TeleTefila.com

Online Shabbat Morning Services and a variety of social events

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About us

TeleTefila.com exists to serve the davening and social needs of all those who have been closed out of their synagogues by the Coronavirus pandemic. We use ZOOM to hold Shacharit services every Shabbat morning, Maariv and a Kaffeeklatsch every Wednesday evening. We celebrate the Jewish festivals and some secular holidays together, and organize virtual shiva minyanim when needed. We also schmooze up a storm, have online "picnics" and play Whist together. And it's all done via ZOOM.

A group of friends from the West Side Minyan and Minyan Rimonim, both of which are affiliates of Congregation Ansche Chesed, founded TeleTefila shortly after Purim, 2020, when it became clear we could no longer meet in person. Since then, our merry band has expanded to include new friends from Massachusetts to Delaware.

What is our practice? On Shabbat, we daven Shacharit starting at Bar'chu and read Torah following the Triennial cycle. Since we don't have a Torah scroll, we read from a chumash without aliyot or Torah blessings. For more details about what we do at Shacharit, you can see our Order of Service. If you like, you can log in to our Shabbat services on Friday before Shabbat.

Our schedule for the next few weeks is posted below, with links to the login information.

If you have questions, drop a note to info@TeleTefila.com. We'd love to hear from you.

Times and texts for this Shabbat

updated every sunday evening, for New York, NY

Torah: We read Torah according to the triennial cycle. In 5781 (2020–2021), we're in the second year of the cycle.

Haftarah: We read the conventional Haftarah every week.

Instructions: If you click on the name of the parsha, you'll get the chapter and verse for this week's readings. From there, you can click and get the actual Hebrew and English texts of the readings, curtesy of the Sepharia website.

Calendar through June 2021

Wed, Jun 16
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

Join us for our weekly schmoozefest! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#kaffee for login info.

Sat, Jun 19
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Chukat

P'sukei D'zimra (Verses of Song) —  9:40 am 

In P'sukei D'zimra, we relax and open ourselves to our spiritual side, in preparation for the formal service that follows. Depending on who’s leading, P'sukei D'zimra may consist of Psalms, kavanot, or meditation.“

This week, P'sukei D'zimra will be led by Sara.

Login is the same as for the Shabbat morning service. See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers can be found here.

Shacharit: Sara
Torah (Numbers):

Haftarah: Judges 11:1 - 11:33 - Ilana
DT: Tamara
Musaf: Martin
Psalm: Marge

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers
People who attend our services use at least four different siddurim (prayer books). We do not announce page numbers because it would be a tircha d'tzibbur (burden on the congregation). Instead, we have a chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

Muting
For most of the service, please mute yourself. Further explanation can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#muting

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

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Havdalah

  • For those who’d like to start their schmooze before sundown, we open the Havdalah meeting at 9:00 pm from May 29 through July 24.
  •  9:21 pm  — Shabbat ends
  • Ten minutes later, we say Havdalah, led by Leah & Paul
  • Followed by Kiddush L'vanah!
  • Followed by schmoozing!

Login information for Havdalah can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#havdalah.

[Words for Miriam haN'viah: https://ritualwell.org/ritual/miriam-ha-nviah-1 ]

moon

KIDDUSH L'VANAH —following Havdalah

We welcome the first sliver of moon after Rosh Chodesh, with a Psalm, a blessing, and some singing. And we do it outdoors, in front of each of our apartment buildings. Take your cell phones and tablets out with you, so you can share the experience with the rest of the TeleTefila chevra!

Kiddush L'vana will be led by Miriam H-K, Nos, and Larry (after we go back inside, there will be songs and a Moon story)

Please download the Liturgy here and print it out.

[We use the same ZOOM session as for Havdalah, above.]

Sun, Jun 20
7:15 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

 This week's activity is Lexulous (like Scrabble®) 

For ZOOM login and game details, see our Sunday Funday page.

Wed, Jun 23
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

Join us for our weekly schmoozefest! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#kaffee for login info.

