P'sukei D'zimra
Morning Prayers and Psalms before Shacharit

We don’t necessarily do everything on the list but here are the pages that are most likely to come up.

Sorry about the blanks in the chart. If you can, please help us fill them in!


Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals [blue cover, "SLIM Shalom"]

Siddur Sim Shalom (for Shabbat, Festivals, and Weekdays) [gray spine, "FAT Shalom"]

Siddur Sim Shalom Personal Edition ["Baby Shalom"] — Same page numbers as Fat Shalom.

Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat & Festivals [red cover, "RED Shalom"]

The PDF downloaded from the RA website may be missing some passages.

The Complete Artscroll Siddur -- Siddur Kol Yaakov (Weekday/Sabbath/Festival) [brown spine]
Birkhot HaShahar (Morning Blessings) 65–67 10–12 103–106  
Ashreinu and first Sh'ma     106  
Study passages 68–70 12–18 107–110  
Kaddish DeRabbanan 71 20 111  
Psalm 30 (Mizmor Hanukkat HaBayit) 81 50 120  
Mourners’ Kaddish 82 52 121  
Pesukei De-Zimra (Baruch sheh-amar et seq.) 84–86 54–60 122–126  
Pesukei De-Zimra Selected Shabbat and Festival psalms
(from Y’hi Kavod to Psalm 150)
87–100 80–88 127–141  
Ps 19 87 60 127  
Ps 136 92 72 132  
Ps 92 94 76 134  
Ashrei (Ps 145) 96 80 136  
Ps 146 97 82 137  
Ps 148 99 86    
Ps 150 100 88    
Shirat HaYam (Song of the Sea) 102 92 143  
Nishmat Kol Hai 104 334 145  

 

Connecting to Shacharit (Shabbat Morning Services) using Zoom

Shabbat morning TeleTefila services generally begin at 10:00 am, but please check the Calendar to be sure. Davening begins promptly, 10 minutes after the posted starting time. You can find a chart with the page numbers for four different siddurim at login.html#order. Information on preparing for TeleTefila Shabbat services can be found at login.html#preparing. We look forward to your davening with us!

The following link will work for most users. If you experience audio problems, turn off your speakers and dial in using one of the numbers below, at "Dial by your location." Desktop users who do not have a webcam and microphone should consider purchasing an external USB camera and external USB headset with boom mic (we hope to post some recommendations soon).

Join Shabbat Morning Zoom Meeting
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Passcode: 047368


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Preparing for Shabbat services

1. Please have a siddur (prayerbook) handy. You can use any siddur you own, but please mark the major divisions in advance with a bookmark or Post-It®. We do not announce page numbers during services. Below are tables of the major landmarks in some of the most popular siddurim.

If you don't own a siddur, you can download the Shabbat Morning Service from Siddur Lev Shalem at the Rabbinical Assembly website. Look for "Siddur Lev Shalem: Shabbat Morning (with additions for Shabbat Rosh Hodesh)."

2. Several things we do in the service may be missing from your siddur or hard to find. You can now download all of them in a single PDF file.

3. You'll want to have a Chumash, Tikkun, Tanach, or Bible. Alternatively, you can print this week's readings by following the instructions here.

4. Virtual Kiddush: Please bring some food so that, after the services, we can watch you eat.

If you need help, please drop a note to info@teletefila.com. Email will not be answered during services.

Order of service with page numbers

Shabbat Morning with option for M'var'chim HaChodesh | Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

 

 

"Ordinary" Shabbat morning
WITH OPTION FOR SHABBAT M'var'chim ha-Chodesh

  Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals [blue cover, "SLIM Shalom"]

Siddur Sim Shalom (for Shabbat, Festivals, and Weekdays) [gray spine, "FAT Shalom"]

Siddur Sim Shalom Personal Edition ["Baby Shalom"] — Same page numbers as Fat Shalom.

Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat & Festivals [red cover, "RED Shalom"]

The PDF downloaded from the RA website may be missing some passages.

