Women's Torah group
Aug
21
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Torah group

Please join us for a lively conversation of the weekly Torah portion, led by Rabbi Jan Salzman. Women of all ages are invited to learn, debate, consider, and engage with this ancient text. Women of all faith traditions are welcome. If you have any questions about this weekly event, please contact Rabbi Jan. We meet at Rabbi Jan’s house.

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Kabbalat Shabbat
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday,  Aug. 24th 6 pm. Join us as we welcome Shabbas in a joyful, accessible, extremely musical and spiritually uplifting evening service. Led by Rabbi Jan Salzman and members of the Ruach haMaqom community. Veggie-dairy pot luck dinner and more singing and relaxed conversation follows the service. All are welcome, especially children!

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Women's Torah group
Aug
28
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Torah group

Please join us for a lively conversation of the weekly Torah portion, led by Rabbi Jan Salzman. Women of all ages are invited to learn, debate, consider, and engage with this ancient text. Women of all faith traditions are welcome. If you have any questions about this weekly event, please contact Rabbi Jan. We meet at Rabbi Jan’s house.

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Women's Torah group
Sep
4
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Torah group

Please join us for a lively conversation of the weekly Torah portion, led by Rabbi Jan Salzman. Women of all ages are invited to learn, debate, consider, and engage with this ancient text. Women of all faith traditions are welcome. If you have any questions about this weekly event, please contact Rabbi Jan. We meet at Rabbi Jan’s house.

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Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Monday, September 10th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Join us for our inaugural High Holiday services at Rock Point. Joyful, spirited services, joining together traditional music with contemporary sacred song.  This year, we’re joined by amazing musicians to support our time together!

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Rosh Hashanah Youth Service
Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Rosh Hashanah Youth Service

Rosh Hashana youth service, Sept. 10th, 10-11:30 am Vermont Community Sailing Center. We will bring youth from the Congregation Ruach haMaqom service outside to share in an experiential service involving rocks, water, sand, our hearts, souls, minds, and community fabric. Youth will be returned to where the adults are in service before Kiddush. While these services will be geared to youth 12 years of age and below, all ages are welcome to join us. Parents with youth below 3 years of age are encouraged to accompany them. Led by Kohenet Yapeth-Perlah. 

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Tashlich
Sep
10
1:00 PM13:00

Tashlich

Tashlich, Monday, September 10th, 1 pm, behind the Community Sailing Center on the waters of Lake Champlain, we will gather to eat apples and honey and perform the Tashlich service. This is a symbolic casting away of all that we no longer need, helping to further cleanse the palette of our lives.  Families with children are especially welcome!

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Rosh Hashannah Day 2
Sep
11
10:00 AM10:00

Rosh Hashannah Day 2

Rosh HaShannah Day 2, September 11th, 10 am. The work and effort extended on Day 1 has a chance to deepen and settle with the second day of the Holy Days.  Through chant, meditation, stories, and traditional and innovative liturgy, we'll have the chance to give ourselves the chance to elevate our transformation, as individuals and as a people. 

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Kabbalat Shabbat T'shuvah
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat T'shuvah

Friday, September 14th, 6:00 pm, A special Kabbalat Shabbat, known as Shabbat T’shuva, is located in the sacred middle between Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur. Through unique melodies, we deepen our experience of the 10 Days of Awe together. Followed by a veggie/dairy pot luck.

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Torah Study
Sep
15
8:30 AM08:30

Torah Study

Torah Study, Saturday, September 15, 8:30-9:15. Join together in the Beit Midrash (House of Study) on the second floor for an opportunity to learn and discuss.  This will be followed at 9:15 by our joint, Conservative Shabbas morning service with Ahavat Gerim. 

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Women's Torah group
Sep
18
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Torah group

Please join us for a lively conversation of the weekly Torah portion, led by Rabbi Jan Salzman. Women of all ages are invited to learn, debate, consider, and engage with this ancient text. Women of all faith traditions are welcome. If you have any questions about this weekly event, please contact Rabbi Jan. We meet at Rabbi Jan’s house.

