Current Shabbat, Minyan, and Holiday Services During the Coronavirus
Please note that most of our services are now in-person and online. Some Morning Minyan service days 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.
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
Daily Morning Minyan – Online & In-Person
Monday-Friday: 7:15am start time (7am Rosh Chodesh)
Feel free to join us 15 minutes earlier for schmoozing.
On Mondays, Thursdays, and other days when Torah is read, we are back in person for the reading of the Torah in the Zidell Chapel. We do need people to show up in person these days to make sure we have a minyan. You are still able to Zoom in and join us online.
On all the other days of the week, the service will be solely on Zoom as we have been doing since the beginning of the pandemic.
Please email Priscilla Kostiner for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the login: https://zoom.us/j/774655517
Kabbalat Shabbat – Indigenous People’s Day Speakers Edith and Randy Woodley
Fridays, 6:15pm, Stampfer Chapel
Please join us on Indigenous People’s Day, the day after Thanksgiving, for a special Kabbalat Shabbat service with guest speakers Edith and Randy Woodley. They are the co-founders of Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice and Eloheh Farm & Seeds, which is a community, a ceremonial ground, a learning center, and a regenerative teaching farm in in Yamhill, Oregon. They will speak on recovering the indigenous parts of ourselves.
NO FOURTH FRIDAY IN NOVEMBER (see you in December!)
Family 4th Friday Shabbat w/ Rabbi Eve
4th Friday of every month, 5:15pm, Offsite
Rabbi Eve Posen leads this interactive home service that welcomes Shabbat through song and stories for families with children ages 0-10. Click here to RSVP and receive location details.
Shabbat Morning Service and the Bat Mitzvah of Dina Mallov
Saturday, 9:30am – Stampfer Chapel
P’sukei d’zimra – the preliminary service – begins at 9:15am
Please join Rabbi David Kosak and Cantor Eyal Bitton for our Shabbat Morning Service and to celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Dina Mallov.
Kiddush Club (K-3rd Grade) – 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10:30am, Room 102
Continue the fun and warmth of Tot Shabbat with Kiddush Club. We sing, dance, hear a Torah story, and more! 1st Shabbat of the month with Morah Sarah Rohr; 3rd Shabbat with Gershon Liberman. Followed by Kiddush lunch with the congregation.
Tot Shabbat (ages 0-5 years) – 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10:30am, Zidell Chapel
Experience the joy of Shabbat! A fun and engaging service for families with kids 5 and under led by early childhood educators. Join Shabbes Mouse and friends for our liveliest Shabbat service. Enjoy singing, dancing, storytelling, and more! Followed by Kiddush lunch with the congregation.
Masking is required in line with the Foundation School and ALIYAH policy.
Downstairs Minyan Shabbat Service – 2nd, 4th, & 5th Saturdays, 9:30am – Zidell Chapel or Zoom
Join our Downstairs Minyan for a lay-led service in the Zidell Chapel or on Zoom.
Our vaccination/Covid policy:
- Masks are optional and encouraged.
- Vaccination is strongly recommended for all who will be in the CNS building for more than 15 minutes.
- Only come if you are feeling healthy and remember to bring your own kippah and tallit.
Use the book: Siddur Lev Shalem Shabbat Morning
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.
We monitor the livestream during services and hope to keep it up and streaming well. We sometimes have issues on our end, and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience. If you’re having issues, the first step is to try and fix it on your end, as during Shabbat we might not be able to get out the message if we are having an issue. The issue could be 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.
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.
We will be updating this page regularly to help keep it as relevant as possible.