TeleTefila.com

Online Shabbat Morning Services, Weekday Maariv, 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 don't ZOOM on Shabbat, please join us for Maariv on Wednesday 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. 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 March 2021

Sat, Jan 23
10:00 am

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Shabbat Bo

Shacharit: Howard
Torah:

Haftarah: Jonathan A
DT: Debby M
Musaf: Ilana
Psalm: Michele

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

5:47 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.

Wed, Jan 27
7:15 pm

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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.

Thu,Jan 28 Tu Bishvat DAY
Sat, Jan 30
10:00 am

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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.

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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.

Feb 3 Maariv & Kaffeeklatsch
Sat, Feb 6
10:00 am

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Shabbat Yitro
Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh

Shacharit:TBA
Torah (Full k'ria):

  • 1: 18:1-12 (12 p'sukim) - TBA
  • 2: 18:13-23 (11 p'sukim) - TBA
  • 3: 18:24-27 (4 p'sukim) - TBA
  • 4: 19:1-6 (6 p'sukim) - Barbara Sontz (she read this at her niece Elizabeth's Bat Mitzvah in 2004)
  • 5: 19:7-19 (13 p'sukim) - TBA
  • 6: 19:20-20:14 (20 p'sukim) - TBA
  • 7: 20:15-23 (9 p'sukim) - TBA

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf [Announce Rosh Chodesh Adar]: 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.

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Havdalah

6:03 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.

Feb 10 Maariv & Kaffeeklatsch
Sat, Feb 13
10:00 am

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Shabbat Mishpatim
Shabbat Sh'kalim
Rosh Chodesh Adar -- Day 2

Shacharit:TBA
   [Shabbat Amidah with insertion for Rosh Chodesh]

Hallel Chaseir: TBA
Torah [3 "scrolls"]:

  • [Torah readings from HebCal will be inserted here]

Haftarah for Sh'kalim: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
   [Rosh Chodesh amidah for Shabbat; Shabbat K'dushah]
Psalm 92 for Shabbat: TBA
Psalm 104 for Rosh Chodesh: 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.

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Havdalah

6:11 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.

Feb 15 Presidents' Day
Feb 17 Maariv & Kaffeeklatsch
Sat, Feb 20
10:00 am

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Shabbat T'rumah
Shabbat Zachor

Shacharit:TBA
Torah [2 "scrolls"]:

  • [Torah readings from HebCal will be inserted here]

Haftarah for Shabbat Zachor: 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

6:19 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.

Wed, Feb 24 Maariv & Kaffeeklatsch
Thu, Feb 25

Erev PurimTeleMegillah II

Megillah reading in the EVENING (a joint project of Minyan Rimonim and the West Side Minyan). If you need a noisemaker, drop a note to Nos (there may be a small charge for postage). There will be songsheets and SINGING!

Wear a costume! Bring snacks to "share"! Bring alcoholic beverages — you don't have to worry about driving home! Be frailach! Nu?

Details will be forthcoming Real Soon Now.

Fri, Feb 26

Purim morning — Services and Megillah reading

  • Virtual Morning Minyan (via ZOOM)
  • Tentative outdoors, socially distanced, in-person reading
Sat, Feb 27
10:00 am

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Shabbat T'tzaveh

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

  • [Torah readings from HebCal will be inserted here]

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

6:27 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, Mar 3 Maariv & Kaffeeklatsch
Sat, Mar 6
10:00 am

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Shabbat Ki Tisa
Shabbat Parah

Shacharit:TBA
Torah (2 "scrolls"):

  • [Torah readings from HebCal will be inserted here]

Haftarah for Shabbat Parah: 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

6:34 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.

Mar 10 Maariv & Kaffeeklatsch
Sat, Mar 13
10:00 am

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Shabbat Vayak-heil & P'kudei
Shabbat haChodesh
Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh

Shacharit:TBA
Torah (2 "scrolls"):

  • [Torah readings from HebCal will be inserted here]

Haftarah for Shabbat haChodesh: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf (Announce Rosh Chodesh Nisan): 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

6:42 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.

Mar 17 Maariv & Kaffeeklatsch
Sat, Mar 20
10:00 am

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Shabbat Vayikra

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

  • [Torah readings from HebCal will be inserted here]

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

7:50 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.

TENTATIVE KIDDUSH L'VANAH AFTER HAVDALAH!

Mar 24 Maariv & Kaffeeklatsch
Sat, Mar 27
10:00 am

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Shabbat Tzav
Shabbat haGadol

[Bitul Chameitz]

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

  • [Torah readings from HebCal will be inserted here]

Haftarah for Shabbat haGadol: 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.

FIRST PASSOVER SEDER IN THE EVENING

Havdalah is part of the Seder

 

Mar 28

First DAY of Passover

Second seder in the evening

Mar 29 Second DAY of Passover
Mar 31

Maariv & Kaffeeklatsch

Count Omer