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Kol Nidre
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Kol Nidre

Tuesday, Sept 18th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. We begin our sacred journey with this stirring and soulful Yom Kippur service. Achingly beautiful music and no sermon to interrupt the mood. Please be on time; no child care for this evening's service. 

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Yom Kippur Youth Service
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Yom Kippur Youth Service

Yom Kippur youth service, Sept. 19th, 10-11:30 am Vermont Community Sailing Center. We will bring youth from the Congregation Ruach haMaqom service outside to share in an experiential service involving rocks, water, sand, our hearts, souls, minds, and community fabric. Youth will be returned to where the adults are in service before Kiddush. While these services will be geared to youth 12 years of age and below, all ages are welcome to join us. Parents with youth below 3 years of age are encouraged to accompany them. Led by Kohenet Yapeth-Perlah. 

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Yom Kippur Morning Services including Yiskor
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Yom Kippur Morning Services including Yiskor

Wednesday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Beautiful music, heartfelt prayer, honest contemplation of where we as individuals and as a community have 'missed the mark' and not lived up to our most elevated ideals. All text transliterated.  During the morning, we'll observe  Yiskor which will provide us with  a meaningful ritual of remembrance of those in our lives who have died. Please arrive on time to respect the integrity of the flow of the service.

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Yom Kippur Quiet Time
Sep
19
1:00 PM13:00

Yom Kippur Quiet Time

After services, what will you do with your day, as we wait for the gentle movement of time to deliver us to the doorway of sunset?  This is the delicious gift of a day of fasting and stepping out of our busy lives.  Take a nap; walk to the nearby North Beach and maybe go for a swim or just read a book about self-reflection.  Then wander back to the Sailing Center for a conversation about the Book of Jonah.  The sun will be going down, and we will ride its journey to Neilah and the end of Yom Kippur. 

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Conversation with the Book of Jonah
Sep
19
4:00 PM16:00

Conversation with the Book of Jonah

At the dimming of the day, we are in many ways, Jonah. We have been fasting; we have confronted the way we act in the world, and we are yearning to change parts of our lives; we have spent Holy Day in the belly of a big fish, so to speak,  in the womb of possibilities and unanswerable questions. We come together at this quiet time, to expand on the story of Jonah, which is so much more than being 'swallowed by a big fish'!

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Neilah: the ending of Yom Kippur
Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

Neilah: the ending of Yom Kippur

Neilah, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6 pm. As we await the setting of the sun, we bring our Yom Kippur journey to an earnest end. There is the final look back on our year, and then the liturgy bursts with eagerness to begin a new year filled with blessing and of another chance to live according to our highest values. Our community will share a light kiddish to break our fast together.  Bring your shofars for the final blast!

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Build the Sukkah!
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Build the Sukkah!

We will build our sukkah on Sunday, September 23rd, beginning at 10 am. Please bring harvest-y decorations for our sukkah, which we'll build at synagogue. Snacks and coffee will be served! Children welcome!  This annual harvest festival was the most important pilgrimage holiday of the ancient world. Described in the Talmud as hosting acrobats and fire-spinners, it contained the essential rituals that would invoke the rains to be plentiful and timely.  

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Women's Torah group
Sep
25
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Torah group

Please join us for a lively conversation of the weekly Torah portion, led by Rabbi Jan Salzman. Women of all ages are invited to learn, debate, consider, and engage with this ancient text. Women of all faith traditions are welcome. If you have any questions about this weekly event, please contact Rabbi Jan. We meet at Rabbi Jan’s house.

