. Those who are caregivers need to connect with others to share resources, exchange advice, and receive support to live with the daunting responsibilities that come with this stage in life. We’d like to convene gatherings of Temple members who are living with these challenges. Our monthly online spousal support group, facilitated by Carin Mack, will begin meeting in January.
Remaining classes: March 19, April 16 | 10:30 am | Register
Chabad: Rambam – One Chapter a Day
Chabad: Rambam – Three Chapters a Day
JDC Archives: A Pre-Revolutionary Cuban Memoir and the Creation of Pan-American Jewish Organizations
This webinar with Dalia Wassner, Ph.D., will shed light on the lasting legacy of the early Jewish communities of the  Americas in creating pan-American Jewish organizations. It will explore the legacy of early modern Mediterranean and Atlantic models of modernity, evidenced by Sephardic Port Jews, in crafting transnational organizations like the JDC and B’nai Brith in the 20th century. Centered on an unpublished memoir written by Jacob Brandon Maduro in 1954 Havana, the talk will offer a unique hemispheric view of Jews in the Americas, narrated in the aftermath of WWII and the establishment of the State of Israel.
March 27 | 9 am – 10:15 am | RSVP
Limmud North America: The Climate Crisis – A Limmud Festival of Jewish Ideas
A virtual symposium on the Jewish response to a changing planet. Featuring Rabbi Damsky, Rabbi of Limitless Judaism; Rabbi Michael Margaretten of The Arava Institute; Shaina Morrell of Adamah; Rabbi Laura Bellows of Dayenu; Rabbi Zelig Golden of Wilderness Torah; Rabbi Arthur Waskow of The Shalom Center. Tickets start at $20.
April 14-15 | Register
Jewish National Fund: On Demand
Live online events to engage and connect with the land and people of Israel.
Seattle Hadassah: Podcast About Breast Cancer – Listen Anytime!
Listen to an updated podcast episode of Hadassah on Call, featuring Hadassah experts on breast cancer research and treatment.
Stroum Jewish Community Center: Deconstructing and Responding to Anti-Jewish Ideas
Join us for a virtual training, led by Project Shema, that offers tools and tips for navigating difficult conversations across the ideological spectrum with respectful, evidence-based dialogue. This training is designed to challenge anti-Jewish sentiment spreading within progressive circles. Presented in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, American Jewish Committee – Seattle, Congregation Beth Shalom, Jewish Family Service, The Samis Foundation, Seattle Jewish Community School, StandWithUs Northwest, Temple B’nai Torah, and Temple De Hirsch Sinai.
March 27 | 7 pm | Register
Washington State Jewish Historical Society: The Life of Pamela Waechter z”l – Joie de Vivre
The Washington State Jewish Historical Society has opened a digital exhibit honoring the memory of Pamela Waechter, z”l, and her incredible legacy of loving service to our Jewish community. Exhibit generously sponsored by Iantha and Stan Sidell and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.
View the Exhibit
Washington State Jewish Historical Society: Lights in the World
The Washington Jewish Museum announces the Lights in the World series, highlighting Jewish individuals and groups from Washington state who are making an extraordinary impact all over the world. For the first segment, we interviewed Avi Schiffmann, a self-taught web developer who grew up on Mercer Island. Avi talks about building one of the first COVID-19 tracking websites at age 17, the website for Ukrainian refugees to find shelter during the ongoing war, and his plans for the future.
Watch the Interview
YIVO-Bard Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization
The YIVO-Bard Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization invites students to delve into Ashkenazi Jewish life and culture during its thousand-year history in Eastern Europe and many Diasporas. The Winter Program courses explore connections between Jewish life and the national, political, philosophical, and artistic identities Jews have historically inhabited, illuminating the fact that Jews have always been influenced by, and influencers of, the cultures in which they’ve made temporary or permanent homes. Courses open to all; credit option available through Bard College. All classes on Zoom.
Find out more.
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research: The Origins and Ideology of Hamas
October 7, 2023 changed the Jewish world. In the midst of so much public debate governed largely by ideologically mass produced cliches, antisemitic slogans, catchphrases, and historically uninformed rhetoric, the YIVO Institute has developed a three-part webinar series to explore The Origins and Ideology of Hamas, curated by historian Jeffrey Herf and featuring other highly regarded historians, including Benny Morris and Matthias Küntzel. The series will elucidate the circumstances of Hamas’ origins and the development of its ideology, shed light on the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and explore the rise of global antisemitism after the October 7 massacres.

Colonialism, Racism, and the  Arab Israeli War of 1948 | March 25 | 10 am
Historians Benny Morris and Jeffrey Herf discuss the international politics surrounding Israel’s establishment, the causes and nature of the war of 1948, and the controversies of how this history is understood in contemporary discourse.

