News You Need to Know
Beginning Thursday, July 15, 2021
THIS WEEK AT THE OJC
Password for all OJC Zoom sessions: 109622020
Join by phone # for all OJC Zoom sessions: 1-929-205-6099
EVENING MINYAN & TEACHING
Sunday - Thursday Evenings at 7:30 PM
Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82181312022
Mtng ID: 821-8131-2022 | Password: 109622020
Thursday, July 15
10:30 AM
Topic: Text and Context
Teacher: Rabbi Scheff
Mtng ID: 328 555 140

Friday, July 16
6:15 PM
Topic: Kabbalat Shabbat in the Lot
Teachers: Rabbi Scheff and Amichai
Mtng ID: 881 2222 7489

7:00 PM
Topic: Ma'ariv
Teachers: Rabbi Scheff and Rabbi Drill
Mtng ID: 857 2719 8839

Saturday, July 17
9:45 AM
Topic: Shabbat Morning Service
Teachers: Rabbi Scheff and Rabbi Drill
Mtng ID: 857 2719 8839

Saturday night, July 17 - Tisha B'Av
9:45 PM (Note: No Havdalah)
Topic: Virtual Eicha reading
Teachers: Staff of Ramah Nyack

Sunday, July 18 - Tisha B'Av
10:00 AM
Topic: In-person outdoor reading of Eicha at OJC
Teachers: Rabbis
Mtng ID: 891 6734 5809
Sunday, July 18 - continued
2:00 PM
Topic: In-person community discussion: "Ahavat Chinam (boundless love), Ahavat Yisrael (love of the people, nation and land of Israel) and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict"

3:00 PM
Topic: In-person Mincha (Vaccinated only)
Teachers: Rabbis
Mtng ID: 826 3928 4696

8:45 PM
Topic: End of Tisha B'Av / Evening Service
Teachers: Rabbis
Mtng ID:821 8131 2022

Monday, July 19
7:30 PM
Topic: Minyan & Teaching
Teachers: Rabbinic Intern Lindsay Goldman
Mtng ID:821 8131 2022

Wednesday, July 21
7:30PM
Topic: Minyan & Teaching (details below)
Teachers: Sally Kagan
Mtng ID: 821 8131 2022

Thursday, July 22
10:30 AM
Topic: Text and Context
Teacher: Rabbi Scheff
Mtng ID: 328 555 140
Friday, July 16,
Shabbat in the Lot 6:15 PM
(open to all)
Ma'ariv 7:00 PM
(open only to fully vaccinated members, masking not required, distanced pods available)

Join us THIS FRIDAY for Kabbalat "Shabbat in the Lot" with Amichai and our rabbis. All are welcome!

Please respect the directions of our lot attendants, security staff, and medical task force personnel, all of whom are working hard to keep us feeling safe. Masks must be worn in our parking lot when moving to or between our outdoor pods. Once seated in their outdoor pods, people may remove masks.
Saturday, July 17, 9:45 AM
(open to all, regardless of vaccination status, with attendees masked and socially distanced)
In-person Shabbat services have resumed on a weekly basis!

Join us on Friday evening at 7:00 PM and Saturday morning at 9:45 AM for services, Torah Reading, and teaching from the rabbis. This Friday night, will be open only to those who are vaccinated and masking will not be required in the sanctuary once seated. Saturday morning services will be open to all, regardless of vaccination status.

Masks must continue to be worn at all times while moving about in the synagogue building.

Please note: We are not requiring pre-registration for services for Shabbat, except for when we are hosting a simcha that may bring in a large number of households from outside the synagogue community.

The service will also be broadcast via a Zoom webinar if you prefer to stay at home to enjoy!

Read more about changes to our procedures for this Shabbat and beyond!



Tisha B’Av
The Ninth of Av
Saturday night, July 17 - Sunday night, July 18
Saturday, July 17

9:45 PM (NOTE: NO HAVDALAH!)
Eicha, the Book of Lamentations—a virtual program with Ramah Day Camp in Nyack, being shared across the country.
YouTube link: 
(NO PASSWORD REQUIRED!)
Program will be concluded with Mourner's Kaddish.




*Zoom information can be found above and on OJCTV.
Sunday, July 18 (See links above)

10:00 AM
In-person outdoor reading of Eicha at OJC

2:00 PM
In-person community discussion: Ahavat Chinam (boundless love), Ahavat Yisrael (love of the people, nation and land of Israel) and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

3:00 PM
In-person mincha (vaccinated only)

8:45 PM
End of Tisha B'Av / Evening Service
We welcome our newest rabbinic intern, Lindsay Goldman, to OJC's Debbie Steiner z"l Mentorship Program.
Read Lindsay's greeting here.
Self Care: What Does it Mean to be Enough?

This past year many of us questioned if we have enough, whether it be friends or toilet paper. In this three-part mini-series on Monday nights July 19th, July 26th, and August 2nd, join Rabbinic Intern Lindsay Goldman to explore self care through Jewish text, helping us to see how we are enough and have enough.
Join Rabbi Drill on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 AM for a new class:
"Midrash, Study & Create"
Class dates: July 20, 27, August 3, 10
More details will follow.
SISTERHOOD
Wednesday evening, post-Minyan series in July:
HEALTH FAIR FOR SENIORS
Zoom information can be found above and on OJCTV.
July 21 Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body, a proactive approach offered by the Alzheimer's Association. Presenter: Sally Kagan

July 28 Living with Dementia and Alzheimer's, essential information for you and for your loved ones. Presenter: Sally Kagan
August 4 Understanding Medicare 
Presenter: Mark Brownstein  
SISTERHOOD FUNDRAISERS
COLLEGE STUDENT CARE PACKAGES
The year 5782 will be a “Shmita” year on the Jewish calendar. As a Hazon Shmita Project Partner synagogue, we offer you the following resources and action items to connect with and restore our corner of the natural world!