Shabbat Times
7:09 pm- Candlelighting
6:02 am Saturday - Hanetz Hachamah (Sunrise) - It is the opinion of the Rabbi that this is the ideal time to reach Shema and Shacharit when not praying with a quorum. Shacharit may be recited until 10:41 am.
9:30 am - In-person Shabbat services (outdoors at the JCC)
9:24 am - Latest time for Shema
10:41 am - Latest time for Shacharit
1:19 pm - Earliest Mincha
7:15 pm - In-person Mincha/Ma'ariv (outdoors at the JCC)
7:29 pm - Sunset/Last time for Mincha
8:13 pm Havdalah
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Shabbat Weather

Friday Night
38° Showers Ending
Saturday Day
50° Cloudy
Saturday Night
39° Cloudy
Refuah Shlema
  • Donne Nochomowitz (Don ben Michla)
  • Hanna Abramowitz (Chana Lee bat Shoshana Leah)
  • Rabbi Ephraim Berlinksy (Ephraim Gedaliah ben Chanah Raizel)
  • Emunah Bat Leah
  • Ariella Bat Sarah
  • Yosef Shalom Moreinnu
  • Sarah Kayla bat Sarah Emanu
  • Yaakov Tzemach Ben Hinda Batsheva
  • Baruch Yirmiyahu Ben Riva
  • Yosef Avraham Ben Chana
  • Jonah Licht
  • Millin Licht
  • Jenette Winkleman

Rabbi's Vacation
Rabbi Dolinger will be out of the office from April 18th through April 23rd.

CBS Annual Meeting
The CBS Annual Meeting will be held via Zoom on Sunday, May 2nd at 8 pm

Prayer Design Committee:
While we're not meeting regularly indoors at this moment, we have a dedicated team of members, artists, and artisans working hard to design an intentional and inclusive prayer space. Meetings are continuing apace throughout the month of April. Headed by our talented member Brendan Rose, we want you to know we're working with diligence and care so that our new "shul" is operational when we can pray inside again.

Tuesday Night Talmud (TNT!):
Students of all levels and backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to attend our explosive, interactive, in-depth Talmud, study group. As we've all been thinking about the spaces we pray in with different lenses, we're studying B'nai Ha'ir, the fourth chapter of Masechet Megillah, which focuses on the laws concerning the sanctity of prayer spaces and ritual objects. Remaining classes will be held on 4/27, 5/4, and 5/11, @ 8:00 pm EST.
Where: CBS Zoom Channel

Zohar Study:
Zohar study meets regularly on Wednesdays from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm. Remaining class dates are 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, and 6/9.
Where: CBS Zoom Channel

Virtual Office Hours with Kesher Social Worker Tara Watkins

Many of us, struggle with feelings of uncertainty as well as other struggles related to the pandemic. As the Kesher worker for the synagogue, I am available to help with information and referral in the Jewish and larger community to help find appropriate assistance. I am also available for consultation and an ear to listen and help process a challenging situation.

I may be reached at 401-527-7772 and I am also be holding weekly virtual office hours from 9:30am to 12:30pm on Thursdays. If you are interested in scheduling a time to “meet” during this time please call or email in advance. You may also use the link provided and wait in the waiting room to be admitted.

Kesher is the congregational outreach program of Jewish Collaborative Services currently active at Congregation Beth Sholom, Temple Emanu-El, Temple Sinai, and Temple Torat Yisrael. Kesher services are offered free to synagogue members and their families due to generous funding from the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and private donors. Conversations with Tara are confidential.
Community Announcements
We are excited to join Nishmat's Miriam Glaubach Center and Mizrachi Canada in an unprecedented event: the Global Family Health & Halacha Virtual Conference. From May 2-5, 2021, we will strengthen ourselves, our relationships and our health. Conversations with Nishmat Yoatzot Halacha, rabbis, rebbetzins, medical and mental health professionals and community leaders will focus on our spiritual, emotional and physical well-being, as individuals and in our closest relationships. Our advanced conferencing platform will simulate being together in person, as best as we can in these unconventional times. For more information and to register, see
Congregation Beth Sholom