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 May 2021

Sat, Apr 17
10:00 am

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Shabbat Tazria-Metzora

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

Before the formal prayer service, we prepare with Psalms, kavanot, or meditation. Through P'sukei D'zimra, we relax, quiet our minds, and rejoice with song.

This week, our Preparation will be led by Miriam.

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: Ilana
Torah (Double portion from Leviticus):

Haftarah: II Kings 7:3 - 7:20 -- Amy F
DT: Ralph
Musaf: Lisa
Psalm: Miriam H-K

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®.

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

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

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

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Havdalah

8:21 pm - Havdalah led by Miriam H-K
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.

Sun, Apr 18
7:15 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

This week's activity: Joking Around with Sara

Sara says:
"I / we love to laugh! How about you?
Join us for an hour -- we'll tell jokes & laugh together.
Come prepared with a joke or 2.  No jokes? Then just come prepared to laugh!
Let's have some fun!"

Login

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Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

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Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

Each week we'll have a different kind of fun — as well as schmoozing in the main "room." Activities may include a play reading, improv, jokes, open mike, online gaming (Bridge, Scrabble, Whist), Trivial Pursuit, Scattergories, etc. Your additional suggestions are invited. If you're interested in Bridge, please drop a note to Davidah.

Wed, Apr 21
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

We count the omer,

Sat, Apr 24
10:00 am

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Shabbat Acharei mot & K'doshim

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

Before the formal prayer service, we prepare with Psalms, kavanot, or meditation. Through P'sukei D'zimra, we relax, quiet our minds, and rejoice with song.

This week, our Preparation 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
Torah (double portion from Leviticus):

Haftarah: Amos 9:7 - 9:15 - Ilana
DT: TBA
Musaf: Miriam H-K
Psalm: Marge

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®.

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

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

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

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Havdalah

8:29 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.

Sun, Apr 25
7:15 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Each week we'll have a different kind of fun — as well as schmoozing in the main "room." Activities may include a play reading, improv, jokes, open mike, online gaming (Bridge, Scrabble, Whist), Trivial Pursuit, Scattergories, etc.

Your additional suggestions are invited. If you're interested in Bridge, please drop a note to Davidah.

This week's activity is TBA

Login

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Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

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Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

Wed, Apr 28
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

We count the omer

Sat, May 1
10:00 am

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Shabbat Emor

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

Before the formal prayer service, we prepare with Psalms, kavanot, or meditation. Through P'sukei D'zimra, we relax, quiet our minds, and rejoice with song.

This week, our Preparation 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: Miriam H-K
Torah:

Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15 - 44:31 - TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: Jonathan
Psalm: Marge

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®.

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

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

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

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Havdalah

8:38 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.

Sun, May 2
7:15 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Each week we'll have a different kind of fun — as well as schmoozing in the main "room." Activities may include a play reading, improv, jokes, open mike, online gaming (Bridge, Scrabble, Whist), Trivial Pursuit, Scattergories, etc.

Your additional suggestions are invited. If you're interested in Bridge, please drop a note to Davidah.

 This week's activity is Book Club 

 See our Book Club page for more information. 

Login

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Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

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Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

Wed, May 5
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

We count the omer.

Sat, May 8
10:00 am

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Shabbat B'har-B'chutotai
Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh

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

Before the formal prayer service, we prepare with Psalms, kavanot, or meditation. Through P'sukei D'zimra, we relax, quiet our minds, and rejoice with song.

This week, our Preparation 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: Debby M
Torah (double portion from Leviticus; verses of rebuke):

Chazak/Chizki

Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19 - 17:14 - Sara
DT: TBA
Birkat haChodesh (Rosh Chodesh Sivan yihyeh b'yom r'vi-i — Tuesday night and Wednesday)
Musaf: Howard
Psalm: Marge

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®.

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

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

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

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Havdalah

8:46 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.

Sun, May 9
7:15 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Each week we'll have a different kind of fun — as well as schmoozing in the main "room." Activities may include a play reading, improv, jokes, open mike, online gaming (Bridge, Scrabble, Whist), Trivial Pursuit, Scattergories, etc.

