Thursday, October 28, 2021

Important announcements!

 

IMPORTANT COVID NOTICE

      This notice is to inform our members that COVID is currently  widely circulating within local Jewish institutions.   Also, there are both children and some adults in the community who are still unvaccinated and lacking immunity.
       Fortunately, to our knowledge, no case has been documented resulting from a transmission at Bnai Torah.
      However, given the attendance/affiliation  of many  members and their  household family  members  at multiple local Jewish institutions,  we are  reminding you of the following provisions of the shul COVID policy:
  • No one should enter the shul building who has any of the possible symptoms of COVID.
  • No one should enter the shul building who has a household  family member who has tested positive until cleared by the public health department of his City or Town
Also, out of an abundance of caution, if you or a household family member have had an exposure to a documented COVID case and  been directed to get a COVID test, you should refrain from entering the building until your or their  COVID  status has been determined.
 
The safety of our members is of utmost importance and we need to continue our vigilance in enforcing protective measures.

 
Shabbat Shalom!

New Zoom Link for all classes - Click Here



All services will be in the large sanctuary!

In order to keep all members and guests safe at B'nai Torah, all participants at any function in the shul, services, meals (except when eating)  MUST wear a face mask over both their nose and mouth. These requirements are mandated by the City of Springfield. 
Shabbat Shalom!

Friday, August 13, 2021

New COVID policy @ CBT effective immediately

 In an abundance of caution, given the substantial transmission rates in Hampden County, the high prevalence of vaccinated members with increased Covid risk, and presence of children under 12 years of age who have not been immunized, Congregation B’nai Torah has issued the following Shul COVID-19 Policy revisions effective Shabbat 8/13 -14 onwards:


             ALL INDIVIDUALS  AGES 5  YEARS AND OVER (VACCINATED OR NOT) MUST BE FULLY  MASKED  IN ALL INDOOR AREAS OF CONGREGATION BNAI TORAH AT ALL TIMESwith the following exceptions :
 
Masks may be removed only for eating (e.g. kiddushes, events) and must be refastened after one has completed eating.

Hazzan, Baal Tefillah,  Baal Torah, or shofar blower  if he is  vaccinated and socially distanced from other individuals on the bima, ,may remove his mask on the Bimah while he is facing the Ark.           
 
          
   The Rabbi or other speakers may face the congregation and be unmasked while delivering remarks while standing as far away from the front of the congregation on the Bimah  as possible.

Other Protective Measures for Food Service Events:
 
Masks shall be worn in buffet lines and when seated at tables at all times except when food is  actually being consumed.
 
To avoid close contact in a  buffet line, no more than about 8 individuals (e.g. family group, table grouping) should be at buffet tables at one time.  For example, at a larger gathering, attendees should be seated and be directed to approach the buffet one table at a time.  

Friday, July 9, 2021

Schedule for Services and Torah Study: Shabbat and Coming Week

 

This week as Shabbat ends we begin the intense period of national reflection we know as the "Nine Days". For more information please click here. Join us this Shabbat as we mark Rosh Chodesh -the new month which carries in it the hope of healing and renewal. This week's talk is about the work of this important period and is titled "The road from Sad to Glad does not pass through Mad"

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov!

 
NEW ! Zoom link for all services and classes: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81775656038?pwd=K01hUUVHQkt0aldwV2R6YlpHTUVVUT09
By Phone: 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 817 7565 6038 Passcode: 248365

 

Shabbat Schedule:

Friday  7/9

Mincha / Kabbalat Shabbat: 7PM Remember all Rosh Chodesh Insertions

Candlelighting: 8:08 PM

Shabbat Day /Rosh Chodesh  7/10

Shacharit: 9AM

Please recite the three paragraphs of the Shema before arriving in Synagogue so as to conform to the latest Biblically mandated time for the reading of the Shema which is 9:04AM

Mincha/ Torah Study/ Maariv: 8 - 9:20 PM

Havdalah/ Shabbat Ends: 9:20 PM -all Nine Days rules in effect.
Schedule for Sunday 7/11

All Classes and Morning Services are on our Zoom link listed above, or click here 


Shacharit: 8AM

Class in Halachic Man via Zoom: 9:30AM

Mincha /Maariv  7PM

Schedule for Monday 7/12
All Classes and Morning Services are on our Zoom link listed above, or click here 


Morning Services- 7:00am

The Other Side of the Talmud: Aggadah 8:30-9AM

Quick Lunch n' Learn -1230-1245 PM

Special Program: Women Connect! Join our Rebbitzen, Chani Yaffe to explore "The Journey of a Nation"  - The Nine Days in Depth, 4:30PM at Bnai Torah - 2 Eunice Drive.


