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Our Virtual Shul

These pages will contain content we can use during the Coronavirus shutdown of our beloved shul. We will have:  video davening, video shiurim, both with phone-in access for audio, and the shiurim will be recorded for those not in our time zone.

Rabbi Goldberger's Video Classes -- Archive

You can see Rabbi Goldberger's recordings of his video shiurim at Current Shiurim Videos

Davening and Shiurim

Our virtual davening is not a minyan; it is co-davening with a leader. There is no Kaddish, Kedusha, Barechu, or Torah reading.

If you're already a Zoom user, you can check out how to get to our virtual davening and shiurim at Zoom Davening

Virtual Daf Yomi

Our  Daf Yomi Page  has information on our Virtual Daf Yomi.

Audio Library Archive

Check out our   Audio Library    for shiurim on all topics, given in the shul, and give at Women's Institute of Torah.

Using Zoom for Davening and Shiurim

How to Use Zoom to Join our Virtual Davening and Shiurim  (aka "Meetings")

NOTE: In using Zoom after you have set it up, it is a good idea to log on a few minutes early to make sure your technology is working correctly.

If you don't have Zoom on your PC, tablet, or smart phone, it will automatically download when you start or join your first meeting. If you are subscribed for shul e-mails, you will receive an announcement of meetings. If you are not subscribed, you can do that by clicking here --

  • When you receive an email about a Zoom meeting, click on the link to join the “Zoom” classroom. If you not have the application, you will be prompted to download it on your computer or other device.
    • NOTE: Our Zoom link is the same for all our minyanim and shiurim.  https://zoom.us/j/6902386529
    • The meetings required a Password, which will be emailed to our subscribers
    • When the meeting opens, make sure to click on “join with computer audio”
    • You may need to wait until the leader starts the meeting. When he starts, you will automatically be joined in.
  • If you are using a mobile device, make sure to download the Zoom app from the App store.

If you can’t log on, or you don't wish to use the computer, you can still join the meeting by telephone (audio only), please dial the phone number given on the email of the meeting invitation. For New York, it's 929-436-2866. You'll be prompted to enter the Meeting ID: 690-238-6529

Other things to know:

  • Depending on the particular meeting, all participants might be muted by the  leader at the beginning of class to avoid hearing background noise. The leader has the capacity to un-mute participants to answer questions.
  • A tool bar will appear when you move your mouse to the bottom or top of the screen. You can click on the chat button if you’d like to ask a question or post a comment in the chat box.

Words from Rabbi Goldberger on Our Circumstances

 

Dear Kehilla HaKedosha, 22 Adar 5780 March 17, 2020 B"H

I hope everyone is doing well and adjusting to the new circumstances of our lives. It takes time...

The Vaad HaRabbonim voted today as a group to close all shuls in our community due to the potential danger of the corona virus to public health.

It's mind boggling to think that we will be without minyanim and our precious shuls for the near future. The decision means that there should be no minyanim gathered in our community in shul buildings, in parking lots of shul buildings, in private homes, and in the yards of private homes. This is all meant to achieve the necessary social distancing a community must practice in tandem. We are all responsible for each other.

The psak of the rabbonim means that, due to pikuach nefesh (potential danger to life), men are exempt from tefilla b'tzibbur (davening with a minyan). It is also prohibited for people to make their own minyanim. If you have a yahrzeit or are saying kaddish, please say tehilim and give tzedakah each day for your loved one who passed away. If you know someone in a Jewish community where there are minyanim happening, you could contact them and ask them to say kaddish on your behalf. You can also contact chabad.org , and they provide a service for that purpose.

I will be livestreaming shiurim on Zoom. If you have a computer, tablet, or a smartphone, you will be able to participate. We will send out an email to let you know when the shiur is and you can click right into it from the email you receive from shul.

Although we cannot daven b'tzibur, we will daven together, also via Zoom. That will be in the morning for Shacharis at 7:00 am, Monday through Friday, and 8:00 am on Sunday. Mincha/maariv Sunday to Thursday will be at the time posted on the calenar. We can't say kaddish and kedusha, but we can daven together. You will receive a notice about that this evening as well.

It is shocking and sad to have to close our doors. Yet at the same time I think we have a real opportunity to create new avenues of avodas Hashem in our lives. The energy we can now put into our homes and families is something we can all grow from. Davening at home as a family, learning at home together, sharing lives together in ways that we don't when we're constantly going out of our homes. I truly feel that something really good will come out of this as we learn to reconnect with each other in different ways. Klal Yisroel and Tiferes Yisroel can climb to new heights in new ways beH.

Hope to see you on Zoom. Hashem yishmor aleinu v'al kol Yisroel.

Bivracha v'shalom,

Rabbi Menachem Goldberger

Sat, June 6 2020 14 Sivan 5780