TeleTefila.com

Online Shabbat Morning Services, Tuesday evening Maariv . . . and Virtual Weekday Kaffeeklatsch

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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, Maariv every Tuesday evening, and a Kaffeeklatsch every Wednesday evening. Other activities include a Tikkun Leil Shavuot, rooftop picnics, shiva minyanim, and festival meals — all done on 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.

What is our practice? On Shabbat, we daven Shacharit starting at Bar'chu and read Torah following the Triennial cycle. Since we don't have a Torah scroll, we read from a chumash without aliyot or Torah blessings. For more details about what we do at Shacharit, you can see our Order of Service. If you don't ZOOM on Shabbat, please join us for Maariv on Tuesday evenings.

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

updated every sunday evening, for New York, NY

Torah: We read Torah according to the triennial cycle. Unrtil Rosh haShanah of 2020, we're in the first year of the cycle.

Haftarah: We read the conventional Haftarah every week.

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 Sepharia website.

Calendar through the End of 2020

Tue, Oct 20
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by Ilana

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Oct 21
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat,
Oct 24
10:00 am

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Shabbat Noach

Shacharit: Miriam H-K
Torah (Gen):

Haftarah: Gila
DT: Marge
Musaf: Martin
Psalm: Marge
Adon Olam: Miriam H-K

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 chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Login information
Login nformation http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#shabbat

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

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

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Havdalah

7:51 pm - Havdalah led by Miriam H-K
Followed, of course, by schmoozing!

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

Kiddush L'vana (tent.)

We go outside to view the moon and recite Birkat haL'vanah. Take your cell phones and tablets out with you, so you can share the experience with the rest of the TeleTefila chevra!

We haven't quite figured out the time this event will be held.

Details to come.

Tue, Oct 27
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by Carol

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Oct 28
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Oct 31
10:00 am

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Shabbat Lech Lecha

Shacharit: Lisa
Torah (Gen.):

Haftarah: TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: Jonathan A
Psalm: Marge

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 chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#shabbat.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

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

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

6:35 pm - Havdalah led by Sara
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.

Nov 1 Book Club
Tue, Nov 3
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Nov 4
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Nov 7
10:00 am

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Shabbat Vayera
Remembering Phil Gold

On this day, we will honor the memory of Master Leiner, Lower East Side history buff, and all-around good guy, Phil Gold. Phil would feed us on a Shabbat near the yortsayten of his parents: Dan Gold (father) 20 Heshvan; and Yetta Gold (mother) 18 Heshvan. We follow Phil's custom by holding our Phil Gold Memorial as close to those dates as we can.

As we get closer to Nov 7, we'll decide when and how we'll have the Kiddush portion of the remembrance.

Shacharit: Ilana
Torah (Gen.):

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

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 chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#shabbat.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

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

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:28 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.

Tue, Nov 10
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Nov 11
7:15 pm

Veterans Day

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Nov 14
10:00 am

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Shabbat Chayei Sara

Shacharit: Sara
Torah:

Haftarah (I Kings 1:1 - 1:31): Sara
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

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 chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#shabbat.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

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

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:22 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.

Tue, Nov 17
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Nov 18
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Nov 21
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Toldot

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

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

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 chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#shabbat.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

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

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:18 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.

Tue, Nov 24
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Nov 25
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Thu, Nov 26 Thanksgiving
Sat, Nov 28
10:00 am

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Shabbat Vayetzei

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

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

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 chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#shabbat.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

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

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:15 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.

Tue, Dec 1
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Dec 2
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Dec 5
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Vayishlach

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

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

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 chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#shabbat.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

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

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:14 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.

Tue, Dec 8
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Dec 9
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Thu, Dec 10 Light 1st Chanukah candle
Sat, Dec 12
10:00 am

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Shabbat Vayeshev
Chanukah - second day

Shacharit:TBA
Torah (Gen.):

Haftarah for Shabbat Chanukah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 - TBA
DT: TBA
Musaf: TBA
Psalm: Marge

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 chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#shabbat.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

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

Havdalah icon

Havdalah
Third Chanukah candle

5:15 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.

Tue, Dec 15
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv
Sixth Chanukah candle

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Dec 16
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Sat, Dec 19
10:00 am

TeleTefila logo

Shabbat Mikeitz

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

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

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 chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#shabbat.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

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

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:17 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.

Tue, Dec 22
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Dec 23
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Thu, Dec 24 Jews' Night In
Fri, Dec 25

Fast of Tevet - daytime fast

Christmas Day

Sat, Dec 26
10:00 am

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Shabbat Vayigash

Shacharit:TBA
Torah:

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

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 chart with the page numbers for this service, posted at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#order several days in advance. Please prepare ahead of time by printing out the chart or marking your siddur with bookmarks or Post-Its®.

Login information
Login information for Shabbat morning services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#shabbat.

Preparing for services
Useful information on how to prepare for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#preparing.

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

Havdalah icon

Havdalah

5:21 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.

Tue, Dec 29
7:40 pm

Maariv icon

Maariv

Led by TBA

For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends! See http://www.teletefila.com/login.html#maariv for login info.

Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. The service is short (20-30 minutes). If you'd like, you can stay for a post-davening schmooze.

Wed, Dec 30
7:15 pm

Kaffeeklatsch icon

Kaffeklatsch

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

Thu, Dec 31 New Years Eve