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Rabbi Zev Silber

39 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905

Tel. Office: (607) 722-1793  Cell: (607) 761-7098

E-mail: bethdavid@stny.rr.com

Office Hours:

Tuesday and Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Closed Monday & Wednesday

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May we all be safe from this horrible plague!

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE RABBI REGARDING THE COVID-19 VIRUS

 

Attention: New service format due to Corona!

Dear Congregants and Friends:

The reopening of shul for Shabbat morning services last week on June 20 was very successful, and this will be continuing.  All attendees followed the requirements of social distancing, face mask wearing and sitting in designated places.  We still have more seats available, so if you feel that you are ready to return to small gatherings with precautions, we will be glad to welcome you this Shabbat.  As Broome County enters Phase 4 of the reopening, there may be a relaxation of some of these rules and we will implement them in a few weeks.  At the present time, this is the only service for which the shul will be open.

The synagogue building opens at 9:30 am with the service beginning by 9:45 am.  Please be on time so that we have a minyan by then.  I will not be delivering the sermon, so the Friday afternoon Zoom class on the weekly Torah reading will continue.

 

A weekly discussion of the parsha is held on Fridays at 2:00 pm via Zoom. For information please contact the Rabbi.

The Tuesday night Talmud class will be held Tuesdays at 7:30 pm via Zoom. For information please contact the Rabbi.

In the event of a funeral, G-d forbid, we may ask, depending on the circumstances at the time, that attendance be restricted to a small group of family members and a minyan.  Shiva visits should be conducted by telephone or video calls.

The Beth David Mikvah will remain open.  Women under quarantine or ordered to be placed in isolation or who are experiencing symptoms of acute infectious illness (e.g., cold, flu, stomach bug) may not use the Mikvah.

I recognize that these measures are drastic and difficult. Nonetheless, I am confident that as a community we can work together and have a role in taking positive steps to stem the inroads this disease is making in our county. We are grateful to you for the sacrifices you are making to assure the success of this undertaking.

We pray that God, the faithful healer, heal all those who are ill and that we be protected from any further harm.

Rabbi Zev Silber

On June 18, 2-3 pm a Zoom lecture was given in memory of our former dear member Shmuel Morell z.l. by his son Eitan on “Jerusalem of Gold.” If you did not have the opportunity to join the lecture, or if you would like to hear and see it again, the lecture can be found at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEIbJ0G00U4&feature=youtu.be

 

Beth David Luncheon Speaker Series takes place the second Shabbat of the month after morning services and is open to the community. The date of the  next Shabbat Luncheon has not been determined yet. You are also invited to join us earlier upstairs for services that start at 9:45am. There is no charge for the luncheon, but Beth David welcomes donations to the Luncheon Fund in order to keep the program going;  they can be made in honor of or in memory of someone, or to mark a special occasion. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Beth David Synagogue, 39 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905 Attention:  Luncheon Fund.