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Shavuot

Chag sameach!

Shavuot begins at sundown on Sunday evening (May 16th) and is traditionally when Reform congregations celebrate the Confirmation of our oldest students.

Erev Shavuot, Sunday, May 16th, 7pm - Join us as our Confirmation class of 5781 leads us in worship and stands with our ancestors at Mount Sinai to accept their role in our on-going covenant.  The service will be virtual, which you can watch below, or on this link. (Last year's Confirmation class, who postponed their celebration, will lead us in prayer on Friday, June 4th - see below.)

Shavuot Yizkor, Monday, May 17th, 10am - We will mark the covenant at Mount Sinai and take a  moment to remember those who have also stood in that chain or tradition.  The service will be virtual, which you can watch below, or on this link

Shabbbat services

Shabbat shalom!

Friday evening - You are invited to join us for Shabbat worship in one of two ways: Participating (through this link) or watching (see below for instructions).  Friday Shabbat services begin at 7:30pm. On the last Friday of the month, our service begins at 6pm. (Make sure to bring your instruments.)

Friday, May 14th, 7:30pm (virtual) - Please join us as our 5th grade class leads us in our annual Teacher Appreciaton Service.  This is one of our most attended services of the year, as we take the time to thank those who give of themselves to carry on our Judaism to the next generation.

Friday, May 21st, 7:30pm (virtual) - May Birthday and Anniversary service.

Friday, May 28th, 6pm (in person, outdoors*) - Bring your own chairs and instruments, to sit with your family pod as the Cantor and Rabbi lead us in worship.  We will also hold this service on Zoom, so you can tune in from at home as well. Come at 5:30pm as we bring back the nosh, or stay after for a fire and some adult beverages.

Friday, June 4th, 7:30pm (virtual) - The Confirmation Class of 5780 put off their celebration of entering into the covenant until this year.  Please join them as we celebrate their entry into the century old tradtion of Confirmation at Temple Sholom.

Friday, June 11th, 7:30pm (virtual) - Annual installation service for our Board of Trustees and Officers.

Friday, June 18th, 7:30pm (in person, indoors) - Join us as we return to indoor services in our sanctuary: led by the Rabbi and hybrid on Zoom as well. Come back to our sanctuary as we see how things may work for the High HolyDays, bringing together our in-person and at-home congregation. All in-person participants will be masked, seated in household pods, and there will be no singing out loud.

Friday, July 2nd, 6:30pm (in person, outdoors*) - Join us for our annual Shabbat-BBQ for the Fourth of July weekend. We'll provide hamburgers and hot dogs (also a vegan option, if requested), and some sides. Bring whatever else you want for your own family/household, and we'll have socially distanced tables set up for dinner, and services to follow.

*Outdoor services are weather permitting, and will be livestreamed and on the regular Zoom link, as well. If it rains, we will be on Zoom only..

Saturday Morning Worship - 10am
Our next B'nei Mitzvah led service will be on May 15th at 10am as Vance Slack celebrates becoming Bar Mitzvah by leading us in prayer and teaching from the Torah.  Follow this link or watch below. Our last Bat Mitzvah service before the summer will be led by Carlie Gleason, on Saturday, June 5th.

Welcoming Shabbat on Fridays at 1pm
This early Kabbalat Shabbat takes place one Friday per month from 1-2pm. This service is led by Rabbi Abraham for those who would like to attend a Shabbat Service, but are unable to get to the Temple at 7:30pm. We will share some prayers, including the Mourners' Kaddish, some singing, and some Torah study/discussion.Since you can now join services by Zoom or YouTube, we are suspending this afternoon gathering, after May.  The link is here. The last date is May 14, 2021.

For all services:
1) Watch - through the embedded YouTube viewer below you can watch the service that is being led remotely.  No one can see you, nor can the service leaders hear your participation, or see your comments in real time.  (The link should be live by a few minutes before the service. If the link is not working for you, try refreshing your screen, or closing your browser and re-opening it.)

2) Participate - You have the option to be seen by the other participants (and on the YouTube above, through the non-publicized link), to see who else is on the Zoom part of the service, and to participate when invited.

Join - Follow the Zoom link (in blue above for the service you wish to join). Even if you have never used Zoom, you can use this link on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Agree to the download and a window will open.  We ask you to stay muted through most of the service (Not only are background noises distracting, but it will make your video move to the featured position, instead of the service leaders.) 

View - You should have the choice of gallery (graphic of nine squares in a square formation) or speaker view.  Gallery gives you a "Brady Bunch" arrangement of many of the participants. Speaker view gives you a row of participants with the speaker featured in a larger square.  We recommend speaker view for the service. At times during the service, we will post slides with the prayers  At that time, the windows of participants will shrink to the side or top of your screen.

Chat - You can also chat with other participants through the chat feature - with all participants, or with specific ones in the pulldown tab.  Be careful which you select.  The service leaders may not be able to check messages sent to them during the service.

Video - You can toggle between being seen by others or not, with the video icon in the Zoom window.  It is usually next to the microphone icon that toggles whether you are heard or muted.

Shabbat shalom to all.


 

Below are services from the 5779 High Holy Days services that were streamed:

 

Shabbat services

Shabbat shalom.

Friday evening worship

You are invited to join us for Shabbat worship in one of two ways: Participating (through this link) or watching (see below). Services begin at 7:30pm. On the last Friday of the month, our service begins at 6pm. (Make sure to bring your instruments.)

1) Watch - through the embedded YouTube viewer below you can watch the service that is being led remotely.  No one can see you, nor can the service leaders hear your participation, or see your comments in real time.  (The link should be live by a few minutes before the service. If the link is not working for you, try refreshing your screen, or closing your browser and re-opening it.)

2) Participate - You have the option to be seen by the other participants (and on the YouTube above, through the non-publicized link), to see who else is on the Zoom part of the service, and to participate when invited.

Join - Follow the Zoom link (in blue above for the service you wish to join). Even if you have never used Zoom, you can use this link on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Agree to the download and a window will open.  We ask you to stay muted through most of the service (Not only are background noises distracting, but it will make your video move to the featured position, instead of the service leaders.) 

View - You should have the choice of gallery (graphic of nine squares in a square formation) or speaker view.  Gallery gives you a "Brady Bunch" arrangement of many of the participants. Speaker view gives you a row of participants with the speaker featured in a larger square.  We recommend speaker view for the service. At times during the service, we will post slides with the prayers  At that time, the windows of participants will shrink to the side or top of your screen.

Chat - You can also chat with other participants through the chat feature - with all participants, or with specific ones in the pulldown tab.  Be careful which you select.  The service leaders may not be able to check messages sent to them during the service.

Video - You can toggle between being seen by others or not, with the video icon in the Zoom window.  It is usually next to the microphone icon that toggles whether you are heard or muted.

Shabbat shalom to all.

Thanks,

Rabbi Joel N Abraham

Mon, May 17 2021 6 Sivan 5781