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Shabbat shalom!

Friday Evening Shabbat Services

You are invited to join us for Shabbat worship in one of three ways: Participating in person,  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.)

In-person worship services with singing resumed in our Sanctuary on Friday, June 11th. We will continue to offer a virtual option for those who do not wish to attend in person.

Our early Service (last Friday of the month) will be held outside over the summer. In case of inclement weather, services will be moved indoors and masks will be required to protect unvaccinated children.

All over the age of 2 are expected to be masked when in the building. Congregants who are symptomatic, or who have been exposed to Covid, should remain at home and participate in services on-line. Congregants are encouraged to act according to their own decisions regarding in-person attendance at services. We ask that you take into account the health of all the members of our community, and act with care and compassion.  

Friday, October 15th, 7:30pm - Sephardi Shabbat - marking Hispanic Heritage month, we will feature melodies, traditions, and readings from Sephardi (Spain-descended) Jewry.

Friday, October 22nd, 7:30pm - Birthday/Anniversary Service

Friday, October 29th, 6pm (in person, outdoors?*) - Early Service, Nosh begins at 5:30

*Outdoor services are weather permitting, and will be live streamed and on the regular Zoom link, as well. If it rains, we will be indoors and masks will be required.

Saturday Morning Shabbat Worship - 10am
Our next Bar Mitzvah service  will be led by Benjamin Silverman, on October 15th. Attend in-person, follow this link or watch below.  Ben is the first member of his class to mark this occasion.  On October 30th, Sydney Klein will celebrate as the final Bat Mitzvah of her class.

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.

You can find a collection of previous Temple Sholom services preserved on our YouTube channel - sholomnj.


Thu, October 21 2021 15 Cheshvan 5782