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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

Connected@Chizuk

We welcome you and your family to continue to learn and pray with us each day in ways that we
believe will elevate your search for meaning and deepen your faith.

We also invite you to keep in touch, reach out to us in times of need, and stay informed as
we explore together the challenges and responses to COVID-19 through a Jewish lens.

Although our campus is temporarily closed, our community and all that we are able to
offer at this time remain available and open to you in new and exciting ways. Some of our current offerings are listed below.
May we all enjoy in peace, community, and good health!

Connected@Chizuk

 Shabbat Services:

Please watch all of our prayer services (excluding Family Service and Torah for Tots) virtually via live stream, which you can access here. Our clergy will conduct all morning minyanim, Friday evening, and Shabbat morning and evening services via live stream so that our congregants can pray with us virtually.

The Rabbinical Assembly worked quickly to provide a digital copy of Lev Shalem, the Siddur that we use at Chizuk Amuno. Should you wish to follow along with our prayer services, or simply have a copy for personal meditation during these trying times, you can access it here: https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/form-download-e-siddur-0

Online PDF Reference Guide of our Siddur Sim Shalem (our older Siddur)

Friday, April 3- Nisan 9
6:00 p.m. Minhah/Ma’ariv
Candle Lighting – 7:14 p.m.

Saturday, April 4 – Nisan 10
Morning Service – 9:30 a.m.

Torah for Tots with Michelle Gold – 10:30am – On Zoom:
https://zoom.us/j/839470815
Meeting ID: 839 470 815

Family Service with Rabbi Stuart Seltzer – 11:30 a.m. – On Zoom:
https://zoom.us/j/569358004
Meeting ID: 569 358 004

Minhah/Ma’ariv – 6:30 pm – Services will be on livestream
Havdalah – 8:00 p.m.

Daily Minyanim

Services will be held daily at 7:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m., and Sundays at 9:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. over the livestream.

In addition, there will be a virtual minyan breakfast each morning except for Shabbat , from 8:30-9:30 a.m. , and on Sundays at 10 a.m. held over zoom. 

Sundays@10-11 a.m.
https://zoom.us/j/610728201   Meeting ID: 610 728 201      By Phone: +1 301 715 8592

Monday-Friday@8:30-9:30 a.m.   https://zoom.us/j/837408371   Meeting ID: 837 408 371  By Phone: +1 301 715 8592


Adult Education

We are happy to offer some of our regular classes virtually. These opportunities offer you the option of either calling in on your phone at +1 301 715 8592 and giving the Meeting ID # or clicking on links from your computer, iPad, or iPhone, which will connect you
directly to the sessions.

Mondays:
From Egypt to Pikesville: The History of the Seder and the Haggadah with Dr. Shualy
Monday, March 30 – Class will be at 10:30 a.m.
https://zoom.us/j/976311832    Meeting ID: 976 311 832
 
@7:30 p.m. through Pesah -Rabbi Wechsler’s Passover Class
https://zoom.us/j/4703972786 Meeting ID: 470 397 2786
 
Tuesdays:
@12 p.m. – Dr. Shualy’s Modern Hebrew Literature
https://zoom.us/j/421227808 Meeting ID: 421 227 808 
 
Thursdays:
@9:30 a.m. – Current Events with Rabbi Gruenberg held over Zoom.
https://zoom.us/j/376917085 Meeting ID: 376 917 085
 
@10:30 a.m. – Entering Jewish Prayer with Rabbi Wechsler held over Zoom.
https://zoom.us/j/761916049 Meeting ID: 761 916 049

Special Lectures/Info-sessions:

Topic: Community information session on COVID-19 with Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos
Time: 7 p.m.  – Wednesday, April 1
https://zoom.us/j/726605960
Meeting ID: 726 605 960

Watch the recording from our March 25th info-session here.

Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos was born and raised in Baltimore City. Dr. Galiatsatos completed his undergraduate degree at Temple University and his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is the is the head of pulmonary critical care at Hopkins. He has been appearing on CNN, FOX, and local news, to inform the community accurately about COVID-19 and the steps we can take as a community to help. Dr. Galiatsatos is also a member of our community together with his family. We are fortunate that he is taking this time to speak to us and answer your questions.


Kibbitz with Chizuk

Please take note of our “Kibbitz with Chizuk” schedule through April 3. These opportunities offer you the option of either calling in on your phone at +1 301 715 8592 and giving the Meeting ID # or clicking on links from your computer, iPad, or iPhone, which will connect you directly to the sessions.
 
