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Togetherness While Apart

03/16/2020 10:07:13 AM


Rachel Goldberg

   Among all the unusual practices we are to encounter over the next weeks (or months) is the way we conduct our daily minyan. Usually an intimate group of 10 or so congregants gather in the Flax Chapel. Maintaining social distancing renders that impossible. 
   Ironically, this week’s parsha is VaYakhel, which begins: "Moshe gathered all the congregation of Israel.”
While gathering physically is not possible these days, we were able to connect as a community through Zoom conferencing to have a morning minyan. Rabbi Rein and Hazzan Dienstfrey led us through the (mostly) typical morning prayers.
  • It was comforting to see the faces of familiar congregants.
  • It was reassuring to recite familiar prayers.
  • It was uplifting to hear the words of our Rabbi and the voice of our Hazzan.
   Being part of evening and morning minyanim is easy. Join through Zoom by clicking on the following links.
Morning Minyan (Shacharit), Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 at 7:30 a.m.:
Evening Minyan (Ma’ariv), Sunday, March 15 - Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.*:
   *Note that evening minyan will take place at 7:30 p.m.; not 7:50 p.m.
Pages of the siddur and the weekly Torah reading are available here (with permission from the Rabbinic Assembly).
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