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.
For more information about what's happening this week, go to the Schedule.
Connecting VIA ZOOM
Shabbat Morning Services with TeleTefila.com
The following link will work for most users. If you experience audio problems, turn off your speakers and dial in using one of the numbers below, at "Dial by your location." Desktop users who do not have a webcam and microphone should consider purchasing an external USB camera and external USB headset with boom mic. Each are about $25.
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Meeting ID: 769 248 284
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Meeting ID: 769 248 284
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Meeting ID: 769 248 284
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Every week on Sat, until May 2, 2020
Shacharit: Miriam H-K
Shir haShirim: We all take turns.
Apr 18, 2020 10:00 AM
Apr 25, 2020 10:00 AM
May 2, 2020 10:00 AM
If you use iCalendar, you can download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system:
Ansche chesed online Shabbat activities
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Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat -- 6:30 pm
Saturday night Havdalah -- 8 pm
1. Please have a siddur (prayerbook) handy. You can use any siddur you own, but please mark the major divisions in advance with a bookmark or Post-It®. Below is a table of the major landmarks in some of the most popular siddurim.
If you don't own a siddur, you can download the Shabbat Morning Serice from Siddur Lev Shalem at the Rabbinical Assembly website. Please respect their copyright by not using the PDF after April 2020.
2. Please download and print Laasok b'divrei Torah and the Non-minyan Mourner's Kaddish (from Siddur Lev Shalem).
3. You'll want to have a Chumash, Tikkun, Tanach, or Bible. Alternatively, you can print this week's readings by following the instructions here.
4. Virtual Kiddush: Please bring some food so that, after the services, we can watch you eat.If you need help, please drop a note to email@example.com. Email will not be answered during services.
order of service with page numbers
|Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals ("SLIM Shalom" -- blue cover)||Siddur Sim Shalom (for Shabbat, Festivals, and Weekdays -- gray spine)||Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat & Festivals||Daily Prayer Book -- Ha-Siddur Ha-Shalem (Birnbaum, Hebrew Publishing)||The Complete Artscroll Siddur -- Siddur Kol Yaakov (Weekday/Sabbath/Festival -- brown spine)||Siddur Eit Ratzon (yellow cover)|
|Laasok b'divrei Torah||Click to download|
|Torah Reading and Haftarah||Click here for instructions on finding the chapter and verse, as well as the actual texts.|
|Mi Shebeirach for the ill||Click to download|
|Mi Shebeirach for healthcare workers and others||Click to download|
|D'var Torah and/or Torah discussion|
|Non-minyan Mourner's Kaddish (from Siddur Lev Shalem)||Click to download|
We thank the following for leading services:
|After services, we will have a Virtual Pot Luck Kiddush. Please bring food to "share."|
|Brew up a
Joining the Kaffeeklatsch
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The meeting ID is 211 423 004
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Meeting ID: 211 423 004
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Mar 25, 2020 06:00 PM
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Most of the people who daven with us belong to the West Side Minyan or Minyan Rimonim, which are two of the worship groups at Ansche Chesed, a Conservative congregation on the West Side of Manhattan, but everyone is invited to participate.
What is our practice? We are sensitive to the fact that this is distance davening. If we can see 10 adult Jews, we deem ourselves a minyan (quorum of ten). Since we don't have a Torah scroll, we chant Torah from a Chumash, but without aliyot or the usual blessings.If we don't have a minyan, we make appropriate modifications to the service, such as using "Prayer in Place of Mourner's Kaddish" from Siddur Lev Shaleim.