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High Holidays 2019/5780

All services will be held at Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Ave.,  Montpelier

Unlike other congregations in the region, our High Holiday services are open to members and non-members alike.  No tickets are required, but our costs are real.  Please become a member and support all our programs year-round! Alternatively, you may make a High Holiday contribution at the suggested amount of $54. Or you can send a check to Beth Jacob Synagogue, P.O. Box 1133, Montpelier, VT 05601-1133.


Joey Glick                                                                                                                Joey Glick is a proud native of Pittsburgh, PA, an alum of Colorado College and the Graduate Theological Union and a current rabbinical student at Hebrew College.  Before starting rabbinical school, Joey served as the interim assistant chaplain and director of Jewish life at Vassar College.  Joey is passionate about inter-religious dialogue, old time fiddle music, and his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates.               


Rosh Hashanah 
Sunday, September 29, 7:00 p.m. - evening service
Followed by an oneg hosted by the Synagogue's Board of Directors.

Monday, September 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                                  At approximately 12pm there will be a special storytelling with puppets, called The Godly Play of Hanna, followed by the blowing of the shofar.  This portion of the service will be especially welcoming and friendly for young children and anyone is welcome to arrive at this time to attend this special portion of the service and stay for the kiddush and oneg following the service.                                                                                     

Morning service followed by kiddush and oneg.
Monday, September 30, 4:00 p.m.
Led by Lynn Wild.
Location: Montpelier Recreation Field, Elm Street, behind the pool
Humanist Service
Monday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.
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. Led by Matt Levin.
Second Day Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. – morning service

Yom Kippur
Tuesday, October 8, 5:30 p.m. - evening service

Kol Nidre Service begins with musical rendition played on viola by Ruth Einstein.

Wednesday, October 9, 9:00 a.m. - morning service 
The service will conclude with the Yizkor memorial service. 

After a midday break, the Yom Kippur afternoon service will resume:
3:00 p.m. Afternoon sessions
3:45 p.m. Musaf including the Avodah service
4:45 p.m. Mincha with reading from Book of Jonah
6:00 p.m. Neila closing service
approx. 7:05 p.m. Havdalah followed by community break-fast  





Fri, December 13 2019 15 Kislev 5780