We find ourselves in remarkable circumstances, physically separated from each other, and yet reaching out by phone and online to engage and gather virtually and continue to learn and grow. Over the coming weeks, we are going to try to find and share with you unique and interesting online learning opportunities as we find them.
Beth Jacob Services:
We are not streaming Kabbalat Shabbat Services Friday evening.
Saturday morning we will stream starting at 9; then afterward, the Torah & Haftarah readings, as well as a d’var Torah, will be available on our YouTube Channel after davenning is done.
11 am Saturday
Join Rabbi Emma and Benj for a half hour of kids’ tefillah on Zoom. We’ll sing and dance. The usual stuff. Just from all our living rooms. PJs welcome. Bring your tallis or another cloth to make a tent with. Bring a stuffed Torah or something else to carry for the Torah parade. PDF siddur available at Beth-Jacob.org/MKsiddur.
7:15 am M-F; 8:30 Sundays; 7 am Rosh Chodesh
Morning Minyan via Zoom. Just click the link above when it’s time for minyan.
You can find the siddur here: Beth-Jacob.org/Siddur.
Online fun for kids
LAILA TOV BETH JACOB
Bedtime stories for all ages on our Facebook Group. Weeknights at 7 pm, Friday night at 6:30 pm (this week with grade 3/4 teacher Tauby Mintz), and Saturday night Havdalah followed by story time at 8:15 pm (this week with Elena Leavitt)!
Also, to make sure you don’t miss anything, make sure you’re a member of the Beth Jacob Facebook Group (if not, or if you’re not sure, click here to join or check: facebook.com/groups/BethJacobCongregation).
We’re also putting the videos on a playlist on our YouTube channel that you can access anytime! It’s available now at Beth-Jacob.org/Storytime, and we’ll be adding to it in the coming days.
If you would like to read a story, contact Frances.
BOKER TOV BETH JACOB
Sunday 10 am
Families with young children are invited to join Rabbi Tamar this week for some morning tefilot/songs and a short Hebrew lesson via zoom. Plan for about 15-20 minutes. If you’d like to help lead in the future, contact Rabbi Tamar.
Thinking about Pesach: Good, Old-Fashioned Text Study
Wednesdays, March 25 & April 1, 12:30-2:00 pm
Teacher: Sara Lynn Newberger
Join Sara Lynn for some interactive text study.
- Exodus Chapter 1, How did it all begin? Issues, motifs, and conflicts from the start.
- Exodus Chapter 12, The last night in Egypt – first steps to freedom that echo to our own day.
Thinking about Pesach: Seder: Form and Function
Thursdays March 26 & April 2, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Teacher: Sara Lynn Newberger
- March 26: Seder basics: what are the parts, how do they fit together, and what are they trying to
get across to us?
- April 2: Now what? An open discussion to share ideas and ways to manage Seder in this very
strange season of our liberation.
Friday, April 3, 12:30 PM
St. Paul JCC’s Virtual JCC page
A directory of streaming services from the Cantor’s Assembly at Cantors.org/servicesonline
Ramah Wisconsin has launched “Kikar from afar,” an on-line set of programs and resources to engage the Ramah and broader communities during this time of quarantine. The landing page, here, will be continually updated with information as they roll out additional programs in the coming weeks. There is Kikar dancing on Friday afternoon, and will be havdalah, shirah, omanut, mitbachon, and other activities, as well as games, milat hayom, and other resources.
PJ Library has a wide variety of resources for different ages available here.