Ways To Stay Connected During These Times

Ways To Stay Connected During These Times

We are encouraged by the participation and feedback from those who have “attended” our online services and social engagement opportunities. As we continue to move through this time, we hope that participation will continue to be high. If you have not already tried connecting online, we encourage you to do so

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Ways To Stay Connected During These Times

Online Resources for Minyan and Services
Zoom Minyan & Shabbat Morning Services 
Zoom Pre-Shabbat Programming and Shabbat Services Friday, August 7 & Saturday, August 8
Community Events 

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For Monday, August 3 – Sunday, August 9
View Calendar for future programming

Zoom Pre-Rosh Hashana Rugelach Baking Demonstraton
Monday, August 3, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Please join us for a Rosh Hashana baking demonstration of rugelach by Marilyn Goodman. This Ashkenazi treat is a filled pastry product originating in the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. You are encouraged to purchase ingredients ahead of time. Click here to view recipes  To Connect Online: https://zoom.us/j/91491195440?pwd=K1pzcnB1VXFGR2dHY3pueGZaV2xVZz09 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833 Meeting ID: 914 9119 5440 Password: 064534

Zoom Pranayama with Robin Penn
Monday, August 3, 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Breathing session focusing on calming and health. To connect online (with or without video) follow this link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77634571154?pwd=d3VId29NL0M3bUZ0RzQ0NC9FTERHQT09. Please email Robin at PranayamaWithRobin@gmail.com for the password.  

In-House Speaker – The Story Behind the Medieval Black Death
Monday, August 3, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Bob Baird will discuss the history of the Black Death, including the causes and scope of the 14th century plague, and the effects on aristocrats and serfs, on the Catholic church, on women, and on medical science. Part of the talk will be devoted to discussing the impact of the Black Death on the Jews of Europe at the time.To connect online: https://zoom.us/j/96539872158?pwd=NHc5aFl6QU9IV2hmQ2hVenU4Z0tLdz09 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 965 3987 2158, Password: 773418

Zoom Group Chat 
Tuesday, August 4, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Join others in this supportive, chat session. To connect online (with or without video): https://zoom.us/j/634551720?pwd=L3A1ZmZFTXhnVnNWVXB2Z1BqcE1HZz09 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 634 551 720, Password: 755401

Zoom Information and Discussion Session: Next Round of Bylaws Amendments
Wednesday, August 5, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 9,  10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Bylaws Committee is seeking input on the next set of changes to the Bylaws. Join us and learn about the changes under consideration, ask questions and provide input to the Committee. Changes under consideration are mostly related to accommodating virtual congregational meetings and defining certain aspects of a member’s rights and obligations (Can a membership be abandoned? When is something considered a financial obligations? etc.) To connect online:https://zoom.us/j/95216932479?pwd=eE9HcEs5NTU4UTQ4V0pLQ1R1UzBkUT09 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833 Meeting ID: 952 1693 2479 Password: 441137

Zoom Happy Hour with Rabbi Alpert
Thursday, August 6
, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a beverage of your choice in the comfort of your own home while chatting with others at this online happy hour. To connect online (with or without video) https://zoom.us/j/634551720?pwd=L3A1ZmZFTXhnVnNWVXB2Z1BqcE1HZz09 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 634 551 720, Password: 755401

From Ten Commandments to Ten Amendments: A Jewish re-reading of the U.S. Bill of Rights
Thursday, August 6, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Jewish Educator Aviv Matzkin will take us through a Jewish close reading of the Ten Commandments, revealing a deep structural pattern which give the commandments new meanings and help us understand why these specific 10 were chosen for Mount Sinai. Second, Mr. Matzkin will show us a similar method for interpreting the structure and meaning of the First Ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. To Connect Online: https://zoom.us/j/95023269463?pwd=bDVSeGprQjZHNzlmL01GMVlEQzdOZz09 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 950 2326 9463, Password: 150859

Zoom Not Just One Happy Hour
Sunday, August 9, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
In this time of physical distancing, remember you are Not Just One.
This event is for all the single, divorced, widowed, or otherwise unattached women.  Please join us for drinks, appetizers and a lively discussion of the novel The Giver of Stars by Jo Jo Moyes. To connect online (with or without video): https://zoom.us/j/91092184770?pwd=OGVKd0xwWTd0WWZ5amx0Zk1admE4QT09 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833 Meeting ID: 910 9218 4770 Password: 620240


Tu B’Av Online Event Series:
Celebrate Love with the JCC
Now Through August 5

Tu B’Av is the Jewish holiday that celebrates love. The Addison-Penzak JCC is offering a variety of Tu B’Av themed events, including love songs, partner yoga, a workshop on love in the time of COVID-19, discussions & lectures, and a children’s story & craft time, all online. One $10 fee gives you access to the entire series. For details and to sign up, go to https://apjcc.org/tu-bav-2020/

Beit Ha’am Online: A Virtual Beit Midrash About Israeli Society
Presented by APJCC. Join us for a series of open and thought-provoking virtual conversations and learning, in partnership with WZO and PJCC. All sessions are in English. It’s free. Presented on Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuduGopz0qHN3HwCUJp-HtbMw_XG7gleIi For more information contact Maya Tripp, mayat@apjcc.org 
View all of the virtual programming being presented by APJCC

HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir
HaZamir provides a unique opportunity for Jewish teens to socialize and sing sophisticated choral music with a group of 400 of their peers from across the United States and Israel. Our local chapter, HaZamir Silicon Valley, is having information sessions throughout August to kick off our 2020-21 season!  We invite teens and their families to contact hazamirsv@googlegroups.com to find out about our Silicon Valley chapter and visit www.HaZamir.org to find out more information about our international organization. 
We welcome all musical 9th-12th graders who meet the following criteria:

  • They have a passion for music
  • They can attend Sunday afternoon sessions during the school year
  • They identify as Jewish in some way

Prior knowledge of Hebrew and synagogue affiliation are not required. View Flyer 

Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Online
August 22 – September 7
See schedule and learn how you can become a sponsor. https://www.svjff.org/

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