With synagogues and temples closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak, many local congregations are offering live-streams of their Shabbat services and other online events:
The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore
The Associated and its agencies are actively monitoring the coronavirus outbreak situation. For information, visit https://www.associated.org/stories/monitoring-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR1GbIYqlizNTWKyn0GrfOJEKeIMXrix9iZBXxOhh_VzXQ-up3m97jjJ2Ks
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation is live-streaming Shabbat services and interactive Jewish educational sessions for various age groups.
Beth Am Synagogue
Beth Am Synagogue is live-streaming its Shabbat and holiday services.
Beth El Congregation
Beth Israel Synagogue
Beth Israel is live-streaming Shabbat and holiday services.
Beth Shalom Congregation
Columbia’s Beth Shalom is offering Virtual BSC, a variety of virtual services, minyanim, programming and classes. For information, visit http://www.beth-shalom.net/about-us/virtual-beth-shalom/ .
Beth Tfiloh Synagogue
Beth Tfiloh is offering online classes on Zoom, as well as daily minchah and maariv services Sundays through Thursdays (and davening and learning on Fridays prior to Shabbat). Access online: https://zoom.us/j/229593260 OR bit.ly/BTdavens.
B’nai Israel is using Zoom for a suite of weekly activities with virtual learning and davening.
Bolton Street Synagogue
Bolton Street Synagogue is using Zoom for Shabbat and holiday services.
Chevrei Tzedek Synagogue
Join Chizuk Amuno for its live-streamed Shabbat services, daily minyanim and archived adult education classes. There will also be virtual congregational Gemilut Hasadim (acts of loving kindness) opportunities available, such as contacting the elderly, helping out young parents and corresponding with members of the Israel Defense Forces. Next week, Chizuk will introduce “Kibbitz with Chizuk,” a virtual space for casual, informal conversation with its rabbis, cantor, executive director and school heads. Individual links will be sent out. For information on clergy blogs and livestreams, visit http://www.chizukamuno.org/
Columbia Jewish Congregation
CJC is offering Shabbat services and adult education programing and classes virtually through Zoom and Facebook Live. For schedules and connection information, visit https://www.columbiajewish.org/calendar/ .
Congregation Shomrei Emunah
Shomrei Emunah will live-stream services, programs and lectures via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/9679792492. Meeting ID: 967 979 2492
Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom
For Live Zoom Shabbat services, https://zoom.us/j/147928569 (starting at 5:30 p.m.), live Shabbat sing-along with Cantor Robert Gerber https://zoom.us/j/147928569 (starting at 8 p.m.); on Saturday, Mar. 28, at 8:45 a.m. — Torah Study with Rabbi David Katz with Kaddish names to be read and shared during this time https://zoom.us/j/524968027; Sunday, Mar. 29, 8:45 a.m., first daily minyan on Zoom, led by Sharon Balan https://zoom.us/j/7097226778
Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice Shtiebl
All are welcome to join Hinenu for daily morning practice. Some days will be a traditional Shacharit liturgy, some will be guided meditations, some will be chanting. Practice will start at 8 a.m. and range from 15 minutes to an hour.
Jewish Community Services
JCS will host “Community Lunch Bites: Brief Virtual Programs About Matters” on Your Mind, daily at12:30 p.m. The public can log in from a computer at Link to join Webinar https://jcfb.zoom.us/j/442639563Meeting ID: 403 915 258. To use your phone for audio or just to listen by phone, dial +1 646-876-9923. Each session is approximately 15 minutes.
Jewish Volunteer Connection
JVC is looking for volunteers for critical direct service opportunities, as well as indirect service projects as well. For information, visit www.jvcbaltimore.org/covid19 .
Jewish Museum of Maryland
The JMM presents Wondernauts 2020!, exploring the wonders of outer space. Inspired by the upcoming Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit exhibit, Wondernauts will explore everything from ancient star patterns to famous firsts in space science, to the imaginings of writers and artists picturing a distant future. For information about the JMM, visit http://jewishmuseummd.org/
Kol HaLev Synagogue encourages its members and others to enrich their religious observance by listening to Cantor George Henschel with “Shabbat Unplugged.”
The Soul Center
The Soul Center at Beth El is providing an array of “Virtual Offerings,” including daily Facebook live meditation sessions with Rabbi Ben Shalva, a special caregiver support presentation and more.
Temple Adas Shalom: The Harford Jewish Center
Temple Adas Shalom in Havre de Grace is holding virtual Shabbat services and other programming through Zoom. For information, visit https://harfordjewishcenter.org/ .
Temple Beth Shalom
Temple Beth Shalom in the Anne Arundel County community of Arnold will hold a variety of services, lectures and programs via Zoom, including a “Teddy Bear Shabbat” and Havdalah with Rabbi Ari Goldstein. For information, visit https://www.annapolistemple.org/
Temple Isaiah in the Howard County community of Fulton is hold Friday night services at https://www.facebook.com/TempleIsaiah/. For a listing of services and programs, visit https://templeisaiah.org/category/ti-covid19-updates/ and https://templeisaiah.org/calendar/ .
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