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.
Friday Night/Kabbalat Shabbat
We begin our service at 6:00 pm, of approximately one-hour length. As in the past, all members of the Synagogue will be invited with a ZOOM invitation this Friday, and a copy of the Siddur is distributed before, or with, the service.
Shabbat Morning 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.