As noted in our message to the community, the Beth El building is closed as of March 15, 2020. Based on the CDC’s and state and local health agencies’ recommendations to encourage social distancing, we at Beth El intend to put that principle into practice.
We will be using Zoom, a videoconferencing platform, for many of our online offerings. Click here for a short tutorial on how to access a Zoom meeting.
Pray with us!
Would you like to follow along with your own copy of the Siddurim? Click here to download a PDF.
Shabbat Morning Services: Saturdays at 10:00 am, join Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81116018491 or view live on our website.
Join us via Zoom for Wednesday minyan and shiur at 8:00 am by simply clicking https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89378189779, view live on our website, or call 1-646-558-8656 and enter the meeting ID when asked (Meeting ID: 893 7818 9779).
(Abridged Siddur can be found here.)
Classes Events, & Opportunities for Online Gatherings
Monday, September 14, 7:30 pm
Jew It At Home: A Journey to the High Holy Days and Our Higher Selves
Series: August 3 through September 11
The 49 days between Pesach and Shavuot take us from liberation to revelation through the counting of the Omer. The 49 days between Tisha B’av and Rosh HaShana take us from revelation to liberation, according to Rabbi David Markus. As he teaches, from the focus of buried in darkness (revelation) to the gates of teshuva opening wide for spiritual renewal (liberation), through this Summer “omer” we return to our beginnings.
Jew It At Home is offering 6 weeks of programming leading up to Elul and the High Holidays. Each week will focus on a different Jewish virtue as a way to start preparing yourself for the High Holiday season.All you need to do is register once, and that link will give you access to everything happening. Learn more and register here
DurhamISH First Friday Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, September 4, 6:30 pm
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Join us via Zoom for a virtual Kabbalat Shabbat for and by the young-ish and the Jew-ish of Durham and its outer boroughs (Raleigh and Chapel Hill). We’re staying virtual but keeping it meaningful for some dog-days-of-summer Kab Shab. After our service, we’ll eat and chat!
Lunch and Learn,
September 10, 11:30 am
“HaYom Harat Olam / ‘Today the World is Born’ – 3 words, 4 interpretations to help us hear the shofar and prepare for the New Year”
Book Discussion with Rabbi Greyber: This is Real and You are Completely Unprepared by Rabbi Alan Lew
7:30 pm on select Thursdays
September 10 & 24, and October 1
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Rabbi Greyber will lead discussion on one of his favorite books about the journey of the soul during the days of awe. Buy the book now and join a series of Zoom evenings during which we’ll talk about each chapter:
Thursday, September 10: Rosh Hashanah (Chapter 6)
Thursday, September 24: Yom Kippur (Chapters 8/9)
Thursday, October 1: Sukkot (Epilogue)
Saturday, September 12, 9:45 am
Take time for yourself and join the Beth El Healing Yoga class, offered online. We’ll breathe, stretch, strengthen, and give thanks for the many benefits of yoga during challenging times.
Please let instructor Margie Satinsky know if you plan to participate in the class and if you have any questions or injuries that need special attention.
Sign up for Hebrew classes this Fall! Classes begin on Monday, October 5 and then will take place on Sunday mornings.
Visit our High Holiday page and check back as details are posted!