- FRIDAY KABALAT SHABBAT ON ZOOM 530PM
- SHABBAT MORNING 930AM ON ZOOM ONLY THIS WEEK (A NUMBER OF REGULARS WON’T BE COMING TO SANCTUARY)
- JEWISH CONNECTION DISCUSSION 810
- HAVDALA AND ENTERTAINMENT 910
- GAME DAY NEXT TUESDAY 11AM RESERVATIONS AND MASKS ARE BOTH A MUST!
- SAVE THE DATE-JULY 31 BEACH SERVICE 6PM AT NEWPORT BEACH (social distancing will be observed and it’ll also be on zoom)
Please note that the zoom link for the joint mincha is different than ours, but it’s the same as the joint morning minyans that have been going on.
The Jewish year 5780 is rapidly becoming history. How different it is from last Rosh Hashanah. Future generations will probably say that 2020 was a year of dramatic change. An unseen virus has affected the world. Governments are caught between ministries of finance and ministries of health. Effects vary, but nearly all of us have experienced life style changes. Many are faced with serious financial worries. Others have been infected or faced the loss of dear ones. Some are hardly affected at all. There are even those like war profiteers who have made money.
As Jews or concerns deal with synagogues, Jewish institutions, charities and schools uncertainty still remains. From Mel Brooks to Jerry Seinfeld Jews have had out of proportion become comedic entertainers. This may very well stem from our unique history. An example of this was sent to me by a dear friend, Prof. Yitzhak Sharon.
What sort of Yom Tov is this?
Like Purim we wear masks
Like Tisha B’Av we wear slippers
Like Sukkot we will eat outside
Like Pesach we clean with wipes
When will it end so we can make Havdalah?
Among our precious possessions is time. We will have to spend much of it to return to the old normal.
BUY YOUR MAH JONG CARDS AT BETH EL SYNAGOGUE
Beth El Sisterhood will be selling Mah Jong cards. The cost of each card is $8.00 for a regular size and $9.00 for the larger card.
Just fill-in the form below or call the synagogue office to place your order. Orders must be received by January 10, 2020. Your card will be mailed to your home or any address you put on the form. If you have any questions, please call the office at (609) 823-2725.