Yom Ha’atzmaut is Tuesday Evening, April 28th
Lag Ba’Omer DPL Sponsored Evening of Storytelling
Some say Lag Ba’Omer commemorates triumph over a plague…Others say it is just a time to make a big bonfire. Though bonfires are difficult right now, you are invited to join us from your backyard BBQ or fireplace or any other cozy place in your home and Celebrate Lag Ba’Omer by Zoom on May 11th at 8:30 pm. We will share uplifting stories, songs, poems and learning.
Bring whatever snacks you like – no need to worry about allergies!
Watch as our stories float up like sparks from a fire. If you wish to contribute, please contact Deborah Blum by May 1st at: Deborahblum12@gmail.com. A Zoom link will be sent to all closer to the time. We look forward to sharing this holiday with you!
Rabbi Cantor Chorny asked me to share the following:
Now that Pesach has passed, I invite you to take musical dive with me into the siddur. Starting Tuesday night, I'll take you on a weekly 75-minute exploration through the liturgy of Shabbat. We'll get to know the origins of its structures and musical makeup. And we'll answer questions like: What exactly makes Shabbat morning a three-hour experience? How does everybody else seem to know exactly when to mumble? And why is there a different tune for every Kaddish?
I look forward to breaking through the isolation and connecting through the shared task of sacred learning.
See below for some anticipated questions or email me at email@example.com to connect further.
Do I have to know Hebrew to participate?
Nope. Think of this as a beginner or intermediate geological dig into the text. Hebrew helps, and we'll explore it often, as it will enrich our understanding. But don't let language barriers keep you from attending.
Do I need to bring a siddur with me?
We'll be primarily convening around texts on the screen, and I'll be providing links to siddur texts available to everyone online. However, if you have a Shabbat siddur at home like Lev Shalem, Sim Shalom Blue/Gray (1985 ed.), or the thing Sim Shalom Blue (1999 ed.), feel free to bring it to the class. Writing in siddurim is a treasured Jewish tradition!
Do I need to come to every class?
No, but weeks will build one on the next to some degree. Classes will be recorded and made available on the TBA website for review.
I'd rather learn about X, or I'd like to learn to lead Y. Will you be offering any other classes?
Lia Mandelbaum, our fantastic Director of Programming and Engagement asked me to share information about Shalom Y’All!
Yom Hazkaron: Honoring and Remembering Those Who Died in Defense of Israel
Haftarah Reading Shmini by Rich Muller
Rick Muller has recorded the haftarah for parshat Shmini.
There are no separate online Library Minyan Services for Shabbat.
Please consult the Temple Beth Am Shabbat Email and website for information on shul events.
Library Minyan at Home Shabbat Davening Schedule
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has made an important point about the need to daven at the same time as the community, even if one is davening alone. We include a Shabbat Davening Schedule that you can follow at home.