April 1, 2021 - Weekly News From The Chatham Synagogue / Netivot Torah
Quarantine Edition
4/1/21 TCS/NT Update Table of Contents
1. Shabbat Zoom Log-in Information

2. Shabbat - April 3rd

3. Chesed Zoom Chats

4. Yom Hashoah Program: "Stolpersteine: Remembering Their Names"

5. Virtual Sit/Stand/Breathe Exercise

6. Virtual Yoga

7. Donations

8. Virtual Out & About: Social Action / Entertainment / Education

9. ETC. [CARTOON. Quarantine humor - it's subtle.]

10. Check Out Our New Website!

11. Become a Member
1. Shabbat Zoom Log-in
Our virtual Shabbat Service will start at 10am, but please log-in at 9:45 for a brief Shabbat teaching with TCS/NT member Steve Eidman.

We will be having a virtual kiddush/hamotzi following the service, so keep your favorite kiddush libation handy. 

If you're not familiar with Zoom, see below for a link to our Zoom Guide as well as a link to a Zoom video tutorial.

Meeting ID: 825 3638 4257
Password 953995

To phone in, dial 1-646-558-8656 / Meeting ID: 82536384257 / Password: 953995
2. Shabbat - April 3, 2021
Log in at 9:45 for a Shabbat mini-teaching by TCS/NT member Steve Eidman
Friday, April 2, 2021 - Passover
Nissan 20, 5781
Shabbat Candle Lighting - 7:05pm

Saturday, April 3, 2021 - Passover
Nissan 21, 5781
Virtual Shabbat Service - 9:30am Zoom Dial-in / Shabbat mini-teaching at 9:45am / Service begins at 10am
Shabbat Ends - 8:06pm

▶︎ Note: Yizkor will be said at this week's Shabbat service. Yizkor is said at the end of each of the three harvest festivals: the last day of Passover, the second day of Shavout, and the eighth day of Sukkot. The last day of Passover is Sunday, but since we will gathered together for worship on Shabbat, we will be saying it then.
3. Chesed Zoom Chats
Every Wednesday through August 11th at 12pm

Many of us have spent much of the last year indoors talking to our spouse, our pets or, in extreme cases, ourselves. If you're looking for a nice, casual chat with friends, the Chesed Committee has something for you: Zoom Chat Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at noon, beginning Wed., March 31st through Wed., August 11th, they're hosting a casual chat. No agenda or set topics, just some friendly faces and fun conversation for about a half hour. Bring your lunch. All members and topics welcome.

Click here to download and import the Chesed Zoom Chat Wednesday schedule to your computer calendar.
4. Yom Hashoah Event:
"Stolpersteine - Remembering Their Names"
Wednesday, April 7th, 7pm
Open to all

For German artist Gunter Demnig, Yom Hashoah isn't confined to a single day of remembrance. For almost 30 years, 300 days of the year, he has has been committed to making the invisible victims of the Holocaust visible.

In cities throughout Europe he has installed more than 70,000 Stolpersteine, or stumbling stones, in front the former homes of victims of the Holocaust. These concrete squares, measuring four inches in diameter are topped by brass plaques inscribed with the words, "Here Lived", followed by the victim's name, date of birth, and fate: internment, suicide, exile, or deportation and murder. Together, these mini-memorials constitute the largest decentralized monument in the world.

Join us on April 7th at 7pm for our Yom Hashoah program, Stolpersteine - Remembering Their Names. TCS/NT member Linda Ziskind will talk about the history and impact of this extraordinary project, as well as her personal experience, last February, of attending a ceremony in Rohrbach, Germany, when the Mr. Demnig installed five Stolpersteine in front of her own family's former home.
5. Virtual Sit/Stand/Breathe Exercise
Every Monday - 11am - 12pm
TCS/NT member, and dancer, choreographer, physician-assistant Jamie Stiller is teaching a sit/stand exercise group. For the duration, the group will meet every Monday, via Zoom, from 11am - 12pm. The focus of these classes will be on building strength in your core and extremities, learning to breathe mindfully to fuel your entire body, and having fun! 

There is a $10 donation per class. Click here email Jamie and arrange payment (Venmo, checks, etc.).

Meeting ID: 898 6317 0484
Password: 953995
6. Virtual Yoga
Every Friday at 9:30am
Our weekly Yoga classes are resuming, virtually. TCS/NT member, and dancer, choreographer, physician-assistant, Jamie Stiller, will be leading the classes. There is a $10 donation per class. Click here email Jamie and arrange payment (Venmo, checks, etc.).

Meeting ID: 825 5860 0433
Password: 953995
7. Donations
(Note: Donations can be made online on our website. Click here to donate.)

