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Norfolk, VA 23517
Special Services Announcement Due To Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
We will be re-opening with a maximum of 50 people at services. We will have in-person morning minyan on Mondays and Thursdays and Shabbat services on Saturday (with the exception of bar/bat mitzvah weeks: upcoming bar/bat mitzvah dates are April 24th, May 8th, May 22nd, and May 29th).
Note: You must sign-up for any service by noon the Thursday before. Reservations for this week’s morning minyan are closed. Below is the link to sign up for next week’s morning services (Monday, April 19th and Thursday, April 22nd). The deadline to sign-up for this Shabbat as well as next week’s Monday and/or Thursday morning minyan is noon this Thursday, April 15th.
For Beth El to stay open, we must follow all of the recommended protocols to fight the spread of COVID-19. Click here for the protocols. In addition, in order to attend any service, reservations are required through our Sign-Up Genius and a signed waiver must be received in the office prior to services. Individual waivers must be signed by each adult person and one signed for all children. These will be kept in the office in an alphabetical file. You will only need to submit and sign a waiver one time. We will be sending an email with a weekly Sign-Up Genius for each Shabbat service and one for the weekday minyan. However, we will also still be utilizing the online tools to allow you to be part of services if you are not ready to return to the synagogue right now.
Watch our Shabbat services Saturday morning at 9:30 here on the website. You can also watch via Rabbi Ezring’s Facebook page.
Friday evening’s Kabbalat Shabbat and Saturday morning’s Shabbat Services can be also watched and/or participated in via Zoom by clicking on the links below at the scheduled time:
Also, view our daily Minyan Services through a Zoom connection Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings at 7:15 am, and Sunday morning at 9:00 am. Evening minyan services will be at 5:45 pm Monday through Thursday evenings and on Sunday evenings. In order to participate through Zoom for the minyan services, you must download the Zoom app. We are suggesting you set up your own free Zoom account as well.
In addition, you will find links below to our daily prayer book for the morning, afternoon, and evening services that you can download to your computer, cell phone, or tablet.
Welcome To Congregation Beth El
Sharing Judaism, Enriching Lives
Congregation Beth El, the oldest conservative synagogue in Virginia, is dedicated to the perpetuation of traditional Judaism in the South Hampton Roads area. Beth El’s more than 500 member families take pride in its long history and its primary purpose – to enable Conservative Judaism to meet the religious, educational and cultural needs of today’s Jewish community. The congregation maintains a complete program of activities in keeping with that fundamental purpose.
Over the years Beth El has played a leading role in the Tidewater Jewish community as well as in the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the national association of conservative congregations. The congregation is dedicated to the continuation of this record of service to God and our community
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Sharing Judaism, Enriching Lives
Where is Minyan This Month?
In an effort to keep everyone safe from the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), minyan services will be temporarily held via Zoom. Please see our notice above on how to join minyan services.
KidShul Will Be Back After the Holidays!
*Due To Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Kidshul Is Postponed Until Further Notice* KidShul meets every month on the first and third Shabbat from 10:45 – 11:45 am. We hope to see all of our kids in JD (Junior Daveners for 1st grade and up) or Tot Shabbat for kindergarten and younger with our dedicated leaders! Watch…