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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Shafrin! 1/14/2022

Dear Kol Rinah Family,

Please note: This Shabbat, we will not have services this Friday night or Saturday afternoon, but we will have services Saturday morning in the sanctuary.  More details below.

We know that the last few weeks have imposed new, and for some all to familiar, burdens on each of us. Some of you have had to drastically reduce your activies to keep yourself or others in your home safe, and I know that many of us have been exposed to COVID or had health scares.

If there are ways that any of us in your Kol Rinah community can be helpful please don't hesitate to let us know. Rabbi Arnow and I are always available to talk, to be a listening ear, or to help connect people to services they might need, and there are so many people throughout our community who have already been pitching in to help others meet a variety of needs during this difficult time. We are here for you: ; 314-727-1747

At noon today on Zoom (link below), I'll be leading Torah Talk, where we'll dive into a new take on the symbolism used to describe the Israelites flight from Egypt into freedom and how we can use these ideas to help shape our lives today .  

There will be NO Kabbalat Shabbat service tonight or Shabbat mincha/maariv servces tomorrow afternoon. We will be holding a limited-capacity Shabbat morning service beginning at 9:30 am in the main sanctuary. You can stream the service using the live stream link below.

Candle lighting tonight is at 4:45 pm.  

Parashat Beshalach
Shabbat Shirah
Torah Reading: Exodus 13:17 - 17:16
Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13-28

Havdallah on Saturday evening will be at
5:49 pm.

COVID Protocols
Masks are required for everyone ages 3 and up, and are required to be worn properly (over nose, mouth and chin) whenever inside, and whenever outside in proximity of other people.  If you see someone wearing their mask improperly, please ask them (kindly, gently) to wear their mask properly. If there are any problems, please alert an usher or greeter.  

If you are feeling at all ill, or if you are at increased health risk, please stay home to keep yourself and everyone safe and healthy.

Our full COVID protocols are available here:

Please refrain wearing perfume or other strong scents to synagogue, as we have people with significant allergies. 

Shabbat shalom,  
Rabbi Scott Shafrin


To join our Zoom Minyanim or classes, click on the desired meeting link, or call into either of the following numbers: 
+1 312 626 6799
+1 646 558 8656
Then, when prompted, enter the Meeting ID of the desired minyan/class then press #.  Then, when prompted, enter the password then press #.  
Services (all times Central)

Evening Minyan on Zoom ( )
Sunday-Friday evenings at 6pm

Morning Minyan on Zoom ( )
Monday-Friday mornings at 7am; Sunday mornings and national holidays at 8am (not including Jewish holidays)

Learning Opportunities

Torah Talk with Rabbi Arnow or Rabbi Shafrin ( )
Every Friday at 12pm
Join us for study and discussion of the week's Torah portion.  

Shabbat morning ( )
Saturdays, 9:30am,  as well as the first day, seventh and eighth days of Passover
Click the link below, then click the triangular "play" buttom:

Until shortly before 9:30am, there will a filler screen, but livestreamed video and sound will both start around 9:30am.  

You can also set your computer or device in advance so that this link will continue streaming continuously and you will not have to press any buttons on Shabbat. To make sure that your device will not shut itself down or do into sleep mode, follow the directions below to disable sleep mode:

For PC:
To disable automatic Sleep:
1. Open up Power Options in the Control Panel. In Windows 10 you can get there from right clicking on the start menu and going to Power Options
2. Click "change plan settings" next to your current power plan
3. Change "Put the computer to sleep" to never
4. Click "Save Changes"

For Apple Products:
1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click "Energy Saver."
2. Do either of the following:
          a. Set the amount of time your computer or display should wait before going to sleep: Drag the “Computer sleep” and “Display sleep” sliders, or the “Turn display off after” slider.
          b. Keep your Mac from going to sleep automatically: Select “Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off.”
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