In-Person Religious Services Suspended due to COVID 19
Join Us Virtually!
As part of our evolving response to COVID-19, we have suspended our daily Minyan, and Shabbat services. We have reached this decision in consultation with other synagogue communities, medical professionals, and Halachic (Jewish Legal) experts.
Despite being unable to be together in our sacred space, we want you to know about opportunities that Tifereth Israel is providing for us to come together as a community, pray together, and support one another during this challenging and uncertain time.
We know this new to so many of us. Need help with ZOOM or Facebook Live? Click here.
Siddurim | Minyan | Shabbat | Havdalah | Virtual Connection
Getting Started…Siddurim (Prayer Books)
The links below will take you to PDFs of the prayer books we use for services. This will allow you to follow along in your home as you attend virtual services via Zoom and Facebook.
Sunday through Friday, beginning at 9:30 a.m., we will hold a communal prayer opportunity on Zoom. You will have the option of joining by video or phone. During our virtual gathering, Rabbi Dorsch and Cantor Leberman will share some words of Torah and reflection. We will recite the Mi Shebeirach for the Cholim, a prayer for those who are in need of healing. We will also recite a Mourner’s Prayer, which was composed by the Rabbinic Assembly.
Beginning May 26, Tuesday and Thursday mornings will also host a Traditional Morning Minyan beginning at 7:30 a.m. This is in addition to the Daily Prayer Reflections, which will continue to meet, Sunday-Thursday, at 9:30 am.
The 7:30 traditional morning Minyan services will be streamed from the sanctuary. We will not be reciting “d’varim b’Kedushah,” which are the prayers that require a minyan, but the service itself will more closely resemble our traditional Daily Morning Minyan at Tifereth Israel. We will recite mourners Kaddish at the end of the service.
Meeting ID: 828 0591 2706 | Password: 029783
Daf Yomi, an hour of daily learning, begins at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to join the discussion using the Morning Minyan Zoom link above.
At 6:00 p.m. on Friday Evening, Rabbi Dorsch and his family invite you to join them, virtually, at their our home as the family lights Shabbat Candles, recites Shabbat blessings, and sings a Shabbat Song together. Click the titles to access the Home Blessing and Children’s Blessing that we’ll be sharing. This will be streamed live on the TIS Facebook page or you may join us through ZOOM.
If you need further information:
Meeting ID: 839 127 400 | Password: 279303
Beginning at 6:15 p.m. on Friday evenings, we will live-stream our abridged Kabbalat Shabbat service through ZOOM.
Join our abridged Shabbat morning service at 9:30 a.m. via ZOOM. Should you need additional information:
Meeting ID: 862 6862 9781 | Password: 647986
Each week, Rabbi will deliver a sermon.
Join us as the Dorsch family leads us all in Havdalah. We invite everyone to join us beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evenings. Join us on ZOOM. Here is additional information, if needed:
Meeting ID: 934 2244 4949 | Password: 012071
None of this is ideal. But the strength in our community lies in the way in which we continue to connect with one another and support each other through this global health pandemic. As always, Rabbi is available should you need to talk, please do not hesitate to call or send him an e-mail.
Being there (even virtually) for each other:
Please stay at home. Due to social distancing, if you find yourself in need of assistance in any way, from grocery shopping and food delivery, to just someone to talk to, please let me know. If you are willing to provide services and help those in our community who may be more limited because they are most vulnerable, please reach out to Rabbi as well.
It is during uncertain and challenging times like this that we need our community most. I assure you that we will continue to be there for one another as we navigate this time together.
May this be a time of health, of reflection, and of rejuvenation for all of us.