Cholent and L'Chaims sponsored by Tziporah Thompson in memory of her grandfather, Haim Yosef Belzberg z"l, who passed away this week.
Click here if you would like to sponsor a kiddush in the future.
Covid Guidelines The summarized version of this stage of updates:
1. For now, services are remaining outdoors.
2. Vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks (they must attest to vaccination status during sign up)
3. All kids can now attend services masked, sitting next to their parents. (non-mobile infants can still attend unmasked)
4. Unvaccinated people can take their masks off to eat and drink as long as they maintain 6 feet of distance.
5. Please stay 6 feet away from others if you are not vaccinated.
6. Parents don't need to stay 6 feet away from their kids.
Tefilat Yeladim meets in the backyard of Matthew, Terri, and Julia on Shabbat morning and is led by David Barak. 10:45 shmooze and 11 am for tefillah. Masks are required, small kiddush is provided. Geared toward ages 5 and up but all ages welcome as long as space is available.
Thank you David and Matthew for hosting and facilitating Tefilat Yeladim for a year!
We are excited to resume Shabbat Groups at Mercaz on July 24th, next week!
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. Drop off.
Tot Shabbat (ages 18 months-4): Songs, prayers, and activities for younger children with a caregiver.
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.
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!
Tisha B'Av - Eicha
Tisha B'Av 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 and Sunday mincha at 3 pm
For those that want to attend Eicha via Zoom at 10:15 pm:
Time: Jul 17, 2021 10:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Wednesday night learning
Now meeting in person in the Mercaz tefillah space.