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		                            <span class="slider_description">Join the Beth Jacob community in local spots around town to light the menorah each night of Chanukah and shine a light on eight different social justice issues.</span>
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		                                    Brass Balagan Chanukah Bash Dec. 29th!		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Join us for Beth Jacob's annual Chanukah party filled with fun for all ages!  Enjoy dancing to live music performed by the Brass Balagan Band, crafts, latkes and dreidel games!</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">It's not too late to register for Sunday Hebrew School 2019!</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Friends, we have an amazing fundraising opportunity. When you include Beth Jacob Synagogue in your will, trust, or estate plans, an anonymous donor will give us $500 -- immediately. Want to learn more?</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Join us in various opportunities for Jewish worship.</span>
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Welcome to Beth Jacob Synagogue

An independent congregation in Vermont's capital city.

Learn

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

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Engage

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

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Pray

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.

EXPLORE OUR COMMUNITY

What's Happening

Stay connected with the Jewish community of central Vermont.

Social Action Committee Meeting- Open to all!

Thursday, Nov 21st 6:40p to 8:00pAll are welcome to join in for discussion, decorating signs and banners for demonstrations and a bit of nosh and tea!

20s & 30s Sushi Shabbat

Friday, Nov 22nd 6:00p to 8:00p20s & 30s group is invited to combine two really great things- sushi and dinner together with friends on Shabbat! Have fun learning to roll our own sushi (all non-fish) and then enjoy our creations as Shabbat dinner. Please pre-register or email programming@bethjacobvt.org so that we can plan for food.

Hebrew for Adults

Monday, Nov 25th 6:00p to 7:00pAll are welcome to join Shira Wolf for this 6 week series to learn the Hebrew alphabet and some conversational Hebrew! Beginners and those with more skills are welcome but we will be starting with some of the basics. Please pre-register for the series as classes will build on one another. Pay by sliding scale donation.

 
 
Meditation

Tuesday, Nov 26th 5:00p to 5:45pFor meditators and those curious about meditation. The sanctuary and yard are both sweet places for silence in the company of chaverot/chaverim.

Hebrew for Adults

Monday, Dec 2nd 6:00p to 7:00pAll are welcome to join Shira Wolf for this 6 week series to learn the Hebrew alphabet and some conversational Hebrew! Beginners and those with more skills are welcome but we will be starting with some of the basics. Please pre-register for the series as classes will build on one another. Pay by sliding scale donation.

 
 
Meditation

Tuesday, Dec 3rd 5:00p to 5:45pFor meditators and those curious about meditation. The sanctuary and yard are both sweet places for silence in the company of chaverot/chaverim.

Understanding AntiSemitism Workshop Series

Tuesday, Dec 3rd 7:00p to 8:00pBeth Jacob and the Unitarian Church of Montpelier are joining together to offer a discussion workshop on Understanding Antisemitism, based on the compelling curriculum created by JFREJ, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice.

Mah Jongg Group

Friday, Dec 6th 2:00p to 4:00pJoin in the fun for this skill and strategy tile based game developed in China and loved worldwide! If you have your own set please bring it to share with others.

Hebrew for Adults

Monday, Dec 9th 6:00p to 7:00pAll are welcome to join Shira Wolf for this 6 week series to learn the Hebrew alphabet and some conversational Hebrew! Beginners and those with more skills are welcome but we will be starting with some of the basics. Please pre-register for the series as classes will build on one another. Pay by sliding scale donation.

 
 
Meditation

Tuesday, Dec 10th 5:00p to 5:45pFor meditators and those curious about meditation. The sanctuary and yard are both sweet places for silence in the company of chaverot/chaverim.

Family Community Day: Get Ready to Shine your Light!

Sunday, Dec 15th 10:30a to 12:00pFamilies with children of all ages are invited to join the Beth Jacob Hebrew School and PJ Library in VT to prepare for Chanukah with some fun Chanukah activities!

Brass Balagan Chanukah Bash!

Sunday, Dec 29th 1:00p to 3:00pLive music with The Brass Balagan band, food, crafts...FUN for all ages! All are welcome to join us to celebrate Chanukah at Beth Jacob!

Bar Mitzvah of Rain Burnim

Shabbat, Jan 18th 9:45a to 12:00pCommunity is welcome to celebrate as Rain Burnim is called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.

Bar Mitzvah of Asa Rosenberg

Friday, Oct 9th 9:45a to 12:00pPlease join us for a Shabbat Morning Service in which Asa Rosenberg will be called to the torah as a Bar Mitzvah.

Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat, Nov 23rd 9:45a to 10:45aJoin us for a shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Shana Margolin. Rabbi Shana Margolin often weaves topical themes into the service and uses the Reconstructionist Siddur Kol HaNeshama.

Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Friday, Dec 6th 5:30p to 6:30pJoin us to welcome Shabbat with a Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Emma Stuhl and Jessica Ettinger.

Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat, Dec 14th 9:45a to 12:00pAll are welcome to join leaders Phyllis Rubenstein and Fern Blood for a traditional, egalitarian Shabbat morning service.

Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Friday, Dec 20th 5:30p to 6:30pJoin us to welcome Shabbat with a traditional, egalitarian Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Phyllis Rubenstein.

Bar Mitzvah of Rain Burnim

Shabbat, Jan 18th 9:45a to 12:00pCommunity is welcome to celebrate as Rain Burnim is called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.

Bar Mitzvah of Asa Rosenberg

Friday, Oct 9th 9:45a to 12:00pPlease join us for a Shabbat Morning Service in which Asa Rosenberg will be called to the torah as a Bar Mitzvah.

All Upcoming Events

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