Today is 04/16/2021 -

Congregation Beth Israel

A spiritual oasis for the Jewish community

6 Dundee Park
Andover, MA 01810

(978) 474-0540

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Every Zoom participant must be pre-registered by first and last name, as well as device screen name/phone number in order to participate ~ don’t delay, send your information today!

Every in-person attendee must be pre-registered/pre-screened!


In-person attendees – Bring a pillow if you like – the folding chairs can be challenging for sitting any great length of time.

Schedule of Services

Mi Shebeirach Prayer for Healing – In the essence of time during Services (particularly since they will be shortened somewhat), Rabbi Mandell asks that if you have Hebrew and/or English names to be mentioned during the Mi Shebeirach prayer for healing, please submit the names to Amy Sherr by Noon on Friday, 9/18 so I can alert Rabbi Mandell who will make the announcements at the appropriate time. Also include the names of those who have recovered from a serious illness, or have returned from a trip and would like us say a birkat ha’gomel prayer. We will not be asking for names during the service (as we typically do on Shabbat).

For Yizkor – We will be breaking into small groups for no more than 5 or 6 minutes, to give everyone in each group a minute or so, if you wish, to share a little about one or two of your deceased loved ones. You are encouraged to bring a photo or special momento to share with the group.

Zoom Instructions from our Host:

User name/onscreen name should match what our records indicate for your email address. This can be changed by clicking the PARTICIPANTS icon and selecting RENAME from the profile. If you will be using a cell phone, please provide that number and also rename yourself upon entering with your first and last name. This is how the Host will recognize you to allow you into the Zoom room.

Please be sure to mute yourself when you log in. If you have a speaking part during the service, the Host will un-mute you at the appropriate time.

If you would like to see the person speaking in FULL SCREEN you can select ACTIVE SPEAKER view instead of GALLERY VIEW in the upper right corner of the main screen.

Zoom Invitations – There will be a different Zoom invitation, with password, for each service. For Rosh Hashanah, they will be provided on Friday morning, 9/18, for Friday night, Saturday morning, and Sunday morning. For Yom Kippur, they will be provided on Friday morning, 9/25, for Sunday night, Monday morning, and Monday afternoon.

CBI tech support will be available each day. Call the person listed below, on the appropriate day, as needed.

9/27 – Kol Nidre – Elaine, 781.322.3880
9/28 – Yom Kippur Morning – Burt, 978.808.0280
9/28 – Yom Kippur Afternoon – Caren, 978.857.2587

Issuu app – Needed to load the digital version of Machzor Lev Shalem

Go to
Enter Code: K5Q9QKAW – specific to CBI – please do not share.
You have the option to create a free Issuu account or to log in using your Facebook or Google account. Once logged in, the digital machzor will appear in your Issuu account automatically.
Once the digital machzor has been added to your Issuu account, you will be able to access it from the Issuu app for tablet or mobile devices (as long as you are logged in to the same account).
In the Issuu mobile app and in some web browsers, the machzor may initially open to the last page, since the platform defaults to a left-to-right page display. To resolve this, simply move the slider bar at the bottom of the page display all the way to the right.
Once you have added the machzor to your Issuu library, you can also use this link to go directly to the first page.