While so much of our lives is being canceled because of coronavirus, religion is one that moves on. Fortunately, we have the technology and a LOT of synagogues are embracing some sort of tech for daily minyaim, Shabbat services, nightly storytimes, Torah study, cooking demos, and a plethora of other resources.
Below is a list of everything we could find; we don’t believe this is an exhaustive list by any means, so if you know of other events that you’d like us to promote, please let us know! Also if we can help broadcast something for you, let us know that, too.
Daily Minyan, Monday-Thursday, 7:20 a.m. & 5:45 p.m.
Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday, 6 p.m.
Join clergy online for a live musical Shabbat experience.
Torah Study, Thursday, noon
Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday, 6 p.m.
Shabbat Morning Service, Saturday, 10 a.m.
Daily Minyan, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. & 5:45 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. & 5:45 p.m.
Daily minyan will be a place for the Beth El family to gather and pray together and to recite Kaddish. It will include words of Torah, but not a Torah reading. We will also stream our minyan live on Facebook, but because the virtual minyan requires us to have at least 10 Jews present, whose faces we can see, please plan to log into the Zoom meeting whenever possible.
Stream Shabbat, Saturday, 9 a.m.
Daily Minyan, Monday-Friday, 7:15-8 a.m. & Sunday, 8:30-9:15 a.m.
We ask that participants join the Zoom using video so we can see each other and remain muted, except for when we do kaddish. We will also have the chat feature available so that people can let us know if they are observing a yahrzeit and let the rabbi or shaliach tzibur make sure to say an El Malei for your loved one. Chat will also enable our community of minyanaires to share other life events with each other.
Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday, 6-7 p.m.
Shabbat Morning Services, Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon
Minyan Katan, Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-noon
Minyan Katan is a Shabbat morning service geared toward young children (ages 0-4) and their adults. Parents and other adults lead, on a rotation basis, age-appropriate davening/prayer, Torah study/stories and activities.
Join Us for Daily Workshops, Classes, and Inspiration
Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday, 7:15 p.m.
Shabbat Morning Service, Saturday, 9:45 a.m.
Thursday Morning Minyan, 7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Hosted by Andy Elfenbein. Gather with the Shir Tikvah community to pray, learn, and hold space for mourners. Mourner’s Kaddish will be recited.
Zoom into Shabbat, Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Join Rabbi Arielle Lekach-Rosenberg for singing and prayer. Sing. Breathe. Hold each other in the world. Pray for healing. Kaddish will be recited.
Havdalah, Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a songful space and connection as we move into a new week.
Temple of Aaron
Weekly updates and livestreams are being published on ToA’s Facebook
Morning Minyan (with Beth Jacob), Monday-Thursday 7:15 a.m.
Evening Services, Monday-Thursday 6 p.m.
Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday 6 p.m.
Havdalah, Saturday, 8:05 p.m.
Click here to follow along with Temple’s prayer book
Daily Clergy Connections – via Facebook or Instagram, 6 p.m.
The Art of Virtual Gathering Webinar
Friday, March 20, 11 a.m.-noon
How are we doing a Passover Seder this year? Do you host a cozy seder at home? (No guests means less stress!) Or do you host a virtual seder for loved ones from across the country? Join us as we discuss these questions and the art of gathering remotely. Expect tips for feeling connected and inspired at your seder, whatever form it takes.
Sunday, April 12, 2-4 p.m.
Why Sunday? So Haggadot.com founder, Eileen Levinson, can join us all the way from London, while our super-special co-host, Esther Kustanowitz can join us from Los Angeles. Plus, some you prefer to unplug on the first two nights, and we want to include you too. We’d love for you to invite friends and family of all faiths to join us. We welcome everyone.
Volunteer for Virtual Visitations with Seniors
The goal of this effort is to connect our elders living in senior care facilities with “on call“ volunteers to share an uplifting video call. Science confirms that loneliness weakens the immune system. It is essential that our elders remain connected with us in this trying time when in-person visits are no longer an option and the fear, anxiety, and confusion of loneliness threaten the physical health of those already at a higher risk.
Resources, Inspiration and Guidance
Our staff team will continue to operate out of the University YMCA (1801 University Ave SE) and be available for one-on-one, phone, and Zoom meetings to offer guidance, advice, and a listening ear as everyone figures out what comes next. To make meeting arrangements you can call 612-379-4026 or email (staff member’s first name)@mnhillel.org
Shabbat @ Home for UMN Students
Register by Wednesday, 9 p.m. before Shabbat
Sunday-Thursday, 7-7:18 p.m.
Join Forrest & Shir Tikvah’s Rabbis as we read bedtime stories & sing the Sh’ma in a nightly ritual geared for children, families, and all those seeking a nightly check-in. Join us once or each night!