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 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

Wed, Feb 24
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

Thu, Feb 25
6:30 pm

hamentaschen

Leil PurimTeleMegillah II — 6:30 pm

Megillah reading in the EVENING (a joint project of Minyan Rimonim and the West Side Minyan). There will be SINGING! Here's the Happy Purim Songster.

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

Maariv led by Carol

Merry Megillah Readers:

  1. Mosh
  2. Rivkee
  3. Anne
  4. Tommy
  5. Amy
  6. Ilana
  7. Aliya
  8. Sara
  9. Larry
  10. Avi

LOGIN:

Purim 2021 -- TeleMegillah II
Time: Feb 25, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89612208109?pwd=OXo1MHhXQlo2eERuYjltWEUzeFJIZz09
Meeting ID: 896 1220 8109
Passcode: 403117

Dial-in
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Meeting ID: 896 1220 8109
Passcode: 403117

Fri, Feb 26
7:30 am

Purim morning

Ansche Chesed Virtual Morning Minyan (via ZOOM) -- Services and Megillah reading, 7:30 am

LOGIN: https://anschechesed.org/morningminyan
Meeting ID: 933 006 171
Passcode: minyan

Sat, Feb 27
10:00 am

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Shabbat T'tzaveh

Shacharit: Jonathan A
Torah (Exodus):

Haftarah: Sara
DT: Debby M
Musaf: Ilana
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

6:27 pm - Havdalah led by J.R.
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.

Sun, Feb 28
7:15 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Each week we'll have a different kind of fun — as well as schmoozing in the main "room." Activities will include a play reading, improv, jokes, open mike, online gaming (Bridge, Scrabble, Whist), etc.

Your additonal suggestions are invited. If you're interested in Bridge, please drop a note to Davidah.

This week's activity is Online Gaming

Login

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81336464877?pwd=S0RuQnZPaHdyL1FRQ1BWMHpoaVpEUT09
Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

Dial by your location
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+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
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+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
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+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

Come to the ZOOM meeting first and then you'll be directed to the appropriate game room and game site.

Bridge: https://www.trickstercards.com/home/bridge/
Scrabble-like https://www.lexulous.com/
Whist https://cardgames.io/whist/

Wed, Mar 3
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

Login for the combined event, as well as more information about Maariv, can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

Sat, Mar 6
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Ki Tisa
Shabbat Parah

Shacharit:TBA
Torah (2 "scrolls"):

Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16 - 36:38 - TBA
DT: Iris
Musaf: Jonathan A
Psalm: 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

6:34 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.

Sun, Mar 7
7:15 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Each week we'll have a different kind of fun — as well as schmoozing in the main "room." Activities will include a play reading, improv, jokes, open mike, online gaming (Bridge, Scrabble, Whist), etc.

Your additonal suggestions are invited. If you're interested in Bridge, please drop a note to Davidah.

This week's activity is TBA

Login

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81336464877?pwd=S0RuQnZPaHdyL1FRQ1BWMHpoaVpEUT09
Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

Dial by your location
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

Wed, Mar 10
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#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"):

Haftarah Ezekiel 45:16 - 46:18 - 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.

Sun, Mar 14
7:30 pm

Book Club Meeting — Book Club is today's Sunday Funday activity

We're reading People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks. It's a historical novel about the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, from its creation in 14th century Barcelona, Spain (actually Kingdom of Aragon), to its current home in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

You don't "join" the Book Club, you just read the book and ZOOM in to the discussion on Mar 14. More information about the Book Club can be found here. Further details will be revealed in due time.

Wed, Mar 17
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

Sat, Mar 20
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Vayikra

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21 - 44:23: 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.

Today Gila’s grandson, Sammy Lipton, becomes a Bar Mitzvah at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline MA. The service is scheduled for 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, after which you’re invited to return to us for the usual TeleTefila Kiddush and schmooze. Login information will be posted as soon as we receive it.

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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!

Sun, Mar 21
7:15 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Each week we'll have a different kind of fun — as well as schmoozing in the main "room." Activities will include a play reading, improv, jokes, open mike, online gaming (Bridge, Scrabble, Whist), etc.

Your additonal suggestions are invited. If you're interested in Bridge, please drop a note to Davidah.

This week's activity is TBA

Login

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81336464877?pwd=S0RuQnZPaHdyL1FRQ1BWMHpoaVpEUT09
Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

Dial by your location
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+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

Wed, Mar 24
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

Thu, Mar 25

Bedikat chametz

We will be doing Bedikat Chametz together over ZOOM. Details coming soon.

Sat, Mar 27
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Tzav
Shabbat haGadol

[Bitul Chameitz]

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

Haftarah: Malachi 3:4 - 3:24 - 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.

matza

FIRST PASSOVER SEDER IN THE EVENING

Havdalah is part of the Seder

Passover Food

  • Park East Synagogue, complete meal with seder plate and Haggadah, catered by Zami Catering (Orthodox hashgacha). Deadline Friday, March 19th by 5pm.
Mar 28

matza

First DAY of Passover
NO SUNDAY FUNDAY

Second seder in the evening

  • 92nd St Y — Free ZOOM seder, please register in advance.

NO SUNDAY FUNDAY

Mon, Mar 29
10:00 am

matza

Second DAY of Passover
TeleTefila Morning Service

Wed, Mar 31
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

We count the Omer

Sat, Apr 3
10:00 am

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Shabbat and 7th Day of Passover

Shacharit:TBA
    (Yom Tov Amidah with additons for Shabbat and insertions for Pesach)
Hallel chaseir: TBA
Megillat Shir haShirim: TBA
Torah (2 scrolls):

  • [Torah readings from HebCal will be inserted here]

Haftarah: TBA
   (Conclude with Yom Tov blessing, additions for Shabbat, and insertions for Pesach)
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
  (Yom Tov Amidah with additons for Shabbat and insertions for Pesach)
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

xxxx 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.

Sun, Apr 4 Passover 8th Day
NO TELETEFILA — NO SUNDAY FUNDAY
Wed, Apr 7
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv-kaffeeklatsch.

We count the Omer

   
 

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Each week we'll have a different kind of fun — as well as schmoozing in the main "room." Activities will include a play reading, improv, jokes, open mike, online gaming (Bridge, Scrabble, Whist), etc.

Your additonal suggestions are invited. If you're interested in Bridge, please drop a note to Davidah.

This week's activity is TBA

Login

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81336464877?pwd=S0RuQnZPaHdyL1FRQ1BWMHpoaVpEUT09
Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943

Dial by your location
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 813 3646 4877
Passcode: 919943