Mincha /Maariv 7:00 PM

New Day and Time: Parsha- in-Depth Text Study 7:50 -8:45 PM on Zoom
 

Schedule for Tuesday 7/13
All Classes and Morning Services are on our Zoom link listed above, or click here 


Morning Services 7AM

The Other Side of the Talmud: Aggadah 8:30-9AM

Chanie Yaffe's Yiddish Group 11:30AM - 12:25PM

Quick Lunch n' Learn -1230-1245 PM

Mincha /Maariv 7 PM
 

Schedule for Wednesday 7/14
Morning Services are on our Zoom link listed above, or click here 


Shacharit: 7AM

Mincha /Maariv 7 PM

Schedule for Thursday 7/15
All Classes and Morning Services are on our Zoom link listed above, or click here 

Shacharit: 7AM

The Other Side of the Talmud: Aggadah 8:30-9AM

Quick Lunch n' Learn -1230-1245 PM

Mincha /Maariv 7 PM

New! Let's Meet the Prophets:  A deep dive into a very misunderstood group of women and men 7:50 -8:45PM on Zoom

Schedule for Friday 7/16
All Classes and Morning Services are on our Zoom link listed above, or click here 

Shacharit: 7AM

The Other Side of the Talmud: Aggadah 8:30-9AM

Quick Lunch n' Learn -1230-1245 PM

Mincha /Kabbalat Shabbat 7 PM

Candle Lighting 8:05PM

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Schedule change for 7/5 (National Holiday). Note from Rabbi

Morning services  Tomorrow, Monday 7/5/
at
 8AM.  Due to National Holiday, no regular classes, but I am available for Torah study with any number of people anytime during the day - just contact me to arrange.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Mincha 7:45PM Today - Please note change!

 Reminder: Mincha for Fast / Maariv at Bnai Torah is 7:45PM Today  - Please note change! See you there אי"ה

Friday, June 11, 2021

A Thought, A Schedule, and Important Changes - Please Read!

 

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This week Korach attempts a coup against the leadership of Moshe and Aharon. His malfeasance lay not in his arguments, but in their motivation. Judaism embraces argument "These and these are both the words of the Living  G-d", says the Talmud (Eruvin 13B).

However, argument is good when  it concerns ideas, policies and philosophies. Self esteem is a good thing, But when self- esteem becomes located in winning an argument, the ego aspect destroys everything. This is what happened with Korach and why we are admonished not be like him. Through respectful and vigorous discussion and debate we become stronger and better 
Important: This week, the Tuesday Torah-in-Depth Class will  meet on Tuesday 6/15. On all subsequent weeks the class will meet on Mondays starting  6/21

Zoom link for all services and classes: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81775656038?pwd=K01hUUVHQkt0aldwV2R6YlpHTUVVUT09
By Phone: 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 817 7565 6038 Passcode: 248365

Shabbat Schedule:  THE ERUV IS UP!

Friday:  Mincha / Kabbalat Shabbat: 7PM    Candlelighting: 8:07PM

Shabbat Day:  
Shacharit: 9AM

Please recite the three paragraphs of the Shema before arriving in Synagogue so as to conform to the Biblical time for the reading of the Shema which is 

Mincha/ Torah Study/ Maariv: 8PM      Havdalah/ Shabbat Ends: 9:23 PM
 
Schedule for Sunday 6/13 - 3 Tammuz

All Classes and Morning Services are on our Zoom link listed above, or click here 


Shacharit: 8AM

NO "Halachic Man" Class

Mincha /Maariv  7PM

Schedule for Monday 6/14
All Classes and Morning Services are on our Zoom link listed above, or click here 


Morning Services- 7:00am

The Other Side of the Talmud: Aggadah 8:30-9AM

Quick Lunch n' Learn -1230-1245 PM

Mincha /Maariv 7:00 PM

Schedule for Tuesday 6/15
All Classes and Morning Services are on our Zoom link listed above, or click here 


Morning Services 7AM

The Other Side of the Talmud: Aggadah 8:30-9AM

Chanie Yaffe's Yiddish Group 11:30AM - 12:25PM. Starting this week ! Class is Live in Library and also on Zoom. Vaccinated individuals do not have to mask

Quick Lunch n' Learn -1230-1245 PM

Mincha /Maariv 7 PM

New! Parsha- in-Depth Text Study 7:50 -8:45 PM on Zoom

Schedule for Wednesday 6/16
Morning Services are on our Zoom link listed above, or click here 


Shacharit: 7AM

Mincha /Maariv 7 PM

Schedule for Thursday 6/17
All Classes and Morning Services are on our Zoom link listed above, or click here 

Shacharit: 7AM

The Other Side of the Talmud: Aggadah 8:30-9AM

Quick Lunch n' Learn -1230-1245 PM

Mincha /Maariv 7 PM

New! Let's Meet the Prophets:  A deep dive into a very misunderstood group of women and men 7:50 -8:45PM on Zoom

Schedule for Friday 6/18
All Classes and Morning Services are on our Zoom link listed above, or click here 

Shacharit: 7AM

The Other Side of the Talmud: Aggadah 8:30-9AM

Quick Lunch n' Learn -1230-1245 PM

Mincha /Kabbalat Shabbat 7 PM

Candle Lighting  8:10 PM