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Welcome to Beth Jacob Synagogue

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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WednesdayWed, 29 MayMay, 2024

Mah Jongg Class for Beginners (in person)

Wednesday, May 29th 2:00p to 3:30pBeginners are invited to learn how to play Mah Jongg from beloved community member, Janet Starr!

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ThursdayThu, 30 MayMay, 2024

Meditation (in person)

Thursday, May 30th 3:00p to 4:00pPlease 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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FridayFri, 31 MayMay, 2024

Mah Jongg Group (in person)

Friday, May 31st 1:30p to 3:00pMah Jongg is back! Join in on the fun with this beloved tile-based game.

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SundaySun, 2 JunJune, 2024

The Listening Project Continues! (in person)

Sunday, Jun 2nd 10:00a to 11:30aJoin us for a third installment of the Listening Project practice session hosted by Andy Robinson. We'll warm up with a few listening exercises. Then we'll set up small groups to discuss whatever subjects you want to talk about: Israel and Palestine, antisemitism, how you're thinking about Judaism, etc. Come prepared to listen with curiosity and without judgment. Registration is encouraged below!

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SundaySun, 9 JunJune, 2024

Shavuot on the Mountain (in person)

Sunday, Jun 9th 9:30a to 12:30pJoin us June 9, three days before Shavuot, as we hike to the Mountain Chapel on Mt. Mansfield to prepare for this holiday of first fruits and receiving the Torah! We’ll gather at the Stowe Mountain Resort, then make our way up the mountain, finding the first fruits of Vermont (spring wildflowers like trout lilies and trilium) and enjoying community, contemplation, and the beauty of nature. At the Mountain Chapel, we’ll share in a bikkurim (first fruits) parade and songs in the chapel with Rabbi David and JCOGS educators. Seeking musicians to help support the parade with joy. Please RSVP below!

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MondayMon, 10 JunJune, 2024

Annual Membership Meeting (in person)

Monday, Jun 10th 5:30p to 7:30pJoin us for our annual membership meeting at Beth Jacob! This year we are inviting members to a potluck dinner at 5:30pm, with the meeting beginning between 6:00-6:15pm. Bring your desired dairy or vegetarian dish to share and come see what Beth Jacob has accomplished in the last year! Registration is encouraged, but not required. Masks are available for those that would like one. See you there!

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FridayFri, 31 MayMay, 2024

Kabbalat Shabbat (in person)

Friday, May 31st 7:00p to 8:30pJoin us for our Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 7:00pm led by Jessica Ettinger. Kiddush to follow. Please RSVP below!

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SundaySun, 9 JunJune, 2024

Shavuot on the Mountain (in person)

Sunday, Jun 9th 9:30a to 12:30pJoin us June 9, three days before Shavuot, as we hike to the Mountain Chapel on Mt. Mansfield to prepare for this holiday of first fruits and receiving the Torah! We’ll gather at the Stowe Mountain Resort, then make our way up the mountain, finding the first fruits of Vermont (spring wildflowers like trout lilies and trilium) and enjoying community, contemplation, and the beauty of nature. At the Mountain Chapel, we’ll share in a bikkurim (first fruits) parade and songs in the chapel with Rabbi David and JCOGS educators. Seeking musicians to help support the parade with joy. Please RSVP below!

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SaturdaySat, 27 JulJuly, 2024

Micah Jacobson Mitzvah Ceremony

Shabbat, Jul 27th 10:00a to 12:00pJoin us for our Shabbat morning service AND for Micah Jacobson's mitzvah ceremony at 10:00am! Please RSVP below!

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