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. We recently held a Tikkun Leil Shavuot, a virtual rooftop picnic, and shiva minyanim.

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. This year, we're in the first year of the cycle.

Haftarah: We read the conventional Haftarah. When the present unpleasantness is over (b'li ayin hara), the West Side Minyan will return to the Rabbinical Assembly's Triennial Haftarah cycle.

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 for June-July

Thu, Jul 9

Fast of Tammuz, Shiva Asar B'tammuz

This minor fast day is the beginning of the Three Weeks (Bein haMetzarim) mourning period which concludes on Tisha B'Av. The mourning is suspended on Shabbat.

Sat, Jul 11
10:00 am

The Three Weeks mourning is suspended on Shabbat.

Shabbat Pin'chas

Shacharit: Nos
Torah: Book of Numbers

Haftarah (Jer. 1:1–2:3; first Haftarah of admonition):Amy B
DT: Iris
Musaf: Miriam H-K
Psalm: Marge
Kiddush: 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.

Havdalah

"As Shabbat comes to an end and we confront darkness, we kindle light and speak words of confidence." (Gates of Shabbat, © Central Conference of American Rabbis)

9:00 pm - Schmooze (it's still Shabbat)
9:17 pm - Havdalah ceremony
Followed by even more schmoozing!

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

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

Sun, Jul 12
1:00 pm

Ansche Chesed rooftop

Virtual Rooftop Picnic

Josh Hanft has approved our use of the Ansche Chesed Virtual Roof for our second Virtual Summer Picnic, and Shalom has generously agreed to coordinate once more. AC is again supplying the virtual Cream White Concord, virtual grape juice, virtual plasticware and virtual paper goods.

We'll wash, make Motzi, say Borei P'ri haGafen, and then tuck into the virtual foods you've brought, like a swarm of starving locusts. Remember to keep your virtual egg and tuna salads out of the virtual sun.

Main courses are always appreciated! Please drop a note to Shalom (picnic@teletefila.com) to say what you're bringing or to ask questions about the event.

Note our Kashrut policy: Do not bring anything you wouldn't have in your own home.

ZOOM login info for the Picnic: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#picnic

Weather forecast for the Atlantic corridor, courtesy of The Old Farmer's Almanac:

Jul 9-12 Sunny, hot
Jul 13-18 Scattered t-storms, hot

 

In case of Virtual Rain, we'll meet in the virtually-renovated Hirsch Hall, which has plenty of room for social distancing.

Ansche Chesed renovated Hirsch Hall

Tue, Jul 14
7:40 pm

Maariv

Led by Ilana

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Jul 15
7:15 pm

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Jul 18
10:00 am

The Three Weeks mourning is suspended on Shabbat.

Shabbat Mattot & Mas'ei
Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh

Shacharit: TBA
Torah: Book of Numbers

Chazak/Chizki

Haftarah (Jer. 2:4 . . . ; second Haftarah of admonition): TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
  Announce "Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av yihyeh b'yom r'vi-i" Tuesday night and Wednesday
Psalm: Marge
Kiddush: 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.

Havdalah

"As Shabbat comes to an end and we confront darkness, we kindle light and speak words of confidence." (Gates of Shabbat, © Central Conference of American Rabbis)

9:00 pm - Schmooze (it's still Shabbat)
9:12 pm - Havdalah ceremony
Followed by even more schmoozing!

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

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

Tue, Jul 21
7:40 pm

The Nine Days of more intense mourning, leading up to Tisha B'Av, begin in the evening of July 21. It is suspended for Shabbat.

Maariv

Rosh Chodesh Av: add Yaaleh v'yavo for Rosh Chodesh

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Jul 22
7:15 pm

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Jul 25
10:00 am

The Nine Days period of mourning is suspended for Shabbat.

Shabbat D'varim
Shabbat Chazon

Shacharit: TBA
Torah: TBA
Haftarat Chazon (third Haftarah of admonition): Miriam H-K
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge
Kiddush: 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.

Havdalah

"As Shabbat comes to an end and we confront darkness, we kindle light and speak words of confidence." (Gates of Shabbat, © Central Conference of American Rabbis)

9:00 pm - Schmooze (it's still Shabbat)
9:06 pm - Havdalah ceremony
Followed by even more schmoozing!

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

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

Tue, Jul 28
7:40 pm

Maariv

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Jul 29

No Kaffeeklatsch. The solemn fast of Tisha B'Av begins in the evening.

Leil Tisha B'Av

You are invited to join the Ansche Chesed Leil Tisha B'Av service.

Thu, Jul 30
10:30 am

Tisha B'Av Day

Please note the later starting time.

Shacharit: Miriam H-K
Torah:

  • 1. Deut. 3:23–25 —Amy F
  • 2. Deut. 3:26–4:4 — Amy F
  • 3. Deut. 4:5–4:8 — Amy F
No Haftarah
Sit on floor or low seats
Kinot in English
Megillat Eicha (Book of Lamentations)
  • Chap 1: Miriam H-K
  • Chap 2: Barbara Saldick
  • Chap 5: Miriam H-K

Ashrei, etc.

After services, we will have a subdued social gathering, appropriate for the tone of the day.

Sat, Aug 1
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Va-et-chanan
Shabbat Nachamu
— First Shabbat of Consolation

Shacharit: TBA
Torah: TBA
Haftarah: Miriam H-K
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge
Kiddush: 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.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

8:57 pm - Havdalah ceremony
Followed by schmoozing!

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

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

Tue, Aug 4
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Aug 5
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Aug 8

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Ekev

Shacharit: TBA
Torah: TBA
Second Haftarah of Consolation: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge
Kiddush: 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.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

8:57 pm - Havdalah ceremony
Followed by schmoozing!

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

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

Aug 11

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Aug 12

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Aug 15

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat R'ei
Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh

Shacharit: TBA
Torah: TBA
Third Haftarah of Consolation: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
  Announce: Rosh Chodesh Elul yihyeh b'yom chamishi uvyom shishi (Wednesday night, Thursday, and Friday)
Psalm: Marge
Kiddush: 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.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

8:57 pm - Havdalah ceremony
Followed by schmoozing!

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

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

Aug 16 Virtual Rooftop Barbeque - Tentative
Aug 18

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Aug 19

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Aug 22

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Shof'tim

Shacharit: TBA
Torah: TBA
Fourth Haftarahof Consolation: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge
Kiddush: 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.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

8:57 pm - Havdalah ceremony
Followed by schmoozing!

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

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

Aug 25

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Aug 26

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Aug 29

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Ki Teitzei

Shacharit: TBA
Torah: TBA
Fifth Haftarah of Consolation: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge
Kiddush: 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.

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

8:57 pm - Havdalah ceremony
Followed by schmoozing!

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

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

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Rosh Hashanah The WSM plans to hold services again this year, but over ZOOM. Details will be posted as they become available.
Yom Kippur The WSM plans to hold services again this year, but over ZOOM. Details will be posted as they become available.
Sat, Oct 3
10:00 am

Shabbat and First Day of Sukkot

We are holding TeleTefila servces. Further details will be posted as they become available.

Hallel: Miriam H-K

Sun, Oct 4

Second Day of Sukkot

We're still a bit tentative. We're just waiting to see if the IT Department can figure out how to share lulavim by email.

Sat, Oct 10

Shabbat and Sh'mini Atzeret

Regular TeleTefila services. Further details will be posted as they become available.

Leil Simchat Torah -- in the evening

You are invited to join the Ansche Chesed Leil Simchat Torah service.

Sun, Oct 11

Simchat Torah Day

Hallel: Miriam H-K

Further details will be posted as they become available.