The Complete Artscroll Siddur -- Siddur Kol Yaakov (Weekday/Sabbath/Festival) [brown spine]
Shochein Ad 105 336 147 404
Bar'chu (Yotzeir is on the same page) 107 340 149 406
Shacharit Amida 115a/115b 354 159 (Atah kadosh p. 162) Shabbat & Shabbat Chol haMo-eid: 420
Kaddish shaleim 138 392 167 430
B'rich sh'meih 139 396 170 436
  Would you like to share good news or a simcha?
(In place of a aliyah)
Laasok b'divrei Torah (also in our "Printouts" PDF) 63 (third paragraph from the bottom) 6 (five lines from bottom of page) 107 16 (first sentence)
Torah reading Click here for instructions on finding the chapter and verse, as well as the actual texts.
(When we complete a book of Torah) Chazak, Chazak, v'nit-chazeik!
Chizki, Chizki, v'nit-chazeik!
Birkat haGomeil 142 402 173 444
Mi Shebeirach for the ill In our "Printouts" PDF
Mi Shebeirach for healthcare workers and others In our "Printouts" PDF
El malei In our "Printouts" PDF
Blessing before Haftarah 146 410 175 446
Haftarah reading Click here for instructions on finding the chapter and verse, as well as the actual texts.

Blessings after Haftarah

147 410 175/329 446
  D'var Torah and/or Torah discussion

(When the new Heb month begins in the following week)

Birkat haChodesh

150 418 180 452
Musaf Amida 156a/156b 430 185 462
Kaddish Shaleim 181 506 203 474
Aleinu 183 510 205 480
  Psalm

(If we don't have a minyan, we say the "Prayer in Place of Mourner's Kaddish, from Siddur Lev Shalem)

In our "Printouts" PDF
Mourner's Kaddish 184 512 207 482

 

Announcements
Adon Olam 187 514 211 12
  After services, we have a Virtual Pot Luck Kiddush.
Please bring food to "share."

Shabbat ROSH CHODESH morning

  Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals [blue cover, "SLIM Shalom"]

Siddur Sim Shalom (for Shabbat, Festivals, and Weekdays) [gray spine, "FAT Shalom"]

Siddur Sim Shalom Personal Edition ["Baby Shalom"] — Same page numbers as Fat Shalom.

Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat & Festivals [red cover, "RED Shalom"]

The PDF downloaded from the RA website may be missing some passages.

The Complete Artscroll Siddur -- Siddur Kol Yaakov (Weekday/Sabbath/Festival) [brown spine]
Shochein Ad 100 88 141 74
Bar'chu (Yotzeir is on the same page) 107 340 149 406

Shacharit Amida

add Ya-aleh v'yavo

115a/115b 354 159 (Atah kadosh p. 162) Shabbat & Shabbat Chol haMo-eid: 420
>Insert Yaaleh v'yavo 118 360 163 426
Yom Tov Amidah (with additions for Shabbat and insertions for Pesach) 123 366 306 660
Kaddish shaleim 138 392 167/321 430/642
B'rich sh'meih 139 396 170/?? 436
  Would you like to share good news or a simcha?
(In place of a aliyah)
Laasok b'divrei Torah (also in our "Printouts" PDF) 63 (third paragraph from the bottom) 6 (five lines from bottom of page) 107 16 (first sentence)
Torah reading Click here for instructions on finding the chapter and verse, as well as the actual texts.
  Chazak/Chizki
Maftir reading (second "scroll") Click here for instructions on finding the chapter and verse, as well as the actual texts.
Birkat haGomeil 142 402 173 444
Mi Shebeirach for the ill In our "Printouts" PDF
Birkat haChodesh 150 418 180 452
Yizkor 188 516 339 810
Musaf Amida 156a/156b 430 185 462
Musaf for Special Occasions Fest & Shab Rosh Chodesh:
166a/166b
Festival: 456
Rosh Chodesh: 486
Rosh Chodesh: 193
Festival: 343
Shabbat & Shabbat Rosh Chodesh: 462
Festival: 674
Hoshanot 200 530 382 726
Kaddish Shaleim 181 506 203 474
Aleinu 183 510 205 480
  Psalm
Psalm for Shabbat (Ps. 92) 72 32 112 388
Psalm for Rosh Chodesh 78 34 114 172
Psalm 27 for the Days of Awe 80 40 113 489 (in gray tint box)
Psalm 30 for Chanukah 81 50 120 368
Non-minyan Mourner's Kaddish (from Siddur Lev Shalem) In our "Printouts" PDF
Mourner's Kaddish 82 or 184 52 or 512 121 or 207 160/482

 

Announcements
Adon Olam 187 514 211 12
  After services, we will have a Virtual Pot Luck Kiddush. Please bring food to "share."