Janet Carey - IMO Ruth Abramson and Nora Goldner

Marilyn Cohen & Gail Chamberlain - IHO everyone involved in the Matzoh 2021 Project

Gloria Kaufman - IMO Nora Goldner, Alan Goldner's mother & Ellen Goldner's mother-in-law

Margaret Kaplen & Leon Sokol - Wishing all a Happy Passover

Florence & Victor Meyers - Yahrzeits of David Meyers, father of Victor Meyers, and Nathan Kalischer, father of Florence Meyers

Rosanne & Larry Mistretta - IHO Cathy Zises for creating such a welcoming atmosphere for folks

Jamie Stiller & Jim Farrell - IMO Carl Rheins
8. Virtual Out & About:
Social Action / Entertainment
Hudson Community Fridges
Two local businesses in Hudson have joined forces to each put a refrigerator in their business, where people can take or leave food, free of charge. One refrigerator is at Kitty's Market at 60 South Front Street and the other is at Lil Deb's Oasis at 747 Columbia Street. Anyone in need can take food, free of charge, from the two outdoor fridges, and those who want to donate food can leave food and non-alcoholic beverage donations.

Eliminating Food Insecurity
Because of the Pandemic, our local community is experiencing high rates of food insecurity. We can help support our local community through donations of food, time, and resources. Please consider donating to the Chatham Area Silent Pantry. And don't forget, Columbia County Office for the Aging is still looking for volunteer drivers for Meals on Wheels. You can contact them at 518-828-4258.
Tenement Museum Virtual Tour: the Rogarshevsky Family
Fri., March 26 at 4pm / Fri., April 2 at 4pm / Sat., April 10 at 4pm / Sat., April 17 at 4pm
Thurs., April 22 at 4pm / Wed., April 28 at 4pm
Cost: $10
See how immigrant families balanced their traditions with working outside the home at garment factories across the city in the early 20th century. Join the Tenement Museum for a virtual tour exploring the Rogarshevsky family, a Jewish American family from Lithuania who lived in 97 Orchard Street in the 1910s. A Tenement Museum Educator will virtually guide you through their home and discuss how they adjusted to life in America.

▶︎ Click here to purchase tickets and get Zoom log-in info.
Jewish Women's Archive: April Quarantine(ish) Book Talks
This April, JWA invites you to read something other than the news and to come together virtually to discuss books, writing, and telling Jewish stories. This April JWA has a great lineup of 5 Book Talk dates:
Thurs., April 8, 8pm: Judy Batalion (see ETC, below), author of "The Light of Days," on women resistance fighters in commemoration of Yom Hashoah
Mon., April 12, 7pm: Special Book Talk w/Hadassah Lieberman
Thurs., April 15, 8pm: Jessica Cohen, translator of "And the Bride Closed the Door," on the art and politics of literary translation
Thurs., April 22, 8pm: Special event in honor of National Poetry Month, with poets Joy Ladin, Shara McCallum, and Leslea Newman.
Thurs., April 29, 8pm: Brandy Colbert, author of "Little & Lion," on a Black Jewish teen's exploration of identity.

▶︎ Click here to see sign up for upcoming Book Talks.
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbeine presents:
"15 Minute Yiddish(more or less)" with Motl Didner
Free, Online event
Motl Didner, the Associate Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene in NYC, along with a cast of interesting characters - all played by Moti, presents a weekly lunch and learn series on the basics of Yiddish conversation, no previous Yiddish experience necessary. This extremely entertaining series is made up of short (15 minutes, more or less) episodes posted weekly and previous episodes can be found by scrolling down the page on the link provided below.

▶︎ Click here to watch the most current episode of Motl Didner's "15 Minute Yiddish" and to find previous episodes.
9. ETC. (Cartoon) Quarantine humor - it's subtle.
10. We Have A New Website
After more than a year of hard work, we have finally launched the new Chatham Synagogue website. You can find it at the old URL: thechathamsynagogue.org. On it you can find a current listing of events, links to services, information about who we are, and a growing library of photos.

For members there is also a member portal. You should have received an email with a link inviting you to access the portal, instructions on how to log-in, and an explanation of some of the information that you will find there. Check it out and let us know what you think. If you have any questions or need help accessing the member portal, please email: tcsntmembers@gmail.com.
11. Become a Member
We welcome members from diverse Jewish backgrounds and perspectives. Our members are people who were born into Judaism as well as those who chose Judaism. We recognize patrilineal as well as matrilineal descent, and we welcome interfaith families and LGBTQ Members.

You can download a membership application here.
Our Mailing Address: The Chatham Synagogue / P.O. Box 51 / Chatham, NY 12037