Temple Beth Am Library Minyan
May 2021
 LM Update: May 7
Dear Friends,
We hope you, your family, and friends are safe and sound. Here is this week’s Library Minyan Weekly Update for May 7, 2021.
If you have suggestions or would like to include something in a future Weekly Update, please email Jerry Krautman at JKrautman@sbcglobal.net or reply to this email.
Shabbat Shalom

Library Minyan Survey Results
The past Tuesday night, members of the Library Minyan met over Zoom to review our activities over the past 14 months. We also enjoyed a lively and respectful discussion on the potential use of live streaming during Library Minyan services. At the end of the debate, we decided to send a survey to our members.  Here are the results:
Should the Library Minyan permit livestreaming/broadcasting of its services during the period of the pandemic?
% Respondents
Yes 80.41 78
No 19.59 19
If you voted yes for the previous question, then should livestreaming be limited to days when no other services are being livestreamed? (Please note: Temple Beth Am livestreams at least one service every Shabbat.)
% Respondents
Yes 26.76 25
No 70.24 59
Upcoming Library Minyan Saturday Morning Shabbat Services
May 8th, 9:30 a.m. Roof of the Ganzberg School Building, featuring the return of the Torah Club! Registration is closed.

We will have more information on upcoming services next week.
High Holiday Services for 5782 
The Ritual Committee is looking for volunteers to organize and oversee High Holiday Services for 5782 for the Library Minyan, assuming that TBA will be providing a davening space for the Minyan’s use. Please email Ritual@LibraryMinyan.org before May 20, 2021 to volunteer. 
Haftarah Plethora
In this week’s Haftorah Plethora, Rick and Larry talk about curses and blessings and decide that Jerimiah’s treatment of them is more uplifting than the Torah reading for Bechukotai. Larry points out that this haftarah gives us two important verses that are part of our daily liturgy while Rick opines that playing episodes of Haftorah Plethora may not be the best way to get Millie to smile.
TBA Short Vort
Behar: with Rabbinic Intern Rachel Cohn. On Youtube here
The Mishnah Study Group will be gathering to learn on May 8th with Henry Morgen.
The Library Minyan of Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd 90035