Join comedians, celebrities, politicians and your favorite Forward journalists as we gather on screen for a light-hearted evening in these uncertain times. Emcee, Jessica Kirson will keep us laughing through the night as we hear from Mayim Bialik, actress and activist; Miri Ben-Ari, grammy award-winning violinist; Michael Bloomberg, 108th mayor of New York City; Yisrael Campbell, comedian; Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist; Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary and many more!
October 19th, 2020 • 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT
October 11 Sunday Simchat Torah service 7PM
David Rosett is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Simchat Torah
Come and join us to celebrate another year of Torah!
Time: Oct 11, 2020 07:00 PM Mexico City
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 895 9856 7904
October 24 – Saturday Morning
David Rosett is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Saturday Morning Spanish Service
Time: Oct 24, 2020 10:00 AM Mexico City
Join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
Meeting Code: 879 1552 0426
There is no password.
Saturday Morning Service
We invite all congregants to join us on Zoom Friday night at 7PM Shabbat.
The October 30 Service will be led by Ellen Siegel
Please join us at URL:
Meeting ID: 728 4233 5826
The zoom room will be open at 6:50 PM for kibitzing pleasure.
It’s not easy hearing what someone is saying when there are people talking at the same time, so we are requesting everyone to adhere to the following guidelines-
Please put your speaker on mute when not talking to the group because we can hear everything you say in your home.
Raise your hand when you want to talk, and the leader will call on you. (Just like in school!)
If you need to contact someone in the group, use private chat.
Here is the order of the service:
The Leader will do a check in with everyone attending.
Mishberach with Psalm 121, reading of names and song.
*If you would like to do one of the blessings for the coming Friday night, please contact Debi Buckland at email@example.com
Dear Members and Friends of the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation:
This year, as the High Holy Days approach and we prepare to celebrate the start of 5781, we know we will be unable to physically gather. This is sad and disappointing. We rely on these important Jewish holidays to reset, renew and prepare for the year ahead. And while we may still be able to worship and share together the holiness of these special days, we realize it can only be through a shared virtual experience.
However, the changed experience this year shouldn’t dampen our expectations or enthusiasm for Jewish life in our community. Here, through the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation, we continue to have regular Friday night and Saturday morning worship, as well as Torah study via Zoom. In addition, plans are underway for various religious-related virtual guest-lecturers, discussion groups, and so on regarding issues of concern to Jews here and all over the world, with opportunities for online participation. Plans are underway, as well, for several non-religious activities to bring some fun into our somewhat cloistered lives—challah-baking, games, and other collaborative online activities to help us keep our connections and fellowship strong. Please check your email for weekly updates through our bulletin, El Shofar.
As the new year approaches, so does our recommitment to supporting our only synagogue in the area. As is clear from news around the world, we know that we are not alone in being isolated from each other, unable to attend in-person worship services and events we’ve become accustomed to. However, in order to have a vital and viable place of worship and social gathering center on the other side of this global catastrophe, the expenses of regular upkeep remain. These expenses include the following, (among others):
Regular maintenance of the building and gardens
In addition to continuing expenses, we cannot foresee many–if any–opportunities for fundraising in the near future, which we’ve always depended upon to supplement membership dues and donations. So, as you can see, we are more dependent than ever on our membership to help us get through this difficult coming year. We must maintain our financial solvency and be ready to welcome all of our community once again when the crisis has passed.
We urge all of our current and past members to renew your membership to bolster not only our operating funds but to show solidarity with each other in this troubling time. Also, if you’ve considered membership but haven’t yet done it, please reconsider and be a part of our vital community. You may also choose to honor loved ones through donations in their names or adding the names of loved ones who have passed on to our yahrzeit board. Our current membership dues remain unchanged from last year: 6000 pesos person. However, we never turn anyone away because of financial hardship. Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robin Hayden, our treasurer ( email@example.com) to discuss any such issue.
We look forward to a rapid end to the virus that encompasses our world. But be assured that with your support, we will do everything within our power to keep the light of the NerTamid glowing in our hearts, in our sanctuary and in our community.
Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation
Your Board of Directors continue to put your health and safety as priority in this global pandemic. Therefore, we will be offering short HHD services led by David Rosett.
In addition to our own offerings, LCJC is providing links to four outstanding synagogues, Reconstructionist, Reform and Conservative, which will be having more extensive services.
Services hosted by David Rosett:
Monday September 28, 2020. 17:00
Meeting ID: 845 4639 8791
Chag Sameach! I am including the following two texts, each one for the services I am leading in English: one for the first night of Erev Rosh Hashanah, and the other for Ne’ilah, the last service on Yom Kippur. (See David Rosett’s Services above.) I will be using the scroll function on Zoom, but if you prefer to have your own copy, you may print these out and read along. (It may be easier on the eyes.) One text is 12 pages and the other 13 pages, so you won’t have to fidget for very long! Thanks to OneShul for providing the template.
Click below to go to Newsletter for downloads and links to three outstanding synagogues, Reconstructionist, Reform and Conservative, which will be having more extensive services.
Reconstructionist Congregation Bet Haverim in Atlanta, Georgia
Conservative Park Avenue Synagogue In NYC
Reform Central Synagogue in NYC
From our sister Congregation B’er Chayim Temple in Cumberland Maryland
On Zoom- Meeting id is 899 9050 9627 and the password is Shalom.
Our schedule for the high holidays is as follows:
(All times are EST)
Sunday, September 27 Erev Yom Kippur 7-9
Monday, September 28 Yom Kippur 10-1
Monday, September 28 Afternoon Service 3-7
Monday, September 28 Yizkor apprx. 5
Friday, October 2 Erev Sukkot 7:30
Saturday, October 3 Shabbat Service 10
Friday, October 9 Shimini Atzerret & Simchat Torah 7:30
*The sign on for the holidays will be the same as Friday nights.
Do you love to read? Do you enjoy Israeli authors, Jewish themes, a bit of spiritual education?
The LCJC Book Club is for YOU. We will be choosing books related to Jewish culture, religion, authors, and history.
The first book is: The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East, by Sandy Tolan
This is a book about a 35-year friendship in the aftermath of the 1967 war.
This was a Goodreads book, which came recommended by a congregant. Sandy Tolan is an award winning, best-selling author who is a professor at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles.
It is available on Amazon for about $10 USD and is free on Overdrive.
Susana Greenberg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: LCJC Book Club
Time: Oct 13, 2020 01:00 PM Mexico City
Meeting ID: 883 8140 5621