Current Shabbat and Holiday Services During the Coronavirus

Please note that some of our services are now both in-person and online, and some are still fully online. Please explore our options below. Thank you.

Prayerbooks for Online Services

If you would like to download prayerbooks so you can participate in any of our services, the Rabbinical Assembly is generously providing the PDF’s of them. We ask that you please honor their requests of not distributing them, that you only print up to three copies for personal use, and that they are only used during this unique time.

To download

Click here to go to the download page.
The books you will want to get are:

  • Siddur Sim Shalem Shacharit Weekdays
  • Siddur Lev Shalem Kabbalat Shabbat and Evening Service
  • Siddur Lev Shalem Shabbat Morning

Morning Minyan

Zidell Chapel CNS

Daily Morning Minyan – Online

Morning Minyan will be held virtually using Zoom technology until further notice, login at 7:00am for schmoozing, we start the service at 7:15am (and 6:45am for schmoozing and 7am start on Rosh Chodesh), and 8:45am, schmooze and 9:00am start on Sundays.

Here is the login: https://zoom.us/j/774655517
Password: Neveh

Use the book: Siddur Sim Shalom Shacharit Weekdays
Click here for the list of pages used in the service

Please click here for a short video about how to turn down your mic volume in Zoom.

Shabbat Services

Join us for Shabbat on the Holzman Plaza!! – This Friday, 6:15pm
In person and online

Please join Rabbi Kosak and Atara Jaffe this Friday for Shabbat on the Holzman Plaza. We are very excited to see everyone as we come together to celebrate as a kehila!

There will be an especially comforting Oneg Shabbat following services – Enjoy grilled cheese and tomato soup while schmoozing with one another. Masks are highly encouraged but optional outdoors. Shabbat on the Plaza will continue over the summer through Labor Day!!

In the event of bad weather, we will be moving indoors, a decision will be made by 2:00pm and communicated via email. If we do move indoors, please note that masks are required and the vaccination policy has been updated:
All attendees eligible to be vaccinated must be vaccinated and bring proof to attend our indoor service.

Children under the age of 12 (who are currently not eligible for vaccination) are welcome to attend.

We will still be video live-streaming the service if you are not able or comfortable joining us.

Click here to join the live-stream: High-quality | Low-quality

Use the book: Siddur Lev Shalem Kabbalat Shabbat and Evening Service

Click here for the order of service.

4th Friday In Person Family Shabbat with Rabbi Eve – 4th Friday, 5:15pm – outside in the lower courtyard

Please come and join Rabbi Eve for our in-person family Shabbat service! We are so excited to get our Shoreshim and Anafim families outside and together! For this week, July 23 we will be providing grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. Please bring your own blanket and any drinks or extra food you would like to enjoy.

Please remember masks are highly encouraged but optional outdoors.

Stay after dinner and enjoy our Shabbat festivities with the entire congregation for Kabbalat Shabbat.

To help us with our food/fun count, or if you have any food restrictions please RSVP HERE.

Shabbat Morning Services – Saturday, 9:30am
In-Person and Online

We are very excited to officially open up Shabbat morning services in the main sanctuary!

All attendees eligible to be vaccinated must be vaccinated and bring proof to attend our indoor service.

Children under the age of 12 (who are currently not eligible for vaccination) are welcome to attend.

There is NO pre-registration needed and masks are required indoors. Only come if you are feeling healthy and remember to bring your own kippah and tallit.

Please remember face masks are required indoors and highly encourage outdoors.

We are looking forward to continuing this progress of fully welcoming back our in-person community and the various programs that bring us together.

We will still be video live-streaming the service if you are not able or comfortable joining us.

Click here for order of service.

Join the services through our video live-stream: High-quality  |  Low-quality

Use the book: Siddur Lev Shalem Shabbat Morning

Tot Shabbat – 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10:15am – on Holzman Plaza

Join Rabbi Eve in-person on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. We will be gathering outside on Holzman Plaza at 10:15am. Come and greet Shabbos Mouse again, have a physically distanced Torah parade and all the usual Shabbat fun! We look forward to seeing you and your kiddos in person!!

Zidell Chapel CNS

Downstairs Minyan Shabbat Service – 2nd, 4th, & 5th Saturdays, 9:30am – Online

July 24 and July 31 services will be in person and combined with the Shabbat Morning service in the main sanctuary. As below there will be a live streamed option for members who want to participate from hom.

Join the services through our video live-stream: High-quality  |  Low-quality

Use the book: Siddur Lev Shalem Shabbat Morning

Join our live-stream for Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat and Saturday Shabbat morning services.

Video Live-Stream – High Definition

Video Live-Stream (Low Res) – If the High Definition doesn’t work well

Audio Live-Stream:

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CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES WITH HEARING THE LIVESTREAMED SERVICES

Shalom Chaverim!

You do not have to go through the CNS website to get to our stream, here are the direct url addresses which you can bookmark on your computer or your phone.

High Quality Video  https://iframe.dacast.com/b/116323/c/480714

Lower Quality Video https://iframe.dacast.com/b/116323/c/526676

Audio only    https://www.internet-radio.com/station/nevehshalompdx/

The video stream is working fine (we monitor it during services).  If you’re having issues, it’s with either your internet connection, software, or equipment.

If the video freezes there are several possible reasons and fixes.  I’ll list them all in no particular order;

1)    Insufficient bandwidth. 

The internet right now is overburdened with many people at home live streaming everything.  The connection that had enough bandwidth yesterday might not work today.  You can switch to the lower quality video stream, or if that won’t work use the audio only player on the CNS webpage.  Audio uses only 1/20th of the bandwidth of the video so that’s the best choice if you’re relying on cell towers for internet.

Who else is online at the same time?  Live interactive gaming and multiple people watching movies at the same time can eat a lot of bandwidth.

2)    Reboot your device, and reboot your internet router.

Rebooting your router clears up connection issues, which affect your bandwidth and speed.  Your computer benefits from a total reboot now and then (your phone too).

3)    Make sure your software updates and security updates have been done BEFORE you need to live stream.

What a pain updates are!  They don’t ask permission, and take over your device’s bandwidth and processor power.  Make sure your computer won’t try to do two things at once, this will definitely get in the way of live streaming.  In Windows 10 you can pause updates.

4)    Browser and other Security Settings

Each browser has it’s unique quirks.  If you can’t get the live stream to play it’s usually that you have to give permission for the website https://iframe.dacast.com to send you streaming audio and video.

On Firefox you have to click the padlock in the address url bar and give full permissions.  In Chrome you sometimes have to go into Settings to allow video and audio streaming.  I can’t give you information about every browser but somewhere you might have to change browser settings.

Your own computer firewall or security software might be blocking our live stream.  You have to go into the settings for your security software and either “whitelist” the website or when a popup warning appears tell your software to trust the live stream.

We can’t provide live tech support on Shabbat, but if you have issues connecting reach out to the office and we’ll try to get you answers.

Ed

Updates

We will be updating this page regularly to help keep it as relevant as possible.

For more information

Fred Rothstein, Executive Director
frothstein@nevehshalom.org, 503.246.8831

Glen Coblens, President
president@nevehshalom.org

Rabbi David Kosak
dkosak@nevehshalom.org

Rabbi Eve Posen
eposen@nevehshalom.org

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