Shabbas with Ahavat Gerim
May
12
9:15 AM09:15

Shabbas with Ahavat Gerim

Saturday, May 12th, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Sabbbath
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Sabbbath

Friday, April 20th at  12:00 at the Rabbi's house, 205 Archibald. Abraham Joshua Heschel is one of the prodigies of the 20th century; his work spans theology, political action, and the compassion that characterizes the chassidic lineage of which he is a scion. Join us for a monthly study group of his work; we are currently working our way through  his book, The Sabbath. 

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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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 Kabbalat Shabbat
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, April 13th,  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 Shabbaton at HOWL, April 6-7
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Women's Shabbaton at HOWL, April 6-7

Celebrate a delightful women’s spring Shabbat at HOWL (Huntington Open Women’s Land):  Friday, April 6 through Saturday, April 7.  Drop in for just a part, or bring your tent (limited indoor space in the HOWL house is also available) and stay through Saturday.  Friday night, April 6: 6:30 Shabbat songs & blessings followed by Potluck, Storytelling, Arts, and Stargazing.  Saturday, April 7: 10:00 Jewish chant followed by dvar torah, woods walk, and discussion on women & peace in the Middle East.  www.howlvt.org for info, or call Anya Schwartz, (802) 453-7622. ALL interested women–Jewish/Jew-ish/Jew-wish or not–are invited to enjoy this Shabbat gathering!  Donations to HOWL for this all-volunteer event gratefully received.

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First Night Passover Seder!
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

First Night Passover Seder!

First night Passover Seder, Friday, March 30th, 6-8 pm at 168 Archibald Street. Join us in our second RhM veggy potluck seder! Lively and engaging telling of the story, from slavery to freedom, with a lot of song, great food, and camaraderie.   Please purchase tickets ahead of time to help us plan.  We ask for a donation of $10, though more is appreciated!

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Entering Passover: Preparing ourselves for the journey
Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

Entering Passover: Preparing ourselves for the journey

Preparing and purifying for Pesach. Join with other kindred spirits to explore what aspects of our inner and outer sanctuaries still contain vestiges of 'chametz' and experiment with a few cleansing techniques and teachings to release them. This opportunity invites all interested in identifying, embracing, and letting go of obstacles with intention to create more space for liberation trails in the coming journey. Bring a journal, writing utensil, any art supplies, and or objects you feel represent what you may want to release. Led by Kohennet Yapeth-Perlah and co-sponsored by Ruach HaMaqom.

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Counting of the Omer: Soulful Spirit Shabbas Morning
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Counting of the Omer: Soulful Spirit Shabbas Morning

Saturday,  March 24th, 9:00 am, join us for gentle, Torah-infused Yoga and meditation. Then, at 10:00 am, we'll transition into exploring the Counting of the Omer, which begins the 2nd night of Passover and continues at the Holy Day of Shavuot. The 49-day counting becomes the structure through which we prepare ourselves to enter into the mythic experience of receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai at Shavuot. This is a deep and engaging spiritual practice. Led by Rabbi Jan Salzman. 

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A Special Kabbalat Shabbat: Shabbat HaGadol
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

A Special Kabbalat Shabbat: Shabbat HaGadol

Shabbat haGadol, Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday March 23rd, 6 pm.  On the Shabbas before Passover, we join together for a special evening of music!  Accomplished musicians will join with Rabbi Jan in welcoming Shabbas in a joyful, accessible, extremely musical and spiritually uplifting evening service.  Veggie-dairy pot luck dinner and more singing and relaxed conversation follows the service. All are welcome, especially children!

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Purim Masquerade Ball and Raucous Political Theater!
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Purim Masquerade Ball and Raucous Political Theater!

