Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

A Friendly, Participatory and Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, Maryland

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Covid and Halacha: The Next Great Evolution for Synagogues?
Rabbi Israel’s Classes Held in January and February 2022

Over the course of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we were forced to make numerous changes, acting quickly to adapt to the emergency thrust upon us. Even as we deal with new variants, we trust that we will, God willing, emerge from this pandemic and need to confront the changes we have made and decide how they impact our future practice. During these six sessions we studied portions of several decisions made by the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards in the past and more closely at the Teshuvot (responses) issued during the Pandemic. Throughout our studies, we considered how to apply these teshuvot at Tikvat Israel for the future.

In case you missed it. The link and password for each of the six sessions are listed below.

Session I: Driving and Electricity on Shabbat: Understanding the Conservative Movement’s Approach to Halakhah (If you missed this class you can view it HERE. Password: #CHANGES1)

Session II: Video and Photography: Do Digital Platforms Create Permanent Images? (If you missed this class you can view it HERE. Password: #CHANGES2)

Session III:  Who Counts? The Making of the Modern Minyan (If you missed this class you can view it HERE. Password: #CHANGES3)

Session IV:  Is it Kosher? Consideration of a Shul “Potluck” (If you missed this class you can view it HERE. Password: #CHANGES4)

Session V:  Kavod HaMet (Honoring the Deceased): Modern Dilemmas in Burials (If you missed this class you can view it HERE. Password: #CHANGES5)

Session VI:  Where Do We Go From Here: A Conversation (If you missed this class you can view it HERE. Password: #CHANGES6)