Monday, March 30@11 a.m. with Rabbi Wechsler
https://zoom.us/j/303262491   Meeting ID: 303 262 491
 
Tuesday, March 31@4 p.m. with Rabbi Stuart Seltzer
 https://zoom.us/j/687771689 Meeting ID: 687 771 689
 
Wednesday, April 1@11am with Rabbi Gruenberg
https://zoom.us/j/502245614 Meeting ID: 502 245 614  
 
Wednesday, April 1@4:30 p.m. with Rabbi Moshe Schwartz
https://zoom.us/j/166987569 Meeting ID: 166 987 569

Thursday, April 2@8:30 p.m. with Michelle Gold & Melissa Berman
Share your Virtual Passover Ideas for Your Children
https://zoom.us/j/144123968 Meeting ID: 144 123 968
 
Friday, April 3@11 a.m. with Lee Sherman
https://zoom.us/j/557746373 Meeting ID: 557 746 373
 
Friday, April 3@4 p.m. (with Shabbat songs) with Cantor Joel Lichterman
https://zoom.us/j/158910831 Meeting ID: 158 910 831  
 

Passover University Schedule:

Mondays, March 30 & April 6

7:30 p.m. through Pesah -Rabbi Wechsler’s Passover Class

https://zoom.us/j/4703972786 Meeting ID: 470 397 2786

Tuesdays – March 31 & April 7
7-7:50 p.m. 
Conducting a virtual Seder?  Conducting your first Seder?

Join Rabbi Gruenberg for an interactive session on leading your Seder in 2020.  Discuss together how we will treat this Seder like all other ones, and how it will be different.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/979471866   Meeting ID: 979 471 866

8-9 p.m.
Cooking for Passover: with guest Chef Bryan Crystal Via Facebook Live on Chizuk Amuno’s Facebook Page www.facebook.com/Chizukamuno

From the basics to the exquisite, join CAC’s own Chef Bryan Crystal for an engaging session on cooking for the holiday of Passover. Bryan was born and raised in Baltimore. Bryan attended KSDS and was bar mitzvahed at CA. He started getting interested in cooking and baking watching his mom, Hillary, grandmother’s Bev and Edna and grandfather Toby z”l really go all out for the holidays and festive celebrations. Bryan graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York and went on to work at catering companies, restaurants, bakeries and even the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. He is currently working as the Pastry Chef Manager for Atwater’s Traditional Foods in Baltimore as well as hosting live cooking shows on his Facebook page, Bryan’s Bakery.

Thursday, April 2

@8:30 p.m. – Kibbitz with M&M – Michelle Gold and Melissa Berman

Share your Virtual Passover Ideas for Your Children

https://zoom.us/j/144123968 Meeting ID: 144 123 968

 


Our weekly e-mail update, HaShavua, informs you about events that will be happening in the next week as well as Shabbat service schedules and events in the near future for which reservations are needed. Click here to sign up for our weekly e-mail newsletters.

  • ‘Like’ and ‘follow’ Chizuk Amuno’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/chizukamuno 
  • Please reach out to us if you need. Our home phone numbers are: Rabbi Gruenberg 410-484-6074 and Rabbi Wechsler 410-580-0874. Let us know if someone is in need of care and support.
  • To reach staff members by email, visit our staff page.

Let us continue to live connected Jewish lives even as our physical facility is now closed for safety. Check in with one another. Call with personal Shabbat greetings. Facetime candle lighting and shiva visits. Judaism is built on that person to person connection, we will do this in new and innovative ways in the next week.  We look forward to seeing you again as soon as possible.

Together we pray for the ill, for the frightened, for those in pain and those who wait for healing. Adonai oz le amav yitein, Adonai yevarech et amav be shalom. May God give strength to God’s peoples, and may God bless all nations with peace.

L’Shalom,
Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg
Rabbi Debi Wechsler


As we learn along with you how to stay connected and engaged during this time, we will also try other ways to reach our community including Facebook Live. We are very much interested in your ideas and feedback, please be in touch with us by email with your suggestions. During this coronavirus outbreak, we want to continue to connect with our community.

We are all learning how best to use Zoom as a platform for online learning and connecting. If you are still having trouble, reach out to Melissa Halpern, our Director of Communications, Marketing, & Social Media, and she may be able to help you log on to our Zoom meetings, if you are having trouble after reviewing the video tutorial, and visit this help page.


Archived Classes:

Beit Midrash “The Wayward and Rebellious Son” with Rabbi Gruenberg. View the recording of the class here

Men, Meat & Midrash “Jacob” with Rabbi Gruenberg. View the recording of the class here.

Hazak March Lunch n’ Learn with member, Lee Brill, CE-CPT, Performance Coach at Parisi Speed School and Personal Trainer at Lifebridge Health & Fitness. View the recorded session here.

“Preparing For Shabbat in Social Separation” with Rabbi Gruenberg. – View the recording of the class here