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An independent congregation in Vermont's capital city.

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Beth Jacob Synagogue is an inclusive, community-led congregation fulfilling the spiritual, educational and social needs of its members by nurturing a range of religious practices and traditions, Jewish values, and Tikkun Olam.

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SaturdaySat, 15 MayMay, 2021

Shavuot Pilgrimage at Hubbard Park

Shabbat, May 15th 4:00p to 5:00pJoin Sephirah Oshkello from Living Tree Alliance for a contemplative walk in Hubbard Park as we explore the themes of Shabbat and Shavuot. We will share morning chants, and connect the holiday to the earth and agricultural cycle that it evolved from, as we enjoy a moderate walk in the park.

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SundaySun, 16 MayMay, 2021

Intermediate Yiddish Series

Sunday, May 16th 7:00p to 8:30pJoin educator Randi Hacker for a 6 week series to dive deeper into our Yiddish learning! This class series is primarily aimed at returning students, or people who have some background in Yiddish, though all are welcome.

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SundaySun, 16 MayMay, 2021

Tikkun Leil Shavuot (Zoom)

Sunday, May 16th 8:00p to 11:00pJoin leaders Rabbi Shana Margolin and Yona Shahar for an evening study session for Shavuot on Zoom.

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TuesdayTue, 18 MayMay, 2021

Meditation (in person)

Tuesday, May 18th 5:00p to 5:45pJoin us as we sing a short song from the Psalms, sit for twenty minutes, walk for ten minutes, then sing another Hebrew song. Sometimes a brief discussion follows. Words to songs are supplied in Hebrew and transliteration. All are welcomed whatever your experience may be. We do not offer instructions or guided meditations.

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SundaySun, 16 MayMay, 2021

Shavuot Hebrew School Gathering

Sunday, May 16th 4:00p to 5:00p

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WednesdayWed, 19 MayMay, 2021

Hebrew school Q+A

Wednesday, May 19th 6:30p to 7:30pJoin Andy Robinson, President of Beth Jacob Synagogue and Beth Liberman, JCOGS Director of Youth and Family Programming for Zoom office hours to discuss next year's plans for Hebrew School. Bring any questions you may have and get them answered!

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ThursdayThu, 20 MayMay, 2021

Hebrew school Q+A

Thursday, May 20th 9:00a to 10:00aJoin Andy Robinson, President of Beth Jacob Synagogue and Beth Liberman, JCOGS Director of Youth and Family Programming for Zoom office hours to discuss next year's plans for Hebrew School. Bring any questions you may have and get them answered!

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FridayFri, 28 MayMay, 2021

Virtual Family Shabbat (Zoom)

Friday, May 28th 5:45p to 6:15pJoin Leah Kittredge and PJ Library in VT on Zoom to welcome Shabbat. We will say the Shabbat blessings, sing songs and share about our weeks.

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SundaySun, 16 MayMay, 2021

Tikkun Leil Shavuot (Zoom)

Sunday, May 16th 8:00p to 11:00pJoin leaders Rabbi Shana Margolin and Yona Shahar for an evening study session for Shavuot on Zoom.

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TuesdayTue, 18 MayMay, 2021

Traditional Second-Day Shavuot service (in person outdoors or zoom)

Tuesday, May 18th 10:00a to 12:00pJoin leader Phyllis Rubenstein for a morning service for the second day of Shavuot. This service will take place outside of Beth Jacob Synagogue but will move inside if there is bad weather.

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FridayFri, 21 MayMay, 2021

Secular Humanist Service (Zoom)

Friday, May 21st 7:00p to 7:30pJoin leader Matt Levin to welcome Shabbat with a Secular Humanist service. This participatory service in English embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture, values, traditions, and identity with an adherence to humanistic values and ideas.

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ThursdayThu, 3 JunJune, 2021

shabbat dinner (zoom)

Thursday, Jun 3rd 6:00p to 7:00pJoin us for a shabbat dinner at the synagogue, all are welcome! Bring your own dish.

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