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Rabbi David Wolkenfeld: 917-621-5678
Rabbanit Leah Sarna: 617-529-9430
Rabbanit Sara Wolkenfeld: 917-621-5671


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Passover 5780

For information on preparing for Passover, please visit

Join us for our upcoming virtual events:​​​​​

  • Erev Pesach Siyum
    Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 AM

    Firstborn children are invited to attend a siyum on Wednesday morning, April 8, commemorating the completion of a talmudic tractate. The siyum substitutes for a day of fasting that commemorates God’s saving of the Israelite first-born children when the Egyptian first-born were killed in the tenth plague.

    Click here to join the
    Siyum via Zoom.

  • Save the Dates: Chol Hamoed Fun for Everyone!
    Sunday, April 12, 4:00 PM: Family Feud with Rabbi Wolkenfeld & Rabbanit Sarna
    Monday, April 13, 12:00 PM: Matzo Pizza making and Prince of Egypt watch party!

  • Virtual Daily Mishnah Learning
    Monday - Friday at 7:30 AM and Sunday at 8:30 AM

    Everyone is invited to join Rabbi Wolkenfeld at 7:30 AM Monday through Friday and 8:30 AM on Sunday to learn Mishnayot. We will be learning the Mishnayot of Tractate Shabbat, found here. This learning is designed specifically for those who are missing Kaddish due to the cancellation of our Minyanim. The learning will be dedicated to the memory of all the Yahrtzeits in our shul as well as all the people on our daily Kaddish list. Participants will be invited to share names of anyone they are mourning, remembering, or davening for through our joint learning.

    Click here to join via Zoom.
    To join by phone dial 312-626-6799 (Meeting ID: 924 897 9279, Password: 540).

  • Daf Yomi with Rabbi Wolkenfeld
    Weekday Mornings at 6:15 AM & Sundays at 7:15 AM

    Join Rabbi Wolkenfeld for morning Daf Yomi learning!

    Click here to join via Zoom. (Meeting ID: 135 743 786, Password: 043514)

  • Have an idea for something else fun or supportive to offer to the shul digitally? Please reach out to Rabbanit Sarna at!

Here are digital resources you can engage with:

Please note the following cancellations:

  • All events and minyanim (Shabbat and weekday) are suspended until further notice, as well as Kiddush, Shalosh Seudot, Youth Tefillah Groups, Open Gym, and Daf Yomi.

  • Second Night Seder at Shul on April 9

  • The Kelim Mikvah is closed until further notice.

If you want to help members of our community:

In the coming days and weeks, the Chesed Committee is going to be deployed to assess and meet the needs of members of our community. Please click here to join the Chesed WhatsApp group or email Sara Wolkenfeld at

You are also invited to visit and select “Chesed Fund” to support these efforts or “Torah Fund” which supports Jewish education and poverty relief and which will make additional cash disbursements to needy members of the community. Please let us know if you have needs or concerns or suggestions of how we can help our community.

  • Chesed Opportunity for Children:

    Looking for an meaningful activity to do with your family? Connect with a resident living at The Selfhelp Home. Send them an art project, a picture of you (self portrait or photo), a letter, or a postcard. It can be Shabbat-themed! After this is all over, you can come meet the resident face to face!

    Click here for sign-up and project ideas.

Resources for Support:

  • If you are experiencing increased symptoms of anxiety or depression and would like a confidential referral to a mental health professional at this time, you can contact the following ASBI Members:
  • Building ASBI Community Connections
    To continue to encourage the strong bonds of community, ASBI will connect people who may be interested in being in touch on a regular basis. The goal will be to ensure that social networks are available to everyone in the shul, so that the warmth of our community enters everyone’s homes even during these isolating times. To sign up, click here.
  • Combating Loneliness on Shabbat and Yom Tov
  • Mental Health Coping Strategies, from Sharon Jedel PsyD
    The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an abrupt and radical change in our daily lifestyles. Many people are experiencing significant anxiety about all of the uncertainty regarding our health and safety. There is also a huge amount of information being disseminated online. I want to recommend THIS LINK, from the CDC website, regarding mental health and coping during Covid-19. In addition to general information about mental health and coping strategies, there is specific information for parents, responders, and people who have been released from quarantine.
  • Resources for Children and Families from Amy Pappas, LCSW
  • JCFS Recommended Reading for Parents 
    JCFS recommends the following publication for “Talking with Children During Infectious Disease Outbreaks”:



















Wed, April 8 2020 14 Nisan 5780