“Happy is the man who finds wisdom, the man who attains understanding.”…”She is a tree of life to them that grasp her, and all who hold onto her are happy” (Proverbs 3:13,18)

“Help us turn to You, and we shall return. Renew our lives as in days of old.” (Lamentations 5:21).





This Week At Beth Jacob
Friday, October 23rd – Kabbalat Shabbat
Saturday, October 24th  - Shabbat Morning Services

Friday Night/Kabbalat Shabbat
This week we will begin our service at 6:00 pm, of approximately one-hour length.  There will be a further announcement regarding this service later this week.  As in the past, all members of the Synagogue will be invited with a ZOOM invitation this Friday, and a copy of the Siddur.

We have begun to re-introduce a ‘service’ component into our Shabbat morning ZOOM experience. We begin, at 10:00 am, and will be looking to complete the morning experience by 11:30 am.
For this coming Shabbat morning, we will spend the first part of the morning with Psalm 136 (the “Great Hallel”) — learning, discussing and singing the Psalm. Following, we will move to the Torah service, study, and its reading.
I will continue to be the only person in the Synagogue chapel, with the rest of you on the ZOOM platform.
And any feedback — positive or negative, will be warmly welcomed as we try out new horizons.

ZOOM Sessions
All events happening at Beth Jacob this week are on the ZOOM platform.

Generally, the ZOOM room ‘opens’ 15 minutes before an event begins, and this time is usually set aside as the first ‘shmooze’ period. If you have trouble connecting to a ZOOM meeting, please call Rav Julius at (914) 380-0532 (including ‘events’ on Shabbat). And generally, room reservations continue for a reasonable period beyond the projected closing time (the second ‘shmooze’ period).

If any of you have been reluctant to participate in the ZOOM offerings because you think that it might be too challenging for you to participate, please speak with Rav Julius. He can demonstrate the ease with which this technology can be used.

And whether the ZOOM experience can work for you — only you can determine that.

Synagogue Activity Amidst COVID-19 Concerns

We hope that this message continues to find you safe and healthy.  We wanted to reach out to all of you and let you know that the Synagogue will continue to remain closed and all services and events have been cancelled until further notice.  Our administrative assistant, Barbara continues to check messages and emails in case you need something but the office will also be closed.
Rav Julius staying in NY for now, but will be in town a few days a week (usually Wednesday and Thursday, and will be available to meet with you in some outdoor setting under circumstances and conditions that can be worked out. If you are interested is seeing or talking to him for any reason, please reach out to him at (914) 380-0532, or ravjulius@gmail.com.
If you have any questions or there is something that we can assist with, please let us know. 
Thank you,
Al & Michael