We regularly hold a Kabbalat Shabbat service on Friday evenings starting at 6:00 p.m.
Regular Saturday Shabbat services begin at 9:30 a.m.
Services Suspended due to COVID-19
After consulting with Rabbi Lanxner and out of an abundance of caution, we think that the most responsible thing to do for the next two weeks is to hold off on all synagogue activities and services. Our hope is that we can revisit this quickly and get back to our regularly scheduled shul. The Rabbi is already working on his d’var Torah and will send it out sometime tomorrow.
We know this seems extreme but we are only following the examples of the colleges and the schools and other organizations in this country as well as much of the national Jewish community.
If you need anything please reach out to the Rabbi or to me.
Everyone stay well and safe and hopefully we will all be together very soon.
Special Security Announcement:
We have upgraded our security arrangements in light of recent events at synagogues around the world. We ask that you make every effort to arrive before the services start. The door will be locked once services begin with a uniformed officer. If you arrive late, someone will have to be called out of the service to let you in. If you are visiting and believe you will be running late, please let the Rabbi know so that we can try to make accommodations.
Special Streamed Service
In an effort to stay connected we are going to try and have virtual services from my study in my house and (hopefully) you will all be able to watch these services. Below you will find the links to these services.
IF this works then we will be able to use these same links every Shabbat until we are back together in our shul.
Your instructions are very simple if you have a computer or a smart phone or a tablet. You can also download the Zoom App on your device. All you will have to do is click on that link below and watch and listen.
When you are ready to leave the service just press “leave meeting” and no one will be able to hear you. This is set up so that all of you will be muted when you get on. The most important thing is that you do not touch mute (microphone icon) on your device. This will interrupt the service and make it difficult to continue with that interruption.
Just stay muted!
Finally, this will be the first attempt at this, and while we have been doing some practicing please bear with me just in case, we have any unforeseen technical difficulties. My hope is that by being able to hear the service and sing along (on mute in your own home) I will bring some joy and comfort this Shabbat.
In Psalms 100 we read: עבדו את ה’ בשמחה, באו לפניו ברננה
Serve G-d in JOY, come before Him with joyous song.
Looking forward to reconnect and being with all of you soon, G-d Willing, B”H. Shalom, Rabbi Ben-Zion Lanxner
Meeting ID: 741 251 943
Meeting ID: 163 900 850
Meeting ID: 790 735 606
Respectfully,Rabbi Ben-Zion Lanxner