Alas, we cannot meet in-person during this time of public health needs. But we can connect via Facebook, Livestream, and Zoom. Here are a list of upcoming programs, which we will update each week, until we can see each other face-to-face. We look forward to staying connected and would welcome you to invite family, friends, and colleagues to join us, as well.

In order to stay connected online, you may need to use new technology. Here’s how you can join Facebook, so that you can watch our East End Temple Facebook Live content. To join a Zoom event, simply click the “Zoom Meeting Link” for that event and follow the prompts to start video and audio (and if you need help, here’s a handy PDF).

We also invite you to volunteer your time and talents. You can click here to learn more about these opportunities. Since our community has been unable to hold Food for Families, we also invite you to donate to City Harvest and support those in immediate need of sustenance. Need employment assistance? Here’s the latest update from UJA-Federation’s Educational Alliance Career Assistance program.  

JUNE

Monday, June 14 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, June 14 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, June 17 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Thursday, June 17 at 5:00pm: Sisterhood Board Meeting (Sisterhood members only)
Join us as we review ideas and plans for next year, including continuing and new programs which highlight the voices, interests and passions of our EET women and connect us in learning and fun. RSVP required to sisterhood@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, June 18 at 6:15pm: Shabbat BaGan (in person and online)
Join us as we greet Shabbat with an informal outdoor service in Stuyvesant Square Park (west of 2nd Ave., flagpole south). COVID safety precautions will be required, and pre-registration is encouraged. [In case of bad weather, services will be held only via Zoom/Facebook Live. We will announce by 5:00pm Thursday if the service will not be held in person.]
Submit your contact information for in-person attendance here: https://signup.com/go/YuFhHVm. Please sign up for the number of people who will be coming (i.e. if there are 3 in your family, please sign up for 3 spots). All participants must observe COVID safety rules, including wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distancing (families/pods may sit together). If the sign-up for the date you would like to attend is full, you are welcome to join us, give your contact information in person, and sit on the benches.

Saturday, June 19 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, June 21 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, June 21 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Monday, June 21 at 6:00pm: Sh’ma Social Justice Committee meeting

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Meeting ID: 997 5604 9161
  • Passcode: 069811
  • Phone number: 1 929 205 6099

Thursday, June 24 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, June 25 at 6:15pm: Shabbat BaGan (in person and online)
Join us as we greet Shabbat with an informal outdoor service in Stuyvesant Square Park (west of 2nd Ave., flagpole south). COVID safety precautions will be required, and pre-registration is encouraged. [In case of bad weather, services will be held only via Zoom/Facebook Live. We will announce by 5:00pm Thursday if the service will not be held in person.]
Submit your contact information for in-person attendance here: https://signup.com/go/YuFhHVm. Please sign up for the number of people who will be coming (i.e. if there are 3 in your family, please sign up for 3 spots). All participants must observe COVID safety rules, including wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distancing (families/pods may sit together). If the sign-up for the date you would like to attend is full, you are welcome to join us, give your contact information in person, and sit on the benches.

Saturday, June 26 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, June 28 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, June 28 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Wednesday, June 30: Book Club
Discussing The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

JULY

Thursday, July 1 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, July 2 at 6:15pm: Shabbat BaGan (in person and online)
Join us as we greet Shabbat with an informal outdoor service in Stuyvesant Square Park (west of 2nd Ave., flagpole south). COVID safety precautions will be required, and pre-registration is encouraged. [In case of bad weather, services will be held only via Zoom/Facebook Live. We will announce by 5:00pm Thursday if the service will not be held in person.]
Submit your contact information for in-person attendance here: https://signup.com/go/YuFhHVm. Please sign up for the number of people who will be coming (i.e. if there are 3 in your family, please sign up for 3 spots). All participants must observe COVID safety rules, including wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distancing (families/pods may sit together). If the sign-up for the date you would like to attend is full, you are welcome to join us, give your contact information in person, and sit on the benches.

Saturday, July 3 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, July 5 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, July 5 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, July 8 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, July 9 at 6:15pm: Shabbat BaGan (in person and online)
Join us as we greet Shabbat with an informal outdoor service in Stuyvesant Square Park (west of 2nd Ave., flagpole south). COVID safety precautions will be required, and pre-registration is encouraged. [In case of bad weather, services will be held only via Zoom/Facebook Live. We will announce by 5:00pm Thursday if the service will not be held in person]
Submit your contact information for in-person attendance here: https://signup.com/go/YuFhHVm. Please sign up for the number of people who will be coming (i.e. if there are 3 in your family, please sign up for 3 spots). All participants must observe COVID safety rules, including wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distancing (families/pods may sit together). If the sign-up for the date you would like to attend is full, you are welcome to join us, give your contact information in person, and sit on the benches.

