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Bari Weiss is an Op-Ed staff editor and writer. She writes about culture and politics. Bari was an op-ed and book review editor at The Wall Street Journal before joining the Times in 2017. She has also worked at Tablet, the online magazine of Jewish politics and culture. She is a native of Pittsburgh and graduated from Columbia University in 2007.  

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Koolulam "Chai" - holocaust commemoration

Koolulam commemorate the Holocaust, performing the song “Chai” by Ofra Haza. 600 Holocaust survivors and their families gathered at Beit Avi-Chai in Jerusalem, marking the 2018 Holocaust Memorial Day, April 8th 2018.

Services for this Shabbat

TOT SHABBAT – 5:30 pm
Join us for this “Tot” Shabbat Service geared  for younger children (up to age 10) and their families.The service will be about 45 minutes long and will be fun for the whole family.

KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE – 6:30 pm, November birthdays oneg to follow
Join us for this start to Shabbat, and enjoy a time of socializing at our Oneg after the service. This Friday’s service will be a “Classic” Reform service with keyboard and Cantor.

CALLING ALL NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS! Mark your calendars, and join us Friday, November 16, after Kabbalat Shabbat services for a special Oneg in honor of your birthday. No need to RSVP, just come for some cake and to CELEBRATE!

 SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE (Shacharit) – 9:30 – 10:30 am
Join us for our Shabbat morning services every week from 9:30am – 10:30am. Our one-hour service is rooted in the traditional chanting of prayers, but includes English readings and song as well so that all can be included. (This service does not include a Torah service.) The service is a lovely, meditative, and peaceful way to start the day. Whether we have five or fifty, we’ll be mixing traditional chanting with songs both old and new tunes to create a prayerful space for connection.

TORAH STUDY – 10:30am – noon 
Torah study with bagels/donuts and coffee will begin at 10:30am and go until 11:45ish. We’ll look at both modern scholarship, traditional commentary, and considering how these ancient texts can help us explore our own spiritual lives, our values, and what it means to be human. Bring friends – No prior knowledge is  needed!

Upcoming Events

  1. Wed 14

    Jewish History Study Group

    Explore Jewish History through the reading
    Nov 14 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
  2. Fri 16

    Kabbalat Shabbat Service

    Nov 16 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  3. Sat 17

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Nov 17 @ 9:30am - 10:30am
  4. Sat 17

    Torah Study

    Nov 17 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
  5. Sun 18

    Mah Jongg-A-Thon and Diaper Drive
    Nov 18 @ 9:00am - 2:00pm
  6. Sun 18

    Parenting Through a Jewish Lens

    Posted by PJ Library in Vermont
    Nov 18 @ 10:00am - 11:30am


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Statement Of Union For Reform Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs Responding To Shooting At Tree Of Life Congregation In Pittsburgh

New York, NY; October 27, 2018 – The slaughter of our brothers and sisters praying in their holy synagogue this Shabbat in Pittsburgh breaks our collective heart.

The murders took place during a prayer service in the Tree of Life congregation where, like synagogues all around the world, they were reading from Genesis recounting how Abraham welcomed perfect strangers into his tent. How painful and ironic that we live in a time when we have to temper our loving welcome of strangers as we protect our communities from violence and hate.

There is much which is unknown about today’s horrific killings. We will learn more over the next hours and days. We will continue to work with our nation’s synagogues and other houses of worship and law enforcement to enhance security and provide effective protections for our communities – and our nation.

This time the Jewish community was targeted, in what may be the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history. Other times it has been African-Americans. Or Sikhs. Or Muslims. Or members of the LGBTQ community. Or too many others. What we know is this: the fabric holding our nation together is fraying. It is our task to ensure that it does not come apart.

We mourn as one people along with all people of conscience.