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Welcome to Beth Jacob Synagogue

An independent congregation in Vermont's capital city.

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Deepen knowledge of Jewish heritage, culture and language in adult, youth and family programs.

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Gather for social activities and participate in community service and social action.

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Come to Shabbat and holiday services that offer opportunities for worship in a variety of styles.

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Community

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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WednesdayWed, 19 JanJanuary, 2022

Yiddish Beginner Boot Camp (Zoom)

Wednesday, Jan 19th 5:30p to 6:30pThis class is for those who have no knowledge of the Yiddish alef-beys or whose knowledge is a bit farzhavert (rusty). Our goal is for students to emerge from this class being able to read and understand simple Yiddish words. The class will be taught by Howard Brown using songs and simple texts. From 12/15/21 through 1/19/22 Zoom only

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WednesdayWed, 19 JanJanuary, 2022

Jewish Resilience Gathering (zoom)

Wednesday, Jan 19th 6:00p to 7:00pGather with the Vermont Jewish community to reflect and pray together in the aftermath of the hostage situation in Colleyville, Texas. Join as Jews with allies to stand stronger together as we express our distress and anger, as well as our relief and gratitude.

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SundaySun, 23 JanJanuary, 2022

Advanced Beginner Yiddish (Zoom)

Sunday, Jan 23rd 3:00p to 4:00pThe Advanced Beginner Class is for those who can already read or sound out Yiddish words. Students will continue to read elementary texts and will start on a bit of grammar to deepen their understanding of the mame-loshn. Randi Hacker is the instructor and will incorporate music and realia including Yiddishe Kinder Alef. When: Sundays from 3-4 PM from 12/19/21 through 1/23/22 Zoom only

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SundaySun, 23 JanJanuary, 2022

Intermediate Yiddish (Zoom)

Sunday, Jan 23rd 4:30p to 6:00pClass is for those who are comfortable reading in Yiddish. Students will be introduced to more advanced texts and more advanced grammar. Students will continue with Yiddishe Kinder Alef and read works by beloved Yiddish authors as well as articles from the Forverts. Zoom only.

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FridayFri, 28 JanJanuary, 2022

Family & Friends Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Service (zoom)

Friday, Jan 28th 6:00p to 7:00pJoin Rabbi David and the families of Olam Chesed Hebrew School for our mid-winter Family & Friends Friday. This uplifting musical service welcoming in Shabbat in community around the theme of shalom will be held on zoom.

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FridayFri, 18 FebFebruary, 2022

Virtual Family Shabbat (Zoom)

Friday, Feb 18th 5:45p to 6:15pJoin Leah Kitteredge and PJ Library in VT to celebrate Shabbat at home together on Zoom. We will say the three blessings for Shabbat, chat and sing! Sign up for a free family Shabbat kit including all the Shabbat essentials for your family to be picked up at Beth Jacob Synagogue.

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FridayFri, 21 JanJanuary, 2022

Secular Humanist Service (Zoom)

Friday, Jan 21st 5:30p to 6:00pJoin 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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FridayFri, 28 JanJanuary, 2022

Family & Friends Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Service (zoom)

Friday, Jan 28th 6:00p to 7:00pJoin Rabbi David and the families of Olam Chesed Hebrew School for our mid-winter Family & Friends Friday. This uplifting musical service welcoming in Shabbat in community around the theme of shalom will be held on zoom.

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FridayFri, 18 FebFebruary, 2022

Virtual Family Shabbat (Zoom)

Friday, Feb 18th 5:45p to 6:15pJoin Leah Kitteredge and PJ Library in VT to celebrate Shabbat at home together on Zoom. We will say the three blessings for Shabbat, chat and sing! Sign up for a free family Shabbat kit including all the Shabbat essentials for your family to be picked up at Beth Jacob Synagogue.

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SaturdaySat, 28 MayMay, 2022

Bat Mitzvah of Evan Hare

Shabbat, May 28th 10:00a to 12:00pThe Beth Jacob community is invited to a Shabbat morning service to celebrate as Evan Hare is called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah.

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Wed, January 19 2022 17 Shevat 5782