Saturday, July 10 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, July 12 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, July 12 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, July 15 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, July 16 at 6:15pm: Shabbat BaGan (in person and online)
Join us as we greet Shabbat with an informal outdoor service in Stuyvesant Square Park (west of 2nd Ave., flagpole south). COVID safety precautions will be required, and pre-registration is encouraged. [In case of bad weather, services will be held only via Zoom/Facebook Live. We will announce by 5:00pm Thursday if the service will not be held in person]
Submit your contact information for in-person attendance here: https://signup.com/go/YuFhHVm. Please sign up for the number of people who will be coming (i.e. if there are 3 in your family, please sign up for 3 spots). All participants must observe COVID safety rules, including wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distancing (families/pods may sit together). If the sign-up for the date you would like to attend is full, you are welcome to join us, give your contact information in person, and sit on the benches.

Saturday, July 17 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, July 19 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, July 19 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, July 22 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, July 23 at 6:15pm: Shabbat BaGan (in person and online)
Join us as we greet Shabbat with an informal outdoor service in Stuyvesant Square Park (west of 2nd Ave., flagpole south). COVID safety precautions will be required, and pre-registration is encouraged. [In case of bad weather, services will be held only via Zoom/Facebook Live. We will announce by 5:00pm Thursday if the service will not be held in person.]
Submit your contact information for in-person attendance here: https://signup.com/go/YuFhHVm. Please sign up for the number of people who will be coming (i.e. if there are 3 in your family, please sign up for 3 spots). All participants must observe COVID safety rules, including wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distancing (families/pods may sit together). If the sign-up for the date you would like to attend is full, you are welcome to join us, give your contact information in person, and sit on the benches.

Saturday, July 24 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, July 26 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, July 26 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, July 29 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, July 30 at 6:15pm: Shabbat BaGan (in person and online)
Join us as we greet Shabbat with an informal outdoor service in Stuyvesant Square Park (west of 2nd Ave., flagpole south). COVID safety precautions will be required, and pre-registration is encouraged. [In case of bad weather, services will be held only via Zoom/Facebook Live. We will announce by 5:00pm Thursday if the service will not be held in person.]
Submit your contact information for in-person attendance here: https://signup.com/go/YuFhHVm. Please sign up for the number of people who will be coming (i.e. if there are 3 in your family, please sign up for 3 spots). All participants must observe COVID safety rules, including wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distancing (families/pods may sit together). If the sign-up for the date you would like to attend is full, you are welcome to join us, give your contact information in person, and sit on the benches.

Saturday, July 31 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

AUGUST

Monday, August 2 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, August 2 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, August 5 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, August 6 at 6:15pm: Shabbat BaGan (in person and online)
Join us as we greet Shabbat with an informal outdoor service in Stuyvesant Square Park (west of 2nd Ave., flagpole south). COVID safety precautions will be required, and pre-registration is encouraged. [In case of bad weather, services will be held only via Zoom/Facebook Live. We will announce by 5:00pm Thursday if the service will not be held in person.]
Submit your contact information for in-person attendance here: https://signup.com/go/YuFhHVm. Please sign up for the number of people who will be coming (i.e. if there are 3 in your family, please sign up for 3 spots). All participants must observe COVID safety rules, including wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distancing (families/pods may sit together). If the sign-up for the date you would like to attend is full, you are welcome to join us, give your contact information in person, and sit on the benches.

Saturday, August 7 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, August 9 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, August 9 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, August 12 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, August 13 at 6:15pm: Shabbat BaGan (in person and online)
Join us as we greet Shabbat with an informal outdoor service in Stuyvesant Square Park (west of 2nd Ave., flagpole south). COVID safety precautions will be required, and pre-registration is encouraged. [In case of bad weather, services will be held only via Zoom/Facebook Live. We will announce by 5:00pm Thursday if the service will not be held in person.]
Submit your contact information for in-person attendance here: https://signup.com/go/YuFhHVm. Please sign up for the number of people who will be coming (i.e. if there are 3 in your family, please sign up for 3 spots). All participants must observe COVID safety rules, including wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distancing (families/pods may sit together). If the sign-up for the date you would like to attend is full, you are welcome to join us, give your contact information in person, and sit on the benches.

