Family Resources

Here is a list of resources for families during these challenging times:

Resources and ideas from PJ Library

An article on the importance of play

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s library of videos

Khan Academy  offers an app that provides learning activities in reading, language, writing, math, social-emotional development, problem-solving skills, and motor development

PBS has curated free videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers, but parents can take advantage of their content, too

Great animated videos for kids and adults on a variety of Jewish topics.

Shalom Sesame videos – like Sesame Street, but with Jewish content.

Live Events

Torah Connections with Rabbi Grushcow via Zoom on Wednesdays at 12:30 PM, via Zoom meeting,  no meeting on Wednesday, April 15

Wine at Nine pour a glass of wine and join Rabbi Grushcow and  your Temple community for a chat on Monday nights at 9:00 pm  via Zoom

Torah study with Rabbi Grushcow on Saturdays at 9:00 am for  via Zoom meeting

Shabbat Services, see schedule and access here.

ZOOM Support:
Attendees controls
Joining a meeting

Music, Story Telling and More

Music Director Rona Nadler shares a Yiddish version of the Passover song Echad Mi Yodea, in memory of her grandmother, Bina Nadler z’l.
Jake Smith offers us this beautiful rendition of Craig Taubman’s Hashkiveinu.

Rabbi Greenspan reads one of her daughter’s favorite Passover stories when she was young.

Noa Haran offers us a playful song

Andrea Fieldman grew up at Temple Emanu-El Beth Sholom. She was interviewed by Alon Faitelis for the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s Oral History Project. Listen here. 

Rona Nadler, and our former accompanist, Mark McDonald, offer this rendition of Hashkivenu, (music by Fred Ross-Perry).

Today’s Daily Inspiration comes from Noa Haran.

Rabbi Blessings for body and soul with Rabbi Grushcow

A Passover Story, read by Rabbi Ellen Greenspan.

Read a book: Young Adult suggestions from Moti Liberman, a Temple member, and co-owner of Argo Bookshop, Montreal’s oldest independent English-language bookstore.

A short video from Samuel Veissière: Mass solidarity during the Coronavirus event

Jake Smith recorded this song for Temple