Dear friend,

The unfortunate reality we are all currently living with, with so many schools and offices closed, has left many of us feeling socially isolated.  Although we are encouraged to practice social distancing, we can still continue to study together and connect as a community!

We are offering classes on an online platform called Zoom.  Zoom is a simple, free, way to connect with people online.  You sign into a meeting, and can view and interact with the host and participants of the meeting. 

 

Class Schedule:

  • Sunday, May 31, 7:30pm - Unorthodox: Fact Vs. Fiction
    Recently, there has been much talk about the miniseries that debuted on Netflix in March, entitled "Unorthodox."  The show is loosely based on Deborah Feldman's 2012 autobiography Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.   
  • The series brings many questions to light, such as: What is the view of women in Hassidic culture? Is abuse ever ok?  Is the protagonist’s experience typical of all Chassidic women?  Let's separate fact from fiction in candid and honest conversation. 

    Join us Sunday, May 31, 7:30pm, for an intriguing Zoom session: a no-holds barred Q&A about this Netflix sensation, with Mrs. Rivkah Slonim, noted author and lecturer, education director, Rohr Chabad center at Binghamton University.

    Register and send in your questions at  www.ChabadYorktown.com/Unorthodox

  • Tuesday Evenings, 7-8pm -  Cultivating Character
    Life Wisdom from the Ethics of Our Fathers
    Pirkei Avot - Ethics of Our Fathe rs is a compilation of timeless aphorisms from the sages of old, offering Jewish wisdom on life, morality, and character development. Continuing the ancient tradition of studying its chapters in the weeks between Passover and Shavuot, this miniseries brings the poignant teachings of Ethics of Our Fathers to life, allowing its messages to resonate with participants and inspire personal growth.
    Click on the following link to join the class:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83345608286

  • Friday Mornings, 10:30-11:00am - Coffee and Torah Parshah class. 
    Discussions on the weekly Torah portion.
    Click on the following link to join the class:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83345608286

     
     

Due to the current situation, we are offering these classes free of charge!
If you can, please consider sponsoring a class allowing us to continue offering free virtual classes to the community - 
www.ChabadYorktown.com/Donate. Please indicate in the note box what your donation is for.  

 

Here are step by step instructions on how to join a meeting via Zoom.  Its simpler than it sounds!

For Desktop (best if you have a webcam, but also works without)

Use the following link to join the classes:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83345608286

 

If the above link did not work for you, follow the steps below: 

1) Go to Zoom.com 

2) Click "Join a Meeting".

3) The zoom ID:  833-4560-8286 

For Smartphones/Tablets - Preferred if you don't have a webcam on your desktop

  1. Go the app store and download the Zoom app.
  2. On the bottom of the screen click “Meetings”.
  3. On the top of the screen click “Join”.
  4. Enter the meeting ID:  833-4560-8286
  5. Walla – you did it!

 

We would recommend trying out the Zoom platform before the class to get comfortable with the system. It takes just a few minutes.

If you are having trouble getting on – email Rabbi@ChabadYorktown.com, or call 914-962-1111.

 

 

P.S. Chabad has put together a collection of inspirational articles along with practical guidance for these trying times. Click here for more information.

If you or anyone you know is elderly or vulnerable, and needs help with their shopping or basic necessities, please email us so we can arrange for help.

May G‑d grant our world healing real soon, and especially the ultimate healing — the coming of Moshiach!