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, Havdalah at the close of Shabbat, 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? At Shabbat and Festival services are slightly abridged and we read Torah following the Triennial cycle. Since we don't have a Torah scroll, we read from a chumash without aliyot or Torah blessings. We chant Haftarah every week. To see which services we hold, scroll down to our Calendar. For more details about what we do at Shacharit, you can see our Order of Service. If you don't want to operate your computer on Shabbat or a Festival, you can log in to our services on the evening before.

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

These times, for New York, NY, come from HebCal.com and are provided as a convenience. They are updated every sunday evening.

TeleTefila does not observe everything on the HebCal list. See our Calendar below for details. We follow the AppleBank calendar (which has the Haskamah of Rav Applebank) for the correct time to make Havdalah. The Rav's Havdalah calculations — which are reflected in our Calendar — vary from Hebcal by only a couple minutes.

Torah: We read Torah according to the triennial cycle. In 5783 (2022–2023), we're in the first year of the cycle.

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

Havdalah: For Havdalah times, we

Instructions: If you click on the name of the parsha, you'll get the chapter and verse for this week's readings on the HebCal website. You'll also see "Pocket Torah," audio recordings of every Torah verse, according to the notation of A.W. Binder and Lawrence Avery. From HebCal, you can click and get the actual Hebrew and English texts of the readings, curtesy of the Sefaria.org website.

Calendar through December 2022

Wed, Nov 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, Dec 3

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Shabbat Vayeitzei

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

In P'sukei D'zimra, we relax and open ourselves to our spiritual side. It's like a prequel to 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):

  • Aliya Chatima: 32:1-3 · 3 p’sukim - TBA

Haftarah for Sephardim: Hosea 11:7-12:12 - 17 p’sukim — TBA
DT: Rivka
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: TBA

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

  • Login information for Shabbat and Festival 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 charts with the page numbers for various services posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order . Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.
  • Preparing for services: See 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
  • Kiddush: After services, we take a 10-minute break to grab some food. Then we make Kiddush and Motzi together. If your custom is to wash before a meal, please do so before Kiddush. After Motzi, we have an extended schmooze. On occasion, we have a discussion in place of schmoozing.

Havdalah icon

 5:11 pm  — Havdalah: led by Martin
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 ]

Wed, Dec 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, Dec 10

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Shabbat Vayishlach

 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. It's like a prequel to 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):

  • Aliya Chatima: 36:40-43 · 4 p’sukim

Haftarah: Obadiah 1:1-21 · 21 p’sukim
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: TBA

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

  • Login information for Shabbat and Festival 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 charts with the page numbers for various services posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order . Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.
  • Preparing for services: See 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
  • Kiddush: After services, we take a 10-minute break to grab some food. Then we make Kiddush and Motzi together. If your custom is to wash before a meal, please do so before Kiddush. After Motzi, we have an extended schmooze. On occasion, we have a discussion in place of schmoozing.

Havdalah icon

 5:11 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 ]

Wed, Dec 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, Dec 17

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Shabbat Vayeishev
Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh

 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. It's like a prequel to 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 (sefer):  

  • Aliya Chatima: 40:20-23 · 4 p’sukim

Haftarah: Amos 2:6-3:8 · 19 p’sukim TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: TBA

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

  • Login information for Shabbat and Festival 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 charts with the page numbers for various services posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order . Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.
  • Preparing for services: See 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
  • Kiddush: After services, we take a 10-minute break to grab some food. Then we make Kiddush and Motzi together. If your custom is to wash before a meal, please do so before Kiddush. After Motzi, we have an extended schmooze. On occasion, we have a discussion in place of schmoozing.

Havdalah icon

 5:12 pm  — Havdalah: led by TBA
Havdalah starts getting later.

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 18 Leil Chanukah — Light first candle
Wed, Dec 21
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch
Light 4th Chanukah candle

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

Sat, Dec 24

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Shabbat Mikeitz
Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Tevet
Chanukah Day 6

 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. It's like a prequel to 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 (sefer) — 3 "scrolls":  

  • Aliya Chatima: 44:14-17 · 4 p’sukim
  • Aliya 7 (from second "scroll") for Shabbat Rosh Chodesh: Numbers 28:9-15 · 7 p’sukim - TBA
  • Maftir (from third "scroll") for Chanukah - Numbers 7:42-47 · 6 p’sukim — TBA

Haftarah for Shabbat Chanukah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 - 21 p’sukim — TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: TBA

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

  • Login information for Shabbat and Festival 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 charts with the page numbers for various services posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order . Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.
  • Preparing for services: See 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
  • Kiddush: After services, we take a 10-minute break to grab some food. Then we make Kiddush and Motzi together. If your custom is to wash before a meal, please do so before Kiddush. After Motzi, we have an extended schmooze. On occasion, we have a discussion in place of schmoozing.

Havdalah icon

 5:15 pm  — Havdalah: led by TBA
Light 7th Chanukah candle
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 ]

Jews Night Out and
Jews Night In

Jews Night Out: For many years Minyan Rimonim and its many friends (that's you!) has gone out for dinner on the evening of Dec 24. This year is no different, but we need a volunteer to organize the event. If you're willing, please drop a note to Iris (irisjkorman@gmail.com).

Jews Night In: After Havdalah and Chanukah candle lighting, those who want to avoid the cold will observe Jews Night In by schmoozing the night away. Same ZOOM meeting as Havdalah.

Wed, Dec 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, Dec 31

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Shabbat Vayigash

 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. It's like a prequel to 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 (sefer):  

  • Aliya Chatima 47:25-27 · 3 p’sukim:

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

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

  • Login information for Shabbat and Festival 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 charts with the page numbers for various services posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order . Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.
  • Preparing for services: See 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
  • Kiddush: After services, we take a 10-minute break to grab some food. Then we make Kiddush and Motzi together. If your custom is to wash before a meal, please do so before Kiddush. After Motzi, we have an extended schmooze. On occasion, we have a discussion in place of schmoozing.

Havdalah icon

 5:20 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 ]

Tentative Kiddush L'vanah

TeleTefila Virtual New Years Eve Party!

 

Ansche Chesed Morning Minyan

  • Sundays — 8:30 am — In the Ansche Chesed chapel and on Zoom
  • Mondays — 7:30 am — In the Ansche Chesed chapel and on Zoom
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays — 7:30 am — On Zoom
  • Thursdays — 7:30 am — In the Ansche Chesed chapel and on Zoom
  • Fridays — 7:30 am — On Zoom

You can also Zoom into the service by phone:
Tele: 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 933 006 171
Passcode: minyan

Current Ansche Chesed Covid Protocols: https://anschechesed.org/covid-protocols/