TeleTefila.com

Online Shabbat Morning Services and a variety of social events

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About us

TeleTefila.com exists to serve the davening and social needs of all those who have been closed out of their synagogues by the Coronavirus pandemic. We use ZOOM to hold Shacharit services every Shabbat morning, Havdalah at the close of Shabbat, Kaffeeklatsch every Wednesday evening. We celebrate the Jewish festivals and some secular holidays together, and organize virtual shiva minyanim when needed. We also schmooze up a storm, have online "picnics" and play Whist together. And it's all done via ZOOM.

A group of friends from the West Side Minyan and Minyan Rimonim, both of which are affiliates of Congregation Ansche Chesed, founded TeleTefila shortly after Purim, 2020, when it became clear we could no longer meet in person. Since then, our merry band has expanded to include new friends from Massachusetts to Delaware.

What is our practice? At Shabbat Shacharit, our service is slightly abridged and we read Torah following the Triennial cycle. Since we don't have a Torah scroll, we read from a chumash without aliyot or Torah blessings. We chant Haftarah every week. For more details about what we do at Shacharit, you can see our Order of Service. If you don't want to operate your computer on Shabbat, you can log in to our Shabbat services on Friday before Shabbat begins.

Our schedule for the next few weeks is posted below, with links to the login information.

If you have questions, drop a note to info@TeleTefila.com. We'd love to hear from you.

Times and texts for this Shabbat and/or Festival

updated every sunday evening, for New York, NY

Torah: We read Torah according to the triennial cycle. In 5782 (2021–2022), we're in the third year of the cycle.

Haftarah: We read the conventional Haftarah every week. If the Sephardic Haftarah is significantly shorter, we read that.

Instructions: If you click on the name of the parsha, you'll get the chapter and verse for this week's readings. From there, you can click and get the actual Hebrew and English texts of the readings, curtesy of the Sefaria.org website.

Calendar through April 2022

Sat, May 14

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Shabbat Emor

 9:40 am  — P'sukei D'zimra (Verses of Song): Led by Larry K

In P'sukei D'zimra, we relax and open ourselves to our spiritual side. It's like a prequel to the formal service that follows. Depending on who’s leading, P'sukei D'zimra may consist of Psalms, kavanot, or meditation.

Login is the same as for the Shabbat morning service. See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers can be found here.

 10:00 am  — Shacharit: Larry K

Torah (Leviticus):

  • Aliya Peticha: 21:1-6 · 6 p’sukim - Franne
     
  • 1: 23:23-25 · 3 p’sukim - Michael
  • 2: 23:26-32 · 7 p’sukim - Rivka
  • 3: 23:33-44 · 12 p’sukim - Miriam H-K
  • 4: 24:1-4 · 4 p’sukim - Ilana
  • 5: 24:5-9 · 5 p’sukim - Bonnie
  • 6: 24:10-12 · 3 p’sukim - TBA
  • 7: 24:13-23 · 11 p’sukim - Bill

Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31 · 17 p’sukim: Sara
DT: Ralph
Musaf: Sara
Psalm: Ilana

Shacharit begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

  • Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.
  • Page numbers: People who attend our services use at least four different siddurim (prayer books). We do not announce page numbers because it would be a tircha d'tzibbur (burden on the congregation). Instead, we have a charts with the page numbers for various services posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order . Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.
  • Preparing for services: See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.
  • Muting: For most of the service, please mute yourself. Further explanation can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#muting
  • Kiddush: After services, we take a 10-minute break to grab some food. Then we make Kiddush and Motzi together. If your custom is to wash before a meal, please do so before Kiddush. After Motzi, we have an extended schmooze. On occasion, we have a discussion in place of schmoozing.

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 8:52 pm  — Havdalah: led by Miriam H-K
We count the Omer (page numbers are here)
Followed by PESACH SHEINI — We eat Matza and sing songs! Miriam H-K with Gila and Amy F.

Havdalah begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

Login information for Havdalah can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#havdalah.

[Words for Miriam haN'viah: https://ritualwell.org/ritual/miriam-ha-nviah-1 ]

Wed, May 18
7:15 pm

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Kaffeklatsch
We count the Omer (page numbers are here)

Join us for our weekly schmoozefest! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#kaffee for login info.

