Online Services, Programs & More!

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Please note that this page is one-stop shopping services and programs that recur weekly. Often special events and classes are added that may not show up on this page. Please check our calendar of events for the most up-to-date schedule for each day. Daily and weekly schedules with links are also emailed to our listserv; if you would like to receive these emails, please contact Teena Robinson at office@germantownjewishcentre.org to be added to our list.

Curious about online offerings for Passover? Click here.
*Please note that some weekly offerings on this list may be rescheduled to a different day or canceled due to Pesah. Please check the GJC calendar for the most up-to-date schedule.

Instructions on joining Zoom events: CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM:  Morning Minyan

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet:  https://zoom.us/j/805635337
  • To join via telephone:  Call 929-436-2866 and enter meeting ID 805-635-337.
  • To listen to a live audio stream – click HERE.

*Religious School has moved to virtual learning. Please contact Education Director Ben Rotenberg for class links at educator@germantownjewishcentre.org.

11:00 AM*:  Coffee & Conversation with Rabbi Zeff
Join Rabbi Zeff for Sunday coffee & conversation!
*Please note that Coffee & Conversation begins at 10:00 AM on April 19th.

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet: https://zoom.us/j/204810434
  • To join via telephone: Call 929-436-2866 and enter meeting ID 204-810-434.

MONDAY

7:15 AM:  Morning Minyan

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet: https://zoom.us/j/780532809
  • To join via telephone:  Call 929-436-2866 and enter meeting ID 780-532-809
  • To listen to a live audio stream – click HERE.

7:30 AM – 4:10 PM:  ECPTV

8:30 AM:  Virtual Art Beit Midrash with Rabbi Richman
Online, Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-9:30 AM via Zoom. Song, learning, and creative practice all in one! Newspapers, magazines, anything from your recycling bin, or any art supplies you may have around the house is all you need. Join via zoom: https://zoom.us/j/163203198.

1:00 PM:  Weekly Torah Study and Discussion of Relevant Sacred Times throughout the Year Cycle with Rabbi Fredi Cooper
This group meets weekly to study and read closely Jewish texts. In addition to the biblical text, midrashic texts are introduced when they extend the understanding of the texts encountered.

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet: https://zoom.us/j/855551798
  • To join via telephone: Call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 855-551-798

8:30 PM:  Parent and Caregiver Support Group with Rabbi Richman
Some of us are used to being home with our kids during the day, and some of us normally spend much of the day separated while we are at work and school. For all of us, the COVID-19 outbreak and attempts to slow its spread by quarantining and creating physical distance have left us with a new childcare reality. Rabbi Richman, herself a parent of a young one, will facilitate a brief, virtual check-in for parents and caregivers on Monday evenings, from 8:00-8:30pm. We’ll share challenges that we’re facing and creative solutions that others may want to try. All are welcome.

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet:  Use this Zoom link on your smartphone or computer
  • To join via telephone:  Call 646-558-8656 and enter meeting ID 232-211-730

TUESDAY

7:15 AM:  Morning Minyan

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet: https://zoom.us/j/780532809
  • To join via telephone:  Call 929-436-2866 and enter meeting ID 780-532-809
  • To listen to a live audio stream – click HERE.

7:30 AM – 4:10 PM:  ECPTV

9:00 AM:  Tuesday Meditation Group with Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein and Rabbi Sheila Weinberg
A community for spiritual deepening through chant, Torah study, and twenty minutes of silence.  All are welcome.  Led by Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein and Rabbi Sheila Weinberg. Everyone is welcome to join; both experienced meditators and those new to meditation practice are welcome. This meditation is being led via Zoom; for more information or the link to access the group, please email Kate Lawn.

12:00 PM:  Lunchtime Torah with Rabbi Zeff

Join Rabbi Zeff each week online via Zoom for a 30 minute study of the Torah portion and how the ancient rabbis understood it, based on Rabbi Reuven Hammer’s A Year with the Sages. The intent is to have some brief learning about the lens that the ancients brought to Torah, how they understood it, and how that can be helpful for our own lives. All texts will be in English. “Lunchtime Torah” is structured to be accessible to both those that wish to attend on a weekly basis and those that can drop in whenever their schedule allows it. Feel free to purchase A Year with the Sages: Wisdom on the Weekly Torah Portion, but this book is not required reading for “Lunchtime Torah” sessions.

