Monday, June 29, 2020

This Tuesday -live Shacharit Service and exploration of interesting Torah topics

Dear Friends,

Reopening continues! Tuesday -live  Shacharit Service in Social Hall Tuesday 6/30 @ 7AM
Please come early to have your temperature taken 

Public prayer is a contingent - although important, Rabbinic obligation
Guarding one’s health is a Biblical obligation of the greatest strictness 
Please remember these priorities!

Please observe all the directives  found in this document:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UXGyYWX5nyIto7Plj6P0iS7xiGk9eQhg/view?usp=sharing

If you want Zoom login information, please contact Rabbi Yaffe 
Also on  Zoom  - Shacharit Service : Tuesday

 Pirkei Avot (Ethics of Judaism) Daily -Tuesday through Friday 6/30 -7/03 8:30 -9AM

Also on Facebook Livehttps://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1


New Zoom Service Mincha -Maariv  Tuesday @ 7PM



Note New Time  Topic: Torah in Depth -Weekly Torah Portion Tuesday  6/30 @ 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Also on Facebook Livehttps://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1

Friday, June 26, 2020

This Shabbat and the coming week @ CBT

Dear Friends,

Please contact Rabbi Yaffe if you want Zoom login info

Shabbat Times for Shabbat Korach 6/26- 6/27 2020:
Candle Lighting  8:12 PM
Evening Shema should be Recited (again) no earlier than 9:05 PM
Morning Shema on Shabbat 6/27 no later than 9:01 AM -Recite three paragraphs of Shema before Synagogue services.
Shabbat ends and Havdalah is recited  9:22 PM

This Sunday - Annual Meeting Online
Coming up! Mastering Talmud Class resumes Sunday 7/05 (Next week!) 9:30 AM Buying, Selling and Price Gouging  - in  Tractate Bava Batra
https://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1

1. Friday Evening  6/26 @7PM -The Next Phase in Our Reopening 
Actual Services in Social Hall:
Please observe all the directives  found in this document:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UXGyYWX5nyIto7Plj6P0iS7xiGk9eQhg/view?usp=sharing
Please let us know if you are coming (You can still come if you forgot)

Public prayer is a contingent - although important, Rabbinic obligation

Guarding one’s health is a Biblical obligation of the greatest strictness 
Please remember these priorities!

2. Shabbat Morning 6/27 @9AM - Service in Main Sanctuary 
Please consult with your physician before attending if you have any health concerns!
Please let us know if you are coming (You can still come if you forgot)

Please follow all directions of the Rabbis and appointed ushers. 
Please Stop by and come earlier if you can to have your temperature taken using our new, Israeli,  Tzomet Institute Shabbat Compliant thermometer.
Please observe all the directives  found in this document:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UXGyYWX5nyIto7Plj6P0iS7xiGk9eQhg/view?usp=sharing
Please sit in the same place you sat last week

Public prayer is a contingent - although important, Rabbinic obligation

Guarding one’s health is a Biblical obligation of the greatest strictness 
Please remember these priorities!
Morning Shema on no later than 9:00AM -Recite three paragraphs of Shema before Synagogue services.

3.  Havdalah on Facebook Live  Motzei Shabbat 6/27 at 9:45 PM
https://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1


4. Sunday Zoom Shacharit service 6/28 @ 8AM
5: Reopening continues! Tuesday -live  Shacharit Service in Social Hall Tuesday 6/30 @ 7AM
Please come early to have your temperature taken 
Public prayer is a contingent - although important, Rabbinic obligation
Guarding one’s health is a Biblical obligation of the greatest strictness 
Please remember these priorities!
6.  Zoom Shacharit Service : TuesdayWednesday, Thursday and Friday@ 7AM 6/23 -6/26


New Zoom Service Mincha -Maariv every Tuesday and Thursday @ 7PM


7. Pirkei Avot (Ethics of Judaism) Daily -Tuesday through Friday 6/30 -7/03 8:30 -9AM

Also on Facebook Livehttps://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1


8. Note New Time  Topic: Torah in Depth -Weekly Torah Portion Tuesday  6/30 @ 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Also on Facebook Live
https://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1


9. The Jewish Course of WHY - Followed by Mincha & Maariv Zoom Service
6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Wednesday 7/1 @ 6PM



10. Not just stories: Midrash Class Thursday 7/2 1PM  

Also on Facebook Live
https://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1


11. Note New Time  New Class: The Big Idea  Thursday 7/2 @ 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Also on Facebook Livehttps://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happenings at CBT tonight through Tuesday

Tonight - Sunday night 6/21 - Sivan 29/30 is the first night of Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
Please remember to say "Ya'ale Ve'yavo" in Maariv tonight

Tomorrow morning, Monday 6/22  is the first day of Rosh Chodesh. Please remember to say the full Rosh Chodesh service for Shacharit and remember Ya'aleh ve'yavo in all 3 services and Grace after meals. 