Responses to October 7th | April 16 | 10 am
Historian Jeffrey Herf will lead a panel featuring scholars Meir Litvak, Norman Goda, Karin Stögner, and David Hirsh, which will explore responses to Hamas’ October 7 massacres and to the state of Israel’s subsequent military response.

Find out more about the full series

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research: Reimagining the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Join YIVO online for a discussion with Marwan Muasher, Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former Jordanian foreign minister and deputy prime minister, about Muasher’s views on “the day after” i Gaza. In this conversation led by former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel C. Kurtzer, Muasher will lay out his perspective on past failed peace processes, his own recently proposed framework for a peace process going forward, and his assessment of the likely alternatives to a durable peace.
March 19 | 10 am | Zoom
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research & Yale Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies – Remembering Vilna: The Jerusalem of Lithuania
Remembering Vilna: The Jerusalem of Lithuania is the third installment of Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust, the only podcast dedicated to sharing the history of the Holocaust through the first-hand testimonies of survivors and witnesses.
Listen to the series
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
The 29th annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival will combine the best in global Jewish cinema—in person and virtually, on screens big and small, with community engagement and electrifying in-person special events.
Through March 17
Stroum JCC: Author Marion Nestle, Slow Cooked
Award-winning author Marion Nestle reflects on her impactful career as a world-renowned food politics expert, public health advocate, nutrition expert, and founder of the field of food studies. In her book Slow Cooked: An Unexpected Life in Food Politics, she recounts how she built an unparalleled career at a time when few women worked in the sciences., , and how she came to recognize and reveal the enormous influence of the food industry on our dietary choices. As a leading advocate for healthier and more sustainable diets, Nestle is a changemaker and has had international influence on food policy, nutrition, marketing, and food education. Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University.
April 7 | 4 pm | Zoom | Tickets
Tales of the Alchemysts Theatre: Monsters, Magic & Mysticism
Take a dive into the supernatural with two original renditions of classic folktales. In The Golem of Prague, a renowned Rebbe and a lonely woodcarver meddle with magic as they create a monster from clay. Performed by David S. Klein. In Laia and the Dybbuk, star-crossed lovers defy societal expectations, tangle with the forbidden, and wrestle with demonic possession in their efforts to be together. Performed by Shellie Shulkin. Both plays written and directed by Laura Ferri. The Golem of Prague and  Laia and the Dybbuk are now streaming on demand.
Tales of the Alchemysts Theatre: Somewhere Very Far Away – Stories from Honey on the Page
This heartwarming and humorous production features material from Miriam Udel’s delightful treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature along with spirited music from The Kesselgarden Klezmer Duo and Brivele and enchanting sound design by Robertson Witmer. The presentation includes the following stories and poems that journey from the Old World to the New:  Where Stories Come FromA Sabbath in the ForestA Boy and His SamovarA Deal is a DealThe Teacher, and That’s Shprintse! from An Unusual Girl from Brooklyn. This audio celebration is perfect for families and friends to enjoy together and for individuals seeking joyful voices from a time as complex as our own!
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research: Carnegie Hall’s Fall of the Weimar Republic – Dancing on the Precipice
The YIVO Institute will participate in Carnegie Hall’s Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice, a festival exploring one of the most  complex and consequential chapters in modern history: Germany’s Weimar Republic, 1919 – 1933. YIVO events available on Zoom.

Yiddish and Hebrew Little Magazines in the Weimar Republic | March 27 | 10 am
Barbara Mann, inaugural holder of the Stephen H. Hoffman Professorship in Modern Hebrew Languages and Literature at Case Western Reserve University, explores the publishing history of the distinctly portable and collaborative Yiddish and Hebrew “little magazines” that blended poetry, manifestos, and visual arts to create a unique form of cultural expression.

Yiddish and Hebrew Song in the Weimar Republic | May 7 | 4 pm
YIVO will host a concert exploring Yiddish and Hebrew songs of the Weimar Republic, showcasing the rich musical activity in the Weimar Republic that bridged Jewish composers in the East and West, and reflected their linguistically and ideologically diverse aspirations.

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research: Is Anything Okay? The History of Jews and Comedy in America  Online Course
On March 21, YIVO is launching the fifth free course in the Shine Online Educational Series. Delve into the history of Jewish comedy and its explosive development in the United States. See hundreds of unique archival objects, including vintage jokebooks, early comedy records, film, television, and radio clips, photographs, posters, as well as interviews and discussions with leading comedians, scholars, and personalities from the world of Jewish comedy. Register for the course.
Join us online for the launch party | March 21 | 4 pm | Register for the launch party
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research: New York in Yiddish Song – In a Dark Blue Night
Launch concert celebrating the release of in a dark blue night, the followup to Alex Weiser’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated debut album, and all the days were purple.
March 26 | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | YouTube Live