Interim Plans in Response to COVID-19

Staying spiritually connected while physically distancing 

Clergy and staff from all of our synagogue communities are committed to supporting our entire community even when we cannot be close to each other physically. Social distancing does not mean social isolation. This website contains a compilation of resources, activities, and media in order for you and your children to remain connected to Jewish community and Torah during this challenging time. Join in activities, learning, and worshiping throughout the week.

 

 

jewishorangecounty.org/resources

Our community comes together to help each other. Offer or request help using the links above


1.TBESOC congregant-shared resources

2. Orange County Jewish Community resources


ONLINE


 

Event/Program/Activity Date Time Status
Passover Seder Thursday, April 2, 2020 Real time & Pre-recorded Remote only
Spiritual Preparation for Shabbat With Rabbi K’vod Wieder Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:00 PM Remote only
Join Cantor Young at Miriam’s Table, an Online Women’s Seder Experience
Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:00 PM On zoom here or on facebook live here
ECC Shabbat Friday, April 3, 2020 9:30 AM Remote only
Shabbat Oneg &

Shabbat Service

Friday, April 3, 2020 5:30 PM 6:00 PM Remote only
Shabbat Morning Meditation w/Rabbi K’vod Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:45 AM Canceled
Torah Study Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:00 AM Remote only
Conservative Shabbat Morning service Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:15 AM Canceled – Please attend Torah Study remotely at 9am on Saturdays and/or follow the pre-recorded service online.
Nominating Committee (Virtual Meeting Room)
Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:00 AM Remote only
JJA Meeting Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:00 AM Remote only
JJA event at St. Mark Presbyterian Church (Fleeing to Freedom: In search of a better life) Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:00 PM Canceled
Tzedakah Board Binder pick up
Monday, April 6, 2020 2:00 PM Lobby – with physical distancing
Meditation and Spiritual Practice with K’vod Wieder  Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:00 AM Remote only
Tzedakah Board Binder pick up Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:00 AM Lobby – with physical distancing
Refuat Hanefesh Healing Service Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:30 PM Remote only
Membership Meeting Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:30 PM  
Early Morning Spiritual Preparation for Passover Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7:30 AM Remote only
Family Ridding of Hametz with Ilana Rogel Wieder and Aviv Wieder Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:30 AM Remote only
Music & Meditation with Cantor Young
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:00 PM Remote only
Conservative Passover Service  Thursday, April 9, 2020 9:30 AM Remote only
2nd Seder Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:30 PM Remote only
Conservative Passover Service Friday, April 10, 2020 9:30 AM Remote only
Shabbat Oneg &

Shabbat Service

Friday, April 10, 2020 5:30 PM 6:00 PM Remote only
Torah Study Saturday, April 11, 2020 9:00 AM Remote only
Conservative Shabbat Morning service Saturday, April 11, 2020 9:15 AM Canceled – Please attend Torah Study remotely at 9am on Saturdays and/or follow the pre-recorded service online.
Nominating Committee Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:00 AM Remote only
Hebrew School Monday, April 13, 2020 4:30 PM Remote only
BESTY Board Meeting Monday, April 13, 2020 6:30 PM Remote only
Strategic Plan Council Monday, April 13, 2020 6:30 PM Remote only
Meditation and Spiritual Practice With Rabbi K’vod Wieder Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:00 AM Remote only
Town Hall / Strategic Plan Council Tuesday, April 14, 2020    
Prayerbook Hebrew w/Shula Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:30 PM Remote only
Refuat Hanefesh Healing Service Tuesday, April 14, 2020 6:30 PM Remote only
Adult Ed: Shabbat – Traditional and Creative Observance Tuesday, April 14, 2020   Remote only
B’tzalel Workshop: Joy of Photography with Mary Church Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:30 PM Canceled
Conservative Passover Service Day 7 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:30 AM Remote only
Music & Meditation with Cantor Young
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:00 PM Remote only
Conservative Passover Service Day 8 Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:30 AM Remote only
ECC Shabbat Friday, April 17, 2020 Pre-recorded Remote only
Spiritual Preparation for Shabbat With Rabbi K’vod Wieder Friday, April 17, 2020 1:00 PM Remote only
Shabbat Chai Friday, April 17, 2020 4:00 PM Canceled
Tzedakah Board Friday, April 17, 2020 1:00 PM Remote only
Unity Shabbat / Holocaust Education Friday, April 17, 2020 5:00 PM Remote only
Torah Study Friday, April 17, 2020 9:00 AM Remote only
Conservative Shabbat Morning service Saturday, April 18, 2020  9:15 AM Canceled – Please attend Torah Study remotely at 9am on Saturdays and/or follow the pre-recorded service online.
B’tzalel Workshop: How to Propogate Cacti & Succulents Saturday, April 18, 2020 1:00 PM Canceled
Hebrew School Monday, April 13, 2020 4:30 PM Remote only
Yom HaSho’ah Memorial Ceremony Monday, April 20, 2020 7:00 PM  
Meditation and Spiritual Practice With Rabbi K’vod Wieder Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:00 AM Remote only
Daytime Book Club: Yom HaSho’ah Program
Tuesday, April 21, 2020  11:30 AM  
Refuat Hanefesh Healing Service Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:30 PM Remote only
Women’s Retreat Committee Meeting Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:30 PM Remote only
Cousins at the Table: The Consequences and Opportunities of Living as a Religious Minority in the U.S. Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:00 PM Canceled
Music & Meditation with Cantor Young
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:00 PM Remote only
B’tzalel Workshop: Learn to do Quilling Wednesday, April 22, 2020 3:00 PM  Canceled
Bereavement Support Group Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:00 PM  
Men’s Club Breakfast Thursday, April 23, 20200   Canceled
Spiritual Preparation for Shabbat With Rabbi K’vod Wieder Friday, April 24, 2020 1:00 PM Remote only
Shabbat Oneg &