FESTIVAL morning on a weekday

 

Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals [blue cover, "SLIM Shalom"]

S in the Miles Cohen Luach

Siddur Sim Shalom (for Shabbat, Festivals, and Weekdays) [gray spine, "FAT Shalom"]

F in the Miles Cohen Luach

Siddur Sim Shalom Personal Edition ["Baby Shalom"] — Same page numbers as Fat Shalom.

Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat & Festivals [red cover, "RED Shalom"]

L in the Miles Cohen Luach

The PDF downloaded from the RA website may be missing some passages.

The Complete Artscroll Siddur -- Siddur Kol Yaakov (Weekday/Sabbath/Festival) [brown spine]
HaEil B'taatzumot 105 336 147  
Bar'chu (Yotzeir is on the same page) 107 340 149 406

Yom Tov Amidah

(each Festival has its own insertions)

123 366 306 660
Sukkot: Lulav blessing 131 378 315 630

Hallel

(On the last 6 days of Pesach and on Rosh Chodesh, we say Hallel chaseir)

Sukkot: we wave the lulav during Hallel.

133 380 316 632
Sukkot: Hoshanot (procession)        
Kaddish shaleim 138 392 167/321 430/642
Megillah

Sukkot or Sh'mini Atzeret — Megillat Kohelet — Ecclesiastes
Shabbat of Chol HaMo-eid or Shabbat Sm'mini Atzeret)

Sefaria: https://www.sefaria.org/Ecclesiastes.1?lang=bi
Chabad: https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16462
Mechon-Mamre: https://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt3101.htm

Passover — Megillat Shir haShirim — Song of Songs
(On Shabbat)

Sefaria: https://www.sefaria.org/Song_of_Songs.1?lang=bi
Chabad: https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16445
Mechon-Mamre: https://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt3001.htm

Shavuot — Megillat Rut — Book of Ruth
(Traditionally read on the second day of Shavuot)

Sefaria: https://www.sefaria.org/Ruth.1?lang=bi
Chabad: https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16453
Mechon-Mamre: https://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt2901.htm

B'rich sh'meih 139 396 170/?? 436
Shavuot I: Akdamut        
  In place of a aliyah — marking a simcha
Laasok b'divrei Torah (also in our "Printouts" PDF) . 63 (third paragraph from the bottom) 6 (five lines from bottom of page) 107 16 (first sentence)
Torah reading Click here for instructions on finding the chapter and verse, as well as the actual texts.
  Chazak/Chizki
Maftir reading (second scroll) Click here for instructions on finding the chapter and verse, as well as the actual texts.
Birkat haGomeil 142 402 173 444
Mi Shebeirach for the ill In our "Printouts" PDF
Mi Shebeirach for healthcare workers and others In our "Printouts" PDF
El malei In our "Printouts" PDF
Blessing before Haftarah 146 410 175 446
Haftarah reading Click here for instructions on finding the chapter and verse, as well as the actual texts.

Blessings after Haftarah

(Conclude with Yom Tov blessing, additions for Shabbat and insertions for Pesach)

147 410 175/329 446
  D'var Torah and/or Torah discussion
Birkat haChodesh 150 418 180 452
Yizkor 188 516 339 810

Sh'mini Atzeret:
Begin Musaf with Gesehem

Pesach I: Begin Musaf with Tal

       

Musaf Amida

156a/156b 430 185 462
Musaf for Special Occasions Fest & Shab Rosh Chodesh:
166a/166b
Festival: 456
Rosh Chodesh: 486
Rosh Chodesh: 193
Festival: 343
Shabbat & Shabbat Rosh Chodesh: 462
Festival: 674
[continue] Shab Rosh Chodesh:
168,
169,
176,
178,
181 et seq.

Shab Rosh Chodesh:
490
496 et seq.
199 --
Hoshanot 200 530 382 726
Kaddish Shaleim 181 506 203 474
Aleinu 183 510 205 480
  Psalm
Non-minyan Mourner's Kaddish (from Siddur Lev Shalem) In our "Printouts" PDF
Mourner's Kaddish 82 or 184 52 or 512 121 or 207 160/482

 

Announcements
Adon Olam 187 514 211 12
  After services, we have a Virtual Pot Luck Kiddush. Please bring food to "share."

