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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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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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TuesdayTue, 19 OctOctober, 2021

Crossword 101 (Zoom)

Tuesday, Oct 19th 11:00a to 12:00pJoin us for a weekly opportunity to chat and do a NYT's crossword puzzle together on Zoom.

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TuesdayTue, 19 OctOctober, 2021

Meditation (in person)

Tuesday, Oct 19th 4:00p to 5:00pWe've returned to our regular Tuesday sessions. Please join 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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WednesdayWed, 20 OctOctober, 2021

Advanced Beginners Yiddish (on Zoom)

Wednesday, Oct 20th 5:00p to 6:00pThis is a continuation of the previous 6-week series for beginners but everyone is welcome.

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WednesdayWed, 20 OctOctober, 2021

Yiddish Beginner Boot Camp

Wednesday, Oct 20th 7:00p to 8:00pJoin Howard Brown to learn Yiddish from the beginning. We'll start with the alef-beyt and move on to basic comprehension, reading, speaking, and grammar. Along the way, we will sing a song or two, watch a few videos, and have some fun.

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FridayFri, 22 OctOctober, 2021

Virtual Shabbat with Goodie Bags!

Friday, Oct 22nd 5:45p to 7:00pJoin Leah Kittredge for a virtual shabbat celebration. Please register by Wednesday the 20th so we know how many bags to prepare. Bags will be available beginning Friday morning. Thank you. And here is the zoom link.

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SaturdaySat, 23 OctOctober, 2021

Yiddish Songs of Creativity and Justice (in person and on Zoom)

Motzei Shabbat, Oct 23rd 7:00p to 8:30pJoin Adah Hetko for an evening-long tour of Eastern European and American Jewish resistance and creation through Yiddish music. Adah is a teacher, collector, performer and composer of Yiddish music based in Somerville, MA. The concert will be indoors (limited, masked, and distanced seating) and simultaneously live-streamed on zoom. There is a suggested ticket price/donation of $10-$25, no one will be turned away. You can pay with cash at the door or via our website at the bottom of this page.

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WednesdayWed, 20 OctOctober, 2021

Creation from Something: A Text Study on God's Flawed and Beautiful Attempts to Form the World, Part II (Zoom only)

Wednesday, Oct 20th 6:30p to 7:45pHow should we relate to the natural world? What role does God play in keeping our planet going? Guided by rabbinic intern Joey Glick, we'll consider these questions by looking at a series of rabbinic stories about the creation of the world. While later Jewish thinkers argued that God created the world from nothing, the rabbis of the Talmud envisioned creation through God's careful and often fraught collaboration with the natural elements, angels and humans. This is a two-session event: In the first session, we'll explore God's creation of nature. The second session will focus on humanity. Feel free to come to both or either session. By looking at these origin stories, we'll consider our responsibility in maintaining a healthy world.

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FridayFri, 22 OctOctober, 2021

Virtual Shabbat with Goodie Bags!

Friday, Oct 22nd 5:45p to 7:00pJoin Leah Kittredge for a virtual shabbat celebration. Please register by Wednesday the 20th so we know how many bags to prepare. Bags will be available beginning Friday morning. Thank you. And here is the zoom link.

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SaturdaySat, 23 OctOctober, 2021

Sing Study Silence: A Contemplative Service

Shabbat, Oct 23rd 10:30a to 12:00pAre you looking for an opportunity to slow down and open up? Join Joey Glick for this meditative Shabbat gathering. We will move through contemplative song, Torah study, and silent meditation. All are welcomed, whatever your experience may be. We will be gathering in person, NOT ON ZOOM. Masks are required. Our service will be followed by light refreshments. Please RSVP below.

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FridayFri, 29 OctOctober, 2021

Kabbalat Shabbat Service (in person)

Friday, Oct 29th 5:30p to 7:00pJoin Phyllis Rubenstein for a traditional Kabbalat Shabbat Service.

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