TeleTefila.com

Online Shabbat Morning Services, Tuesday evening Maariv . . . and Virtual Weekday Kaffeeklatsch

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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 every Tuesday evening, and a Kaffeeklatsch every Wednesday evening. Other activities include a Tikkun Leil Shavuot, rooftop picnics, shiva minyanim, and festival meals — all done on 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.

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 don't ZOOM on Shabbat, please join us for Maariv on Tuesday evenings.

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. Unrtil Rosh haShanah of 2020, we're in the first 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 January 2021

Wed, Dec 2
7:15 pm

maariv kaffeeklatsch logo

Maariv followed by Kaffeklatsch

Our experiment has been a success and Maariv will henceforth be combined with Kaffeeklatsch.

Maariv: For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes) and is followed by Kaffeeklatsch.

This week, Maariv will be led by TBA.

Kaffeeklatsch: Brew up a hot cup of joe cuppa Sleepytime®, grab a carob-chunk cookie fresh from the oven, and settle in for a relaxed schmooze with your mates. It's ok to come with your hair up in curlers and your face unshaven. We're all friends here.

Login for the combined event, as well as more information about Maariv, can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

Sat, Dec 5
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Vayishlach

Shacharit: Jonathan A
Torah:

Haftarah: Jonathan A
DT: Tamara
Musaf: Lisa
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.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:14 pm - Havdalah led by Evelyn
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.

TT Gaming with Debbie B

Online gaming tonight after Havdalah. Details will be posted shortly but, in the meantime, here's the login: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81336464877?pwd=S0RuQnZPaHdyL1FRQ1BWMHpoaVpEUT09

Wed, Dec 9
7:15 pm

maariv kaffeeklatsch logo

Maariv followed by Kaffeklatsch

Our experiment has been a success and Maariv will henceforth be combined with Kaffeeklatsch.

Maariv: For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes) and is followed by Kaffeeklatsch.

This week, Maariv will be led by TBA.

Kaffeeklatsch: Brew up a hot cup of joe cuppa Sleepytime®, grab a carob-chunk cookie fresh from the oven, and settle in for a relaxed schmooze with your mates. It's ok to come with your hair up in curlers and your face unshaven. We're all friends here.

Login for the combined event, as well as more information about Maariv, can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

Thu, Dec 10 🕎   Light 1st Chanukah candle
Sat, Dec 12
10:00 am

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Shabbat Vayeshev
Chanukah - second day

Shacharit:TBA
Torah (Gen.):

Haftarah for Shabbat Chanukah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 - TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: Miriam H-K
   Announce "Rosh Chodesh Tevet yihyeh b'yom r'vi-i" (Tuesday night and Wednesday)
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.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:15 pm - Havdalah led by TBA
Havdalah begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

🕎   After Havdalah, we light the 3rd Chanukah candle and sing Chanukah songs! (We light the chanukiah after Havdalah because we're "at home.")

And then we schmooze.

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

Wed, Dec 16
7:15 pm

maariv kaffeeklatsch logo

Chanukah, Maariv, and Kaffeklatsch

Our experiment has been a success and Maariv will henceforth be combined with Kaffeeklatsch.

🕎   Chanukah: We light the 7th candle and sing Chanukah songs!

Maariv: For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes) and is followed by Kaffeeklatsch.

This week, Maariv will be led by TBA.

Kaffeeklatsch: Brew up a hot cup of joe cuppa Sleepytime®, grab a carob-chunk cookie fresh from the oven, and settle in for a relaxed schmooze with your mates. It's ok to come with your hair up in curlers and your face unshaven. We're all friends here.

Login for the combined event, as well as more information about Maariv, can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

Sat, Dec 19
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Mikeitz

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
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.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:17 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.

Wed, Dec 23
7:15 pm

maariv kaffeeklatsch logo

Maariv followed by Kaffeklatsch

Our experiment has been a success and Maariv will henceforth be combined with Kaffeeklatsch.

Maariv: For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes) and is followed by Kaffeeklatsch.

This week, Maariv will be led by TBA.

