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.

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

SUNDAY

9:00 AM:  Morning Minyan

9:00 PM:  Counting the Days with Dorshei Derekh
In this time where time seems to blur and it’s difficult to remember which day it is, we will count our way to Tisha b’Av. We invite you to join us every night through Tuesday, July 28. For the Zoom log-in and more information, please contact Pesha Leichter.

MONDAY

7:15 AM:  Morning Minyan

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. *Please note that on May 25, Virtual Art Beit Midrash will begin at 10 AM.

  • Join by smartphone, computer, or tablet:  Use this Zoom link.
  • Join by telephone:  Call 646- 558- 8656, and use meeting ID 163-203-198 with password: 151569

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

7:00 PM:  Support Group for People Living Alone
Facilitated by Andrea Jacobs
The challenges and opportunities of living alone have rarely been so profound. Join us as we explore what each of us has called upon to nourish and support our path forward at this delicate time. Andrea has a background in peer support group facilitating and coaching. She uses arts, movement, and music for healing and creating positive change in her life and her work. Neil works as a hospice chaplain, has a background in counseling and older adult services, and is committed to the use of poetry as a source for comfort. Mondays from 7:00-8:00 PM | Register Here

9:00 PM:  Counting the Days with Dorshei Derekh
In this time where time seems to blur and it’s difficult to remember which day it is, we will count our way to Tisha b’Av. We invite you to join us every night through Tuesday, July 28. For the Zoom log-in and more information, please contact Pesha Leichter.

TUESDAY

7:15 AM:  Morning Minyan

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 Teena Robinson.

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.

7:30 PM:  Nonprofit Leader’s COVID-19 Support Group (every other Tuesday)
Facilitated by Adina Abramowitz, President, Consulting for Change
A support group for leaders of nonprofits. Leaders include Executive Directors, Program Managers, Financial Managers, and anyone who manages people and/or budgets. Adina has provided consulting and executive coaching to nonprofit organizations and their leaders since 1997. Her practice focused on community development organizations and she provides a variety of management consulting services including strategic planning, market analysis, and executive coaching. Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 PM | Register Here

9:00 PM:  Counting the Days with Dorshei Derekh
In this time where time seems to blur and it’s difficult to remember which day it is, we will count our way to Tisha b’Av. We invite you to join us every night through Tuesday, July 28. For the Zoom log-in and more information, please contact Pesha Leichter.

WEDNESDAY

7:15 AM:  Morning Minyan

2:00 PM:  So You Miss Your Grandchildren?
Facilitated by Sandi Cohen and Rabbi George Stern
This group will bring grandparents and great-grandparents together to support one another and talk about how they’re feeling as the pandemic separates them from their grandchildren. We’ll share what we’ve done to maintain contact and what resources we’ve used, and brainstorm new creative ideas. George Stern is a retired rabbi and nonprofit leader. He serves on GJC’s Tikkun Olam Coordinating Team. He’s the proud grandfather of two wonderful girls. Sandi Cohen has a Doctorate in clinical Social Work. For over 25 years she has offered Spiritual Companionship at two Jewish seminaries. Her website is eldertoelder.com. She is the grateful grandma of 15 and great-grandma of 8, the youngest born in early May. | Register Here 

9:00 PM:  Counting the Days with Dorshei Derekh
In this time where time seems to blur and it’s difficult to remember which day it is, we will count our way to Tisha b’Av. We invite you to join us every night through Tuesday, July 28. For the Zoom log-in and more information, please contact Pesha Leichter.

THURSDAY

7:15 AM:  Morning Minyan

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 by smartphone, computer, or tablet:  Use this Zoom link.
  • Join by telephone:  Call 646- 558- 8656, and use meeting ID 163-203-198 with password: 151569

10:00 AM:  Facing Job Loss or Financial Insecurity
Facilitated by Martha Millison, LCSW and Rabbi Elyse Wechterman
We are here to support one another through the challenges presented by job loss and transition. This is a gently facilitated conversation among peers. Martha Millison, a longtime member of GJC, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children and families. She is currently the school counselor at Green Woods Charter School. Rabbi Elyse Wechterman is the Executive Director of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and served as a pulpit rabbi for 13 years in Attleboro, MA.  She is a graduate of the RRC (2000). | Register Here

1:00 PM:  Parenting and Caring for Teens During COVID
Facilitated by Ann Itzkowitz, MA and Richard S. Stern, PhD
A support group for sharing stories and strategies about the joys and challenges of parenting and caring for adolescents when spending so much time at home. We’ll explore the challenges of work versus family life boundaries, discipline, family fun and activities, chores, moods, emotional climate, and more. Ann Itzkowitz, MA, is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist with 50 years of therapeutic experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, couples and family therapy. Richard S. Stern, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience serving children, adolescents, young adults, and families. He has lectured widely on attachment-based and emotion-focused treatment, men’s issues; and Jewish identity. Thursdays from 1:00-2:00 PM | Register Here

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.

9:00 PM:  Counting the Days with Dorshei Derekh
In this time where time seems to blur and it’s difficult to remember which day it is, we will count our way to Tisha b’Av. We invite you to join us every night through Tuesday, July 28. For the Zoom log-in and more information, please contact Pesha Leichter.

FRIDAY

7:15 AM:  Morning Minyan

6:00 PM:  Kabbalat Shabbat

SATURDAY

10:00 AM:  Charry Shabbat Service

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.

10:00 AM:  Minyan Masorti Shabbat Zoom Service

  • To join via computer, smartphone, or tablet:  Click on this Zoom link
  • If you need a prayerbook, please contact Mark Pinsky, who has volunteered to deliver them to those who need them.

9:00 PM:  Counting the Days with Dorshei Derekh
In this time where time seems to blur and it’s difficult to remember which day it is, we will count our way to Tisha b’Av. We invite you to join us every night through Tuesday, July 28. For the Zoom log-in and more information, please contact Pesha Leichter.

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