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		                                    Keeping Our Community Healthy		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">We are mindful of the fact that many members of our community fall in at-risk groups for contracting COVID-19 and we have decided to cancel all Beth Jacob Synagogue activities that involve in-person meetings or gatherings until at least mid-April. We will use Zoom to enable us to gather virtually for online services, meetings, and events where feasible.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Do you need some support?  Can you offer support to someone in need?  The Beth Jacob Community is here for you!  Please fill out the following form to help strengthen our community ties and care for one another.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Did you know that the Beth Jacob community is filled with wonderful poets?  Enjoy this community collection of poetry and submit your own to share with others.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Join us in various opportunities for Jewish worship.</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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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.

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FridayFri, 5 JunJune, 2020

3 Blessings and a Shabbat Shmooze

Friday, Jun 5th 6:00p to 7:00pJoin host Shaina Kasper to welcome Shabbat by saying the 3 blessings followed by some shmoozing with community. If you have candles, challah/bread, wine/juice- feel free to bring them with you to the screen.

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SundaySun, 7 JunJune, 2020

Annual Beth Jacob Members meeting

Sunday, Jun 7th 10:00a to 11:30aMembers of Beth Jacob Synagogue are invited to attend our annual meeting. There will be a short presentation on this year's programs. We will vote on the budget and elect five at-large members to the board of directors.

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TuesdayTue, 9 JunJune, 2020

Crossword 101

Tuesday, Jun 9th 11:00a to 12:00pJoin us on Zoom for great conversation and an opportunity to do a NYT Crossword together.

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ThursdayThu, 11 JunJune, 2020

CANCELED Book Group

Thursday, Jun 11th 5:30p to 7:00pJoin the Beth Jacob Book Club to discuss this month's book and enjoy a light potluck dinner. Please bring a vegetarian/dairy only dish to share with others if you are able.

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FridayFri, 12 JunJune, 2020

Virtual Family Shabbat

Friday, Jun 12th 5:45p to 6:15pJoin host Leah Kittredge in for a virtual family Shabbat on Zoom. We will light the candles, bless the wine and challah, sing a song and then have a chance to chat. Please sign up below to pick up a Family Shabbat kit with blessings, shabbat candles, grape juice and challah on the porch of Beth Jacob Synagogue. Co-sponsored by Beth Jacob synagogue and PJ Library in VT.

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SaturdaySat, 10 OctOctober, 2020

Bar Mitzvah of Asa Rosenberg

Shabbat, Oct 10th 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.

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FridayFri, 5 JunJune, 2020

3 Blessings and a Shabbat Shmooze

Friday, Jun 5th 6:00p to 7:00pJoin host Shaina Kasper to welcome Shabbat by saying the 3 blessings followed by some shmoozing with community. If you have candles, challah/bread, wine/juice- feel free to bring them with you to the screen.

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TuesdayTue, 9 JunJune, 2020

Shloshim Plus in memory of Sheri Berger

Tuesday, Jun 9th 7:00p to 8:00pA Zoom gathering will be held to mark the time since Sheri's passing. It's a little beyond the traditional month since she left this world. We honor the journey of her soul, and the journey of those whom she touched.

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FridayFri, 19 JunJune, 2020

In-person and indoor Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Friday, Jun 19th 7:00p to 8:00pJoin us for our first in-persona and indoor Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by Jessica Ettinger and Emma Stuhl. Service will also be available via Zoom. Only 10 people will be allowed to sign up for the in person service and all will be required to socially distance and wear masks. Please RSVP below to reserve your spot.

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FridayFri, 3 JulJuly, 2020

3 Blessings and a Shabbat Shmooze (Zoom)

Friday, Jul 3rd 6:00p to 6:30pJoin host Rabbi Shana Margolin to welcome Shabbat by saying the 3 blessings followed by some shmoozing with community. If you have candles, challah/bread, wine/juice- feel free to bring them with you to the screen.

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