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Starting September 19, 2021:
Evening Minyan will include Mincha and Ma'ariv.
 

Upcoming Service Time Changes:

Wednesday, September 15 - Erev Yom Kippur
6:45PM Kol Nidre (Mincha at 6:45PM, Kol Nidre at 7:00PM
 
Thursday, September 16 - Yom Kippur
8:30AM Morning Service (includes Sermon and Yizkor)
6:15PM Evening Service (Mincha at 6:15PM, Neilah at 7:15PM)
 
Monday, September 20 - Erev Sukkot
6:30PM Mincha/Ma'ariv
 
Tuesday, September 21 - Sukkot Day 1
9:00AM Shacharit
6:15PM Mincha/Ma'ariv
 
Wednesday, September 22 - Sukkot Day 2
9:00AM Shacharit
6:15PM Mincha
 
Thursday, September 23 - Weekday Hol Hamoed
6:45AM Shacharit
6:15PM Mincha/Ma'ariv
 
Friday, September 24 - Weekday Hol Hamoed
6:45AM Shacharit
6:30PM Friday Night Services
 
Saturday, September 25 - Shabbat Hol Hamoed
9:00AM Shacharit
5:00PM Mincha and Study
 
Sunday, September 26 - Hol Hamoed
8:45AM Shacharit
6:15PM Mincha/Ma'ariv
 
Monday, September 27 - Hoshannah Rabba and Erev Shemini Atzeret
6:45AM Hoshannah Rabba Service with 7 Processions
6:15PM Yom Tov Service
 
Tuesday, September 28 - Shemini Atzeret and Erev Simchat Torah
9:00AM Shemini Atzeret Service with Yizkor
6:30PM Simchat Torah Eve Service
 
Wednesday, September 29 - Simchat Torah
9:00AM Yom Tov Service including Hakafot and Aliyot
6:15PM Mincha
 
View Entire High Holiday 5782 Schedule and More HERE
View Entire Sukkot - Simchat Torah 5782 Schedule and More HERE

Holidays & Special Services:

 
Wednesday, September 15 - Erev Yom Kippur
 
Thursday, September 16 - Yom Kippur
 

Monday, September 20 - Erev Sukkot

Tuesday, September 21 - Sukkot Day 1

Wednesday, September 22 - Sukkot Day 2

Thursday, September 23 - Weekday Hol Hamoed

Friday, September 24 - Weekday Hol Hamoed

Saturday, September 25 - Shabbat Hol Hamoed

Sunday, September 26 - Hol Hamoed

Monday, September 27 - Hoshannah Rabba and Erev Shemini Atzeret

Tuesday, September 28 - Shemini Atzeret and Erev Simchat Torah

Wednesday, September 29 - Simchat Torah

 

View Entire Holiday 5782 Schedule and More HERE

View Entire Sukkot - Simchat Torah 5782 Schedule and More HERE


In-Person Worship:

At this time, in-person daily minyan services are vaccination-required. Shabbat Services (Friday night and Saturday morning) are open to all, and masks are required for all. We are no longer pre-assigning seats, however, some services may have designated sections for those who are fully vaccinated.

Please note: Services are available through Zoom and live stream as well. Please scroll down to read about virtual services.


Virtual Worship:

Congregation B'nai Torah Virtual Services and Daily Minyan

Following the guidance developed by the CJLS (with Rabbi Heller's help), we have moved to a “virtual” format in which we will consider a minyan to be constituted as long as we have 10 Jews who can see each other. Praying at home, looking at a screen is very different from our usual experience. For some tips on how to get the most out of the experience, see this article by Alexander Davis.

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: To download all siddurim other than weekday morning, as well as upcoming Torah portions, click here and select "Siddur Lev Shalem" and/or Etz Hayim with the name of the portion. 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 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).

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 Ashley Cohen at acohen@bnaitorah.org. Every Zoom event also has an associated phone number if you prefer not to join via computer.

Mon, September 20 2021 14 Tishrei 5782