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Upcoming Virtual Programs - Links Updated At Least 15 Minutes Prior To Each Event!

A selection of our past events are available www.bethelnr.org/pastlivestream

To access an event online, click the event below. If you want to call-in instead, dial +1 929 436 2866 and use the digits at the end of the URL for your meeting ID.

Click here to access this service. Meeting ID: 988 7369 6580 Password: bethel

One of the greatest challenges of this current public health crisis is our inability to participate in the ritual parts of our tradition that give us comfort. This has been most acutely felt around issues linked to death and dying. Specifically, how we conduct funerals, shiva, and observing a yahrzeit. Many of us take comfort in remembering our loved ones by reciting Yizkor four times a year. Though we can't join together in-person as we remember our relatives and friends, we will offer a modified Yizkor service. Please join the Beth El clergy as we recite traditional Yizkor prayers, a communal El Malei for all of our loved ones who we wish to remember, and then conclude with a memorial prayer in place of Kaddish when there is no minyan. We hope you’ll join us whether you need to say Yizkor or even if you just feel the need to be in community during this difficult time and would like a way to honor those who have died from Coronavirus.

Come celebrate our outstanding local volunteers. Join us virtually for the 25th Annual Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards, honoring Beth El's very own: Nina Luban, Donald Fleishaker, and Maria Kessler! Please register in advance for this webinar at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CaREvVNlTr2B9T13VV6qcgAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

7:15pm Mondays

In addition to our daily morning minyan, we now offer an evening minyan on Mondays at 7:15pm. The minyan will take place immediately after our evening Mishnah Yomit, on the same link https://zoom.us/j/397662785

8 am daily *except Shabbat

We have always prided ourselves at Beth El on having three daily minyanim 365 days a year. While we currently offer the opportunity to study Mishnah twice a day in lieu of saying Kaddish, as our time apart continues to stretch onward we know that many people may feel the absence of our daily minyan more acutely now more than ever. With that in mind, we will now offer a traditional daily minyan for anyone looking to start their day with communal prayer. The minyan will go from 8-8:30 am and will be community-led, with those who feel comfortable each taking a turn to recite a few of the psalms and other morning blessings aloud. While we will still omit any liturgy that requires a minyan (Barchu, Kaddish, repetition of the Amidah), we will include all other parts of the morning minyan liturgy.

*Please note that our Daily Minyan will not
take place on Shabbat.



We have created an alternative for those among us saying kaddish. There is a custom during the 12 months of mourning, or on a yahrzeit, to learn Mishnah in the memory of the deceased. The letters of the word Mishnah (mem-shin-nun-heh) when rearranged spell the word neshamah (nun-shin-mem-heh), soul. Therefore, we learn Mishnah to elevate the souls of those we wish to remember. Over the next few weeks, we will offer the opportunity for a twice-daily, 10-minute Mishnah study with Rabbis Schuck and Sitkin. We will then have an opportunity to share the names of our loved ones aloud and recite a communal prayer together in their memory.

 

* Friday evening Mishnah Yomit will be at 5:45pm followed by Kabbalat Shabbat at 6pm - see our livestream section for the link 

*Please note that neither Mishnah Yomit session will take place on Shabbat.

Sat, May 30 2020 7 Sivan 5780