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Join our Virtual Minyan!
Beth Tzedec
Mar 16th 2020

*Updated Thursday, March 19, 2020

As of this afternoon, we will be hosting daily services via Zoom at the scheduled times indicated on the Beth Tzedec calendar, with the exception of Friday Minhah, which will be hosted at 4:00 p.m.

Siddur Downloads and Prayer Resources:

Link to download Siddurim

  • Morning Minyan – Siddur Sim Shalom: Shaharit for Weekdays

  • Evening Minyan – Siddur Sim Shalom: Evening Services for Weekdays

Since our minyan is virtual, we will not be reciting those prayers that typically require 10 people.

However, since this is sha’at d’khak, a time of crisis, we will recite the Mourner’s Kaddish in its entirety. For those who might prefer an alternative, we will make available the Rabbinical Assembly’s "Prayer in Place of Mourner's Kaddish".

Instructions for Connecting to Online Services with Zoom

The following are instructions on how to access Zoom, the platform we will be using to bring you minyan and services as well as Monday Night Learning classes and other opportunities to connect with the Beth Tzedec community. Please note that once you go through the steps of installing Zoom the first time, you will not have to do it again. Later logins will only require you to join the meeting.

We know this may be confusing and you may have questions. If you have trouble, please call us at 416-781-3511 during business hours and someone will reach out to try to help walk you through it.

The bottom of this article includes links for you to have the ability to download our siddurim and join our virtual minyanim.

This is the simplest video on how to “join a meeting” https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

How you can use Zoom

  • You can use Zoom on your computer, iPhone, Android phone or Mac. 

  • You can use it on your desktop or your download an app on your computer or phone.

  • You can listen in by landline phone as well. 

Video and Microphone

If you have a camera on your computer you can participate by video (or turn it off). 

If you want to talk, you must have a microphone or call in on the phone. 

Here are some good basic requirements and directions:

Directions: If you want to use desktop on Windows (PC) or Mac

You can download the app here for your computer

On your phone:

On your iPhone or Android phone – download the app from the App Store/Google Play – search for Zoom Cloud Meeting and download the app.

Please make sure you are in a relatively quiet place. If you talk to someone else when you are unmuted, we can hear you. 

IMPORTANT ZOOM LINKS:

Note:  It is recommended that you log on 5 or 10 minutes prior to the scheduled service to make sure you don’t run into technical issues.

Additional links will be added as needed and will be included in future updates.

Please reach out if you have questions, concerns or need assistance with anything.

Our thanks to Congregation Torat El, for allowing us to adapt their helpful guide to accessing services online.