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TBA Goes Virtual

 

Rabbi Malik's P'sak Halacha on Virtual Minyanim during CoronaVirus crisis

as Mara D'Atra of Temple Beth Ahm

During these extraordinary circumstances, I am permitting virtual minyanim on weekdays. Since our minyan is virtual, we will not be reciting those prayers that typically require 10 people who gather together in person (d'varim she-bi-kedushah such as Barchu, Chazarat HaShatz repetition of the Amidah, Chatzi Kaddish & Kaddish Shalem). However, since the current pandemic meets the criteria for "Shaat Ha-D'Chak" (a time of crisis, extreme extenuating circumstances) and Kaddish holds special resonance for mourners, we will recite the Mourner's Kaddish (Kaddish Yatom) & Rabbinic Kaddish (Kaddish D'Rabbanan) when we have 10 people participating virtually by Zoom conference (with every person able to see and hear the others) even though the 10 of us will not be physically together in the same room.



The link to log into our ZOOM meeting is being sent by email.

If you did not recieve and would like to join.

Please email info@templebethahm.org

 


Schedule of all Virtual TBA Services for April 1-16, 2020

Wednesday night, April 1 at 8:15 PM (8 Nisan)-Virtual Maariv Minyan
Yahrzeit of:
Sandy Finkelstein's father, Daniel Eckhaus
Susan Rein's father-in-law, Charles Rein

Thursday morning, April 2 at 8:00 AM (8 Nisan)-Virtual Morning Minyan
Yahrzeit of:
Sandy Finkelstein's father, Daniel Eckhaus
Susan Rein's father-in-law, Charles Rein

Thursday night, April 2 at 8:15 PM (9 Nisan)-Virtual Maariv Minyan
Yahrzeit of:
Naomi Blum's aunt, Evelyn Markowitz
Avi Gross' mother, Elena (Lili) Gross
Ruben Rosenblatt's mother, Sultana Levy Rosenblatt

*Friday morning, April 3 at 8:00 AM (9 Nisan)-Virtual Morning Minyan by request of Ruben Rosenblatt
Yahrzeit of:
Naomi Blum's aunt, Evelyn Markowitz
Avi Gross' mother, Elena (Lili) Gross
Ruben Rosenblatt's mother, Sultana Levy Rosenblatt

Friday evening, April 3 at 6:00 PM (9-10 Nisan) - Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat
Yahrzeit of:
Stephen Ellis' mother, Sylvia Ellis
Alan Rich's father, Milton Rich
Kate Smith's grandmother, Ann Rotkoff

Saturday night (Motzaey Shabbat), April 4 at 8:30 PM (11 Nisan) -
Virtual Maariv Minyan & HAVDALAH
Yahrzeit of:
Sandy Finkelstein's mother, Estelle Echkaus
Bob & Harriet Weiss' son, Mark Leonard Weiss

Sunday morning, April 5 at 9:00 AM (11 Nisan) - Virtual Morning Minyan
Yahrzeit of:
Sandy Finkelstein's mother, Estelle Echkaus
Bob & Harriet Weiss' son, Mark Leonard Weiss

Sunday night, April 5 at 8:15 PM (12 NIsan) - Virtual Maariv Minyan
Yahrzeit of:
Harry Himelfarb's father, Charles Himelfarb

Monday night, April 6  at 8:15 PM (13 Nisan) - Virtual Maariv Minyan

Tuesday night, April 7 at 8:15 PM (14 Nisan) - Virtual Maariv Minyan
Yahrzeit of:
Penne Bergenfeld's father, Irving Seresky