Shabbat morning & Passover 7 with Yizkor

  Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals [blue cover, "SLIM Shalom"]

Siddur Sim Shalom (for Shabbat, Festivals, and Weekdays) [gray spine, "FAT Shalom"]

Siddur Sim Shalom Personal Edition ["Baby Shalom"] — Same page numbers as Fat Shalom.

Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat & Festivals [red cover, "RED Shalom"]

The PDF downloaded from the RA website may be missing some passages.

The Complete Artscroll Siddur -- Siddur Kol Yaakov (Weekday/Sabbath/Festival) [brown spine]
Pasuk d'Zimra (Ps. 150) 100 88 141 74
Bar'chu 107 340 149 406
(Yotzeir) 107 340 150 406
Shacharit Amida 115a/115b 354 159 (Atah kadosh p. 162) Shabbat & Shabbat Chol haMo-eid: 420
>Insert Yaaleh v'yavo 118 360 163 426
Yom Tov Amidah (with additions for Shabbat and insertions for Pesach) 123 366 306 660
Lulav 131 378 315 630
Hallel chaseir 133 380 316 632
Kaddish shaleim 138 392 167/321 430/642
Megillah

Sukkot or Sh'mini Atzeret — Megillat Kohelet — Ecclesiastes

Sefaria: https://www.sefaria.org/Ecclesiastes.1?lang=bi
Chabad: https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16462
Mechon-Mamre: https://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt3101.htm

Passover — Megillat Shir haShirim — Song of Songs

Sefaria: https://www.sefaria.org/Song_of_Songs.1?lang=bi
Chabad: https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16445
Mechon-Mamre: https://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt3001.htm

Shavuot — Megillat Rut — Book of Ruth

Sefaria: https://www.sefaria.org/Ruth.1?lang=bi
Chabad: https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16453
Mechon-Mamre: https://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt2901.htm

B'rich sh'meih 139 396 170/?? 436
  In place of a aliyah — marking a simcha
Laasok b'divrei Torah
In our "Printouts" PDF or . . .
63 (third paragraph from the bottom) 6 (five lines from bottom of page) 107 16 (first sentence)
Torah reading Click here for instructions on finding the chapter and verse, as well as the actual texts.
  Chazak/Chizki
Maftir reading (second scroll) Click here for instructions on finding the chapter and verse, as well as the actual texts.
Birkat haGomeil 142 402 173 444
Mi Shebeirach for the ill In our "Printouts" PDF
Mi Shebeirach for healthcare workers and others In our "Printouts" PDF
El malei In our "Printouts" PDF
Blessing before Haftarah 146 410 175 446
Haftarah reading Click here for instructions on finding the chapter and verse, as well as the actual texts.

Blessings after Haftarah

(Conclude with Yom Tov blessing, additions for Shabbat and insertions for Pesach)

147 410 175/329 446
  D'var Torah and/or Torah discussion
  SONGS in place of D'var Torah
  NO DT TODAY
Birkat haChodesh 150 418 180 452
Yizkor 188 516 339 810
Musaf Amida 156a/156b 430 185 462
Musaf for Special Occasions Fest & Shab Rosh Chodesh:
166a/166b
Festival: 456
Rosh Chodesh: 486
Rosh Chodesh: 193
Festival: 343
Shabbat & Shabbat Rosh Chodesh: 462
Festival: 674
[continue] Shab Rosh Chodesh:
168,
169,
176,
178,
181 et seq.

Shab Rosh Chodesh:
490
496 et seq.
199 --
Hoshanot 200 530 382 726
Kaddish Shaleim 181 506 203 474
Aleinu 183 510 205 480
  Psalm
Psalm for Shabbat (Ps. 92) 72 32 112 388
Psalm for Rosh Chodesh 78 34 114 172
Psalm 27 for the Days of Awe 80 40 113 489 (in gray tint box)
Psalm 30 for Chanukah 81 50 120 368
Non-minyan Mourner's Kaddish (from Siddur Lev Shalem) In our "Printouts" PDF
Mourner's Kaddish 82 or 184 52 or 512 121 or 207 160/482

 

Announcements
Adon Olam 187 514 211 12
  After services, we will have a Virtual Pot Luck Kiddush. Please bring food to "share."

Muting yourself during services

We love you and we love hearing your voice. Unfortunately, ZOOM introduces a problem that did not exist when we davened together in person. On ZOOM, when you sing or speak, it totally drowns out the Baal or Baalah T’filah.

