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COVID-19 Service Updates

June 7, 2021 update
Beginning Saturday, July 3, all of our services are open for congregants to attend in person. There are no gathering limits and registration is no longer required.

Face-coverings are not required for vaccinated adults. We recommend face-coverings for unvaccinated adults/teens and children between the ages of 5 and 12. Shabbat morning childcare is not available at this time.

Reminder: With the re-opening of Beth Meyer Synagogue, we are no longer offering Zoom for Kabbalat Shabbat or Shabbat morning services. You can join remotely for both of these services via YouTube

We welcome your feedback and creativity as we 'hybridize' and juggle remote and in-person programs. Email the Staff at communications@bethmeyer.org or call them at (919) 848-1420 to share your perspectives. 

Re-Opening Mitzvah Opportunities
Shabbat Morning Service Ushers Needed

Starting on Saturday, July 3, we need two people at each Shabbat morning service to open the front doors and greet people by the main sanctuary doors. Sign up for the date(s) and slot(s) you would prefer here.

Compost Bin Monitors Needed
We need one person at each Shabbat morning kiddush to help people sort their waste at our compost bin. Sign up for the date(s) you would prefer here.

Food Donations Needed for JFS Food Pantry
The Beth Meyer Social Action Committee has resumed collecting non-perishable food items at its collection box in the Beth Meyer foyer (just inside the main entrance). See the JFS Food Pantry wish list here. Food can also be shipped directly through their Amazon wish list.


Service Schedule

Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat (lay-led) 8 p.m.
Shabbat Mishpaha (monthly, usually the first Friday) 6:30 p.m.
Saturday Morning Shabbat Service 
     • 9:30 a.m. Shaharit 
     • 10:15 a.m. Torah Service
     • 11:30 a.m. Musaf 
Sunday Morning Minyan (lay-led) 9 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Minyan (lay-led) 7 p.m.

Descriptions of our Services:

It is our custom that all people, regardless of age, religion or gender, cover their heads (by kippah, hat or other appropriate covering) while engaged in study or prayer. Head covering is encouraged while anywhere on our campus.

Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat Service
In-person/YouTube: This traditional Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming the Sabbath) service takes place every Friday night at 8 p.m and concludes at approximately 8:45 p.m. The service is conducted almost exclusively in Hebrew; however, there are transliterated siddurim (prayerbooks) available. This service is lay-led and is followed by a festive Oneg.

Friday Evening Shabbat Mishpahah Service
In-person/YouTube: Craving some music help to get you in the mood for Shabbat? Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a musical service, designed to bring together our intergenerational community as we welcome Shabbat. This service, led by Rabbi Jenny and Rabbi Eric, is appropriate for folks of all ages, whether you've been to a service before or if it's your first. The service always includes the recitation of the Mourner's Kaddish (prayer in honor of the deceased).

Saturday Morning Shabbat Service 
In-person/YouTube: This participatory service takes place in the main sanctuary, lasts from approximately 9:30-11:45 a.m., and is regularly led by Rabbi Eric Solomon. The most creative part of the prayer service takes place during shaharit (morning service) from approximately 9:30-10:15 a.m. when Rabbi Eric Solomon and Rabbi Jenny Solomon lead the congregation in meditative Hebrew chanting and meditation. The second part of the service, the Torah service, takes place from approximately 10:15-11:30 a.m. and includes the Torah reading, the Haftarah (prophetic reading), and an active discussion of the weekly Torah portion. The final section (Musaf), lasting from approximately 11:30-11:45 a.m., includes an opportunity for children to ascend the bimah (raised platform) and lead a portion of the service. The service concludes with the Mourner's Kaddish and a closing song. After the service, the entire congregation is invited into the social hall for a Kiddush luncheon.

Sunday Morning Minyan
In-person/Zoom: This traditional shaharit (morning service) begins at 9AM and generally concludes at approximately 9:40 a.m. The service is conducted almost exclusively in Hebrew; however, there are transliterated siddurim (prayerbooks) available. Lay leaders usually lead the minyan except when there is a special occasion such as Rosh Hodesh (new Hebrew month) or a holiday. It is customary for adult Jews to wear a tallit (prayer shawl) for this service. Many people also wear tefillin (leather boxes containing holy scripture). There are additional sets of "loaner" tefillin available upon request.

Wednesday Evening Minyan
In-person/Zoom: This traditional evening service takes place at 7 p.m. and concludes at approximately 7:20 p.m. The prayer service is conducted almost exclusively in Hebrew; however, there are transliterated siddurim (prayerbooks) available. Lay leaders usually lead the service except when there is a special occasion such as a festival.

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