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In accordance with the policies adopted by our reopening committee, we intend to gather for tefillot in person outside the synagogue on the second morning of Sukkot, during Hol Ha-Moed for morning minyan, and a Simchat Torah celebration in the afternoon on Simchat Torah day (Sunday, October 11). There will be no alternate plans in case of inclement weather.
Physical distancing will be observed and masks will be worn, and all tefillot will also be ‘simulcast’ via Zoom to those unable to be there in person.
Shabbat Youth Services
- Minyan Katan: 9 am at Beth-Jacob.org/MK for families with children ages 0 – 5
- Youth Tefilah: 11 am at Beth-Jacob.org/YT for kids in elementary school through 6th grade
Shabbat Morning Classes
- 5th-6th grade: 10:15 am with Steve Greenberg at Beth-Jacob.org/56.
Torah trope sheet at Beth-Jacob.org/Trope.
- 7th-8th grade: 11 am with Barry Golob at Beth-Jacob.org/78.
5-8th Grade In-Person Saturday Afternoon
This Saturday, October 3, 3 pm
Come join your Kehillat Shabbat class and teacher in person outside Beth Jacob for a chance to see (most of) each other’s faces for the first time this year, and with no muting!
BYOM – please bring and wear your mask, and dress for the weather. Registration is required by Friday at Noon.
Iyunim Sunday at the Beth Jacob Sukkah
This Sunday, October 4th at 2 pm, Outside the Beth Jacob Sukkah
Register at Beth-Jacob.org/IySukk
Join our Iyunim teachers Dan Estey and Margalit Rosenschein, and Rabbi Tamar, for a socially distanced Sukkot experience! Geared towards families with kids in PK-4th grade. Please bring and wear your mask. We will be making fun sukkot treats!.
Registration is required and space is limited to 25 people.
We put together “Kiddush Kits” to help it feel a little more like Shabbat. The kits can be used on their own, or in conjunction with our online kiddush! If you can’t pick one up but would like one, let us know on the sign-up form.
If you would like to sponsor a future week’s kiddush kits, the cost is $400; go to Beth-Jacob.org/donate and choose “I would like to sponsor a kiddush” under “Choose a Fund”.
If you would like a kit, you must sign up at Beth-Jacob.org/KiddushKit by WEDNESDAY of that week; Kits can be picked up on Friday at Beth Jacob between 2-4 pm.
With Rabbi Tamar Magill-Grimm
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm
Judaism is not just a religion or a culture or people, or even a way of living in the world – it is a world unto itself, encompassing ancient and newer rituals, complex ideas, and thousands of years of history. If you’ve been curious about Jewish learning but didn’t know where to start, this class is for you! Join Rabbi Tamar, as well as some guest teachers, for an adventure in Jewish learning using The American Jewish University’s On One Foot: An Intro to Judaism Coursebook created by friend and colleague Rabbi Adam Greenwald. The coursebook covers all of the essentials in an interactive format that encourages personal engagement. This course is ideal for students seeking a basic orientation to fundamental Jewish concepts, whether you grew up in a Jewish or Jew-ish home, or not. Tuition is on a sliding scale from $36 to $180 and is open to Beth Jacob members as well as the general community. Please go to Beth-Jacob.org/intro to register. For students interested in conversion, please indicate that when you register.
Classes will be offered twice a month beginning during Sukkot. The first class will be Wednesday, October 16th. After that, class will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm-8 pm, except in the case of holidays and other extenuating circumstances. The class will also celebrate Jewish Holidays together.
Sign up at Beth-Jacob.org/intro
- Iyunim for 4th grade and under
- Kehillat Shabbat for 4th grade and older
- Madrichim for 9-12 grades
Check out our archive of Divrei Torah. These are available for those who missed them the first time, or who want to revisit them.