Ways To Stay Connected During These Times

Ways To Stay Connected During These Times

During this difficult time of social distancing and isolation, Congregation Beth David is here for you.  Although we are practicing physical distancing, this doesn’t mean we need to distance ourselves emotionally and spiritually. We are offering the following ways to connect online in virtual environments.

Online Resources for Services
Passover 2020
Shabbat Morning Services
Ways to Help
Upcoming Events

Online Resources for Services

The Rabbinical Assembly has made pdfs of the siddurim available for download. Please note that these are for your use. While you may share the link, please do not post the pdfs anywhere. The link to download the pdfs: https://bit.ly/3d0QGqt Before downloading you will be required to complete their information request.

Passover 2020

This is an especially difficult time, and Passover this year will likely look quite different than it usually does. Below are highlights, please use this link for all log-in information www.beth-david.org/passover-2020

Virtual Seder
Thursday, April 9, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Please join us! To connect online (with or without video)   https://zoom.us/j/882810310?pwd=VzJJdWErUERqUkRLWHJzS25EUzZQUT09 Please feel free to download a copy of the Haggada here and/or print it.  Rabbi intentionally did not use fancy graphics so that it will be easy to print for those who wish.

Pesach Day 1
Thursday, April 9, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Pesach Day 2
Friday, April 10, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
To connect online (with or without video), follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/854081613?pwd=NUZnZ2RQYkpST3llR0xKUjZKL3NFdz09

Pesach Day 4/Hol HaMoed Day 2 
Sunday, April 12, 9:30 – 12:30 p.m.
To connect online (with or without video), follow this link:

Pesach Day 7
Wednesday, April 15, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pesach Day 8 – includes Yizkor
Thursday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
To connect online (with or without video), follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/732938222?pwd=Y1c3MTJxREhHTDhSL3VQUDc5QTJnUT09

Giving at Passover
There is a tradition of giving Maot Hittin (literally, “wheat money”) at Passover time.  If you are able, please consider donating tzedakah to the food charitable organization of your choice (some examples: Mazon https://mazon.org, Second Harvest Food Bank, https://tinyurl.com/usbbd7q Leket Israel https://www.leket.org/en, so that all who are hungry will be able to eat.

Pars Kosher Market – Open for Orders for Pick Up or Private Shopping!!
Pars is responding to the corona  virus by allowing people to order by sending an email to parskoshermarket@gmail.com or by phone, (408) 340-5443. Place your order and they will bring the order out to the car. Check out the complete line of food by visiting their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ParsKosher/ Additionally, they will also come in early or stay late to arrange a time with people to have an individual shopping appointment alone in the store with no other customers.

Minyan via Zoom

Mondays-Thursdays, 7:00pm 
No Minyan 4/8, 9, 15 & 16 due to Passover
To connect online (with or without video) follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/151768108?pwd=Vmd0N1Y2NkhYZlpuQU82Vkc5NDBvdz09

Sundays, 9:30am
4/12, please see Pesach Day 4/Hol HaMoed listing
To connect online (with or without video), follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/433935430?pwd=VzVNTG1abFZ5cHF1NWxGUXJ5QU01UT09

While this is not a traditional minyan, during this time, we are looking for creative ways to bring people together without being in the same physical space.  As long as there are at least ten people who log on for minyan, we will hold a complete service (including Kaddish).

Shabbat Morning Services via Zoom or Facebook Live

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.
To connect online (with or without video), follow this link:  https://zoom.us/j/706530744?pwd=Zk9Pczk4bUxiOG1SbTFPcm15Tm1zZz09 Facebook Live follow link www.facebook.com/bethdavidonline Facebook account not required.

Ways to Help

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Needed!
How can we help healthcare workers—doctors, nurses, and staff—when Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in short supply? Here are some suggestions

Blood Donors Needed!
Even during this shelter in place there is a need for blood donors. If you are willing and able, please contact the Stanford Blood Center: Appointments can be made online at sbcdonor.org or by calling 888-723-7831. More information

Membership Outreach
If you know of teens or adults who would like to join the phone calling tree to check-in with members, please ask them to reach out to Wendy Askenas at askenas@beth-david.org or Nathan Handelsman at membershipvp@beth-david.org.  Just calling five people each weekday would be a big help and be an impactful connection for you both. Read this message from Nathan.

Upcoming Events

Zoom Pre-Pesach Lunch with Rabbi Alpert – Enjoy Your Hametz!
Tuesday, April 7, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Join Rabbi Alpert and others in this supportive, chat session. To connect online (with or without video): https://zoom.us/j/809413272?pwd=YkpNV2h3UTJaTUx1bTJ2VEN5dE1Cdz09

Havdalah with Rabbi Alpert via Zoom or Facebook Live
Saturday, April 11, 8:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Join Rabbi Alpert for an online Havdalah.  We will sing some songs and then say the blessings that separate Shabbat from the week ahead.  Please join via Zoom or Facebook Live (see info below), and please feel free to use your own Havdalah set.  If you do not have an official Havdalah set, all you need is a candle, something that smells good (cinnamon from your kitchen works), and wine or grape juice.  If you don’t have wine or grape juice, orange juice or scotch 😊 work too. To connect online (with or without video)  https://zoom.us/j/956388121?pwd=RmpUbC92ZVlEanlSQ2FtYjAxb2VHdz09 Facebook Live www.facebook.com/bethdavidonline Facebook account not required. 

NJO Happy Hour
Sunday, April 12, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
In this crazy world of physical distancing, remember you are NOT JUST ONE. Please join NJO for a virtual happy hour. Please no Hametz as it is Passover!! To connect online (with or without video) https://zoom.us/j/533711223?pwd=K1F5dHVnemhab0VYWVN1N3lkWXNUUT09

Zoom Pranayama with Robin Penn
Monday, April 13, 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
To connect online (with or without video) follow this link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/551808852. Please email Robin at PranayamaWithRobin@gmail.com for the password. 

Zoom Talmud Study
Friday, April 17, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Please join Rabbi Alpert online for Talmud Study now thru April 24. Depending on the shutdown, this may be extended! To connect online (with or without video) https://zoom.us/j/734334750?pwd=VUx5U0tpclZHV3Y4M0F2V1JaeE84dz09

Zoom Shabba-Tot with Rabbi Alpert
Friday, April 17, 11:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.
Join Rabbi Alpert for Shabba-Tot on Zoom. Although this is geared toward families with children ages 0-5, everyone is welcome to log on and enjoy this fun, upbeat service. To connect online (with or without video) https://zoom.us/j/137808431?pwd=aDIxb0IzODFCQUFRd1hZSWZ6R0NaZz09

Mindfulness and Meditation Through the Hasidic Lens
Friday, April 17, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Find personal meaning in Jewish prayer and discover that current spiritual tools are rooted in the traditional Jewish experience. Taught by Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia. To connect online (with or without video): https://zoom.us/j/375845481?pwd=OG12SkNXNExtcDduSHlHbUVTd3BJdz09

Zoom Tot Shabbat with Rabbi Petersohn
Saturday, April 18, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
For ages 5 and under. Relaxing, lighthearted, interactive, Shabbat program for tots. Includes songs, stories, puppets and more. To connect online (with or without video)  https://zoom.us/j/982039392?pwd=dGdYMkNzVzU2TVdSUzJQbCtzNUFwdz09  

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