Reprise: Anti-Semitism Class
What is it?
Where does it come from?
What do we do about it?
A four-part class with Rabbi David Edleson.
Are you interested in learning more about the sources, causes and history of anti-Semitism, and to better understanding some of the events happening around us?
In this class, we will explore anti-Semitism in early writings of Christianity, in medieval literature, and in modern times.
BEGINS MAY 31
Jewish Communities of Vermont
Virtual Summit and Shavu’ot Celebration
May 28 – 30 – Everywhere!
Jewish Communities throughout Vermont are offering a collective festival during Shavuot that brings hope, resilience, and state-wide connection.
Live Virtual “Jewgrass” Concert with Nefesh Mountain
A variety of classes, from cooking to art to Torah
Online and nature activities offered throughout the holiday are open to all—come for all or part, download activities and don’t miss the special featured concert with Nefesh Mountain Saturday night on Facebook live.
Virtual Healing Circles
PLEASE NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGE – NO MONDAY SESSIONS
Wednesdays at 12:30 pm
We have adjusted the schedule of our weekly healing circles, eliminating the Monday evening circle. We will continue to meet on Wednesdays at 12:30.
These are 30 minute opportunities for sharing people we are concerned about, with a few readings, prayers and chants for healing. Your short readings/ poems are welcome.
Upcoming Services (May 22-23)*via
KABBALAT SHABBAT WORSHIP – 6:30 pm
Join us to welcome the Sabbath online! Our Kabbalat Shabbat service is filled with music, prayer, and reflection on this week’s Torah portion.
Connect a few minutes prior to our start time to make sure everything is working.
KIDDUSH AND ONEG SHABBAT – About 7:30 pm
Immediately following our Kabbalat service, remain online for Kiddush and Oneg Shabbat. You’ll have to provide your own wine, Challah and snacks!
SHABBAT MORNING SHACHARIT SERVICE – 9:30 am
Get online for a one-hour, chanted virtual service, mostly in Hebrew, with a focus on the “greatest hits” of Shabbat Shacharit services. It is a great way to get to know the service and start your day.
Plan to join our ZOOM session a few minutes prior to start time. You may be put into a virtual “waiting room” until the Rabbi opens the meeting.
SPECIAL TORAH STUDY – 10:30 am
Our online Torah Study (provide your own bagels/donuts and coffee!) will immediately follow morning service at about 10:30 a.m., and go until noonish.
Ezekiel Saw The Wheel – This week, we will focus on the haftarah for Shavu’ot, Ezekiel 1, which offers a mystical perspective on revelation, and is read alongside the Ten Commandments. We’ll consider its meaning, what scholars and rabbis say, and consider the role of this passage in Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah.
VIRTUAL HAVDALAH – 8:00 pm via Facebook Live
Join Rabbi Edleson and Tim for a short Havdalah service and counting of the Omer. Then jump over to Ohavi Zedek’s virtual Havdalah and Coffee House for a relaxed evening of music.
Our Havdalah service will be shared via Facebook Live, NOT ZOOM. Join us from home by visiting our Facebook page!
Sunday – Special Rosh Chodesh Event!
TEA AND THE BOOK OF RUTH – 5:00 pm
The Book of Ruth, traditionally read on Shavu’ot, is one of the key examples of women-centered literature in the Hebrew Bible. The story of Ruth, Naomi and their unbreakable bond has inspired for millennia,and the book also carries a powerful message of inclusion across borders and between peoples. After a day hiking or gardening, make yourself a cup of tea, or a G&T In honor of the new moon of Sivan and Shavuot, we’ll have a cup of tea, or a G&T, and read the Book of Ruth, and reflect on its art and meaning. Relax, listen to the story, and reflect on the meaning of friendship and connection at this time of physical distance.
Need help during the COVID-19 crisis? If you need assistance with shopping, household repairs, pet care, etc., please contact our Chaverim Committee, and we’ll try to help you out with .
Want to help people in our community who are sheltering or need help? Please let the Chaverim Committee know that you are available to help people in your area.
Small Business Owner?
Dealing with COVID-19?
Are you concerned about whether your small business can survive the COVID crisis? Do you have questions about financial steps you can take to address your business’ situation?
If so, the SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, can help. SCORE provides education and mentoring to business owners free of charge. If you are interested, Steve Greenfield is a certified SCORE mentor and will be happy to speak with you.