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 and/or Festival

updated every sunday evening, for New York, NY

Torah: We read Torah according to the triennial cycle. In 5782 (2021–2022), we're in the third year of the cycle.

Haftarah: We read the conventional Haftarah every week. If the Sephardic Haftarah is signifi9cantly shorter, we read that.

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 December 2021

Sat, Dec 4

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Shabbat Miketz
Shabbat Rosh Chodesh
Shabbat Chanukah

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

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.

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

Page numbers can be found here.

 10:00 am  — Shacharit: Ilana

Shabbat Amidah with Yaaleh v'yavo for Rosh Chodesh and Al haNisim for Chanukah

Hallel malei: Miriam H-K

Kaddish shaleim

Torah (Genesis, 3 "scrolls"):

Haftarah for Shabbat Chanukah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 · 21 p’sukim - Miriam H-K
DT and Torah Discussion: Evelyn
Musaf: Larry K
   Rosh Chodesh Amidah for Shabbat. Use prayers flor "Shabbat Rosh Chodesh," not Festivals. It's a Leap Year, so add the words "Ul'chaparat pasha" in Retzei.
Psalm: TBA
Psalm 104 for Rosh Chodesh: TBA
Psalm 30 for Chanukah: TBA
Adon Olam: Miriam H-K

Motzi and Judah Macabee song: Gila

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

 5:13 pm  —Havdalah: led by Miriam H-K
(Earliest Havdalah of the year)
Havdalah begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.
Words for Miriam haN'viah: https://ritualwell.org/ritual/miriam-ha-nviah-1

Login information: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#havdalah

Light the 7th Chanukah candle
Sing some songs

Whist and schmoozing
Login is the same as Havdalah, in spite of what it says elsewhere.
About playing Whist online: http://www.teletefila.com/sunday-funday.html#whist

Depending on attendance, we'll set up some breakout rooms.

Sun, Dec 5
7:15 pm

Candle Lighting and Online Gaming

We light the 8th candle and sing a couple Chanukah songs

If people are interested, we can play Scattergories or Lexulous

Wed, Dec 8
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Dec 11

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Shabbat Vayigash

 9:40 am  — P'sukei D'zimra (Verses of Song): Led by Miriam H-K

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.

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

Page numbers can be found here.

 10:00 am  — Shacharit: Carol

Torah (Genesis):

Haftarah Ezekiel 37:15 - 37:28 · 14 p’sukim: Ilana
DT: TBA
Musaf: Art
Psalm: Marge

At Kiddush, Dr. Art Cytryn will discuss COVID, boosters, and omicron; as well as answer your questions.

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

 5:14 pm  —Havdalah: led by Ralph
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 ]

Sun, Dec 12
7:15 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

 This week's activity is xxx 

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

Wed, Dec 15
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Dec 18

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Shabbat Vay'chi

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

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.

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

Page numbers can be found here.

 10:00 am  — Shacharit: TBA

Torah (Genesis):

Haftarah I Kings 2:1 - 2:12 · 12 p’sukim: 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

 5:16 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 ]

Sun, Dec 19
7:00 pm

Book Club

See http://www.teletefila.com/bookclub.html for details and login.

Wed, Dec 22
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Dec 25

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Shabbat Sh'mot

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

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.

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

Page numbers can be found here.

 10:00 am  — Shacharit: TBA

Torah (Exodus):

  • 0: 1:1-7 · 7 p’sukim - TBA
     
  • 1: 4:18-20 · 3 p’sukim - TBA
  • 2: 4:21-26 · 6 p’sukim - TBA
  • 3: 4:27-31 · 5 p’sukim - TBA
  • 4: 5:1-5 · 5 p’sukim - TBA
  • 5: 5:6-9 · 4 p’sukim - TBA
  • 6: 5:10-14 · 5 p’sukim - TBA
  • 7: 5:15-6:1 · 10 p’sukim- TBA

Haftarah (for Ashkenazim) - Isaiah 27:6 - 28:13; 29:22 - 29:23 · 23 p’sukim: 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

 5:19 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 ]

Sun, Dec 26
7:15 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

 This week's activity is xxx 

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

Wed, Dec 29
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Fri,
Dec 31
Leil Shabbat
New Year's Eve

Sat, Jan 1

 9:40 am  — Ansche Chesed Shul-wide Service -- In person

Minyan Rimonim will be there. Ilana will be leining an aliya on behalf of Rimonim.

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Shabbat Va-eira
Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh
New Years Day

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

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.

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

Page numbers can be found here.

 10:00 am  — Shacharit: TBA

Torah (Exodus):

  • 0: 6:2-5 · 4 p’sukim - TBA
     
  • 1: 8:16-23 · 8 p’sukim - TBA
  • 2: 8:24-28 · 5 p’sukim - TBA
  • 3: 9:1-7 · 7 p’sukim - TBA
  • 4: 9:8-16 · 9 p’sukim - TBA
  • 5: 9:17-21 · 5 p’sukim - TBA
  • 6: 9:22-26 · 5 p’sukim - TBA
  • 7: 9:27-35 · 9 p’sukim - TBA

Haftarah - Ezekiel 28:25 - 29:21 · 23 p’sukim: 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 New Years Ball

 5:24 pm  —Havdalah: led by TBA
Followed by New Year's Celebration (bring your hats and noisemakers!)

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 ]