Saturday, August 14 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, August 16 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, August 16 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, August 19 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, August 20 at 6:15pm: Shabbat BaGan (in person and online)
Join us as we greet Shabbat with an informal outdoor service in Stuyvesant Square Park (west of 2nd Ave., flagpole south). COVID safety precautions will be required, and pre-registration is encouraged. [In case of bad weather, services will be held only via Zoom/Facebook Live. We will announce by 5:00pm Thursday if the service will not be held in person.]
Submit your contact information for in-person attendance here: https://signup.com/go/YuFhHVm. Please sign up for the number of people who will be coming (i.e. if there are 3 in your family, please sign up for 3 spots). All participants must observe COVID safety rules, including wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distancing (families/pods may sit together). If the sign-up for the date you would like to attend is full, you are welcome to join us, give your contact information in person, and sit on the benches.

Saturday, August 21 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, August 23 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, August 23 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

Thursday, August 26 at 10:00am: Writing Workshop
Beth Gerson, PhD, will be leading a writing workshop for all members of the community. Writing allows us to preserve the past, share what we have learned and ensure a secure future for our generation and all those that follow. Join Beth on this journey to explore our metaphorical backpacks filled to the brim with rich memories, values, and hope. Feel free to attend as many sessions as you are able. Pre-registration required — for registration link, please email info@eastendtemple.org.

Friday, August 27 at 6:15pm: Shabbat BaGan (in person and online)
Join us as we greet Shabbat with an informal outdoor service in Stuyvesant Square Park (west of 2nd Ave., flagpole south). COVID safety precautions will be required, and pre-registration is encouraged. [In case of bad weather, services will be held only via Zoom/Facebook Live. We will announce by 5:00pm Thursday if the service will not be held in person.]
Submit your contact information for in-person attendance here: https://signup.com/go/YuFhHVm. Please sign up for the number of people who will be coming (i.e. if there are 3 in your family, please sign up for 3 spots). All participants must observe COVID safety rules, including wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distancing (families/pods may sit together). If the sign-up for the date you would like to attend is full, you are welcome to join us, give your contact information in person, and sit on the benches.

Saturday, August 28 at 1:00pm: Shabbat Schmooze (Virtual Shabbat Lunch). Come hang out, catch up, and eat lunch together on Shabbat!

  • Zoom meeting link
  • Phone Number: 1 929 205 6099
  • Meeting ID: 974 8669 1467
  • Passcode: 594869

Monday, August 30 at 9:30am: Volunteering with Vision Urbana (in person)
— Meet at 65 Norfolk Street (in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension NYCHA housing complex)
Help pack and give out food, in support of the Vision Urbana food pantry. This effort will continue every Monday — for questions, please email Rabbi Josh (jstanton@eastendtemple.org). 

Monday, August 30 at 10:00am: Monday Morning Minyan
Join for this soulful and brief service

On Thursday, April 1 at 5:00pm the Sisterhood of East End Temple will be leading our second virtual Lilith Seder, for women, about women of the Passover story.  We share in the reading of our own unique Haggadah, which includes prayers in the feminine Hebrew form and songs by Debbie Friedman (z t”l).  We will be led by our wonderful cantorial intern, Ilana Goldman. If you have never participated, this is a seder unlike all others. Feel free to take a peek at last year’s Haggadah (in the “Important Documents” list below — we will post the updated version soon).

Lilith Seder Pre-Registration: Please pre-register and indicate your willingness to be a reader.  We will assign all parts ahead of time (which will be reflected in the updated Haggadah).

Timing: Please log into Zoom by no later than 4:45 pm, so that we can start promptly at 5:00 pm, working through any technical challenges. We estimate that the seder should last around one hour.

Joining the Zoom Seder: Once you pre-register, you will receive instructions with a Zoom link. (We do not recommend using a cell phone as the visibility of any display will be very limited.) Although we hope we will see all of the attendees, you will have an option to not turn on your video. If you prefer to dial in using a phone, please contact the temple office for the dial-in information.
For additional guidelines about joining a Zoom meeting, please see: Joining A Zoom Meeting”  

Preparing to participate in the seder:
Please see: “Suggested items for the Virtual Lilith Seder
There is no requirement for you to prepare anything, but if you would like to participate along with the readers, feel free to create your own seder plate or have some of the seder items available. We especially recommend some wine or grape juice and some tambourines or noisemakers!

The Haggadah: Please see the Lilith Seder Haggadah in the “Important Documents” list below. If you have attended our past Lilith Seders, this will look very familiar to you. We scanned it, streamlined it and added some updated relevant content and illustrations.  
We will display the Haggadah on the screen, so there is no need to print it.  You will also notice that we pre-selected readers, whose names are next to the paragraphs. Unfortunately, when using Zoom, there can be only one voice heard at a time, so no group readings or singing.  Please feel free to sing along on mute, while we listen to the beautiful voice of our Cantorial Intern Ilana Goldman.

