Latest Beth Am update regarding COVID-19 crisis
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Our Live Streaming platform has gone mobile!
All members of our Clergy Team now are broadcasting LIVE from their personal iOS devices — offering Daily Minyan Services, Kabbalat Shabbat Services, Torah Study, Mini-Concerts from our Cantors, Havdalah Services, plus LIVE from Beth Am!, a daily noon "talk show" with Senior Rabbi Jeremy Barras — all to help keep our Temple Beth Am community connected. We've increased our Live Streaming from two broadcasts per week to at least 15 per week, and more! And, our Rabbis have continued or added more classes via Zoom technology.
In view of developments concerning the global coronavirus pandemic, Temple Beth Am will remain a virtual campus until April 15th, at which time we shall reevaluate our specific circumstances. On March 13th, the synagogue converted all services and study sessions to virtual only. At the same time, the Day School instituted its comprehensive virtual learning program while the Youth Engagement Religious School is conducting classes and group meetings online.
This page will be updated on a regular basis with news about Temple Beth Am & Day School with current information about how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting our campus [updated 3/28/20]
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The following changes to ensure our safety have been implemented:
• Friday night services, Saturday morning Torah Study and Saturday Morning Minyan will be Live Streamed only. If you are observing a Yahrzeit for a loved one, all names of remembrance will be read Friday night. Live Streaming is available at tbam.org/streaming
• Torah Tonight classes on Wednesday evenings will continue as VIRTUAL ONLY.
• B’nai Mitzvah services have been postponed during the emergency).
• All other Temple programming, including religious school, youth events, meetings may take place virtually online, or otherwise are cancelled or postponed.
• Temple Beth Am Day School has moved to a virtual learning platform with students learning from home through April 15th.
• Temple Beth Am Religious School activities have moved to virtual learning platform through April 15th.
• The After School program (ASU) and Beth Am Basketball League are cancelled through April 15th.
• Clergy is available to anyone who needs us at anytime, and virtual appointments may be made by calling the clergy office. In-person appointments will be by emergency only.
• Clergy will be available for all life-cycle needs as coordinated through the clergy office.
• Temple Beth Am's Administrative Offices may be operational during this time, with a minimal staff physically working at the Temple. The rest of our staff will work remotely, regularly checking and responding to email and voicemail. Our main telephone number — 305.667.6667 — may be answered by someone during business hours. If a clergy emergency, simply follow the prompts.
Please remember that our clergy and community remain available to you through telephone and email. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Chartock, our Executive Director, at email@example.com.
ALL PLANS WILL BE REEVALUATED REGULARLY UNTIL THE CRISIS SUBSIDES.
Rabbi's Meditation/Sermon on our Divrei Torah page. Click here
If you were unable to watch/listen to Torah Study live, you may always view/listen
to the weekly Torah Study on our Torah Study Broadcast page. Click here
We want to assure our Beth Am community that Temple Beth Am and Day School continue to monitor the coronavirus situation, and we are in communication with appropriate government and public health organizations.
To learn what you could do as an individual to limit your risk of infection
in the event of a local outbreak, read Basic Protective Measures
published by the World Health Organization.