Rosh Chodesh has a second day and continues Monday night and Tuesday. 

Tuesday morning, 6/23,  we will continue phase B of our re-opening and have a service in the Main Sanctuary at 7AM

Please follow all instructions and precautions outlined in this document:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UXGyYWX5nyIto7Plj6P0iS7xiGk9eQhg/view?usp=sharing

For those who will be at home  - the service will also be available on Zoom

Pirkei Avot -Ethics of our Fathers follows the service at 8:30 AM on Facebook Live and Zoom:

A Thought: Motives Matter. Today we begin Parshat Korach -about Korach's rebellion. Korach used all the right language "Everyone is Holy" -but he was fighting for his own power -not to help the people of Israel.

Friday, June 19, 2020

A few important notes for this Shabbat and next week

Dear Friends,
A few important notes:

1. This Shabbat is Shabbat Mevarchim -when we bless the upcoming New Month of Tamuz   -If you are praying at home please remember to recite the Blessing on the new Month found before Musaf in your Siddur. We also do not recite  Av Harachamim before Ashrei of Musaf

2. Rosh Chodesh Tammuz is Monday and Tuesday 6/22 and 6/23 -Please remember to recite the Rosh Chodesh order of Prayer . Our reopening weekday minyan will be on the second day of Rosh Chodesh

3. Shabbat Times for Shabbat Shelach 6/19- 6/20 2020:
Candle Lighting  8:11 PM
Evening Shema should be Recited (again) no earlier than 9:05 PM
Morning Shema on Shabbat 6/20 no later than 9:00 AM -Recite three paragraphs of Shema before Synagogue services.
Shabbat ends and Havdalah is recited  9:22 PM

Shabbat Shalom!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Shabbat and everything happening all week long

If you want to join a zoom event please contact Rabbi Yaffe  on rabbi@bnaitorahma.org 

Shabbat Times for Shabbat Shelach 6/19- 6/20 2020:
Candle Lighting  8:11 PM
Evening Shema should be Recited (again) no earlier than 9:05 PM
Morning Shema on Shabbat 6/20 no later than 9:00 AM -Recite three paragraphs of Shema before Synagogue services.
Shabbat ends and Havdalah is recited  9:22 PM

Coming up! Mastering Talmud Class resumes Sunday 6/28 (Next week!) 9:30 AM Buying, Selling and Price Gouging  - in  Tractate Bava Batra

Also on Facebook Livehttps://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1

Please don't share zoom information with anyone you don't know well -and trust

1. Thursday Evening 6/18:
@ 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
New Class: The Big Idea  
Exploring the big questions of the day and all-time from a Judaic perspective.
This Week: Revolutions, Protests and all that 


Also on Facebook Livehttps://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1


2. Services on Zoom Friday Morning 6/19 @ 7AM

No pre-Shabbat Zoom

3. Friday Evening  6/19 @7PM -The Next Phase in Our Reopening 
Actual Services in Social Hall:
Please observe all the directives  found in this document:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UXGyYWX5nyIto7Plj6P0iS7xiGk9eQhg/view?usp=sharing
Please let us know if you are coming (You can still come if you forgot)

Public prayer is a contingent - although important, Rabbinic obligation

Guarding one’s health is a Biblical obligation of the greatest strictness 
Please remember these priorities!

4. Shabbat Morning 6/20 @9AM - Service in Main Sanctuary 
Please consult with your physician before attending if you have any health concerns!
Please let us know if you are coming (You can still come if you forgot)

Please follow all directions of the Rabbis and appointed ushers. 
Please Stop by and come earlier if you can to have your temperature taken using our new, Israeli,  Tzomet Institute Shabbat Compliant thermometer.
Please observe all the directives  found in this document:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UXGyYWX5nyIto7Plj6P0iS7xiGk9eQhg/view?usp=sharing
Please sit in the same place you sat last week

Public prayer is a contingent - although important, Rabbinic obligation

Guarding one’s health is a Biblical obligation of the greatest strictness 
Please remember these priorities!
Morning Shema on no later than 9:00AM -Recite three paragraphs of Shema before Synagogue services.