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Sukkot on the Farm:  Dwelling in the Harvest of Joy, Living Tree Alliance
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Sukkot on the Farm: Dwelling in the Harvest of Joy, Living Tree Alliance

Sukkah Festival, September 29-30th at Living Tree Alliance Farm. Join a village for this weekend of sharing dance, food, art, teaching, gratitude, nature and the pure exhilaration of peak foliage on our homestead in Vermont. Inspired by the Jewish tradition to practice gratitude and humility by eating, hosting and sleeping in tents for the week surrounding the full moon of Autumn, we are throwing a harvest party! Co-sponsored by Ruach haMaqom and the other Jewish communities in Northern Vermont. Festival begins on Saturday evening with havdallah and KLEZMER MUSIC DANCE! For more info, go here

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Mikva! Community mikva and PICNIC on Rosh Chodesh Elul
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

Mikva! Community mikva and PICNIC on Rosh Chodesh Elul

Community picnic and mikva on Rosh Chodesh Elul, Saturday, August 11th, 5 pm. We continue to celebrate our 2nd anniversary with a mikva and picnic.  As we enter the month of Elul, in preparation for the Holy Days that approach, we'll meet as a community for a picnic at Oakledge Park and then ritually dip in Lake Champlain.  Bathing suits required! Musical instruments welcome. Very family friendly.  

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RhM's SECOND Birthday Party!
Aug
10
to Aug 11

RhM's SECOND Birthday Party!

You are lovingly invited to welcome Shabbas and celebrate our SECOND birthday of Ruach haMaqom! We begin at 5 pm, with cocktails and other libations (non-alcoholic, too) and games for the kiddies. A special, joyful, song-filled Kabbalat Shabbat will follow, and then a humungo vegetarian/dairy pot luck dinner.  Music and general merriment will follow. THIS PARTY IS FOR YOU! Bring friends, Jewish and otherwise, and celebrate this emergent community in the heart of the Old North End and the revitalization of Little Jerusalem!

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Summer Camp with Living Tree Alliance!
Aug
5
to Aug 10

Summer Camp with Living Tree Alliance!

Summer Camp with Living Tree Alliance for ages 6 - 10. This camp is Jewishly inspired and welcome to all walks of life.  We will teach universal values with a Jewish base and share in song and gratitude circles that foster community living connected to the earth. We will end the week with a family Friday Evening Shabbat Dinner that the campers help harvest and prepare.  Camp co-led by Kohenet Stacey Oshkello and Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein.  Naomi Barrell will be offering her expertise in the afternoon.  

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 Kabbalat Shabbat
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday July 27th, 6:00 pm. Join us as we welcome Shabbas in a joyful, accessible, extremely musical and spiritually uplifting evening service.  Veggie-dairy pot luck dinner follows the service. All are welcome, especially children!

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Women's Torah group
Jul
17
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Torah group

Please join us for a lively conversation of the weekly Torah portion, led by Rabbi Jan Salzman. Women of all ages are invited to learn, debate, consider, and engage with this ancient text. Women of all faith traditions are welcome. If you have any questions about this weekly event, please contact Rabbi Jan. We meet at Rabbi Jan’s house.

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Women's Torah group
Jul
10
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Torah group

Please join us for a lively conversation of the weekly Torah portion, led by Rabbi Jan Salzman. Women of all ages are invited to learn, debate, consider, and engage with this ancient text. Women of all faith traditions are welcome. If you have any questions about this weekly event, please contact Rabbi Jan.

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ALEPH Kallah! RhM Road Trip!
Jul
2
to Jul 8

ALEPH Kallah! RhM Road Trip!

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ALEPH Kallah, July 2-8th, 2018.  Seekers of all ages and levels of Jewish experience and identity join together inthe largest international Jewish Renewal gathering for immersion in learning, prayer, art, dance, yoga, meditation, social justice, and earth-based programs. Workshops,  programming facilitated by world-renowned presenters, as well as connections among attendees. More info at www.aleph.org

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Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Board of Trustees Meeting

The Board will hold its initial meeting on Tuesday 6/19/18 at 6 PM at the synagog. The Board will elect officers and conduct other business.  This event will be updated with the formal agenda before the meeting.  This meeting is open to the public and all congregants are welcome to attend.  

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Women's Torah group
Jun
19
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Torah group

Please join us for a lively conversation of the weekly Torah portion, led by Rabbi Jan Salzman. Women of all ages are invited to learn, debate, consider, and engage with this ancient text. Women of all faith traditions are welcome. If you have any questions about this weekly event, please contact Rabbi Jan.

