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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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What's Happening

Stay connected with the Jewish community of central Vermont.

Mah Jongg Group

Friday, Dec 13th 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.

Tikkun Olam Talk and Shabbat Potluck with Rebecca Goldfinger-Fein and Rabbi Shana Margolin

Friday, Dec 13th 6:00p to 8:00pRabbi Shana Margolin will join Rebecca Goldfinger-Fein, Executive Director of the People's Health and Wellness Clinic in Barre to talk about Jewish ideas related to health care and widening access to healthcare as tikkun olam. We will also enjoy a vegetarian potluck shabbat dinner, please feel free to bring a vegetarian dish to share if you are able.

Hebrew for Adults

Monday, Dec 16th 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 17th 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 17th 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.

Shine a Light for Social Justice

Sunday, Dec 22nd 5:30p to 6:00pPlease join us in downtown Montpelier to kindle the Chanukah candles and shine a light on issues of social justice.

Shine a Light for Social Justice

Monday, Dec 23rd 5:30p to 6:00pPlease join us in downtown Montpelier to kindle the Chanukah candles and shine a light on issues of social justice.

VT Jewish Community's 2019 Chanukah Party at the Zen Barn

Monday, Dec 23rd 5:30p to 9:00pJoin other Jewish Vermonters from all over the state to celebrate Chanukah together with music and great food at the Zen Barn in Waterbury, VT.

Hebrew for Adults

Monday, Dec 23rd 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.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, Dec 24th 9:00a to 2:00pBeth Jacob hosts an annual blood drive for the Red Cross. Walk ins are welcome or you can schedule a time by contacting Kathleen Luce: 802-557-7474 LuceKathleen@redcross.org or schedule at www.redcross.org.

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!

Annual Movie and Asian Food event

Wednesday, Dec 25th 2:00p to 5:00pJoin us for the well loved tradition of showing a movie and eating asian food together on Dec. 25th at Beth Jacob! This year's movie is 'Full Court Miracle', a Disney film inspired by the true story of basketball star Lamont Carr. After we will light the Chanukah candles and enjoy food from Pho Capital. Please pre-register so that we can have enough food for everyone.

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.

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.

Chanukah Candle Lighting and Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Friday, Dec 27th 4:00p to 5:30pLight the Chanukah candles and welcome Shabbat with a Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Phyllis Rubenstein.

3 Blessings and a Potluck

Friday, Jan 3rd 6:00p to 8:00pJoin us to say the Shabbat blessings and enjoy a vegetarian potluck shabbat dinner with community hosted by Michele Clark. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share if you are able.

Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Friday, Jan 17th 5:30p to 7:00pJoin us to welcome Shabbat with a Kabbalat Shabbat Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led by Rabbi Shana Margolin.

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.

Secular Humanist Service

Friday, Jan 31st 5:30p to 6:00pThis 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. Led by Matt Levin.

Shabbat Morning Service

Shabbat, Feb 15th 9:45a to 11:00aJoin 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. The Torah reading for today includes the Ten Commandments.

Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Friday, Feb 28th 5:30p to 6:30pJoin us to welcome Shabbat with a Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Yona Shahar.

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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