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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The South Philadelphia Shtiebel joins many other organizations as we face an uncertain future. As we navigate the road to what Jewish gathering spaces look like for today’s world, we continue to be guided by our overarching principles. 

A few months in, we have been hard at work, trying to keep people connected through daily and weekly online gatherings and Torah study, drop-by visits, curated connections, deliveries, and phone calls.  We are proud that we closed our doors early on, even before it was mandated, to protect human life. We will continue being guided by medical advice as we consider what the next phase looks like, by the principle of pikuach nefesh which is mandated by halacha (saving lives), and by a drive for chesed (acts of kindness). Our community is still very much in operation, whether or not we are gathering in person. We must continue to thrive in the most creative ways, providing different channels to connect and meaning-making. 

Chicken Soup for the Shtiebel Soul

We know it can be hard to self-isolate or quarantine during these cold weeks.  If you or someone you know could benefit from some home-cooked chicken (or vegetarian) matzah ball soup, please let us know by filling out this form and we will deliver directly to the front door. All soup is strictly kosher and made in the Shtiebel kitchen, deliveries are all contactless.  Questions?  Contact info@southphiladelphiashtiebel.org

Our Zoom Room

While our community is still very much in operation, our physical building is closed until further notice. All virtual opportunities can be found on Zoom. 

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Regular Online Offerings (check calendar as well)

 

Join us for at 9:00 PM every night (except Friday) for a ten-minute study of Tanach with the 929 program followed by Misheberach and Kaddish L'Yachid.

 

Weekly women's* space and Parsha study class. Thursday nights at 7:00 PM.

 

Join us in our zoom room for Daf Yomi: Sunday mornings 8:30 AM. Schedule for the week: Monday-Thursday 8:00 PM, Fridays 7:30 AM.  

Don your Shabbat finery, and join us as we welcome Shabbat together. Approximately 45 minutes before candlelighting each week. 

Weekly class introducing the foundational ideas of Judaism.  Every Wednesday night at 6:00 PM. 

For many of us, davening at home on a regular basis on Shabbat is a new experience. Check back here on the homepage for a weekly at-home davening and parsha guide. 

Community Support Resources

If you'd like to receive a call to connect with another member of the our community, or if you'd like to make calls, please contact Channa Schramm Lenoff. 

To join a WhatsApp group for sharing support and strength in addition to errand requests,  click here.

 

Send an email to shtiebeldocs@gmail.com to ask a question or send a message of support. 

Whether you or someone you know are struggling with anxiety and isolation, looking for advice on applying for benefits, or a healthcare provider in need of support. Click here for more information. 

Leora Cohen Schiff’s law firm (Jerner Law Group, P.C.) is offering basic estate planning services on a sliding scale to residents of PA and NJ to make sure that anyone and everyone who wants to have basic estate planning documents in place has access.  Click here for more information. 

 

Domestic Violence: physical, sexual, financial, verbal and emotional) impacts community members every day.  Living under quarantine with an abuser is that much more unbearable.  Please look out for friends and for yourself.  The Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) hotline at 877-88-JCADA and Shalom Task Force hotline at 888-883-2323 are open.  

Click here to learn more about local volunteer opportunities. 

Visit the JRA for volunteer opportunties www.jewishrelief.org. If you are in need of a box of food, please email  gethelp@jewishrelief.org 

 

 

 

Creative Connection and Solo Quarantine Activites

1. A list of board games available for free on the internet. Actually it's not just board games but also card games, solo games, social deduction games, multiplayer online role playing games, etc. 

2. Videos of people walking around various international cities.

 

Other Resources

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's mission is to make a difference in the lives of Jewish families and communities.  They are committed to providing resources and support during the COVID-19 crisis and have set up an emergency fund to help those most in need of assistance during these difficult times.  If you or someone you know are having financial difficulties, please contact info@southphiladelphiashtiebel.org

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