Virtual Friday Night Service at 6:00 pm

For Friday night you will need to download Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat Evening Service in our Sim Shalom prayerbook.

Don’t yet read Hebrew? Check out this booklet of our most popular songs written in transliteration (English letters) that includes a brief explanation of the prayers

Connect to the Friday night Service here.

Virtual Saturday Morning Service at 9:30 am

For Shabbat morning you will need to download: Psukei DZimra, Shabbat Shaharit, Shabbat morning Torah Service and Shabbat Musaf in our Sim Shalom prayerbook.

For those who have the original (grey/blue) Sim Shalom for Sabbath Festivals and Weekdays, Rabbi Grossman has prepared a list of the equivalent page numbers to make it easier to follow along. (Click here to download.)

Connect to the Saturday morning Service here.

Friday, June 5 (14 Sivan)
    • Candlelighting Time: 8:13 pm
Saturday, June 6 
    • Parshat: Naso  
    • Full Reading:Bemidbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89
    • Maftir Reading: Bemidbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89
    • Haftarah:Shoftim (Judges) 13:2-25
    • Shabbat and Shavuot Ends: 9:20 pm


Virtual Beth Shalom Evening Minyan

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

Connect to the virtual evening minyan here.

For minyan service you will need to download Evening Services for Weekdays in our Sim Shalom prayerbook 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 to the daytime minyan here.

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.

Donation Opportunities
    • Beth Shalom “New Normal” Fund is waiting for you. Please make a donation to help offset revenues we count on to meet operational expenses that we have lost due to the pandemic and building closure. As mentioned last week, even a little help will go a long way.
    • COVID-19 Hardship Fund  (overseen by our Hesed Committee) to help those affected by circumstances related to this pandemic.


Support Beth Shalom while you’re shopping online!
  • Visit and designate Beth Shalom as your charitable organization. A portion of some of your purchases could be donated directly to Beth Shalom!


Programs for Families with Young Children
NEW: Tot Time Tuesday

When? Tuesdays, beginning May 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Weekly Zoom program with rotating stories, yoga and songs for families with young children. This week features storytime with Dr. Nagel. Enter this password 24680 after clicking here to join.

NEW: Zoom Into Shabbat

When? Friday, June 5 at 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Song filled, interactive program for families with young children.  (Bi-weekly through May.)  Enter this password 183654 after  clicking here to join.  

Virtual Events and Classes with Beth Shalom
“Bombshell” Movie Night

When? Sunday, May 31st at 8:00 p.m. Join the Book Club’s Netfix Party’s viewing of “Bombshell”, a true story about the Jewish actress Hedy Lamar during WWII. When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, decides to exact revenge. You’ll need a Netflix subscription (which is available as a 30-day free trial). If you are interested, please e-mail the office to get the link for the Netflix Party session.

Sisterhood Tea

When? Monday, June 1 at 2:00 pm. Sit down for a cozy cup of tea with Sisterhood while we laugh, catch up, and share stories, tips, and experiences. Click here to join the tea.

Tuesday Discussion Group

When? Tuesdays at 2:00 pm. Discussions range across the field of Jewish culture, history and tradition. For more information, or to get the link, contact the office.

Talmud Zooom! with Rabbi Scheinerman

When? Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. due to popular demand, and is now co-sponsored with Jewish Federation of Howard County. Now’s a great time to try something new—how about Talmud? Four consecutive Wednesdays for a half hour, enjoy an exploration and discussion of stories about courage, decency, deception, and fear. No background required, but bring your imagination! Contact the office to register and get the class link. 

Virtual Author Talk with Dan Rodricks

When? Sunday, June 14th at 9:30 a.m. Hear Baltimore Sun award winning columnist talk about his 2019 book Father’s Day Creek about the little piece of paradise he found through fly fishing and the healing powers of the creek. Please RSVP to the office in advance.Click here to connect to the talk


Community Programs of Interest
The Women of SHTISEL

When? Monday, June 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hear from the actresses and the female producer who transformed Shtisel, an Israeli family drama about an ultra-Orthodox family in Jerusalem, into an unlikely global sensation. Moderated by Abigail Pogrebin and sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center.Click here to register and join.

Call the Midwife During COVID-19

When?June 1st at 11:00 a.m.  Amazing stories from Nurse Midwife Gila Zarbiv of Hadassah Hospital’s COVID-19 Labor and Delivery rooms, sponsored by Hadassah of Greater Baltimore. Click here to register.

The Immigration Crisis Then and Now: What Are the 21st Century Possibilities?

When? Monday, June 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Ruth W. Messinger, of the American Jewish World Service, compares our Jewish history as immigrants with the status and treatment of immigrants today. Click here to register.

Virtual Book Discussion with Author Jennifer Cody Epstein

When? Wednesday, June 3rd, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Wunderland traces two generations of women impacted by devastating choices made in wartime Germany. Sponsored by Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI). Click here to register. Ordering Wunderland at Amazon Smile? Please list Beth Shalom as your charity of choice. 

Dybbuks, Golems, S. Ansky, and Jewish Legends in Times of Fear

When? Wednesday, June 4th at 4:00 p.m. Scholar Gabriella Safran explores the scandals, anti-Semitic libels, and political upheaval and passions behind this famous story of possession in the shtetl. Sponsored by YIVO. Click here to register.

The Inimitable Harvey Fierstein

When? Thursday, June 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join this award winning, unabashedly gay, and very talented nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn for a schmooze with Academy Award winner Elinor Burkett. Sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center. Click here to register and to join

Havdallah with Shaare Tefila

When? Saturday, June 6th at 9:15 p.m.  End Shabbat and start the new week with evening service and Havdallah with our Sister Shul.  Click here to join.

Bake along with Elite!

When? Monday, June 8th at 11:00 a.m.  A healthy lifestyle Q&A and dessert baking demonstration (zucchini chocolate bread) with cookbook author Elite Jakob. Sponsored by Hadassah of Greater Baltimore. Click here to register.

Jewish Connect

If you’re feeling isolated or anxious, or if you would like to connect with other Jews in our community, join the Howard County Jewish Federation’s Chaplains Rabbi Scheinerman and Rabbi Baron for daily online meetings on Zoom or the phone to share, pray, and sing together.  Click here for more information

Jewish Rock Radio – Emerging Artist Showcase

When? Mondays at 12:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.  Tune in and listen to great artists including Neshama Carlebach, and Josh Goldberg. Click here to be connected.


Ways to Help
How to Donate Food and Supplies to the Needy

Howard County launched an online tool for residents to find locations and organizations to drop-off product donations including groceries, toiletries, and cleaning products. There are 12 locations currently listed, and each listing includes a contact, hours for drop-off, and a list of needs. To access “HoCo Donation Collection” Click here.  

Calling everyone who sews. Face masks needed.

Federal guidelines now recommend a face covering when going out in public. See the guidelines here.

Can you help? Organizations in our community are accepting home-sewn masks to distribute to organizations or families in need.
Click here for directions to sew a face mask.

 The Howard County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) will accept home sewn face masks for distribution. See more information about COAD and what they will accept here.

Columbia Community Care Have distribution sites all over Columbia. Contact  with questions or to request someone pick up donations. Visit their Facebook page for more information.