Your additional suggestions are invited. If you're interested in Bridge, please drop a note to Davidah.

This week's activity is TBA

Login

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Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

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Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

Wed, May 12
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

We count the omer.

Sat, May 15
10:00 am

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Shabbat B'midbar

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

Before the formal prayer service, we prepare with Psalms, kavanot, or meditation. Through P'sukei D'zimra, we relax, quiet our minds, and rejoice with song.

This week, our Preparation 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: Lisa
Torah:

Haftarah: Hosea 2:1 - 2:22 - TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: Ilana
Psalm: Marge

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®.

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

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

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

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Havdalah and
Kiddush Levanah

8:54 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.

Sun, May 16
7:15 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Each week we'll have a different kind of fun — as well as schmoozing in the main "room." Activities may include a play reading, improv, jokes, open mike, online gaming (Bridge, Scrabble, Whist), Trivial Pursuit, Scattergories, etc.

Your additional suggestions are invited. If you're interested in Bridge, please drop a note to Davidah.

This week's activity is TBA

Login

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Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

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Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

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Shavuot begins in the evening

TIKKUN LEIL SHAVUOT — Details will be announced "shortly"

Mon, May 17
10:00 am

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Shavuot Day 1

Teletefila Festival service

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

Before the formal prayer service, we prepare with Psalms, kavanot, or meditation. Through P'sukei D'zimra, we relax, quiet our minds, and rejoice with song.

This week, our Preparation 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
   (Yom Tov amidah with insertions for Shavuot)
Hallel malei: TBA
Book of Ruth: readers TBA
Akdamut (abridged): TBA
Torah (2 "scrolls"):

*These are the correct verse numbers for Etz Hayyim and the Hertz Chumash.

Haftarah: Ezekiel 1:1-28; 3:12: TBA
   (Concluding Yom Tov blessing with insertions for Shavuot)
Yizkor: TBA
DT: No DT
Musaf: TBA
   (Yom Tov Amidah with insertions for Shavuot)
Psalm: TBA

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®.

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

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

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

Tue, May 18

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Shavuot Day 2

You're invited to the Ansche Chesed Festival service.

JOIN VIA ZOOM
or call: 929 205 6099,
Meeting ID: 875 1782 0145
Passcode: Shabbat

If you would like to attend in person, please complete this form.

(Festival ends in the evening)

Wed, May 19
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

We count the omer.

Sat, May 22
10:00 am

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Shabbat Naso

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

Before the formal prayer service, we prepare with Psalms, kavanot, or meditation. Through P'sukei D'zimra, we relax, quiet our minds, and rejoice with song.

This week, our Preparation 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: Jonathan A
Torah:

Haftarah: Judges 13:2 - 13:25 - TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: Martin
Psalm: Marge

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®.

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

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

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

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Havdalah

9:02 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.

Sun, May 23
7:15 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Each week we'll have a different kind of fun — as well as schmoozing in the main "room." Activities may include a play reading, improv, jokes, open mike, online gaming (Bridge, Scrabble, Whist), Trivial Pursuit, Scattergories, etc.

Your additional suggestions are invited. If you're interested in Bridge, please drop a note to Davidah.

This week's activity is TBA

Login

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Passcode: 919943

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Passcode: 919943

Wed, May 26
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, May 29
10:00 am

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Shabbat B'haalot'cha

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

Before the formal prayer service, we prepare with Psalms, kavanot, or meditation. Through P'sukei D'zimra, we relax, quiet our minds, and rejoice with song.

This week, our Preparation 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: Sara
Torah:

Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14 - 4:7 - TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: Miriam H-K
Psalm: Marge

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®.

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

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

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

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Havdalah

9:09 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.

Sun, May 30
7:15 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Each week we'll have a different kind of fun — as well as schmoozing in the main "room." Activities may include a play reading, improv, jokes, open mike, online gaming (Bridge, Scrabble, Whist), Trivial Pursuit, Scattergories, etc.

Your additional suggestions are invited. If you're interested in Bridge, please drop a note to Davidah.

This week's activity is TBA

Login

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Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

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Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943