Life can be super hectic! Between work, school, family, and friends, finding time for Jewish self-improvement might be the last thing on your mind. But what if we told you that incorporating Jewish culture into your daily routine doesn’t have to feel like a chore? In fact, it can be super fun and rewarding! Here are five easy ways to infuse Jewish learning and living into activities you already love.
Mom chef Jamie Geller has a YouTube channel with over 44,000 followers and more than 7.8 million views! According to her about section, “Jamie Geller’s the champion of quick and easy cooking. Because when you’re a mom of six, the only thing that’s more important than what’s on the table is having more time for the moments that happen around it.” If you are looking for a new Jewish food to cook or a great weeknight dinner, Jamie is for you!
Whether your taste in music is Billy Joel, Rush, Doja Cat, Pink or Bleachers, finding a Jewish musical performer to love is easy. Looking for something international? Netta Barzilai is the 2018 Eurovision winner from Israel. Raising Jewish children? Take a listen to one of 82 curated playlists by PJ Library on Spotify.
Looking for something fun, Jewish, and timely? Try out the Chutzpod! According to their website, “Chutzpod! is a weekly podcast in which Rabbi Shira Stutman, Joshua Malina and honored guests bring a Jewish lens to life’s toughest questions: Who do I want to be in this one life? How do we work to heal this broken world? And how, dear G-d, did gefilte fish become a thing? It’s a podcast for people of all or no faiths; Hebrew school truants and proud yeshiva graduates; those who want to be inspired but don’t want to schlep to synagogue; basically, anyone trying to live a meaningful life during these trying times.”
Jewish TikToker Miriam Anzovin welcomes her followers to learn the daily page of Talmud, known as the Daf Yomi, along with her. She starts off each TikTok with “Shalom, Friends,” and then teaches each page of Talmud, introducing you to the main topic, putting a modern spin on it, and making it very relatable. This is not your kid’s TikTok.
Looking for a great book? Visit the librarians at the Jewish Library of Baltimore who have the latest and greatest suggestions. Interested in the latest Sydney Taylor award-winning book? Want to read a book by a Jewish author of color? Looking to learn about an upcoming Jewish holiday? Jessica Fink and her team are there to help. Check out their collection and visit them at their Weinberg Park Heights JCC location.