Sat, May 21 Tentative Rimonim In-Person Service

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Shabbat B'har

 9:40 am  — P'sukei D'zimra (Verses of Song): Led by Miriam H-K

In P'sukei D'zimra, we relax and open ourselves to our spiritual side. It's like a prequel to the formal service that follows. Depending on who’s leading, P'sukei D'zimra may consist of Psalms, kavanot, or meditation.

Login is the same as for the Shabbat morning service. See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers can be found here.

 10:00 am  — Shacharit: TBA

Torah (Leviticus):

Haftarah: Jeremiah 32:6-27 · 22 p’sukim: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

Shacharit begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

  • Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.
  • Page numbers: People who attend our services use at least four different siddurim (prayer books). We do not announce page numbers because it would be a tircha d'tzibbur (burden on the congregation). Instead, we have a charts with the page numbers for various services posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order . Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.
  • Preparing for services: See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.
  • Muting: For most of the service, please mute yourself. Further explanation can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#muting
  • Kiddush: After services, we take a 10-minute break to grab some food. Then we make Kiddush and Motzi together. If your custom is to wash before a meal, please do so before Kiddush. After Motzi, we have an extended schmooze. On occasion, we have a discussion in place of schmoozing.

Havdalah icon

 9:00 pm  — Havdalah: led by TBA
We count the Omer (page numbers are here)
Followed by schmoozing!

Havdalah begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

Login information for Havdalah can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#havdalah.

[Words for Miriam haN'viah: https://ritualwell.org/ritual/miriam-ha-nviah-1 ]

Wed, May 25
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch
We count the Omer (page numbers are here)

Join us for our weekly schmoozefest! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#kaffee for login info.

Sat, May 28

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Shabbat B'chukotai
Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh

 9:40 am  — P'sukei D'zimra (Verses of Song): Led by TBA

In P'sukei D'zimra, we relax and open ourselves to our spiritual side. It's like a prequel to the formal service that follows. Depending on who’s leading, P'sukei D'zimra may consist of Psalms, kavanot, or meditation.

Login is the same as for the Shabbat morning service. See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers can be found here.

 10:00 am  — Shacharit: TBA

Torah (Leviticus):

  • Aliya Peticha: 26:3-5 - TBA
     
  • 1: 27:1-4 · 4 p’sukim - TBA
  • 2: 27:5-8 · 4 p’sukim - TBA
  • 3: 27:9-15 · 7 p’sukim - TBA
  • 4: 27:16-21 · 6 p’sukim - TBA
  • 5: 27:22-25 · 4 p’sukim - TBA
  • 6: 27:26-28 · 3 p’sukim - TBA
  • 7: 27:29-34 · 6 p’sukim - TBA

Chazak/Chizki

Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14 · 17 p’sukim: TBA
DT: TBA
Birkat haChodesh: "Rosh Chodesh Sivan yihyeh b'yom sh'lishi" — Monday night and Tuesday - TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

Shacharit begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

  • Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.
  • Page numbers: People who attend our services use at least four different siddurim (prayer books). We do not announce page numbers because it would be a tircha d'tzibbur (burden on the congregation). Instead, we have a charts with the page numbers for various services posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order . Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.
  • Preparing for services: See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.
  • Muting: For most of the service, please mute yourself. Further explanation can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#muting
  • Kiddush: After services, we take a 10-minute break to grab some food. Then we make Kiddush and Motzi together. If your custom is to wash before a meal, please do so before Kiddush. After Motzi, we have an extended schmooze. On occasion, we have a discussion in place of schmoozing.

Havdalah icon

 9:07 pm  — Havdalah: led by TBA
We count the Omer (page numbers are here)
Followed by schmoozing!

Havdalah begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

Login information for Havdalah can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#havdalah.

[Words for Miriam haN'viah: https://ritualwell.org/ritual/miriam-ha-nviah-1 ]

Mon,
May 30
Memorial Day
Wed, Jun 1
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch
We count the Omer (page numbers are here)

Join us for our weekly schmoozefest! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#kaffee for login info.

