May 20, 2020

Shavuot

Please note: the link for live Shavuot services has changed from what was posted originally and on the flier!  We have updated all the links on this page.

Printable Siddur amd Etz Chayyim Humash, and Megillat Ruth for Shavuot:

https://bit/ly/3bAiEHw

May 20, 2020

Dear Congregant(s),

“This is the day God has made, let us rejoice and be glad!” (Hallel)

During this very difficult time, I believe it is of utmost importance to find ways to replenish and strengthen ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually. In the documents attached you will find links to a virtual CBS Cheesecake Bake-Off, the Rabbinical Assembly “Torah from Coast to Coast” Tikkun Leil Shavuot” (we are a sponsoring synagogue) as well as our very own Shavuot holiday service & Yizkor Live!. Through these connections we hope to bring the  joy and festive nature of Shavuot to you at home.To facilitate these experiences there are a few things you will need to do ahead of the holiday to prepare. Please read these instructions carefully – and if you have questions, I am available to help.

Please note: Links for Shavuot materials and schedule are listed below after this message!

1) Have either a tv, tablet, or computer that can stream YouTube. (If you do not have one – please call me)

2) The Rabbinical Assembly has made available a free printable download, for Shavuot, of our Lev Shalem siddur, our Etz Chayyim Humash, and the Book of Ruth. You may print these out ahead of the holiday.

3) Both the “Torah from Coast to Coast” and our CBS Shavuot & Yizkor service will be live-streamed on YouTube. Each live-stream can be setup prior to the holiday and will go live at the scheduled time. These are 1 way streams  -which will allow you to experience the learning & services without a need to have a video camera, microphone or worry about clicking anything. (Sing-a-long as loud as you like!)

Technical help will be available this week and next before the holiday to help anyone open the YouTube link. Please call me at the synagogue (610) 866-8009 for assistance.

While I realize these offerings can never take the place of being together, our Jewish tradition holds health (pikuah nefesh and safety (sakanat nefesh) above all.

May our Shavuot celebration this year demonstrate our commitment and love of God, Torah, and our community.

Chag Sameach!

Rabbi Michael Singer

Downloadable letter from the Rabbi

Torah From Coast to Coast

Shavuot Services and Yizkor (includes link)

 Printable Siddur and Etz Humash, and Megillat Ruth for Shavuot (to be done in advance)

Shavuot Schedule

CBS Cheesecake Bakeoff