Kaffeeklatsch: Brew up a hot cup of joe cuppa Sleepytime®, grab a carob-chunk cookie fresh from the oven, and settle in for a relaxed schmooze with your mates. It's ok to come with your hair up in curlers and your face unshaven. We're all friends here.

Login for the combined event, as well as more information about Maariv, can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

Thu, Dec 24 Jews' Night In
Fri, Dec 25

Fast of Tevet - daytime fast

Christmas Day

Sat, Dec 26
10:00 am

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Shabbat Vayigash

Shacharit: TBA
Torah:

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
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.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:21 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.

Wed, Dec 30
7:15 pm

maariv kaffeeklatsch logo

Maariv followed by Kaffeklatsch

Our experiment has been a success and Maariv will henceforth be combined with Kaffeeklatsch.

Maariv: For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes) and is followed by Kaffeeklatsch.

This week, Maariv will be led by TBA.

Kaffeeklatsch: Brew up a hot cup of joe cuppa Sleepytime®, grab a carob-chunk cookie fresh from the oven, and settle in for a relaxed schmooze with your mates. It's ok to come with your hair up in curlers and your face unshaven. We're all friends here.

Login for the combined event, as well as more information about Maariv, can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

Thu, Dec 31 New Years Eve
Sat, Jan 2, 2021
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Vaichi

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

Chazak/Chizki

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
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.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:26 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.

Wed, Jan 6, 2021
7:15 pm

maariv kaffeeklatsch logo

Maariv followed by Kaffeklatsch

Maariv: For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes) and is followed by Kaffeeklatsch.

This week, Maariv will be led by TBA.

Kaffeeklatsch: Brew up a hot cup of joe cuppa Sleepytime®, grab a carob-chunk cookie fresh from the oven, and settle in for a relaxed schmooze with your mates. It's ok to come with your hair up in curlers and your face unshaven. We're all friends here.

Login for the combined event, as well as more information about Maariv, can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

Sat, Jan 9, 2021
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Sh'mot
Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
   (Announce Rosh Chodesh)
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.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:32 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.

Wed, Jan 13
7:15 pm

maariv kaffeeklatsch logo

Maariv followed by Kaffeklatsch

Our experiment has been a success and Maariv will henceforth be combined with Kaffeeklatsch.

Maariv: For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes) and is followed by Kaffeeklatsch.

This week, Maariv will be led by TBA.

Kaffeeklatsch: Brew up a hot cup of joe cuppa Sleepytime®, grab a carob-chunk cookie fresh from the oven, and settle in for a relaxed schmooze with your mates. It's ok to come with your hair up in curlers and your face unshaven. We're all friends here.

Login for the combined event, as well as more information about Maariv, can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

Sat, Jan 16
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Va-eira

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
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.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:40 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.

moon

Kiddush L'vana

Details to come.

Jan 18 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday Observed
Wed, Jan 20
7:15 pm

maariv kaffeeklatsch logo

Maariv followed by Kaffeklatsch

Maariv: For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes) and is followed by Kaffeeklatsch.

This week, Maariv will be led by TBA.

Kaffeeklatsch: Brew up a hot cup of joe cuppa Sleepytime®, grab a carob-chunk cookie fresh from the oven, and settle in for a relaxed schmooze with your mates. It's ok to come with your hair up in curlers and your face unshaven. We're all friends here.

Login for the combined event, as well as more information about Maariv, can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

Sat, Jan 23
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Bo

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
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.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:47 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.

Wed, Jan 27
7:15 pm

maariv kaffeeklatsch logo

Maariv followed by Kaffeklatsch

Maariv: For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes) and is followed by Kaffeeklatsch.

This week, Maariv will be led by TBA.

Kaffeeklatsch: Brew up a hot cup of joe cuppa Sleepytime®, grab a carob-chunk cookie fresh from the oven, and settle in for a relaxed schmooze with your mates. It's ok to come with your hair up in curlers and your face unshaven. We're all friends here.

Login for the combined event, as well as more information about Maariv, can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

Sat, Jan 30
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat B'shallach
Shabbat Shira

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
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.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:55 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.