  • For most of the service, please mute yourself.
  • For times when you are davening along with the Baal or Baalah T’filah, please either mute yourself or turn away from the microphone and speak softly.
  • For congregational responses, unmute and sing out! Example: the congregational response to Bar’chu.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please drop us a line.

Leading Shabbat Morning Services at TeleTefila

Since we began in March 2020, we've established a service that packs the maximum amount of content into the minimum length of time. Here's how we do it:

In general

  • Shabbat morning services are called for 10:00 am. We start 10 minutes after that.
  • We deem ourselves as a minyan when we can see 10 adult Jews on screen. Once we've established that we have a minyan, we do not count again.
  • We do not repeat either Amida; we do heicha kedusha (saying only Avot, G'vurot, and the Kedusha aloud). If we do not have a minyan, the Baalah or Baal Tefila may choose to say Avot and G'vurot out loud.
  • We say Kaddish only 3 times:
    • Kaddish Shaleim: after the Shacharit Amida (or Hallel)
    • Kaddish Shaleim: after the Musaf Amida
    • Kaddish Yatom (Mourner's Kaddish) at the end of the service
  • Since we do not have a sefer Torah, we do not do aliyot or Torah blessings during the Torah Service
  • We ask people to mute themselves during most of the service, with the exception of places where congregational reponses are expected. Examples include: Bar'chu, Kedusha, and Hallel.
  • We do not announce page numbers. That's what the chart above is for. Please keep in mind that the majority of people attending use a different suddur than you're using.
    • Exception: We sometimes announce page numbers when there are unusual elements in the service (e.g., the chagim).
    • Exception: In the Torah Service, we announce page numbers for the Hertz Pentateuch and for Etz Hayim.
  • On an ordinary Shabbat, we try to finish Mourner's Kaddish by 12:00 noon.

Preliminary

  • P'sukei D'zimra starts before our regular Shacharit service, at 9:40 am.
  • Daveners for P"D are assigned separately from the Shacharit daveners, by Miriam and Ilana.
  • In advance, please discuss with Miriam what you will be doing at P"D.
  • There are P"D page numbers here.
  • You end P"D right before Shochein Ad, since that's where Shacharit begins. (On the Festivals, Shacharit begins at Ha-Eil B'taatzumot.)

Sh'ma uVirchoteiha (the Sh'ma section)

  • If we don't have a minyan, skip Bar'chu and go to Yotzeir (which immediatelty follows it)
  • Do all of the Sh'ma section

Shacharit Amida

  • You do the Amida heicha kedusha.
  • When you finish saying your own Amida and others are still standing, you may do a niggun, a kavanah, or sing Oseh Shalom quietly.
  • When Nos or Iris decide it's time to move on, they'll announce Kaddish Shalem. Give people a minute to find it, then lead Kaddish Shalem.

Torah Service

  • The Baalah or Baal Shacharit will usually be asked to do B'rich Sh'mei, which is the end of your duties. (On a weekday Festival, instead of B'rich Sh'mei, you do Adonai Adonai through Be-emet Yishecha.)
  • Nos and Iris serve as shamashim, leading the Torah service. They rarely correct the readers.
  • We have neither sefer Torah nor aron, so we do none of the ceremony associated with taking out the Torah.
  • We read Torah according to the Triennial cycle (5781 is the second year of the cycle).
  • We do not call up people for aliyot. We do not say the usual Torah blessings.
  • We say laasok b'divrei Torah before the first reading.
  • The Torah readers read or chant from a chumash.
  • If there is a special Maftir, we read it immediately after the last Torah reading.
  • We read the full Haftarah, with the blessings.
  • We generally have a D'var Torah ("DT") or d'rash after the Haftarah.
  • We do none of the things associated with putting away a sefer Torah.

Musaf

  • On Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh, the Baalah or Baal Musaf announces the new month.
  • No Chatzi Kaddish
  • We give people a few moments to find the Musaf Amida.
  • You do the Musaf Amida heicha kedusha.
  • When you finish saying your own Amida and others are still standing, you may do a niggun, a kavanah, or sing Oseh Shalom quietly.
  • When Nos or Iris decide it's time to move on, they'll announce Kaddish Shalem. Give people a minute to find it, then lead Kaddish Shalem.

