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 Shacharit, our service is 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. 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, you can log in to our Shabbat services on Friday before Shabbat begins.

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 significantly 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 Sefaria.org website.

Calendar through October 2022

WEST SIDE MINYAN HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES

Machzor (High Holiday prayer book)

We plan to announce page numbers for both Machzor Lev Shalem (the tan book) and the gray "Harlow" machzor. If you don't own a machzor, you can view Machzor Lev Shalem online here: https://view.protectedpdf.com/9GvE4H - there is no password. The file cannot be downloaded.

Attending in person

If you did not send Kay your vax card and tell her you're coming, please attend online.

Sun, Sep 25

shofar

ROSH HASHANAH begins in the evening

 6:30 pm  — West Side Minyan ZOOM Maariv service. Zoom info: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#HHD2022

Mon, Sep 26

shofar

ROSH HASHANAH — First Day

 9:30 am  — West Side Minyan ZOOM morning service. Zoom info: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#HHD2022

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TASHLICH

 5:00 pm  — TeleTefila virtual Tashlich on ZOOM. Download our liturgy. Zoom info: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#HHD2022

 5:00 pm  — Ansche Chesed in-person Tashlich. Meet at 100 Street and West End Ave, then walk to Riverside Park with your synagogue.community.

Tue, Sep 27

shofar

Rosh haShana — Second Day

 9:30 am  — West Side Minyan IN-PERSON morning service on the Ansche Chesed fifth floor, with kiddush on the back deck. Also on Zoom: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#HHD2022

Wed, Sep 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, Oct 1

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Vayeilech
Shabbat Shuva

 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. 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: Lisa

Torah (Deuteronomy):

  • Full kriah — NO Aliya Peticha
     
  • 1: 31:1-3 · 3 p’sukim - TBA
  • 2: 31:4-6 · 3 p’sukim - TBA
  • 3: 31:7-9 · 3 p’sukim - TBA
  • 4: 31:10-13 · 4 p’sukim - TBA
  • 5: 31:14-19 · 6 p’sukim - TBA
  • 6: 31:20-24 · 5 p’sukim - TBA
  • 7: 31:25-30 · 6 p’sukim - TBA

Haftarah for Shabbat Shuva: Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27 · 25 p’sukim - TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: Martin
Psalm: Marge

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

  • 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 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

 7:18 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, Oct 2
1:00 - 3:30 pm

Picnic on the AC Roof

Details to come.

Tue, Oct 4
Time TBD

shofar

Leil Yom Kippur — Kol Nidrei

West Side Minyan ZOOM service. Zoom info: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#HHD2022

Wed, Oct 5

shofar

Yom Kippur Day

 9:30 am  — Shacharit: West Side Minyan ZOOM service. Zoom info: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#HHD2022

 TBD  — Mincha and N'ilah: West Side Minyan IN-PERSON service on the Ansche Chesed fifth floor. Also on Zoom: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#HHD2022

sukkah

TeleTefila ZOOM Break-Fast

After services, grab some food and join us for a post Yom Kippur schmooze. Come whenever you're ready; we'll start gathering sometime after 7:12 pm. Zoom info: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#HHD2022

The night following Yom Kippur is pervaded by a festive atmosphere. We are confident that G-d has – once again – forgiven all our sins, and we are eager to tackle the new year with a clean slate. Upon returning home from synagogue, it is customary to wish one another "Gut yom tov!" ("Chag sameach!" or "Happy holiday!") and to enjoy a festive meal.

On this night, we begin to look forward to Sukkot and its unique mitzvot. Without delay, we start erecting the sukkah, or, at the very least, we discuss the plans for its construction.

[from Chabad]

Sat, Oct 8

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Shabbat Haazinu

 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 (sefer): Awaiting the new Cohen Luach for clarification.

  • Aliya Peticha: [Torah reading from HebCal will be inserted here.]
     
  • [Torah readings from HebCal will be inserted here.]

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

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

  • 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 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

 7:10 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, Oct 9 Leil Sukkot — Sukkot begins in the evening
Mon, Oct 10

sukkah

Sukkot — Day 1

Tue, Oct 11

sukkah

Sukkot — Day 2
Columbus Day

Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot bgins in the evening

Wed, Oct 12
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Oct 15

TeleTefila logo sukkah

Shabbat Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot

 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 Peticha: [Torah reading from HebCal will be inserted here.]
     
  • [Torah readings from HebCal will be inserted here.]

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

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

  • 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 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

 6:56 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 ]

Hoshana Rabbah — begins in the evening

Sun, Oct 16

Hoshana Rabbah

Leil Shmini Atzeret Dinner

In the evening. Details to follow.

Mon, Oct 17

Shmini Atzeret (Atzeret Simchat Torah)

TeleTefila is observing one day of the festival.

 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 a 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 Peticha: [Torah reading from HebCal will be inserted here.]
     
  • [Torah readings from HebCal will be inserted here.]

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

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

  • 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 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.

Leil Simchat Torah

Rejoicing with the Torah scrolls. In the evening at Ansche Chesed. Details to follow.

Tue, Oct 18

Simchat Torah

Morning service at Ansche Chesed. Details to follow.

Wed, Oct 19
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Oct 22

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat B'reishit

 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 Peticha: [Torah reading from HebCal will be inserted here.]
     
  • [Torah readings from HebCal will be inserted here.]

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

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

  • 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 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

 6:46 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.

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

Wed, Oct 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, Oct 29

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Noach

 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 Peticha: [Torah reading from HebCal will be inserted here.]
     
  • [Torah readings from HebCal will be inserted here.]

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

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

  • 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 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

 6:37 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 ]

 

Ansche Chesed Morning Minyan

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday — 7:30 am — On Zoom
  • Sunday, Monday, and Thursday — 8:30 am — On Zoom and in the Ansche Chesed sanctuary

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