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Limiting Activities Out of Caution

 
 
BHC During this Health Emergency
 
Jewish tradition teaches us to place each individual’s health and welfare as our highest priority. It is important that we gather as a congregation to study and celebrate, however, it is also important that we do so safely and wisely. After much consultation with experts within Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, leaders of other congregations, and the guidance from government officials, we have decided to curtail BHC’s activities for the coming week, effective this weekend. We take this action out of concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. 
 
Changes to BHC's Activities for the Week of April 2 - April 9
 
E. B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center
The E. B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center will continue to be closed.
E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center families will hear more information directly from staff.
 
Shabbat Services
Shabbat Services will be Live-streamed, specifically:
 
Friday, April 3
6:00 pm, Shabbat Service preceded by PJ Shabbat Storytime, will be available to watch on Live-stream only.
We look forward to returning to this core element of our communal Shabbat in the future.
 
Saturday, April 4
9 am, Torah Talk will be available via Zoom, an interactive program. 
To log on from your computer or smart phone. Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 206-960-108.
 
10:30 am, Shabbat Service will be available to watch on Live-stream only.
 
 
 
 
Coming later this week...
 
Friday April 3
9:00-9:30 am: E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center Online Kabbalat Shabbat with Morah Irina
Click here to join:  Meeting ID: 684-174-638
 
1:30-2:30 pm: Fill Your Cup with BHC daily Adult Education
Brad Cohen, Director of Education, “Musar Musings” 
Click here to join the session:  Meeting ID: 251-034-125
 
Sunday April 5
9 am: Morning Shema...Sing some songs and hear a story before our first session begins...
Click here to join:  Meeting ID: 793-121-413 or call: +1-646-558-8656
 
9:30-10 am: BHC Youth Education AAS-2nd Grade
Science of Passover part 2 with Morah Karen
Click here to join:  Meeting ID: 793-121-413 or call: +1-646-558-8656
 
10 am: NEXTGEN: 8-12 Graders Only: Teen Talk
For details, email Alicia Gallant, Assistant Director of Education at agallant@baltimorehebrew.org with Zoom information.
 
10:15-10:45 am: BHC Youth Education 3rd-5th Grade
Hebrew through Movement with Ben Bich
Click here to join Meeting ID: 557-707-850 or call: +1-646-558-8656
 
11-12 pm: BHC Youth Education 6th-7th Grade
Making of a Mensch with Brad Cohen
Click here to join Meeting ID: 720-792-296 or call: +1-646-558-8656
 
11 am: NEXTGEN: 8-12 Graders Only: Social Justice Lab via Zoom 
Join Diana Goldsmith and Rabbi Jessy Dressin from Repair the World as we contemplate important and current social issues facing our society. Over the course of two sessions (3/29 and 4/5), participants will create individual and congregation-wide initiatives in response.
 
12 pm: NEXTGEN: 8-12 Graders Only: Teen Advisory Committee
For details, email Alicia Gallant, Assistant Director of Education at agallant@baltimorehebrew.org with Zoom information.
 
 
For Adults:
Monday April 6 - Friday April 10
1:30-2:30 pm: Fill Your Cup with BHC Daily Adult Education:
  • Monday, Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen “Illness and the Psalms”
  • Tuesday, Rabbi Gus Buchdahl “Who Is Martin Buber and Why Care?” Session 2 of 3, newcomers welcome.
  • Wednesday, Rabbi Andrew Busch “Midrash: Rabbinic Narratives for Seder”
  • Thursday, Not Offered due to First Day Passover.
  • Friday, Brad Cohen, Director of Education, “Musar Musings”
Click here to join the session:  Meeting ID: 251-034-125
or call:  +1-646-558-8656
 
 
For Youth:
Monday, April 6
9 am: E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center Playdate and Storytime.
Click here to join:  Meeting ID: 622-352-755
 
3 pm: Hebrew Scavenger Hunt with Brad Cohen, Director of Education
Great for kids of all ages! Learn some modern Hebrew, run around the house and win points for finding objects and learning their Hebrew names.
Click here to join:  Meeting ID: 956-387-692
 
Tuesday, April 7
4 pm: NEXTGEN: 8-12 Graders Only: How to Handle Your Feelings During a Pandemic with Sarah Spund.
Join certified adolescent therapist Sarah Spund and Alicia Gallant, Assistant Director of Education about how to practice social distancing without completely isolating. Practical skills to cope with the reality of the current global situation will be presented.
Click here to join Meeting ID: 854-081-996 or call: +1-646-558-8656
 
7 pm: Bedtime Story with Jen Platt, E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Director
Curl up with your favorite stuffy and hear a story read by Morah Jen.
 
Wednesday, April 8
9 am: E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center Playdate and Storytime.
Click here to join:  Meeting ID: 604-205-271
 
Thursday. April 9
4 pm: NEXTGEN: 8-12 Graders Only: Silly Games with Brad.
Join us for some virtual games with Brad as we let out our humorous sides and get moving!
Click here to join:  Meeting ID: 826-967-015 or call: +1-646-558-8656
 
 
If you or a family member becomes quarantined due to exposure, or is identified as infected with the virus, we want to offer confidential support and resources.Please contact Jo Ann Windman, Executive Director, jwindman@baltimorehebrew.org. Jo Ann will make sure that our clergy reach out to support you.
 
If you have other questions and concerns, please contact Jo Ann, and she will make sure the appropriate person responds.
 
Though we find ourselves in challenging times, we have great confidence in the compassion and caring that flows within and outward from the BHC community. We pray together for the health and safety of our community.
 

 

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