*Wednesday morning, April 8 (14 Nisan, Erev Pesach) from 8:00 AM-10:00 AM-
Virtual Morning Minyan &  Pre-Passover Text Study Session/ Siyum for Fast of the Firstborns (Siyum B'chorot) 
Yahrzeit today, on the 14th of Nisan (Erev Pesach)
Penne Bergenfeld's father, Irving Seresky
Yahrzeits on the 15th, 16th, & 17th of Nisan (first 3 days of Passover):
Ruth Lipman's father, Samuel Litt (15th-first day of Passover)
Nancy Kalt's father, Dr. Henry Nathan Turner (16th-2nd day of Passover)
Walter Cohen's mother, Marilyn Cohen (16th-2nd day of Passover)
Albert Algava's uncle, Ashley Kobre (17th-3rd day of Passover)
Stephen Finn's mother, Frieda Finn (17th-3rd day of Passover)
     
*Saturday night, April 11 at 9:00 PM (18 Nisan, Chol Ha-Moed Pesach)-
Virtual Maariv Minyan & HAVDALAH & Chanting of Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs)
Yahrzeit of:
Michael Levine's father, Jack Levine
Allan Ross' mother, Selma Ross

Sunday morning, April 12 at 9:00 AM (18 Nisan, Chol HaMoed Pesach) - Virtual Morning Minyan
Yahrzeit of:
Michael Levine's father, Jack Levine
Allan Ross' mother, Selma Ross

Sunday night, April 12 at 8:15 PM (19 Nisan, Chol HaMoed Pesach) - Virtual Maariv  Minyan
Yahrzeit of: 
Fran Turnof's father, Joseph Brooks 
Jenny Cohen's cousin, Marilyn Deaton       

Monday night, April 13 at 8:15 PM (20 Nisan, Chol HaMoed Pesach) - Virtual Maariv Minyan
Yahrzeit of: 
Judy Albertson's father, Abe Kagan
Ted Stengel's father, Joseph Stengel
Paula Kesselman's grandfather, Louis Ginger

*Tuesday afternoon, April 14 at 1:30 PM (20 Nisan, Chol HaMoed Pesach) - Virtual Mincha Minyan & YIZKOR
Yahrzeit today, on the 20th of Nisan (Chol Ha-Moed Pesach):
Judy Albertson's father, Abe Kagan
Ted Stengel's father, Joseph Stengel
Paula Kesselman's grandfather, Louis Ginger

Yahrzeits on the 21st & 22nd of Nisan (7th & 8th days of Pesach)
Dena Price's mother, Mildred Glanz (21 Nisan)
Elaine Singer's cousin, Shirley Rubenstein (21 Nisan)
Carol Toth's father & Mark Rosenthal's uncle, Timmy Feinberg (21 Nisan)
Yanai Siegel's father-in-law, Arthur Steckler (22 Nisan)

Thursday night, April 16 at 9:00 PM (23 Nisan)-Virtual Maariv Minyan (after Passover) 
Yahrzeit of: 
Allison Zuckerman's father, Jacob Zoble
Carol Hinkis' father--in-law, Max Hinkis
Madeline Gabel's husband & Alan Gabel's father & Andrew Gabel's grandfather & Stephanie Strohmenger's grandfather, Sol Gabel

 



How this will work (from a spiritual perspective)

We will need your participation to make this effort meaningful. During Virtual Morning Minyan and Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat Service, please sing along at home, take moments for personal prayer, and visualize the embrace of the TBA community. You can even talk to your shul friends via text! When we recite Mourner's Kaddish, please respond "Y'hey Shmey Rabbah" and other appropriate responses, so that our mourners may feel surrounded by community.

Before the Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat Service, I suggest that you set your kitchen or dining room table (even if you are dining alone) with Shabbat candles, kiddush cup with grape juice or wine, 2 challahs (or 2 small rolls), etc. and gather together (alone or with others who may live with you). At 6:00 PM, I invite you to join us by connecting to Zoom technology or by calling in. (See technology information above). Rabbi Lisa Malik & Cantor Adi Wyner will lead Kabbalat Shabbat through Lecha Dodi. Before 6:51 PM, we will end the virtual service so that you can bring in Shabbat at home by lighting candles and/or by continuing with Psalm 92 (“Mizmor Shir LeYom HaShabbat” & "Tzaddik KaTamar Yifrach") and Maariv. Then, if you are able, proceed to your Shabbat table to do Friday night Shabbat table rituals, including Shalom Aleichem, blessing the children (if you have children at home), Kiddush, & HaMotzi. Then eat, knowing that other congregants are eating 'with' you at the same time!