Additional Important Guidelines:

  • Mute – We will start the seder with everyone muted. Please keep yourself on mute unless it is your turn to read. We will help you with un-muting.
  • Video – Please remember that when using your video, all attendees can see what is in view of your camera. That includes people walking in the background who may be dressed, uh-hum, in less than casual clothing.
  • Notification Sounds – Please turn off all notification sounds on your devices.
  • Use Speaker View – We recommend that when you join, you are in Speaker View (see “Joining a Zoom Meeting” if you are not familiar with this)

Important Documents:

Dear East End Temple Family,

This is a moment in which we need to fully live out our values, in this case to protect each other and society more broadly from the spread of COVID-19. We acknowledge that some other institutions will remain open, but we feel a social duty to engage in “social distancing” in order to slow the spread of the virus. Following the advice of public health officials, we closed our building for all programs, including Religious School and Shabbat services on Friday March 13th. The office remains operational, but staff will work from home, and hourly staff will receive paid time off. We also conducted a thorough, proactive cleaning of our building on Monday, March 16.  

At the same time, we need to be even more present for each other. Each household can expect to hear from our clergy in the coming week. We also invite you to call and email your friends from the community, so that they can feel the warmth of relationship.

Beyond this, our community is opening a number of opportunities to connect remotely:

  • Tot Shabbat will take place via Facebook Live at 5:45 pm on Friday.
  • Shabbat services will take place via Facebook Live at 6:15 pm on Friday. We suggest that you use Facebook Live, so that you can share kind comments during the service itself and have an even more interactive prayer experience. You can even use a digital version of our siddur, Mishkan T’filah, by clicking here to download a Flipbook version, or purchase one for your e-reader or Kindle. You can click here for our East End Temple Songbook. We will all need the warmth of prayer and Torah.
  • We will be hosting programs nearly every single day, so that you can feel a sense of community, even from home. Please click here to see the latest offerings on our “East End Temple Everywhere” page.
  • If there are additional ways that we can be present for you during this difficult time, please reach out to us. We will try to remain particularly available during regular business hours.

You can expect to hear from us often, as we receive updates from civic leaders and public health officials. We pray for health, healing, and hope. We will do our very best to meet the needs of our beloved community, understanding that developments are ongoing. Thank you for your kindness, patience, and love.

With blessings,

Rabbi Josh Stanton and Cantor Shira Ginsburg

co-Presidents Rebecca Shore and Derek Dorn

Dear Fellow Congregants:

At East End Temple we have a lot to be grateful for – and we are making plans to launch the EET Legacy Circle in the new year. It is thanks to the foresight and generosity of those who came before us that EET has entered its eighth decade with strength and vibrancy. We are grateful to them for establishing a spiritual home that cultivates relevant Jewish life through connected community. Now it is our turn to make certain our tradition continues for generations and that EET continues to be a beacon for downtown Jewish life.

The EET Legacy Circle will bring together members like you and us, who are eager to help ensure our Jewish community’s future for generations to come by naming East End Temple as a beneficiary in their estate plans. Planned gifts of all sizes can play a significant role in sustaining our Temple. If you have already included EET in your estate plans, as we each have, please email Judith or simply send this form back to the Temple office.

And if you are thinking about including EET in your estate plans, we would love to talk further with you. Please feel free to contact either of us or Rabbi Josh Stanton (JStanton@eastendtemple.org) for a confidential discussion. We are truly grateful for your consideration.

From time to time, the EET Legacy Circle will be holding informal events for its members and those who may be interested in joining. Our plan is to educate and inspire, and to acknowledge our fellow members who have included East End Temple in their long-range plans. We hope to see you at these events.

L’Dor V’Dor, From Generation to Generation

L’shalom,

Derek Dorn, Co-President and Co-Chair, East End Temple Legacy Circle

Judith Sussman
Co-Chair, East End Temple Legacy Circle

Contact information for our co-Chairs is at the bottom of this letter.

DUE TO ONGOING HEALTH CONCERNS ABOUT COVID-19, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS AT THIS TIME.

Have gently used or new medical supplies to donate? EET is a drop off location for the AFYA Foundation! Monday-Friday 10:00am-2:00 pm.

AFYA collects and delivers critically needed medical supplies, hospital equipment, and humanitarian provisions for acute and ongoing health crisis worldwide. Click Here to learn more about the AFYA foundation and to view the supplies that they accept.