Mercaz Shabbat Groups for Kids
We are excited to resume Shabbat Groups at Mercaz on July 24th, the Shabbat after next!

To start we'll be offering two different programs for children:

Tefilat Yeladim (ages 5-10): An abbreviated prayer service that contains songs, stories, and a word or activity about the Parasha of the week.

Tot Shabbat (ages 2-5): Songs, prayers, and activities for younger children.

Each indoor room now has a HEPA filter and doors and windows will be open. All non-vaccinated people, over age 2, are required to wear masks and children will be required to stay 3 feet apart from each other. 
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 (end of tefillah): Tefilat Yeladim in the sanctuary.
  • 11:15 am - 12:00 (end of tefillah): Tot Shabbat outside in the garden area in front of the small house, directly to the north of Mercaz.
  • The playroom is a dedicated nursing room with space for 3 adults. Most toys will be put away.
  • Kids are invited to return to services before Kiddush sitting with their parents.
  • Sign up for Shabbat Tefilah here.  Adults and children 12 and older should each sign up separately and children under 12 can be included in the field for children.  We appreciate your patience while we work on our sign-up and process. 
Please send a photo of your 5 - 10-year-old child to Elizabeth Frasch at
Shabbat Tefilah Sign-Up
Bnei Akiva in the North End

Starting toward the end of August, Shabbat afternoon Bnei Akiva snif will meet roughly every other week for peulot (activities) and snack for 2nd - 6th grade and led by High School students with adult supervision. Look for more information later this summer!
CSS, Learning, Eicha
Mercaz members have permission to attend the CSS Entry Point class this upcoming Thursday. It's through CSTL, but we're welcome to join. If you think this looks interesting or you think you might need a refresher, please sign up! It's a fantastic opportunity and not a huge commitment. 

Reserve Your Spot in Entry Point

 Dear CSTL Member,

I would like to invite you to participate in a learning session delivered by Community Security Services (CSS), the leading organization equipping American Jewish volunteers with tools to protect their communities through security awareness and physical security. 
This learning session - called Entry Point - provides an inclusive opportunity for congregants to learn more about proactive volunteer security. Attendees participate in an accessible, educational experience that raises their awareness of potential threats, and how they can proactively contribute to the security of their community. Topics include security awareness, identifying security threats, recognizing suspicious activity, reducing/responding to threats, and how to contribute to the safety of your community. This is a standalone program and no background in security is required. 

This interactive and live virtual session will be held via Zoom on Thu, July 15 at 5pm PST

Sign Up for this Entry Point Session Here

When registering, please use the following information, exactly as written:

  • Code:  98442263628

Please note that there is a maximum capacity of 40 attendees.

Wednesday night learning 

Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 825 7811 6647
Tisha B'Av - Eicha

Tisha B'Avi is this Saturday night to Sunday night. We have copies of Eicha and some low chairs but please bring cushions, blankets or low camping chairs for yourself if you would like. 

Maariv will start Saturday night at 10 pm

Eicha will start Saturday night at 10:15 pm

Shacharit Sunday morning at 9 am

For those that was to attend Eicha via Zoom at 10:15 pm:

Topic: Eicha
Time: Jul 17, 2021 10:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 892 7490 6526
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Sidduur/Nusach Class with David Barak

Every other Tuesday evening barring rain, 8:30 - 9:30 in the Frasch family garden.

Next class on July 27th.

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