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Beth Jacob’s online services will be accessible on this page.
|Welcome to our livestream page!
Shabbat mornings: 10:00 am
|See below to read Rabbi Hillel’s suggestions for participating in our services in a meaningful, spiritual way, in compliance with Shabbat & Chag.|
Need to download the Shabbat Torah reading?
Please download and print these before Shabbat, for use during our service.
Click once on the video player and press F to make it full-screen.
Pressing F again will return it to its original small size.
These services are offered free of charge. If you are able to contribute, we would be very grateful. (But no donations on Shabbat or Chag!) Thank you for supporting our efforts to provide Conservative Jewish engagement in Hamilton.
Rabbi Hillel’s suggestions for participation:
While you can access this page and join services at any time, our broadcasts are designed to be halakha-compliant, allowing you to start the stream before candle-lighting time and leave it going automatically until the end of the holiday.
We recommend that you set aside a comfortable room in your house for use as your home-synagogue. To create the ambience, set up that room with comfortable dining room style chairs (avoid sofas), your Siddur, Ḥumash and talit, a computer with a large screen and decent speakers (or a large-screen TV that can access the Internet). Perhaps decorate the room with nice Judaica. During Shabbat or Chag, try to use that room only for prayer, Torah study, and deep discussions about life and the nature of human existence.
Steps for using our live stream in a halakha-compliant manner on computer:
We recommend that you do all of the following before Candle-lighting time:
When participating in our services, get dressed up as if you were physically coming to Shul! Don’t do services in your pajamas! Sit with your Siddur in your lap and follow the service, page by page. Stand and sit when appropriate. Read along, and sing along!
If you need to leave the room or take a break, leave the video running anyway, do not pause it. (We will not see you.) Rewind & Fast Forward do not work on these videos.
At certain points of the service you may need to bow. Identify which way is East in your home and bow in that direction, not towards your screen.