Resources For A Socially-Distant Jewish Life

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.

Synagogue Services

Adath Jeshurun

Daily MinyanMonday-Thursday, 7:20 a.m. & 5:45 p.m.

Kabbalat ShabbatFriday, 6 p.m.

Join clergy online for a live musical Shabbat experience.

Bet Shalom

Torah Study, Thursday, noon

Kabbalat ShabbatFriday, 6 p.m.


Shabbat Morning Service, Saturday, 10 a.m.

Shabbat Morning Prayer Book

Beth El

Daily MinyanMonday-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.

Beth Jacob

Daily MinyanMonday-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.

Download Siddur

Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday, 6-7 p.m.

Shabbat Morning Services, Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon

Minyan KatanSaturday, 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.

Chabad Minneapolis

Join Us for Daily Workshops, Classes, and Inspiration

Mount Zion

Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday, 7:15 p.m.

Shabbat Morning ServiceSaturday, 9:45 a.m.


Shir Tikvah

Thursday Morning Minyan7:45 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 ServicesMonday-Thursday 6 p.m.

Kabbalat ShabbatFriday 6 p.m.

HavdalahSaturday, 8:05 p.m.

Temple Israel

Daily Service & Kaddish

Click here to follow along with Temple’s prayer book

Daily Clergy Connections – via Facebook or Instagram6 p.m.

Shabbat Services


Celebrating Passover

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.

Virtual Seder

Sunday, April 12, 2-4 p.m.

Why Sunday? So 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. 

Other Resources/Opportunities

Chabad UMN

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

Minnesota Hillel

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)

Shabbat @ Home for UMN Students

Register by Wednesday, 9 p.m. before Shabbat

Shir Tikvah

Bedtime Sh’ma & Story Time

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!

Temple Israel

Resources for Caring for Yourself and Others