Virtual Events

Two Classes with Rabbi Lopatin:


Wednesday, March 18th at 8:00 PM


Parshat Vayakhel-Pekidei and HaChodesh in the Coronavirus Era 

Zoom into the Conversation with Rabbi Asher Lopatin and Rabbi Steven Rubenstein

Wednesday, March 18th at 8:00 PM


Get ready for Shabbat with Rabbis Rubenstein and Lopatin. We’ll talk about the parasha and how the current crisis is having an impact on our lives and the world overall. Everyone invited. Join the conversation!


To join the Zoom Meeting, just click here:


Meeting ID: 978 962 210


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Thursday, March 19th  at 8:00 PM


How to Make Pesach in My House and LOVE IT!: Laws and customs and special considerations for this Coronavirus Era.  Creative ways to do a seder.


Friday, March 20th: Afternoon Before Shabbat:


5:00 PM: Tot Pre-Shabbat Picnic – with your favorite Shabbat and Erev Shabbat songs and Gavri and Shosh! Join your friends on Zoom.  Link will be provided.


6:00 PM: Parsha Quiz with Cara and Noa. Link will be provided.


6:30 PM: Kids Daf Yomi with Judah. Link will be provided.


7:00 PM: Daven Kabbalat Shabbat together on Zoom!!  All your favorite tunes!  We will say through Lecha Dodi and then unplug right before lighting candles (before 7:28 PM) and Mizmor Shir Leyom HaShabbat



Please help keep our country as safe and healthy as possible: Help flatten the curve!


No playdates

·        Avoid going to friends’ houses or inviting people over

·        No playing basketball or soccer with friends, or any sport that brings people closer than 6 feet from each other.

·        Avoid organizing or attending any kind of gatherings, such as parties or crowded restaurants

·        Get fresh air, go for walks with your family (but not with others) and stay at least 6 feet apart from other walkers or people exercising

  • Wash your hands – it has been said but it bears repeating








 Recently we joined together for a wonderful and inspiring Shabbaton with Rabbi Benny Lau and learned about the incredible work he is doing with 929. This project, named for the total numbers of chapters in the Tanakh (the Bible) is dedicated to creating a global Jewish conversation around issues that unite and divide us, anchored in, based on, and inspired by the formative text of our common Jewish heritage, the Tanakh.


There are no formal requirements for how you do 929. Everybody, reading together, yet each individual reading on their own. You can use the app, the website, or do it with a Tanakh in your hand. You can do it on the go, or at home; with your morning coffee, or at night, in bed; with friends, with children, or as a personal challenge.


We created a “MI 929” WhatsApp group that we encourage you to join. After you download the app, feel free to join the conversation, share a thought, or ask a question to the group about the day’s learning. And once we are able to come together at Shul again in the near future, we hope to continue the conversation over Kiddush on Shabbat.


929 has launched a new initiative that begins today. So it’s a great time to join the conversation. There are 24 hours in a day, 24 books of Tanakh and – counting from Monday – 24 days until Pesach. Count up with us at 929!

Starting today, 929 will be starting a special learning cycle, with the goal of working our way through all 24 books of Tanakh over the next 24 days. Drawing from their community of educators and writers, each day in their daily newsletter and through their social media channels they will be sharing a 20-30 minute video exploring a resonant theme in each of the 24 books of Tanakh, starting with Bereishit / Genesis on Monday March 16, and ending with Divrei Hayamim / Chronicles on April 8. Click here for today’s class.


Please join KEC and 929 as we find ourselves in a complex and difficult time. But we can still continue to connect with each other and learn from each other. May God hear our prayers and grant us all health and strength. 


Click the following link to join MI 929:

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