Sat, Jun 4

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Shabbat xxx

 9:40 am  — P'sukei D'zimra (Verses of Song): Led by TBA

In P'sukei D'zimra, we relax and open ourselves to our spiritual side. It's like a prequel to the formal service that follows. Depending on who’s leading, P'sukei D'zimra may consist of Psalms, kavanot, or meditation.

Login is the same as for the Shabbat morning service. See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers can be found here.

 10:00 am  — Shacharit: TBA

Torah (sefer):

  • Aliya Peticha: [Torah reading from HebCal will be inserted here.]
     
  • [Torah readings from HebCal will be inserted here.]

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

Shacharit begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

  • Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.
  • Page numbers: People who attend our services use at least four different siddurim (prayer books). We do not announce page numbers because it would be a tircha d'tzibbur (burden on the congregation). Instead, we have a charts with the page numbers for various services posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order . Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.
  • Preparing for services: See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.
  • Muting: For most of the service, please mute yourself. Further explanation can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#muting
  • Kiddush: After services, we take a 10-minute break to grab some food. Then we make Kiddush and Motzi together. If your custom is to wash before a meal, please do so before Kiddush. After Motzi, we have an extended schmooze. On occasion, we have a discussion in place of schmoozing.

Havdalah icon

 xx:xx pm  — Havdalah: led by TBA
Followed by schmoozing!

Havdalah begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

Login information for Havdalah can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#havdalah.

[Words for Miriam haN'viah: https://ritualwell.org/ritual/miriam-ha-nviah-1 ]

Shavuot

TIKKUN LEIL SHAVUOT in the evening

Sun, Jun 5

Shavuot

SHAVUOT Day I
TeleTefila will be observing one day of Yom Tov

 9:40 am  — P'sukei D'zimra (Verses of Song): Led by TBA
(Ends BEFORE Ha-eil b’taatzumot)

In P'sukei D'zimra, we relax and open ourselves to our spiritual side. It's like a prequel to the formal service that follows. Depending on who’s leading, P'sukei D'zimra may consist of Psalms, kavanot, or meditation.

Login is the same as for the Shabbat morning service. See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.

Page numbers can be found here.

 10:00 am  — Shacharit: TBA
(Begin at Ha-eil b’taatzumot)

Yom Tov Amidah.
Include insertions for Shavuot

Hallel malei - TBA

Megillat Rut — Book of Ruth

No b'rich sh'mei
Say: Adonai, Adonai; Yihyu l'ratzon, Vaani

Akdamut, before the Torah blessing

Torah (sefer):

  • Aliya Peticha: [Torah reading from HebCal will be inserted here.]
     
  • [Torah readings will be inserted here.]

Haftarah: TBA

Yizkor - TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

Shacharit begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

  • Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#connecting.
  • Page numbers: People who attend our services use at least four different siddurim (prayer books). We do not announce page numbers because it would be a tircha d'tzibbur (burden on the congregation). Instead, we have a charts with the page numbers for various services posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order . Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.
  • Preparing for services: See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.
  • Muting: For most of the service, please mute yourself. Further explanation can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#muting
  • Kiddush: After services, we take a 10-minute break to grab some food. Then we make Kiddush and Motzi together. If your custom is to wash before a meal, please do so before Kiddush. After Motzi, we have an extended schmooze. On occasion, we have a discussion in place of schmoozing.

Havdalah icon

 xx:xx pm  — Havdalah: led by TBA
Followed by schmoozing!

Havdalah begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time.

Login information for Havdalah can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#havdalah.

[Words for Miriam haN'viah: https://ritualwell.org/ritual/miriam-ha-nviah-1 ]

Mon, Jun 6

Shavuot

SHAVUOT Day II — No TeleTefila service

 

Ansche Chesed Morning Minyan

  • Monday through Fridays — 7:30 am — On Zoom
  • Sundays and Civil Holidays — 8:30 am — On Zoom and in the Ansche Chesed sanctuary

Current Ansche Chesed Covid Protocols: https://anschechesed.org/covid-protocols/