Health and Synagogue Updates
V’nishmartem me’od l’nafshoteichem – “you must surely take care of yourselves.” Jewish tradition teaches that we have a sacred responsibility to take care of ourselves and to take care of each other.
Below is the latest information and updates on Beth Shalom events and progams, amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Please check this page regularly for the most up to date information. If you have any COVID concerns or questions, contact the COVID Committee.
Shabbat services are in person and require registration. We are holding daily minyanim and Kabbalat Shabbat services online. More information on services here.
Rabbi Rose will continue to send messages on Fridays offering words of Torah and updated information on preparing for Shabbat. Please check out the Rabbi’s Corner for the latest.
Information about Lifecycle events during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here. If you have additional questions or concerns about lifecycle events at this time, please contact Heidi Piel, our Lifecycle Coordinator
Early Childhood Center
The Beth Shalom ECC is open on a limited basis. Please contact Leah Lemchen with questions.
Registration for 2020-2021 Religious School and Prozdor classes is now available through Shulcloud. Directions and information here. Your timely registration aids us tremendously in preparing for the fall. Though we don’t know exactly what the program will look like, we want you and your families to be on this Jewish educational journey with us and we ask you to trust us in this unpredictable time. We are doing our best to create an engaging learning experience for the youth and families at CBS. Please contact Rachel Wachtel with any questions.
Fall classes are virtual, and most classes start October 13. Offerings include different levels of Hebrew and Yiddish, text study, and Judaism and Black Lives Matter. More information here and full class list here.
Please contact Melani Baker with any adult education questions.
Resources for Online Learning and Events
Many Jewish teachings and events available online during this time. Click here for upcoming and ongoing events.
Financial Concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The King County Council has compiled a list of resources available for people experiencing financial difficulty because of the coronavirus: FinancialHelpCovid19-3.16.20
Jewish Family Service offers many services to improve mental health for our entire community. Visit their website or call (206)-861-3152. They currently have availability in all of the following services:
- individual counseling for individuals 7 years and up,
- parent coaching,
- addiction services,
- support groups,
- and mental health education.
Some of our CBS members who are mental health professionals are also offering their services for free during this time to those who don’t have access through health insurance. Contact Melani Baker with any questions or to get matched with a mental health professional for free.
Gemilut Chasadim (Acts of Lovingkindness)
One of the most important things we can do in these times is take care of others.
- Call (or text) one person each day who you think might need extra support or a friendly ear.
- Check in on your neighbors. If you do not know them, this is a great time to start!
- Email Rabbi Rose if you or someone you know needs help – obtaining medicine or food, for instance — or would like pastoral care, either over the phone or computer.