Conclusion

  • You skip Ein Keloheinu, and go right to Aleinu
  • Someone else recites a Psalm or two
  • You lead Mourner's Kaddish
  • Gila and Nos make announcements
  • Usually, you will lead Adon Olam

Kiddush -- You're invited! We take a 10 minute break to gather some lunch, then we make Kiddush (often just borei p'ri hagafen) and Motzi, followed by a leisurely schmooze.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY — Shacharit

  • P'sukei d'Zimra begins at 9:40 am.
  • The Baalah or Baal Shacharit begins at Shochein Ad (on Festivals, you begin at Ha-Eil B'taatzumot).
  • Do the entire Sh'ma section
  • Amida is done heicha kedusha

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY — Musaf

  • On Shabbat M'var'chim haChodesh, you announce the new month
  • Musaf Amida is done heicha kedusha
  • You lead the conclusion of the service.

A Note about Haftarah on Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Av

QUESTION: For Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Av, some sources list the Haftarah as coming from Jeremiah but others list the usual Rosh Chodesh Haftarah from Isaiah instead. Why is that?

Rabbi Miles B. Cohen answers as follows:

"There are two prevalent traditions with highly respected authorities supporting each.

"According to one tradition, the Shabbat Rosh Hodesh haftarah supercedes (as usual) the expected haftarah for the day.

"According to the second tradition, it does not.

"The Isaiah haftarah for Shabbat Rosh Hodesh comes from the end of Isaiah. These are all chapters of consolation and inappropriate for the weeks before Tish'ah Be'av. (All 7 haftarot of consolation after Tish'ah Be'av come from Isaiah 40 and after.) Therefore, the haftarah from Jeremiah for the second Shabbat before Tish'ah Be'av remains in place.

"The Luah, under the halakhic guidance of Rabbi Joel Roth, follows the second tradition."

QUESTION: So why is TeleTefila choosing the Isaiah reading on July 10, 2021?

Answer: Because that's the Haftarah that Bonnie already knows!

Saturday evening Havdalah

Havdalah is at a different time each week. Please check the Calendar for this week's time.

[N.B.: When the time for Havdalah is after 9:00 pm (roughly, January through July), we open the ZOOM at 9:00 for schmoozing, even though it is still Shabbat. The schmooze continues after Havdalah, which is great for those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat.]

Join Havdalah Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81306058932?pwd=cDYrM1A2WG4vbGVkeFQ3MEIyeC9Hdz09

Meeting ID: 813 0605 8932
Passcode: 815540


Smartphone users -- get the "ZOOM Cloud Meetings" app:

Meeting ID: 813 0605 8932
Passcode: 815540


Dial by your location
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Meeting ID: 813 0605 8932
Passcode: 815540


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Wednesday evening Kaffeeklatsch

On Wednesday evenings, we begin with Maariv and then enjoy a leisurly Kaffeeklatsch schmooze. For those who don't ZOOM on Shabbat, here's your chance to daven with friends!

Join the Kaffeeklatsch Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86395102383?pwd=N21sZkswd3FiNUl5OG5uN0lobmRKdz09

Meeting ID: 863 9510 2383
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Maariv

Maariv is called for 7:15 pm, and davening begins promptly at 7:25 pm. It's always a good idea to check our Calendar to see if there is some exception. The service is short (20–30 minutes). For Maariv, we deem ourselves a minyan when we have 10 adult Jews participating, whether by audio or video.  If necessary, we use the “Prayer in place of Mourner’s Kaddish when a Minyan is not Present” from Siddur Lev Shalem.

We don’t announce page numbers because participants use whatever siddur (prayerbook) they own. If you don't have a siddur with the weekday evening service, you can download either "Siddur Lev Shalem: Weekday Evening and Havdalah" or "Siddur Sim Shalom: Evening Services for Weekdays" from the Rabbinical Assembly website.

If you're leading Maariv . . .

  1. Start at V'hu rachum
  2. Continue with Bar'chu, if we have a minyan
  3. Maariv aravim and Ahavat olam
  4. If no minyan, say Eil Melech ne-eman
  5. Sh'ma, V'ahavta. Continue through Hashkiveinu (. . . shomeir amo Yisra-eil laad).
  6. You may continue or skip ahead to . . .
  7. Chatzi Kaddish, if we have a minyan
  8. SILENT Amidah. But first announce any special insertions for the day.
  9. If we have a minyan: Kaddish Shalem
  10. Aleinu
  11. If we have mourners and a minyan: Mourner's Kaddish
  12. If we have mourners and do NOT have a minyan: Prayer in Place of Mourner's Kaddish (from Siddur Lev Shalem)

During the month of Elul, we include Psalm 27 in Maariv. Here are the page numbers for that Psalm:

Slim Shalom Fat Shalom and Baby Shalom Weekday Shalom Lev Shalem Weekday Prayer Book (Hadas) Artscroll Birnbaum
80 40 92 59 107 489 (in gray box) 147

During S'firat haOmer (second night of Passover to Shavuot), we count the Omer at 8:35 pm.