Sat, Jun 26
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Balak

P'sukei D'zimra (Verses of Song) —  9:40 am 

In P'sukei D'zimra, we relax and open ourselves to our spiritual side, in preparation for the formal service that follows. Depending on who’s leading, P'sukei D'zimra may consist of Psalms, kavanot, or meditation.“

This week, P'sukei D'zimra will be led by Ilana.

Login is the same as for the Shabbat morning service. See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers can be found here.

Shacharit: TBA
Torah (Numbers):

Haftarah: Micah 5:6 - 6:8
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers
People who attend our services use at least four different siddurim (prayer books). We do not announce page numbers because it would be a tircha d'tzibbur (burden on the congregation). Instead, we have a chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

Muting
For most of the service, please mute yourself. Further explanation can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#muting

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

Shivah Asar B'Tamuz

Shivah Asar B'Tamuz begins in the evening. It is the first day of a three week mourning period that precedes Tisha B'Av.

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Havdalah

9:22 pm - Havdalah led by TBA
Followed by schmoozing!

Havdalah begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

For those who’d like to start their schmooze before sundown, we’ll open the Havdalah meeting at 9:00 pm from May 29 through July 24. We’ll still make Havdalah at the correct time, as calculated by Rav Applebank. And we’ll continue schmoozing after the ceremony – natch!

Login information for Havdalah can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#havdalah.

[Words for Miriam haN'viah: https://ritualwell.org/ritual/miriam-ha-nviah-1 ]

Sun, Jun 27

Shivah Asar B'Tamuz

Traditionally marked with a daytime fast, and thus considered a minor fast day. Shivah Asar B'Tamuz is the first day of a three week mourning period that precedes Tisha B'Av.

MINYAN RIMONIM MEMBERSIP MEETING — 6:00 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY — 7:15 pm

 This week's activity is xxx 

For ZOOM login and game details, see our Sunday Funday page.

Wed, Jun 30
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

Join us for our weekly schmoozefest! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#kaffee for login info.

Sat, Jul 3
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Pin'chas
Shabbat M'var'chim

P'sukei D'zimra (Verses of Song) —  9:40 am 

In P'sukei D'zimra, we relax and open ourselves to our spiritual side, in preparation for the formal service that follows. Depending on who’s leading, P'sukei D'zimra may consist of Psalms, kavanot, or meditation.“

This week, P'sukei D'zimra will be led by Miriam H-K.

Login is the same as for the Shabbat morning service. See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers can be found here.

Shacharit: TBA
Torah (Numbers):

Special Haftarah — First Haftarah of Rebuke: Jeremiah 1:1 - 2:3 - TBA
DT: TBA
Birkat haChodesh ("Menachem Av yihyeh b'yom Shabbat Kodesh" — Menachem Av begins Friday night and Saturday) - TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers
People who attend our services use at least four different siddurim (prayer books). We do not announce page numbers because it would be a tircha d'tzibbur (burden on the congregation). Instead, we have a chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

Muting
For most of the service, please mute yourself. Further explanation can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#muting

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

9:21 pm - Havdalah led by TBA
Followed by schmoozing!

Havdalah begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

For those who’d like to start their schmooze before sundown, we’ll open the Havdalah meeting at 9:00 pm from May 29 through July 24. We’ll still make Havdalah at the correct time, as calculated by Rav Applebank. And we’ll continue schmoozing after the ceremony – natch!

Login information for Havdalah can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#havdalah.

[Words for Miriam haN'viah: https://ritualwell.org/ritual/miriam-ha-nviah-1 ]

Sun, Jul 4
7:15 pm

INDEPENDENCE DAY

SUNDAY FUNDAY

 This week's activity is xxx 

For ZOOM login and game details, see our Sunday Funday page.

Mon, Jul 5 Independence Day observed
Wed, Jul 7
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

Join us for our weekly schmoozefest! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#kaffee for login info.

Sat, Jul 10
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Matot & Mas'ei
Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

P'sukei D'zimra (Verses of Song) —  9:40 am 

In P'sukei D'zimra, we relax and open ourselves to our spiritual side, in preparation for the formal service that follows. Depending on who’s leading, P'sukei D'zimra may consist of Psalms, kavanot, or meditation.“

This week, P'sukei D'zimra will be led by TBA.

