VIRTUALLY BETH DAVID PLUS LIVE AND IN PERSON
February 1, 2020 - December 12, 2021
SIMULCAST EVERY FRIDAY SHABBAT, 6:30PM :
LIVE AND IN PERSON AT BETH DAVID:
6:30PM EVERY FRIDAY EVENING
OUTDOOR SHABBAT SERVICE
Weather Permitting, Indoors otherwise.
Can’t Make It?
And…as we work out the bugs of dual in person and on Zoom, this week we will be unable to share our screen, so if you would like to follow along in the service here is a link to the prayer book flip book,
or feel free to stop by Beth David and pick up your own siddur/prayer book. We’re in the office Mon-Thursday 9:00am -2:00pm.
SUMMER TORAH STUDY
Saturday Mornings, 9:30 am
Over the summer, Shabbat Morning Torah Study is lay led, and will meet outdoors at members’ homes, with an option to join by Zoom. This summer, the Torah Study group will be studying the rich Biblical literature surrounding the life of King David and King Solomon. No experience or knowledge of Hebrew necessary – all are welcome! For more information, including the location for each week’s session, contact Susan Hoffman. Rabbi Kalisch’s weekly Shabbat Torah Study will resume on September 25.
Beth David Boogie
Dance Party + Storytelling + Jewish Values! Sunday mornings, 10:30 am
*Ages 6 and under
August 15: Circus Spectacular
Outdoors at Beth David
We’re partnering with our friends at ZoomDance for our littles and their families! It’s an outdoor dance party that is part storytelling adventure, mixed with a swirl of learning about values like kindness and curiosity. Interfaith families, first timers, grandparents with grandtots, and siblings all welcome! Come to one or all of the sessions. RSVPs appreciated but not required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Ages 6 and under – For Grandparents
We know the ages of our Beth David kids, what we DON’T know is the ages of our grandkids. Grandparents with grandchildren who live locally and would like to bring your grandtots to any of our tot programs, (their parents are also invited) please supply us with your name, your grandkids’ names, and their dates of birth…NOT how old your grandchild is, but date of birth, day/month/year. Then we can alert you as more programming becomes available.
Email this information to email@example.com
Reflecting the need for open conversation regarding the rise in antisemitism and the ways in which it directly affects our communities and synagogues, Rabbi Rick Jacobs (President, URJ), Yolanda Savage-Narva (Director for Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, URJ) Jonathan Greenblatt (CEO, ADL), and Carly Pildis (Associate Director of Community Engagement, ADL) will discuss the necessity of responding to antisemitism and hate more broadly.
Barbara Weinstein (Director, Commission on Social Action and Associate Director, Religious Action Center) will moderate the discussion addressing the most intersectional and pressing issues at the heart of how and why our Reform Movement can be leaders in this moment.
NEW COVID POLICIES
We are so grateful to the members of our medical advisory team, Drs. Angela Allevi, Emily Blumberg, Randi Silibovsky, Larry Ward, and David Whellan, who have guided our decisions around services, lifecycle, and Religious School over the past 15 months, and who are helping us continue to prioritize safety, inclusion, and community as we resume in-person gatherings. We will continue consulting with them on an ongoing basis since the situation continues to evolve, but here are our current guidelines:
- We strongly encourage all those who are eligible to be vaccinated. Our staff is proud to be fully vaccinated.
● For outdoor programming, masks are not required. All outdoor meals and services will be set up to maintain social distancing.
● For indoor programming and meetings, masks are required, and capacity will be limited to maintain social distancing (RSVPs may be required for certain events). Currently, we will limit the capacity of our sanctuary to 100 people. Due to the mask requirement, there will be no eating indoors.
● Our building and our offices are open. The main office will now be open Monday-Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm, and Jill, Ned, and Dena will be working remotely on Fridays until noon. Rabbi Kalisch, Cantor Goodlev, and Rabbi Bernstein will set their own schedules of remote work and hours when they are present in the office, so please schedule any appointments with them in advance.
● We will continue to make Shabbat services, classes, and meetings available remotely for all who wish to continue connecting virtually.
● For more information, or to address individual circumstances, please contact us. We will continue to evaluate and update these policies as the situation evolves.
Throughout the summer, we will be experimenting with a range of different formats for Shabbat services and other programming options. We hope you will join us, whether that means under the trees, on our back patio, inside our sanctuary, in each others’ backyards and gardens, or on Zoom! Of course, we are working hard on plans for the High Holy Days and the 2021-2022 Religious School year. We will make those decisions later in the summer under the guidance of our medical advisory committee. We will share more information with you as soon as we can, and we welcome your input.
We look forward to celebrating and learning joyfully and safely together. After this difficult and transformative year, we will never go back to how things were, but we couldn’t be more excited to move forward to build a new future together – in ways we couldn’t have even imagined fifteen months ago.
See you soon – and we don’t mean just on Zoom!
Rabbi Beth Kalisch
Cantor Lauren Goodlev
Jill Cooper, Executive Director
Rabbi Kevin Bernstein, Director of Education
Lisa Miller, President
NOTE REGARDING VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING – Please be advised that religious services, workshops, and other Beth David programs conducted remotely through Zoom or other platforms may be recorded and posted on the Beth David website, Beth David’s Facebook page, or other outlets accessible by the general public. Beth David members and non-members participating in our remote programming should be mindful of this protocol.