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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

 

 

 

Find details about High Holiday services under the “Services” tab.
High Holiday Service Precautions:
Beth David Synagogue will hold indoor High Holiday services with very limited seating capacity.  Anyone who has not yet made reservations and wishes to attend must contact Rabbi Silber in advance to assure that there is room in the sanctuary and agree to observing all the rules that we have established for attendance.
 STUDENTS wishing to attend must contact the rabbi and be prepared to answer a set of questions which will help us determine if your attendance is in the best interest of the safely and health of the congregation.
Visitors will be checked at the doors to ensure that only invitees will attend.
ANYONE who is sick at the time of the service, been placed in quarantine by order of the Health Department or school, or has been in contact with someone who has been infected within the past 14 days and asked to self isolate, may not attend the services.
All attendees must sit in designated places and observe social distancing requirements while in the synagogue building.  All attendees must wear face masks that cover the nose and mouth at all times within the building and at services.
You may contact Rabbi Silber by phone or text (607-761-7098) or e-mail to rabbisilber@stny.rr.com

 

 

 

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.

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 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.

Activities

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
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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.

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

 

Shabbat Luncheon Series

We are continuing our Beth David Shabbat Luncheon Speaker Series in Zoom format as the Corona virus pandemic prevents holding regular Shabbat luncheons.

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.