Sim Shalom, the pioneer of online worship, expands its offerings during COVID

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“Our liturgy is fully participatory- you see everything on your computer screen! And our siddurim (prayerbooks) and prayers are transliterated into English so everyone can join in joyous song and prayer. We have no dues or building fund.”

Sim Shalom, the unique pioneering synagogue, has expanded its offerings during COVID. Designed for services to be broadcast directly to its congregants Sim Shalom Online Synagogue services are now being shared on Zoom so that congregants can see one another and chat.

Adding to this visionary programming, newer technology has allowed the ability to invite guests and each week a different Jewish Spiritual Leaders’ Institute trained Rabbi or a local minister gives a sermon and several JSLI Cantors provide the Kavanah (spirituality) through music.

Now affectionately called Zoomregation, members of the online community from England, Japan, Australia, Chile, Hungary, Nigeria chant Torah, lead prayers, and engage with each other under the skillful watch of Rabbi Blane. There is even a Security person from Arizona who helps maintain decorum so people can feel safe.

Find the services each Friday evening and each weeknight at 7:00pm EST streamed at on our website and on Facebook and YouTube.

Sim Shalom, the pioneer of online worship, expands its offerings during COVID, was successfully distributed via PRWeb on February 25, 2021 and is now available at