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Accessing our "Virtual Community Room"​

We are working to provide virtual activities so that we can continue to serve our community through the current crisis. A list of activities open to the congregation will be updated regularly here.

Our virtual events are open to everyone! B'nai Torah membership is not required to join our virtual activities.

If you need help accessing Zoom, please scroll to the bottom of the page for step-by-step instructions.


 Braiding Connections Challah Bake - Thursday, October 1 at 7:30 PM
After reconnecting with your B'nai Torah family during the High Holidays, keep the connection alive by coming together for a monthly challah bake to get ready for Shabbat together! Each month, Debbie Lewis will lead us in a different challah bake demo. The first demo will be of regular challah. Click here to register!

 ECHAD Tot Sukkot - Friday, October 2 at 5:00 PM
Families with children ages 5 and under are invited to celebrate Sukkot as a family by creating homemade decorations for your sukkah! At our Virtual ECHAD Tot Sukkot celebration, we will demonstrate a few fun craft projects before welcoming Shabbat with a special Shabbat Sing. Click here to register!

 Sisterhood Virtual Book Club - First Meeting - Monday, November 2 at 7:30 PM
Do you like to read? Do you like to chat? Join the Sisterhood Book Club! Sisterhood Book Club will meet via Zoom on the first Monday of each month beginning November 2 at 7:30 PM. The annual cost is $55 per person. At the first meeting, we will discuss The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Click here to see the book selections for 2020-2021. Click here to register!


 Virtual Mah Jongg
Interested in joining a B'nai Torah virtual Mah Jongg game? Contact Ashley Cohen at acohen@bnaitorah.org with your name, contact info and mah jongg skill level, and she will follow up once we have enough interest. 

 20s and 30s Risk Online Game
Rabbi K is getting a group together to play Risk (the board game) online. The game/s will take place over multiple days, with a 48 hour turn limit, so the time commitment is flexible. If you are up to playing the strategy game, email Rabbi K at rabbik@bnaitorah.org, and he will follow up once we have enough interest.


Weekly Activities: 

Knitzvah - Sundays at 1:00 PM in the Virtual Community Room
Knitters of all skill levels and ages are invited to participate in our virtual Knitzvah session!

Weekly Virtual Commute - Mondays at 8:45 AM
Join Rabbi Heller and Rabbi K each Monday morning for 15 minutes of spirituality to start your work week. Click here to submit a one-time registration form! PLEASE NOTE - Due to Yom Kippur, Virtual Commute will not meet on Monday, September 28. Instead, join us on Tuesday morning, September 29 at 8:45 AM for a combined discussion of Virtual Commute and 40 Days to a Better You Conclusion.

Weekly Boomer Happy Hour - Wednesdays at 5:00 PM in the Virtual Community Room
Grab a drink and/or snacks and spend some time with your fellow B'nai Torah Boomers via Zoom! Share ideas for keeping yourself entertained at home, discuss any emotions you're feeling during these uncertain times and enjoy some time with friendly faces!

 Preschool Age Shabbat Sing with Rabbi K - Fridays at 10:00 AM
Calling all preschool age families! Join Rabbi K every Friday morning at 10:00 AM for a special virtual Shabbat Sing! You do not need to be part of the B'nai Torah Preschool to participate. There is no registration required to join. If you'd like to join for Shabbat Sing, please contact Ilana Burstein, Interim Early Childhood Education Director at iburstein@bnaitorah.org.

Accessing the Virtual Community Room: When it is time for the event to begin, visit https://zoom.us/j/5682481607 to enter the B'nai Torah Virtual Community Room! For security purposes, our Virtual Community Room 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.


Virtual Activity Login Instructions

Once you register for an event above, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link. This link will launch the video call. Click "Open Zoom Meeting" to join the program. If this does not work, please follow the instructions below.

Computer Video Instructions:

  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 located in the confirmation email.
  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." 
  3. Enter the Meeting ID located in the confirmation email.
  4. You will then have the option to turn on/off your microphone and video camera.
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