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Upcoming Service Time Changes:

 
Please note:
 
Effective Sunday, September 18, weekday afternoon services will include both Mincha and Ma'ariv.
 
Starting on Saturday afternoon, September 24, evening minyan will meet in the Chapel/Beit Midrash.
 
Starting on Sunday, October 2, Sunday morning minyan will be at 8:45AM.
 
September 25-27, October 4-5 and 9-18, service times and links may change due to Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. See here.

In-Person Worship:

All B'nai Torah services may be attended in-person, and are mask optional. Those who are displaying symptoms of illness, or who are at higher risk, should take advantage of virtual options.

 


Virtual Worship:

Congregation B'nai Torah Virtual Services and Daily Minyan

We will continue to make all services available to on line participants. However, only those present at the synagogue will be able to counted towards a minyan (with exception made for mourner's kaddish, as per guidance, written by Rabbi Heller and approved by the CJLS).

If you'd like to be an active participant in our virtual services, visit our Virtual Synagogue at https://zoom.us/j/8297008085.

If you would like to watch our virtual services, all Shabbat and select weekday services are available via livestream here.

For security purposes, our Virtual Synagogue is private for B'nai Torah members and friends. To request access to our Virtual Synagogue, please submit this form, and a member of our staff will be in touch with more information. If you are a B'nai Torah Member, please check your email for the password.

Siddur Request Options:  If you would like to borrow or purchase a siddur or chumash for home use, please click hereIf your child had a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at B'nai Torah, you may already have a siddur at home.

Information for Virtual Shabbat

Shabbat Schedule:

  • Friday Night: 6:30-7:30 PM - Click here to access a PDF of the Friday evening siddur (Lev Shalem).
  • Saturday Morning: 9:00 AM - Click here to access a PDF of the Saturday morning siddur (Lev Shalem).
  • Saturday Afternoon: Shabbat afternoon/evening services start time will move with sundown. See above for specific service time for each week. Service will be followed by a brief study session, Ma'ariv and Havdalah. - Click here to access a PDF of the Saturday afternoon siddur (Lev Shalem).


Rosh Hodesh Siddur and Torah Reading: Click here to access a PDF of the Rosh Hodesh morning siddur.

We don’t want to encourage people to use electronic devices on Shabbat and want to minimize any potential violations of Shabbat for those who seek to participate. With this in mind, please download the Zoom app (for phones or tablets) and the siddur (and print out) before Shabbat.

Logging in for Friday night services before Shabbat and leaving the Zoom on is not a problem regarding observance of Shabbat. We have set up streaming so the same room will remain active through the morning service. This means your household can join services Friday night and remain on through the morning service. It is possible to set a computer, phone or tablet to “stay awake” over Shabbat (see below). However, if you are doing this, it is key that you log in from a room in your house where activities and noise will not be a disruption to others. 

How to have your computer/tablet not turn off over Shabbat:

  1. Make sure it is plugged into power.
  2. For iPhone/iPad, in settings, under display and brightness, set auto-lock to never.
  3. For PC, click here.
  4. For Mac, in Control Panel, under “Desktop and Screen Saver,” change “Start After” to "Never."

Information for Virtual access to Daily Minyan

Morning Minyan: - Click here to access a PDF of the morning service siddur (Artscroll).

Evening Minyan: - Click here to access a PDF of the evening service siddur (Lev Shalem).

During the 10 Days of Repentance: Click here to access Avinu Malkeinu (Artscroll).

Virtual Service Login Instructions

Computer Video Instructions: Click the link associated with each class above. This should launch the video call. Click "Open Zoom Meeting" to join the class. If this does not work, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Visit https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478
  2. Create a free account by clicking "Sign Up, It's Free."
  3. At the top right, click "Join A Meeting."
  4. Enter the Meeting ID: 829 700 8085#.
  5. You will then have the option to turn on/off your microphone and video camera.

 

Phone and Tablet Video Instructions:

  1. If you do not have the Zoom app on your phone or tablet, visit the App Store and download the app. The app is called ZOOM Cloud Meetings. Look for the icon below.
  2. Open the app and click "Join a Meeting." You can also click the links below, and you will see a prompt to open the meeting in the Zoom app. 
  3. Enter the Meeting ID: 829 700 8085#.
  4. You will then have the option to turn on/off your microphone and video camera.

 

Two things that we have learned about Zoom:

  1. If you have your camera aimed at your seated face level, other participants will get a different view when you stand up. If you can, aim your camera a bit higher than you normally would, and when you stand, stand back a bit from the camera, if possible.
  2. Ambient noise from all those assembled can overwhelm the leader. We are therefore starting everyone on mute. You can use the microphone icon on the lower left of your screen to temporarily un-mute yourself to respond amen or sing along. If you are on a computer, you can also hit the spacebar.


Additional Questions? Email info@bnaitorah.org. Every Zoom event also has an associated phone number if you prefer not to join via computer.

Tue, October 4 2022 9 Tishrei 5783