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First Annual Crow Cohen Events Series with Nora Paley
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

First Annual Crow Cohen Events Series with Nora Paley

Wednesday, June 13th, 7 pm. We inaugurate our Crow Cohen Events with an evening with the newly published, A Grace Paley Reader. Nora Paley, Grace's daughter,  will be reading selections and helping us all to honor that generations of intelligent, forceful, feisty women! Extra parking at 274 R. Winooski. $5-15 donation at the door. 

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 Women's Torah group
Jun
12
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Torah group

Please join us for a lively conversation of the weekly Torah portion, led by Rabbi Jan Salzman. Women of all ages are invited to learn, debate, consider, and engage with this ancient text. Women of all faith traditions are welcome. If you have any questions about this weekly event, please contact Rabbi Jan.

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Kabbalat Shabbat
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday June 8th< 6:00 pm. Join us as we welcome Shabbas in a joyful, accessible, extremely musical and spiritually uplifting evening service.  Veggie-dairy pot luck dinner follows the service. All are welcome, especially children!

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Women's Torah group
Jun
5
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Torah group

Please join us for a lively conversation of the weekly Torah portion, led by Rabbi Jan Salzman. Women of all ages are invited to learn, debate, consider, and engage with this ancient text. Women of all faith traditions are welcome. If you have any questions about this weekly event, please contact Rabbi Jan.

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Women's Torah group
May
29
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Torah group

Please join us for a lively conversation of the weekly Torah portion, led by Rabbi Jan Salzman. Women of all ages are invited to learn, debate, consider, and engage with this ancient text. Women of all faith traditions are welcome. If you have any questions about this weekly event, please contact Rabbi Jan.

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Shavuot on the Mountain!
May
19
to May 20

Shavuot on the Mountain!

Shavuot on the Mountain!  Ruach haMaqom joins with JCOGS, Living Tree Alliance, Beth Jacobs and Jewish Communities of Vermont for the 4th Annual Shavuot camping and hike up the mountain. Saturday afternoon for a Mikveh (ritual immersion).  Saturday evening we gather for blintzes, learning, ritual, and storytelling. All are welcome to sleepover at JCOGS, either outside in a tent or in a sleeping bag in the building.  Sunday we’ll hike to the Mountain Chapel for a beautiful song filled experience, led by Rabbis Jan and David.  There may be a shuttle to the Chapel. More info here

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Let's build and fill some planters!
May
13
11:00 AM11:00

Let's build and fill some planters!

Sunday, May 13th, 11:00 am.  Bring your work-gloves and eagerness to build large planters and set in flowering annuals to beautify our front yard!  Materials will be provided. This will take place after our annual meeting, so come by the meeting at 10, followed by a catered picnic that will energize us to build the planters!

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First Annual Meeting of Congregation Ruach haMaqom
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

First Annual Meeting of Congregation Ruach haMaqom

Members of the congregation will be voting on adopting bylaws at our first-ever Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 10 AM at the red brick synagogue, 168 Archibald St.  There is extra parking at  the Law Line park lot, around the corner at 274 N. Winooski St. Followed by a catered lunch and the building of our new plant boxes!

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Co-ed New Moon Circle
Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Co-ed New Moon Circle

Coed New Moon Circle. Sunday, April 15th, 6:30 pm Near the new moon of Iyar, we circle to share in a mini ritual and learn about the qualities of this month allowing space for intention setting, individual and collective sharing, and confidential safe space to explore what is new or shedding in our lives in a conscious and sacredly held container. Led by Kohennet Yapeth-Perlah and co-sponsored by Ruach haMaqom

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Shabbas with Ahavat Gerim
Apr
14
9:15 AM09:15

Shabbas with Ahavat Gerim

Saturday, April 14th, at 9:15 am, Ruach haMaqom joins with Ahavat Gerim to celebrate Shabbas morning. This is a full, Conservative-style Shabbas morning service, complete with Torah reading and the musaf service.  Followed by a catered kiddish luncheon. Sponsor a kiddish soon!  Rabbi Jan and others lead this lovely, sweet service. 

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