“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.
SHABBAT MORNNG SERVICES
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.
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