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 August–September

Tue, Aug 11
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by Larry

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 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, Aug 15
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat R'ei
Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh

Shacharit: Miriam H-K
Torah: (Deut.)

Third Haftarah of Consolation: Gila
DT: Debby M
Musaf: Howard
  Miriam H-K -- Announce: Rosh Chodesh Elul yihyeh b'yom chamishi uvyom shishi
  (Wednesday night, Thursday, and Friday)

Psalm: Marge
Kiddush: Barbara Sontz in celebration of her birthday!

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

8:37 pm - Havdalah ceremony led by Nos
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.

Sun, Aug 16
1:00 pm

Tar Beach

Virtual Rooftop Barbeque at Tar Beach

Oh, those lazy hazy days of summer. Soaking up the sun and getting melanoma.

For our August picnic, we'll meet (via ZOOM) on the Ansche Chesed Virtual Rooftop, where we'll grill A&H hot dogs and slather them with mustard, relish and sauerkraut. For the apikorsim among us, ketchup will be available. Vegans are encouraged to bring their virtual Beyond Meat Burgers (which we've been told are quite tasty).

If we're lucky, Sheryl will again serve as Quizmaster for the TeleTefila version of the classic "Match Game" TV show.

Grilling starts 1:00 pm
Match Game starts about 2:00 pm

Login information can be found here: http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#picnic

Tue, Aug 18
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by Hazzan Natasha

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 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, Aug 22
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Shof'tim

Shacharit: TBA
Torah: (Deut.)

Fourth Haftarah of Consolation: Cecile
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

8:26 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 25
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by Carol

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 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, Aug 29
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Ki Teitzei

Shacharit: TBA
Torah: TBA

  • 5) Barbara Sontz

Fifth Haftarah of Consolation (Isaiah 54:1–10): Ilana
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

8:14 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, Sep 1
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, Sep 2
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Sep 5
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Ki Tavo

Shacharit: TBA
Torah: TBA

Sixth Haftarah of Consolation: Ilana
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

8:03 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.

Mon, Sep 7 Labor Day
Tue, Sep 8
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, Sep 9
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Sep 12
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Nitzavim & Vayeilech

Shacharit: TBA
Torah: TBA

Seventh and final Haftarah of Consolation: 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

7:51 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.

SELICHOT

You're invited to join the Ansche Chesed  Selichot services, later at night. Details will be posted when they become available, or you can get to the AC website through our menu at the top of this page.

Tue, Sep 15
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, Sep 16
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Fri, Sep 18, sundown
to
Sun, Sep 20, sundown

Rosh Hashanah
(begins in the evening)

The WSM plans to hold services again this year, but over ZOOM. Details will be posted as they become available.

Tue, Sep 22
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by TBA
  (modifications for Ten Days of Repentance)

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, Sep 23
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Sep 26
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Haazinu
Shabbat Shuva

Shacharit: TBA
  (modifications for Ten Days of Repentance)
Torah: TBA

Haftarah (special): TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
  (modifications for Ten Days of Repentance)
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

7:26 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.

Sun, Sep 27, sundown
to
Mon, Sep 28, sundown

Yom Kippur
(Begins in the evening)

The WSM plans to hold services again this year, but over ZOOM. Details will be posted as they become available.

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Fri, Oct 2

Leil Shabbat and Leil Sukkot

Blessing for sitting in the sukkah and instructions for shaking your lulav:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ5t-t-AJ7E

The first time you eat in a sukkah (you should be so lucky), you say the blessings leisheiv basukkah and shehechiyanu.
At subsequent meals in the sukkah, just say the blessing leisheiv basukkah.

You can shake your lulav any time after Saturday sundown.
The first time you shake it, say the blessings al n'tilat lulav and shehechiyanu.
On subsequent ocassions, just say the blessing al n'tilat lulav.

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.