TBA WEBSITE RECORDED KABBALAT SHABBAT MELODIES

 



Which prayer book should I use?

You are welcome to use any Siddur you like. However, if you would like to use the prayer books that you are accustomed to using at Temple Beth Ahm:

For Virtual Morning Minyan: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

For Virtual Evening Minyan: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

For Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat Services on Friday Night: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

If you wish to request a copy of other parts of Siddur Sim Shalom or Siddur Lev Shalem for your own prayers and personal meditations during these trying times, you can access it here:
https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/form-download-e-siddur-0

 

Temple Beth Ahm: A Family Place, A Spiritual Home

Announcements | Involvement Opportunities | Mid-Monthly Mailer

Temple Beth Ahm is a welcoming, multi-generational, spiritual community, conveniently located in New Jersey near the border of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties, just minutes away from Exit 118 of the Garden State Parkway. We are committed to traditional-egalitarian Conservative Judaism as a meaningful way of life. Our spiritual leader, Rabbi Malik, encourages each of us to be “willing, learning, and striving” to climb up the ladder of learning and mitzvot; she enthusiastically embraces and inspires every one of us, no matter where we are on our spiritual journeys.

Whether you are observing a yahrzeit, celebrating a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or other life cycle event, or just looking for a comfortable place to pray, learn, daven, socialize, or participate in social action tikkun olam activities, Temple Beth Ahm is the place to be. If you are not already a member of our shul community, we encourage you to visit and to consider joining us. Regardless of your current Jewish affiliation or background, we welcome you with open arms.

 


 

 

For more information, read the teshuvah (responsum),  Minyan via the Internet , by Rabbi Avram Reisner (Committee on Jewish Law & Standards).

 

 

 

 

 



A recent video put together by a local TV station interviewing our very own Rabbi Malik!

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Email us at templebethahm@juno.com or call us at (732) 583-1700

SCRIP Program

Temple Beth Ahm and Sisterhood are partnering on an additional SCRIP program.  SCRIP is a fundraising program that sells gift cards from national and local retailers.  The retailers will pay TBA and Sisterhood  a percentage of each card purchased.  These are the same gift cards you would purchase at the store.

You can help us earn money without spending any additional money . All you need to do is to spend your regular shopping dollars to purchase scrip.  Scrip can be used to purchase many household purchases including food, clothing, health and beauty aids, gas, travel and entertainment.  Also consider scrip for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays.

SCRIP will enable Temple Beth Ahm and Sisterhood to maintain the high level of programming that our congregation has come to expect.

To order scrip, please use the attached order form.  This is just a sample of over 500 merchants. To write in any additional items, go to www.shopwithscrip.com. Make your check payable to Sisterhood Temple Beth Ahm.  Mail your order form and check to Temple Beth Ahm   Attention: Scrip.  550 Lloyd Rd. Aberdeen, NJ  07747.   For questions, please contact Sindy at sindy.manas@gmail.com.

We are looking into the Scrip NOW program listed on website for 2014.  This will allow each family that would like to maintain an account online the ability for faster ordering and to pay with an electronic check.  This will be an option in addition to the regular ordering ( filling out a form and mailing in a  check with your order)

Sisterhood will still continue our Shoprite and Stop- n- Shop scrip program.  We keep these gift cards in inventory and to order these you can contact Amy Naphtali at amynaphtali@verizon.net  or Hester Skolnik at hessy41@aol.com.

Sat, April 4 2020 10 Nisan 5780