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet: Use this Zoom link on your smartphone or computer.
  • To join via telephone:  Call +1 929 436 2866 and enter meeting ID 781 986 628.

*Confirmation and Teen Tuesdays have moved to virtual learning. Please contact Education Director Ben Rotenberg for class links at educator@germantownjewishcentre.org.

WEDNESDAY

7:15 AM:  Morning Minyan

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet: https://zoom.us/j/780532809
  • To join via telephone:  Call 929-436-2866 and enter meeting ID 780-532-809.
  • To listen to a live audio stream – click HERE.

7:30 AM – 4:10 PM:  ECPTV

2:00 PM:  Healing Minha Service with Rabbi Richman
This midday and midweek virtual gathering will give us space to spiritually ground ourselves as we pray for healing within our families, networks, communities, and larger world. We will integrate some of the minhah service prayers with chant, poetry, reflection, and quiet. All are welcome.

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet:  Use this Zoom link on your smartphone or computer
  • To join via telephone:  Call 646-558-8656, and use meeting ID 952-057-096.

7:00 PM:  Midrash & Conversation with Rabbi Zeff
Socialize and study rabbinic legends about the Torah!

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet:  Use this Zoom link on your smartphone or computer.
  • To join via telephone:  Call 1-929-436-2866 and enter meeting ID 839-225-558

*Kids’ Tefilah and Religious School have moved to virtual learning. Please contact Education Director Ben Rotenberg for class links at educator@germantownjewishcentre.org.

THURSDAY

7:15 AM:  Morning Minyan

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet: https://zoom.us/j/780532809
  • To join via telephone:  Call 929-436-2866 and enter meeting ID 780-532-809.
  • To listen to a live audio stream – click HERE.

7:30 AM – 4:10 PM:  ECPTV

8:30 AM:  Virtual Art Beit Midrash with Rabbi Richman
Online, Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-9:30 AM via Zoom. Song, learning, and creative practice all in one! Newspapers, magazines, anything from your recycling bin, or any art supplies you may have around the house is all you need. To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet: https://zoom.us/j/163203198.

2:00 PM:  Shalvah: Weekly Chant with Nina Peskin & Rabbi Zeff
For a full description of the program, please click here. Chanting is the easiest form of singing, and no experience is required. Whether you want to chant with us in your home, or just want to tune in and listen, we invite you to join Nina Peskin and Rabbi Zeff for 20-30 minutes each week for a little shelter from the storm.  We will cultivate equanimity by learning about the meaning of a chant with Rabbi Zeff, doing a brief, guided meditation, and then chanting with Nina Peskin. If you miss this live, each session will be recorded and available on GJC’s YouTube channel.

FRIDAY

7:15 AM:  Morning Minyan

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet: https://zoom.us/j/780532809
  • To join via telephone:  Call 929-436-2866 and enter meeting ID 780-532-809.
  • To listen to a live audio stream – click HERE.

7:30 AM – 4:10 PM:  ECPTV

9:30 AM:  ECP Shabbat
Join Rabbi Zeff for ECP Shabbat, virtually! He’ll lead you and your kids in singing familiar Shabbat tunes, helping them stay connected to each other and to part of their weekly Shabbat routine. Even if your kids aren’t normally at ECP on Fridays, this is a great way to help our youth stay connected and to do some experiential learning together. All are welcome!

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet: https://zoom.us/j/515339958
  • To join via telephone: Call 929-436-2866 and enter meeting ID 515-339-958.

6:00 PM:  Kabbalat Shabbat/Kol Zimrah every 3rd Friday

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet: https://zoom.us/j/227420988
  • To join via telephone: Call 929-436-2866 and enter meeting ID 227-420-988.
  • To listen to a live audio stream – click HERE.

SATURDAY

10:00 AM:  Shabbat Service with Rabbi Zeff
Please join Rabbi Zeff for an audio livestream of the Shabbat service – click HERE.

10:00 AM:  Dorshei Derekh Shabbat Zoom Service

  • If you would like to join via Zoom, please email Mark Pinsky for the link and login information.
  • If you need a Kol Haneshamah prayerbook, please click here for a PDF version.

8:15 PM:  Family Zoom Havdalah
GJC’s family retreat community is hosting a virtual Family Havdalah via Zoom. It is a chance for kids and parents to be in community as we mark the transition from Shabbat. Light your candle at home along with us! It’s open to all families, so please invite your friends. Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/581668185, Meeting ID 581-668-185.

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