Jewish Life and Culture

Virtual Connection

Stay Connected From Home!

Even with social distancing in order, the Alpert Jewish Community Center continues to be a Jewish neighborhood and gathering place that is the heart of Jewish learning and activities, designed to improve its members’ lives in conjunction with their family, synagogue, local organizations, and the general community.


We’ve gathered Jewish virtual resources for your education and entertainment! We’ll make sure we have you covered for those virtual holidays coming up. Keep checking in for new updates.

Virtual Jewish Life and Culture Events

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    Flu Vaccination Clinic

    We're proud to partner with CVS Pharmacy to bring free Flu and COVID-19 shots to...

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    Long Beach Jewish Film Festival Premiere Night

    Join us in person at the Alpert JCC on Wednesday, November 3rd for an evening celebrating Jewish film & media!
    6 PM: VIP LOUNGE | Dessert reception for sponsors and festival pass holders with Live Music from the Jazz Angels
    Followed by Guest Speaker Wendy Manasse
    Tickets: $18 | Members pay $15
    Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend.

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    Persian Lessons: Director Q & A

    Join Persian Lessons Director Vadim Perelman for an interactive Q & A session. Admission included with ticket purchase of Persian Lessons.

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    Avi Shemtov: Turkey to Israel

    Avi Shemtov is a Boston-based food truck and restaurant owner and cutting-edge Executive Chef. His cooking tells the story of the global journey of the Israeli people. His recipes inspire and elevate not only the tastebuds, but the soul. Join us for a collection of stories and recipes in the Lipeles Auditorium.
    Tickets: $10/person
    Attendees must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test result within 72 hours.

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    American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Make an appointment online at www.RedCrossBlood.org and use sponsor code "AlpertJCC" or contact Gayle Ehrenberg at gehrenberg@alpertjcc.org
    Complete your donation pre-screening ahead of time at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass

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    They Ain’t Ready for Me: Subject/Director Panel

    Join Director Brad Rothschild and Tamar Manasseh, the subject of his 2020 documentary They Ain't Ready for Me, for an interactive Q & A session.
    Virtual event admission included with your They Ain't Ready for Me ticket.

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    CSULB Jewish Studies presents: Dr. Steven J. Ross

    Los Angeles, home of Hollywood, was a prime target of the Nazis who plotted to seize local military resources and kill the city’s Jews in the event of war with the United States.  Their plans were foiled by a local lawyer, Leon Lewis, who ran his own network of spies who infiltrated every Nazi and fascist group in Los Angeles.  Uncovering their plans, Lewis and his spies passed on the information that they gathered, foiling the Nazi's plans.

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    CSULB Jewish Studies presents: Dr. Raphael Sonenshein

    One of our most beloved speakers, Professor Sonenshein has the rare ability to combine passionate political analysis with a great deal of humor.  His talk will review the coming mid-term elections as well as the gubernatorial race here in California, looking at the legacy of the 2020 election on our politics.  With all the House and one-third of the Senate up for grabs, he will look at the forces at play in the various races and how they are shaped by and will shape the Biden presidency.

Virtual Jewish Life Resources

As we all try to navigate through these unknown times, we want our community to stay connected with their Jewish Life. Please use these virtual resources for educational or entertainment purposes. Check back as we will continue to add to this list. 


Make Challah for Shabbat! Enjoy these resources to show you how...

Facebook LIVE Pre-Shabbat Singing

Every Friday at 3:30 pm


Join Dana Schneider-Chanzit, the AJCC Jewish Life & Culture Director as she welcomes the weekend and offers a respite from the hectic pace of the rest of the week.

Connect With Us on Social Media for Updates

We are always checking in with you on social media to keep our community together during this strange time. It’s your place to let us know what you’d like to see or just check in with the staff to ask questions or offer words of encouragement.  Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected!

Any Questions or Concerns?

Please contact our Jewish Life and Culture Director, Dana Schneider-Chanzit at dschneider@alpertjcc.org