March 26, 2020
Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5780
Dear B’nai Israelite,
In our letter of March 12th adopting heightened measures of social distancing and closing the building, in keeping with then guidance we spoke of a “pause” until at least March 29th. Clearly, that policy will continue forward for some time.
Starting this Shabbat Rabbi Eric and Linda Goodman, Director of Sacred Music will co-lead services from their home via Zoom. (If you haven’t already downloaded a FREE version of Zoom from zoom.us; it is also a free app for your telephone or tablet.) Prayers from an electronic version of our Reform Siddur Mishkan T’filah will appear on the screen. We invite you to attend this way, and stay afterwards for a virtual reception line and short Oneg.
To do so you must email email@example.com BEFORE 7:15 PM on Friday to receive the necessary code for the 7:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Friday Night Service. We can accommodate 100 participants within this virtual chapel, so register early.
It will also be possible to watch the service on Zoom through our YouTube Channel. The direct link is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZcCrkD5AAfg0_5R0oBl2lw
or follow an easy link from our website: bnaiisraelsouthbury.org. For this we are extremely grateful to Maxx Berkowitz!
We encourage you to take advantage of our on-line programing, and to likewise maintain connection with our staff via the emails listed below or the telephone 203-267-3394.
Rabbi Eric Polokoff firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Beckwith email@example.com
Linda Goodman firstname.lastname@example.org
Abby Peklo email@example.com
Peace, blessing and health,
Rabbi Eric Polokoff & Lisa Segal, President
A few minutes before the start of services (Friday evenings at 7:30 pm) click on the link below. Some Saturday morning services may be streamed (Saturday mornings, 10:00 am). High Holy Days will be streamed (see calendar for schedule).
We'd love to welcome you into our congregation, so feel free to visit our campus during normal business hours or attend any of our services.
Rabbi Eric Polokoff
Linda Goodman, Dir. Sacred Music
Valerie Beckwith, Administrator
Regina Hogan, Finance
Abby Peklo, Director of Education
444 Main Street North, Southbury, CT 06488
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am - 3pm
Friday night: 7:30pm-Erev Shabbat Services
Saturday mornings: 10am-Torah Study & Minyan
B'nai Israel is a member of the
Union for Reform Judaism
PO Box 350
Southbury, CT 06488