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Using Tech on Shabbat and Holidays


The use of Zoom on Shabbat brings up many questions. While the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Conservative Movement has provided guidance on its usage, there is not unanimity of opinion and each rabbi makes decisions for their own synagogue. On July 27th, Rabbi Werbow held a virtual session with the congregation to discuss a range of issues, pointing out specific areas of nuance and offering insights into our own practices at TI. You can view a recording of the meeting here.

We will continue to explore ways to navigate Jewish practice and accessibility during the pandemic and beyond. Below are materials to study and discuss as part of our evolving understanding of how to interact with technology to build and sustain community.

Teshuvah: Wired to the Kadosh Barukh Hu: Minyan via Internet

CJLS Guidance for Remote Minyanim in a time of COVID-19

Teshuvah:Streaming Services on Shabbat and Yom Tov

Teshuvah: The Use of a Remote Audio/Video Monitor on Shabbat and Yom Tov

Teshuvah: The Use of Electrical and Electronic Devices on Shabbat

Tue, September 29 2020 11 Tishrei 5781