This weeks E-blast

March 23, 2020

Dear TOR, TBY and NTHC members and friends,

Though three separate congregations, we are together, not alone! Especially as we join forces to create online congregation and community during this time of physical distancing!

As promised we are proud to present a robust series of online opportunities and services for our TOR/TAHOE virtual community.  What follows is a list of (at least 2x per day) online classes, conversations and prayer opportunities that represent collaboration and a unique sharing of congregational and community resources.

This week’s online opportunities and services will be offered via Facebook Live and through Zoom.  For some, we understand, the technology is second nature, for others it is new and overwhelming. We are here to help! Each opportunity and service is shared together with a link–all you will need to do is “click” and follow the prompts.  We promise it will become easier over time. And you can always call or email with questions . . . just be patient and understanding!

Additionally, some programs will require accompanying material (such as texts for Torah study)–all such materials will be available here, listed with the corresponding program, prior to the start of each service/program.

If you are having trouble joining the Zoom Meetings or accessing Facebook Live, email Mary Frank – mary.frank@orrishon.org or send a text message to:  916-926-9018.

Below is a list of our services and programs for this Monday, March 23 through next Shabbat, Saturday, March 28.  Then again, next Sunday, we will email out the offerings for the following Monday through Shabbat (March 30-April 4).

Wishing you a sense of peace and connection as we work together to create community, together, not alone.

L’shalom,

Rabbis Rabishaw, Yakar & Student Rabbi Lehrman,
Mary Frank, TOR Dir. of Education, Communications & Engagement
TOR/Tahoe Virtual Community


Monday, March 23rd  

11:30am-12:30pm Mussar Yoga
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live
Join Tahoe’s Student Rabbi Chayva Lehrman for Mussar Yoga. Each week we will open with meditation to ground ourselves and focus on a specific value from mussar, the Jewish tradition of self-improvement. That value will be the thread through our day’s yoga practice.
Click here to join via Zoom
Click here to watch via Facebook Live

7:00pm-8:00pm  Opening Up our Hearts:  How our fears and isolation can be ways of finding God
Platform: Zoom
Join Student Rabbi Art Grand, Academy of Jewish Religion Rabbinic Student, TOR Past President for a teaching and discussion. Times of hardship can teach us to open up our hearts and to find connections far deeper than we ever imagined. Join us as we share our stories and study simple Chassidic texts about finding God in challenging times.
Click here to join
Click here to download handout

Tuesday, March 24th

10:00am-11:00am AHHH! I’m Home With My Family ALL DAY!!
Platform: Zoom
Join TOR’s Educator/Administrator Mary Frank for a discussion about the challenges families are facing right now and strategies to retain your sanity through it all.
Click here to join

7:00pm-8:00pm Plagues in the Wilderness: Justice, Retribution or Slaughter? Natural or Supernatural? 
Platform: Zoom
Join NTHC Torah Scholar Mike Frank for an engaging Torah Study
Click here to join
Click here to download handout

Wednesday, March 25th

10:00am-11:00am Cooking with the Rabishaws
Platform: Zoom
Join Rabbi Alan and Laura Rabishaw as they lead a cooking demonstration. Lemon Garlic Tehini and Hummus are on the menu! Ingredients list and recipe will be available prior to the Zoom meeting.
Click here to join

3:00pm-4:00pm Hiking with Rabbi Yakar
Platform: Facebook Live
Join Rabbi Yakar and get outside for a “virtual” breath of fresh air!  Follow along on your own journey or simply follow virtually…
Click here to join

5:00pm-5:30pm Family Science Fun with TOR Youth Group Advisor Jacob Fefer 
Platform: Zoom
This week: Secret Messages!
Click here to join

Thursday, March 26th

10:00am-11:00am Retaining and Creating our Occupations (Meaningful Daily Activities) when they seem to disappear
Platform: Zoom
Join Rachel Yakar, OTR-L as she shares her expertise with tips to get you through this challenging time.
Click here to join

7:00pm-8:00pm – Millennials & Israel
Platform: Zoom
Join Student Rabbi Elana Rabishaw for a conversation about the evolving perspectives and connections to Israel.
Click here to join

Friday, March 27th

10:00am-11:00am  Coffee, Conversation and Text with Rabbis Rabishaw and Yakar
Platform: Zoom
Click here to join

6:00pm-7:00pm – Collaborative Kabbalat Shabbat Experience
Platform: Facebook Live
Join Rabbis Rabishaw and Yakar,  Cantorial Soloist Carol Gunnerson and Student Rabbi Lehrman for a joint Shabbat experience. Kaddish will be said for all three communities.
Click here to join

Saturday, March 28th

9:00am-10:00am  Torah Study 
Platform: Zoom
Join Rabbi Rabishaw for a continuation of the TOR/Tahoe “virtual” Shabbat Morning Torah Study and Discussion. Texts will be made available before Shabbat
Click here to join

6:00pm  Havdalah with Rabbi Yakar  
Platform: Facebook Live
Join Rabbi Yakar & Family to mark the end of Shabbat with Havdalah.
Click here to join

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