5.  Havdalah on Facebook Live  Motzei Shabbat 6/20 at 9:40 PM
https://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1


6. Sunday Zoom Shacharit service 6/21 @ 8AM


7: Reopening continues! Tuesday -live  Shacharit Service in Social Hall Tuesday 6/23@ 7AM
Please come early to have your temperature taken 
Public prayer is a contingent - although important, Rabbinic obligation
Guarding one’s health is a Biblical obligation of the greatest strictness 
Please remember these priorities!
8.  Zoom Shacharit Service : Wednesday, Thursday and Friday@ 7AM 6/23 -6/26



9. Pirkei Avot (Ethics of Judaism) Daily -Tuesday through Friday 6/23 -6/26 8:30 -9AM

Also on Facebook Livehttps://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1


10. Topic: Torah in Depth -Weekly Torah Portion Tuesday  6/23 @ 7PM


Also on Facebook Live
https://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1


11. The Jewish Course of WHY - Followed by Mincha & Maariv Zoom Service
6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Wednesday 6/24 @ 6PM




12. Not just stories: Midrash Class Thursday 6/25 1PM  

Also on Facebook Live
https://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1


13. New Class: The Big Idea  Thursday 6/25 @ 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Exploring the big questions of the day and all-time from a Judaic perspective

Also on Facebook Livehttps://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1

Torah Portion Synopsis: Shelach  - Numbers 13:1–15:41

Moses sends twelve spies to the land of Canaan. Forty days later they return, carrying a huge cluster of grapes, a pomegranate and a fig, to report on a lush and bountiful land. But ten of the spies warn that the inhabitants of the land are giants and warriors “more powerful than we”; only Caleb and Joshua insist that the land can be conquered, as G‑d has commanded.

The people weep that they’d rather return to Egypt. G‑d decrees that Israel’s entry into the Land shall be delayed forty years, during which time that entire generation will die out in the desert. A group of remorseful Jews storm the mountain on the border of the Land, and are routed by the Amalekites and Canaanites.

The laws of the Nesachim (meal, wine and oil offerings) are given, as well as the mitzvah to consecrate a portion of the dough (challah) to G‑d when making bread. G‑d instructs to place fringes (tzitzit) on the four corners of our garments, so that we should remember to fulfill the mitzvot (divine commandments).


A short sermon:
This week we read about the spies: They begin by praising the Land of Canaan (Israel) but then claim that the people of Israel can't possibly succeed in inheriting it. Sometimes we make an endeavor so big and wonderful in our eyes  we assume we can't possibly accomplish it  - "it's too big and I'm too small"

To this the two righteous spies -Joshua and Caleb  responded "Alo Na'aleh" "We shall go up". When we resolve that we can rise to a new challenge to do more with our Judaism - We should believe that if the idea came to us, we can do it! It is big but G-d who gives us power is even bigger.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tonight's Class is at 8PM

Tonight's Torah in Depth class will meet on Zoom and Facebook live at 8PM rather than 7pm

Friday, June 12, 2020

Beha'alotcha 5780 Reopened Week 2!

Dear Friends,

We will be reopening for the second week on a limited basis this Shabbat for Shacharit at 845 AM.

All went well last week with everyone properly keeping to protocol 


Please consult with your physician before attending if you have any health concerns!

Public prayer is a contingent - although important, Rabbinic obligation

Guarding one’s health is a Biblical obligation of the greatest strictness 
Please remember these priorities!

Please follow all directions of the Rabbis and appointed ushers. 

Please Note: Please Arrive between 845 AM -8:55 AM to have your temperature taken using our new, Israeli, Tzomet Institute Shabbat Compliant thermometer.
Service commences at 9:00 AM
Please sit in the same place you sat last week

Before you consider attending please read the following document and we request that you RSVP before Shabbat (You can still come if you didn't but we prefer...)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UXGyYWX5nyIto7Plj6P0iS7xiGk9eQhg/view?usp=sharing

A. Online classes and events 
Please contact us if you want to join on zoom!


4. Pirkei Avot (Ethics of Judaism) Daily -Tuesday through Friday 8:30 -9AM

Also on Facebook Livehttps://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1

5. Topic: Torah in Depth -Weekly Torah Portion Tuesday  6/16 @ 7PM

Also on Facebook Livehttps://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1

7. Not just stories: Midrash Class Thursday 6/18 1PM  

Also on Facebook Livehttps://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1


8. New Class: The Big Idea  Thursday 6/18 @ 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Password: 248365

Also on Facebook Livehttps://www.facebook.com/bnai.torah.1

Sermon
Join us at the Zoom service at 7PM to hear the Sermon