Staying Connected during Covid-19

Ongoing Programs & Events Taking Place During Shelter at Home »

We have updated our website with a blog tab. This blog contains an archive of all synagogue communications since the shelter in place began, for your reference. Click here to go to the Blog.

Meetings, Classes, Groups Via Zoom Video

All classes, meetings, groups, and gatherings will move to on-line formats, effective now and until public health recommendations change. Click here to link to ongoing Programs and Events taking place during Shelter-in-place.


If you need help setting up or using Zoom, Rabbi Idit Solomon has kindly offered to help you. Please contact her at icousteau@gmail.com. You can also find information here .

The Synagogue Building and Services

THE SYNAGOGUE BUILDING AND SERVICES

The synagogue building will be closed, and in-person weekday and Shabbat services will take place online until we let you know otherwise. Please see our calendar for Zoom links for Friday Kabbalat Shabbat gatherings, Shabbat morning services, Havdalah, Wednesday morning minyan, Rabbi Chai’s morning Offerings of Hope and Gratitude, as well as classes, groups, and special events. 

Caring for Each Other and Staying Connected

While we are physically apart from each other, we are supporting each other during this challenging time. We have set up a Buddy system to stay connected and help each other out. Students home from school are most welcome to join. Can you help? Please fill out this google form and we’ll be in touch with details. Need help? Please fill out this google form and we’ll be in touch with support. If you don’t like google forms, please reach out to Elana Naftalin-Kelman at elanank@gmail.com for more information or to sign up. Let’s take care of each other now more than ever!

If you would like to arrange a virtual meeting or receive pastoral care via Zoom with Rabbi Chai Levy, please email rabbi@netivotshalom.org

Other Ways You Can Help

We know that people will be impacted financially by this pandemic. If you’d like to make a donation to the Rabbi’s Discretionary fund, please click here and choose Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund from the drop-down menu. Rabbi Chai will direct your donation to those impacted by Coronavirus.

If you have technological expertise in Zoom, live-streaming, or videography that would be helpful to our community at this time, please contact covid-19@netivotshalom.org and let us know how you can help out.

If you have other ideas for ways you’d like to help create connection and support in our community, please let us know at covid-19@netivotshalom.org.

Please continue to follow the recommendations provided by the CDC and the California Department of Public Health . We are grateful to the collective effort and sacrifice that so many are making to keep our communities safe and healthy, and we wish you all the best in this challenging time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Zoom setup support for your Device

Zoom needs to be installed in different ways depending on the device. Below are directions that should help you navigate installation of Zoom for different devices.