Login is the same as for the Shabbat morning service. See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers can be found here.

Shacharit: Martin
   (Shabbat Amidah with Yaaleh v'yavo for Rosh Chodesh)
Hallel chaseir - Miriam H-K
Torah (Numbers; 2 "scrolls"):

  • 1: 32:1-4 (4 v.) - TBA
  • 2: 32:5-19 (15 v.) - TBA
  • 3: 32:20-27 (8 v.) - Jonathan A (marking his mother's yortsayt — yahrtzeit)
  • 4: 32:28-42 (15 v.) - Jonathan A
  • 5: 33:1-10 (10 v.) - Jonathan A
  • 6: 33:11-36 (26 v.) - Jonathan A
  • 7: 33:37-49 (13 v.) - Jonathan A

Chazak/Chizki

  • Maftir: Numbers 28:9-15 (7 v.) - Shabbat Rosh Chodesh - TBA

Haftarah for Shabbat Rosh Chodesh: Isaiah 66:1 - 66:24 (Why are we reading Isaiah?) - Bonnie
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
   (Rosh Chodesh Amidah for Shabbat; Shabbat K'dusha)
Psalm 92 for Shabbat - TBA
Psalm 104 for Rosh Chodesh - TBA


 At Kiddush, Evelyn will lead a discussion of this week's parsha.
 

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers
People who attend our services use at least four different siddurim (prayer books). We do not announce page numbers because it would be a tircha d'tzibbur (burden on the congregation). Instead, we have a chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

Muting
For most of the service, please mute yourself. Further explanation can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#muting

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

9:18 pm - Havdalah led by TBA
Followed by schmoozing!

Havdalah begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

For those who’d like to start their schmooze before sundown, we’ll open the Havdalah meeting at 9:00 pm from May 29 through July 24. We’ll still make Havdalah at the correct time, as calculated by Rav Applebank. And we’ll continue schmoozing after the ceremony – natch!

Login information for Havdalah can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#havdalah.

[Words for Miriam haN'viah: https://ritualwell.org/ritual/miriam-ha-nviah-1 ]

Sun, Jul 11
7:11 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

 This week's activity is Book Club 

For ZOOM login and game details, see our Sunday Funday page.

Wed, Jul 14
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

Join us for our weekly schmoozefest! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#kaffee for login info.

Sat, Jul 17
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat D'varim
Shabbat Chazon

P'sukei D'zimra (Verses of Song) —  9:40 am 

In P'sukei D'zimra, we relax and open ourselves to our spiritual side, in preparation for the formal service that follows. Depending on who’s leading, P'sukei D'zimra may consist of Psalms, kavanot, or meditation.“

This week, P'sukei D'zimra will be led by TBA.

Login is the same as for the Shabbat morning service. See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers can be found here.

Shacharit: TBA
Torah:

Haftarah Isaiah 1:1 - 1:27 (third Haftarah of rebuke): Miriam H-K
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers
People who attend our services use at least four different siddurim (prayer books). We do not announce page numbers because it would be a tircha d'tzibbur (burden on the congregation). Instead, we have a chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

Muting
For most of the service, please mute yourself. Further explanation can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#muting

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

TISHA B'AV — begins in the evening
Havdalah is part of Maariv

Ansche Chesed in-person service
Tentative 9pm. Further details will be posted when they become available.

TeleTefila online service

Maariv: TBA

Eicha (Lamentations):

Chapter 1 - Miriam HK
Chapter 2 - TBA
Chapter 3 - TBA
Chapter 4 - TBA
Chapter 5 - TBA

Kinot: TBA

Sun, Jul 18

Ansche Chesed Tisha B'Av morning service with study and Kinot — 8:30 am

Further details will be posted when they become available.

NO Sunday Funday — because Tisha B'Av doesn't end until late in the evening.

Wed, Jul 21
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

Join us for our weekly schmoozefest! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#kaffee for login info.