[A note about the times: One can say Maariv as early as Plag haMincha, and our 7:15 pm starting time is always later than that. One counts Omer after Tzeit haKochavim. During S'firat haOmer in 5781, 8:35 pm is always later than Tzeit haKochavim.]

Chanukah Candle Lighting Times at TeleTefila

What follows is NOT meant to tell you what to do in your own home. That's your decision. Instead, this describes the basis for the times TeleTefila is using for candle lighting.

 

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

  • It's a weekday, so the earliest time to light is sh'kia (sunset), which today is 4:28 pm in Zip 10025 (location of TeleTefila World Headquarters).
  • If lighting at sh'kia, you should have big enough candles to last 30 minutes past tzeit hakochavim.
  • Today, tzeit hakochavim is at 5:00 pm, which some authorities consider the best time to light.
  • There are many keniencies which allow lighting later and even much later.
  • TeleTefila will begin at 7:30 pm for singing and schmoozing.
  • We'll light at 8:30 pm.

Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 — After Shabbat

  • Shabbat ends at 5:15 pm [R' Applebank]
  • We make Havdalah
  • We light Chanuka candles and sing songs
  • No doubt followed by schmoozing

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020

  • It's a weekday, so the earliest time to light is sh'kia (sunset), which today is 4:30 pm in Zip 10025 (location of TeleTefila World Headquarters).
  • If lighting at sh'kia, you should have big enough candles to last 30 minutes past tzeit hakochavim.
  • Today, tzeit hakochavim is at 5:01 pm, which some authorities consider the best time to light.
  • There are many keniencies which allow lighting later and even much later.
  • TeleTefila will have our regular Maariv at 7:15 pm.
  • Before Aleinu, we'll light the candles and sing Haneirot Halalu.
  • After Mourner's Kaddish, we'll sing songs and schmooze.

Sources Consulted

  • Halachipedia — an exhausting summary of the halachot of candle lighting times (hat-tip to Jonathan A)
  • Chabad: when to light, Shabbat rules, and zmanim (halachic times) — At TeleTefila, we love these guys. Their explanations are understandable by informed laypeople and they point out where Chabad traditions differ from others.
  • Luah Hashanah 5781 — It's not that we always follow Rabbi Miles Cohen, but if you don't have a copy of his luah, you're just not rocking Conservative Judaism.
  • Bond of Life (Rabbi Jules Harlow, ed., 1975) — A slim volume for use at a house of mourning, beautifully designed by Betty Binns. We use it here at TeleTefila World Headquarters for Maariv.

Sources Not Consulted

  • Hebcal -- Their listings for the weekly Torah portions are the best. But no one here at TeleTefila can figure out how they came up with their Chanukah candle lighting times.
  • Summertime Picnic on the Ansche Chesed Virtual Roof

    We usually have three picnics during the summer; one each in June, July, and August. Please go to the Calendar to check dates and times.

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    Marking happy and sad events at TeleTefila

    Just like when we met in person, you can sponsor Kiddush to mark a birthday, anniversary, or yortsayt (yahrtzeit), etc. The only difference is that we just look at the food you brought, but we don’t help you eat it. You’ll get to say Kiddush and Motzi and say a few words about the special occasion.

    If you don’t ZOOM on Shabbat, we’ll try to accommodate you at Maariv or Kaffeeklaatsch. Just drop a note to info@TeleTefila.com .

    If you want to mark a yortsayt with El Malei during the Torah service, download the text from here: http://www.teletefila.com/files/el-male-from-Bond-of-Life.pdf . Or you can ask a member of the TeleTefila chevra to recite it on your behalf.

    Birkat haGomeil is a prayer of gratitude, recited after overcoming a life-threatening illness or surviving a dangerous event. If that applies to you, you can recite the prayer after the Torah reading.