Saturday, March 28, 2020

Streamed Torah Study (3/28)

We are switching to Zoom for Torah study. Join us in Zoom!

This week's parashat is Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1-5:26.

If you don't have a copy of the Torah where you are, use one of the many available digital resources:



Other interpretive sources / commentaries:

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Streamed Friday Night Service, new Zoom link (Fri, Mar 27)

Do NOT come to the synagogue for this service. This is a streamed only service because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you show up, we will turn you away (for your safety, ours, and the community's).

To join us,
  • access the CCAR's Mishkan T'Filah free as a flip book
  • see the service outline (especially for flip book's page numbers) 
  • join by Zoom (NEW Zoom link -- will allow 100 people) 
    • get the password by emailing Susan, Ed, or bethshalomauburn@gmail.com
    • join this way to count toward minyan
    • join this way to participate (to take a turn reading, to speak to everyone)
  • OR join by Facebook Live by visiting the linked Facebook page and scrolling to the live feed; you should be able to find it easily because we pinned it to the top of the page this time!
Also, please fill out the short form for announcements from the bimah
  • names for mi shebeirach and yahrzeits
  • announcements to suggest or questions
preview of form to add names and announcements

Friday, March 20, 2020

Streamed Friday Night Service (Fri, Mar 20)

Do NOT come to the synagogue for this service. This is a streamed only service because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you show up, we will turn you away (for your safety, ours, and the community's).

To join us,

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Contingencies (week of Fri, 3/20, and beyond)

Hi everyone. Susan here.

We are putting all face-to-face events on hold for the time being; we will reassess in the near future.

Cancellations & Postponements

We will not have the following face-to-face events for the time being:
  • services (see below for streaming)
  • men's group
  • Torah study
  • religious school (see your email for tutoring options)
  • book group (postponed to a date yet to be determined)
  • NEW: ISJL community Seder (cancelled--it's sad but a good call)

Streaming Service on 3/20, perhaps beyond

We will stream services on 3/20 (and the following two weeks, if people want).
*Or download it as a Kindle ebook at a discounted price.

And if people "come" to this Friday's service and want us to stream again next week, we can do that.

The CCAR has put the online for and has discounted it as a Kindle ebook (see below).

Other Resources

See the CCAR's page of free and discounted liturgical resources for more discounts, including a digital version of Plaut's commentary (1/2 price).

Friday, March 13, 2020

Streamed Service Tonight (Fri, Mar 13)

Tonight we will honor the memory of a recently passed dear community member by sharing our memories and reciting Kaddish.

Given the guidelines for minimizing COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), we will stream our service via Facebook Live.

Please visit the Beth Shalom Facebook page at about 7:00 p.m. for the live stream.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Pre-Purim Weekend with Mackenzie Haun of ISJL (beginning Fri, Feb 28)

Mackenzie Haun, Education Fellow with the ISJLOur ISJL Fellow, Mackenzie Haun, will be in town this weekend from Friday through Sunday.

Mackenzie will begin by a Shabbat service at 7:00 on Friday, Feb 28.

Mackenzie will lead Torah study on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and then lead Purim activities in Religious School on Sunday.

10 Minutes of Torah from the URJ