Shabbat Service

Friday, April 24, 2020 5:30 PM 6:00 PM Remote only
Torah Study Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:00 AM Remote only
Conservative Shabbat Morning service Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:15 AM Canceled – Please attend Torah Study remotely at 9am on Saturdays and/or follow the pre-recorded service online.
Spiritual Preparation for Shabbat With Rabbi K’vod Wieder Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:00 PM Remote only

Interim Plans in Response to COVID-19

“We are all responsible for/to one another” (Sanhedrin 27b) 

We are making every effort to offer services/programs remotely indefinitely (links will be provided on the website and calendar), and at minimum through April 19. When remote gathering is not an option, we will cancel or postpone the event. We will continue to provide updates via email and on our website.

ANY events you have registered and paid for that are canceled:

  • We would sooo appreciate you making the amount you paid a donation
  • Refunds will be issued at your request (please email Myka Thompson to initiate)

All committee meetings should be held by remote conferencing, whenever possible. 

  • Temple staff will provide committee chairs with resources for virtual meetings.
  • Links will be provided on the website and calendar.

Worship services will look different.

  • Friday nights: Our clergy will create and share worship experiences with us remotely
  • Saturday mornings: Our lay-led Torah study group will meet virtually at 9am and all are welcome to join (link provided via email or on the temple website)
    • Conservative Shabbat Morning worship is canceled, and all are invited to join Torah study online at 9am or to view the videos provided to worship at any time you choose
    • Clergy will be working 1:1 with previously scheduled b’nai mitzvah families to decide how to proceed with creating meaningful lifecycle events (in example, it may be postponed or conducted remotely)
  • Tuesday nights: Refuat Hanefesh Minyanim (our healing service) will be facilitated by Marty Stein virtually

Adult education will be offered remotely, when possible. Links provided below and on the calendar.

B’tzalel workshops through April 20 are canceled. Due to the cancellation of classes and practices we have postponed the May 31st B’tzalel Arts & Music Festival Celebration.  

  • Any workshop that you had registered and paid for can be refunded to you. If you would like to donate the registration fee back to the temple that would be very generous.

Our Early Childhood Center is closed indefinitely (beginning Monday, March 16.) Our hope is to re-open on or after April 20 (if not before) once spring break and Passover closures are complete. As the situation evolves, we will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation and communicate with you weekly with updates.

  • We are committed to paying our teaching staff through the closure 
  • We invite everyone to help us make this financial commitment feasible by 
    • Making additional contributions online here
    • Not requesting a refund for tuition or program fees and instead making them a donation
    • Pre-paying contributions and catching up on outstanding balances
  • Tuition refunds will be given upon request for April 1st and forward

Religious School Programs will look different. 

  • Friday Shabbat Chai programs on March 27 and April 17 are canceled.
  • Monday Hebrew School is meeting remotely, and class information (per class) is on the religious school webpage

This is a time when we ask our community to come together, even if not physically together, to continue living our Jewish lives and values together, in new ways. Our Clergy will continue to be available to our congregation. We will be working to re-imagine programs in an effort to help our congregation celebrate and worship together. We plan to share updates weekly, and will look forward to experiencing the joys of our community learning, worshiping, connecting, giving, and navigating this journey in the coming weeks
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