Saturday, March 3rd, 7 pm, at  Artsriot!  Burlington's greater Jewish Community Purim Masquerade Ball and Political Theater w/dance and merriment!  Come  celebrates springtime and be entertained as we witness the wild re-telling of the Book of Esther and the skewering of our political leaders and recent events. The Ball is non-religious and dedicated to the experience of turning everything upside down and inside out. Led off by the Brass Balagan Orchestra, we will dance to the amazing sounds of Barika!  Cash bar.  this is a 21+ event! Tickets at the door or through Artsriot. 

 

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Women's Torah group
Feb
27
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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Help to brighten up our sacred space! A "cleaning bee"!
Feb
25
10:00 AM10:00

Help to brighten up our sacred space! A "cleaning bee"!

Sunday, February 25th, 10:00 am, Join together to brighten up our sacred space! In other words, it's a "cleaning bee." Our first Bar Mitzvah is on Saturday, March 17th and Passover begins at the end of March. So, let's vacuum and dust and do a bit of washing, as well as clear the stairways (as per the Fire Marshall's orders). Coffee and snacks will be provided. See you there!!!  

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Mask Making!
Feb
21
6:45 PM18:45

Mask Making!

Wednesday, February 21st, 6:45 pm. Join a pre-Purim Mask Design Night! Plain masks and much materials and expert guidance will be provided, and please bring your own stash of feathers, buttons, ribbons and so on to add to the fun. Featuring a Hamantashan Bar! Brought to you by Ruach HaMaqom, Chabad of Vermont and Expressive Arts Burlington. $15/person for  advance tickets here $20 at the door. 

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Women's Torah group
Feb
20
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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Rosh Chodesh Adar
Feb
14
5:30 PM17:30

Rosh Chodesh Adar

Wednesday, February 14th 5:30-7:30 Coed New Moon Circle. Near the new moon of Adar 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 Yepeth Perlah of Roots and Trails, and co-sponsored by Ruach haMaqom.

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 Shabbas with Ahavat Gerim
Feb
10
9:15 AM09:15

Shabbas with Ahavat Gerim

Saturday, March 9th, 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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Tu B'shvat Blessing Way: a walk with the trees
Jan
31
5:30 PM17:30

Tu B'shvat Blessing Way: a walk with the trees

Wednesday, Jan 31 (Shevat 15); 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Ruach Ha maQom. You are invited to a Tu B'Shvat blessing way. Encounter and bless up the trees on the eve of Tu B'Shvat, the birthday of the trees. Join together in a 4 world celebration as we walk around, offer to, listen with, and partnering within the trees in our soul's neighborhood. Meet at the shul and be dressed warmly with headlamp or flashlight, ready to wander outside amidst nearby tree friends. Hosted by Roots and Trails and Ruach haMaqom

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Women's Torah group
Jan
30
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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Tu B'shvat: Gardens and Trees
Jan
28
5:00 PM17:00

Tu B'shvat: Gardens and Trees

Tu B'Shvat celebration, Sunday, January 28th, 5-7 pm. Come together to celebrate one of the Jewish New Years: the New Year of the Trees! Children welcome!  We'll honor the trees with a special seder, consisting of 4 kinds of fruits and nuts. We'll sing praises about trees and the natural world; we'll honor the planet, from which all life is sustained. Weather permitting, we will venture outside and meet the trees of our neighborhood. 

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Kabbalat Shabbat
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday  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
Jan
23
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
Jan
16
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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Shabbas with Ahavat Gerim
Jan
13
9:15 AM09:15

Shabbas with Ahavat Gerim

Saturday, January 13th, 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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Kabbalat Shabbat
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday  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
Jan
2
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
Dec
22
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday  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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Our First Chanukah Party!
Dec
17
5:00 PM17:00

Our First Chanukah Party!

Our first Chanukah party!  Sunday, December 17th, 5 pm. at the schul.  Bring your menorahs for an epic candle lighting! Come by for latkes, songs, , kids' games, and general merriment.  Contact Rabbi Jan if you want to help make latkes, or to organize some games.

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