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COVID-19 Service Updates

April 19, 2021 update
Mark your calendars! The phased re-opening of congregational facilities for indoor programs and services kicks off on Wednesday, April 21. Pursuant to advice from subject matter experts, Wednesday Evening Minyan, Sunday Morning Minyan, and Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat Service are meeting in-person in the Sanctuary. Read on to register to attend a prayer gathering and preview expectations for facilities use.

Please note that pre-registration on ShulCloud is required weekly to achieve compliance with the indoor mass gathering limit and support municipal and state contact tracing efforts. To register to attend a service in-person, open registration links in the Weekly Email distributed on Wednesday afternoons.

Door codes to the Main Building will be shared in registration confirmation messages.

Precautions to minimize virus transmission risk (e.g., group members wear cloth face coverings and stand at least six feet apart) must still be observed to protect congregants and visitors. Congregants are advised to bring kippot and tallitot from home and avoid kissing ritual items such as siddurim. If you are unprepared to observe these precautions, please consider Zooming into services instead.

Yes, virtual options will continue! 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. 

The Saturday Morning Shabbat Services will continue on Livestream/YouTube streaming on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. However, we've added a more intimate Zoom option for a more community feel where you will see other congregants on Zoom while viewing the YouTube video. The Zoom will be open before and after services for schmoozing; join us as early as 9:15 a.m.! Use the chat feature to greet friends and share your thoughts during the D'var TorahClick here on Shabbat morning to choose Zoom.


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
Zoom/In-person: 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
Zoom: 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 
Livestream/YouTube Stream/Zoom Option: 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.

New Zoom Option for Shabbat Services!
We've added a Zoom option in addition to our usual YouTube streaming. By choosing the Zoom option, you will see others on Zoom while viewing the YouTube video. The Zoom will be open before and after services for schmoozing; join us as early as 9:15 a.m.! Use the chat feature to greet friends and share your thoughts during the D'var TorahClick here on Shabbat morning to choose Zoom.

Sunday Morning Minyan
Zoom/In-person: 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
Zoom/In-person: 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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