Virtual Passover

Need help on planning a virtual sedar?

USCJ staff member Rabbi Cara Weinstein Rosenthal will be leading a webinar “Bridging the Distance: Creating an Engaging Virtual Seder Experience”,  to explore the ways in which we can craft virtual Passover gatherings that can help our community members connect to each other and to the core themes of the holiday.

When?: Monday, March 30 at 2:00 pm EST

Everyone is invited to participate. Please share this with anyone you know who is considering leading a virtual seder, whether it be for their own family, or for the shul.

Please click here for the link to register. 


Virtual Friday Night Service at 6:00 pm

Join the Friday night service here.

Virtual Saturday Morning Shabbat Service at 9:30 am

Join the Saturday morning service here.

Please print this week’s Torah reading for Saturday morning before Shabbat.


Saturday, March 28 (3rd of Nisan)

Candlelighting: 6:58 pm

Parsha Portion: Vayikra

Full Reading: Vayikra (Leviticus)  1:1 – 5:26

Triennial Reading: Vayikra (Leviticus)  1:1 – 2:16

Maftir Reading: Isaiah 43:21 – 44:23

Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21 – 44:23

Shabbat Ends: 8:08 pm

Havdallah Zoom Service: 8:23 pm

Virtual Havdallah Service

Join the Havdallah service at 8:23 pm here.



 Virtual Daytime Minyan

Sunday through Friday at 1:00 p.m, study a Psalm a day with Women’s League of Conservative Judaism (WLCJ) followed by Mourner’s Kaddish.

Connect Here

Virtual Beth Shalom Evening Minyan

Alan Zeman will be leading Beth Shalom virtual minyan Sundays-Thursdays at 7:30 pm via Zoom! 

Connect Here

Helpful tips: Here’s a how-to guide for Zoom.

    • Try to connects a few minutes before 7:30 pm in case you have any problems. You should get a window that pops up and says “Alan Z’s personal meeting room.”
    • In the weekday Siddur Sim Shalom (red book), Ma’ariv starts on page 137. In the Shabbat Siddur Sim Shalom (blue book), it starts on page 281.
    • If you don’t have a Siddur, no worries! Just click here. Fill in the form, then click to download “Siddur Sim Shalom: Evening Services for Weekdays

For Mourners

Mourner’s Kaddish is one of three honored ways of showing respect for loved ones. The other two are giving charity and studying a Jewish text in memory of your loved one.  We have placed a link to a special Alternative Mourner’s Prayer that can be recited after giving charity or studying a psalm or traditional text when unable to recite Mourner’s Kaddish in a minyan.  

Get the Alternative Minyan Prayer here.


Helpful Links

Access the English and Hebrew editions of the Torah and Hebrew Scripture, as well as most of rabbinic literature, including Pirke Avot, at Sefaria.

Don’t have a Sim Shalom Siddur (prayerbook) at home? You can download it from the Rabbinical Assembly. (For Shabbat morning you will need to download multiple files:  Psukei DZimra, Shabbat Shaharit, Shabbat morning Torah Service and Shabbat Musaf.)

Jewish family resources when staying at home from PJ Library.

Jewish Ideas for staying sane and managing from Kveller.

Jewish spirituality in challenging times.

Jewish take on current events, trends and culture from Tablet and Forward:

Live Stream services from My Jewish Learning.



Courses from the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem

Course on the Book of Song of Songs with Bex Stern-Rosenblatt
When? 12 to 1PM EDT on 3/26, 3/31, 4/2, and 4/7
In the course we will celebrate spring, love, and life together as we unpack the rich metaphors and daringly evocative language of the book of Song of Songs.
Sign up for Bex’s course

Join world-renowned teacher Dr. Joshua Kulp, for:
“The Hidden History of the Afikoman: From Greco-Roman Revelry to Children’s Games”
When? 12 to 1 PM EDT on April 1
Sign up for Joshua’s lesson

Live Concert With Rick Recht

(co-sponsored with USY)
When? Thu Mar 26, 2020 8pm – 9pm EST

Virtual Adult Education Courses

Torah Trope for Beginners with Cantor Apt

Mondays: March 23 – April 13 at 7:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

If you have never read Torah before or if it’s been a long time since you last read Torah, this is the perfect class for you. We will review the fundamentals of chanting from the Torah and a bit of Biblical Hebrew grammar. Knowledge of reading Hebrew letters and vowels is required. Join the class via Zoom!  Connect here.

Conversational Hebrew with Ora Fisch

Wednesdays 7:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

This intermediate level class, with emphasis on grammar, conversational Hebrew, and vocabulary acquisition. This class continues previous classes, but newcomers are welcome. It is currently meeting online. If you’re not enrolled but are interested in joining please contact the office.