Sat, Jul 24
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Va-et-chanan
Shabbat Nachamu
Tu B'Av
(day of communal celebration)

P'sukei D'zimra (Verses of Song) —  9:40 am 

In P'sukei D'zimra, we relax and open ourselves to our spiritual side, in preparation for the formal service that follows. Depending on who’s leading, P'sukei D'zimra may consist of Psalms, kavanot, or meditation.“

This week, P'sukei D'zimra will be led by TBA.

Login is the same as for the Shabbat morning service. See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers can be found here.

Shacharit: TBA
Torah (Deuteronomy; the Cohen Luach calls this reading "Option A"; includes 10 Commandments):

(* These are the correct verse numbers for Etz Hayyim)

Haftarah for Shabbat Nachamu (1st Haftarah of consolation) — Isaiah 40:1 - 40:26: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers
People who attend our services use at least four different siddurim (prayer books). We do not announce page numbers because it would be a tircha d'tzibbur (burden on the congregation). Instead, we have a chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

Muting
For most of the service, please mute yourself. Further explanation can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#muting

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

9:07 pm - Havdalah led by TBA
Followed by schmoozing!

Havdalah begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

Login information for Havdalah can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#havdalah.

[Words for Miriam haN'viah: https://ritualwell.org/ritual/miriam-ha-nviah-1 ]

July 25 to Aug 8

National Havurah Committee Summer Institute

This year it's all online! See https://havurah.org/summer-institute-2021/courses2021/ for more information.

Sun, Jul 25
7:15 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

 This week's activity is xxx 

For ZOOM login and game details, see our Sunday Funday page.

Wed, Jul 28
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

Join us for our weekly schmoozefest! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#kaffee for login info.

Sat, Jul 31
10:00 am

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Shabbat Eikev

P'sukei D'zimra (Verses of Song) —  9:40 am 

In P'sukei D'zimra, we relax and open ourselves to our spiritual side, in preparation for the formal service that follows. Depending on who’s leading, P'sukei D'zimra may consist of Psalms, kavanot, or meditation.“

This week, P'sukei D'zimra will be led by TBA.

Login is the same as for the Shabbat morning service. See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers can be found here.

Shacharit: TBA
Torah (Deuteronomy):

Haftarah Isaiah 49:14 - 51:3 (2nd Haftarah of consolation): TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers
People who attend our services use at least four different siddurim (prayer books). We do not announce page numbers because it would be a tircha d'tzibbur (burden on the congregation). Instead, we have a chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

Muting
For most of the service, please mute yourself. Further explanation can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#muting

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

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Havdalah

8:59 pm - Havdalah led by TBA
Followed by schmoozing!

Havdalah begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

Login information for Havdalah can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#havdalah.

[Words for Miriam haN'viah: https://ritualwell.org/ritual/miriam-ha-nviah-1 ]

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Sat, Sep 4 Shabbat Nitzavim
Mon, Sep 6

Labor Day

Rosh Hashanah begins in the evening

Tue, Sep 7

Rosh Hashanah — First Day

Rosh Hashanah — Second Day begins in the evening

Wed, Sep 8

Rosh Hashanah — Second Day

Rosh Hashanh ends 7:58 pm

Sat, Sep 11 Shabbat Vayeilech
Shabbat Shuva
"September 11"
Wed, Sep 15 Kol Nidre
Yom Kippur begins in the Evening
Thu, Sep 16

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur ends at 7:44 pm

Sat, Sep 18

Shabbat Haazinu

Havdalah

Mon, Sep 20 Sukkot begins in the evening
Tue, Sep 21

Sukkot — First Day

Sukkot Second Day begins in the evening

Wed, Sep 22

Sukkot — Second Day

Yom Tov ends at 7:34 pm — Chol haMo-eid begins

Sat, Sep 25

Shabbat Chol haMo-eid Sukkot

Kohelet

Havdalah

Mon, Sep 27 Hoshanah Rabbah
Tue, Sep 28 Sh'mini Atzeret (with Yizkor)
Wed, Sep 29 Simchat Torah