Kabbalat Shabbat: Welcoming the Shabbas Queen
Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat: Welcoming the Shabbas Queen

  • Ruach HaMaqom

Friday, February 24th 6:00 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 follows the service. All are welcome, especially children!

A Special Soulful Spirit Shabbas Morning
Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

A Special Soulful Spirit Shabbas Morning

  • Ruach haMaqom

April 29th, 168 Archibald, Guitarist Jesse Taylor will grace us with his beautiful music as we enter our contemplative Shabbas morning practice of Yoga and mindfulness mediation, at 9:00 am. This will ease us into Torah study, at 10:00; join us for one or both of these opportunities to breathe and consider.


HOWL event
Apr
21
Apr 22

HOWL event

  • HOWL

 HOWL (Huntington Open Women’s Land): 895 Salvas Road (the very top!), Huntington, VT:  Friday, April 21th through Saturday afternoon (threeish), April 22th.  Drop in for just a part, or bring your tent (limited indoor space in the HOWL house) and stay through Saturday. Donations are very, very appreciated.  A small camping fee is requested for overnight guests. ALL interested women–Jewish/Jew-ish/Jew-wish or not–are invited to enjoy this Shabbat gathering!  Enjoy Shabbat, Potluck, Storytelling, Arts, and Stargazing Friday night (starting at 6:15).  We’ll have a creative service, Jewish chant, and a beautiful walk Saturday (beginning 9:00 AM).  Find details at https://howlvt.org/blog/.  Questions?  ContactAnyaCschwartz@gmail.com

 Shabbas morning: Feldenkrais contemplative movement
Apr
15
9:00 am09:00

Shabbas morning: Feldenkrais contemplative movement

  • Ruach haMaqom

Saturday, April 15th, 9:00 am, Mischul Brownstone will lead our Shabbas  morning contemplative session through the lens of  Feldenkrais. Developed by Moshe Feldendrais, the Feldenkrais Method(R) is best known for resolving all kinds of "body" issues by learning new movement patterns... learning to move with ease and its attendant relief of pain, [forms the basis] of a philosophy and method intended to help us become more fully human.  Gentle movements  facilitates new insights, as you learn about your habitual movements, ways to move with less effort and the process of learning itself. This form of work allows you to continue your learning independently throughout your lives.

Kabbalat Shabbat this week!
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat this week!

  • Ruach haMaqom

Friday, April 14th  6:00 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 follows the service. All are welcome, especially children!

Abraham Joshua Heschel: a monthly reading group
Apr
7
12:00 pm12:00

Abraham Joshua Heschel: a monthly reading group

  • Ruach haMaqom

Friday, April 7th 12:00 at Rabbi Jan's house at 205 Archibald,  or through video conferencing. 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'll begin with his book, Man is Not Alone, a seminal text of his mystically-infused theology.  Contact Rabbi Jan if you need video conferencing access.

Social Action Group meeting
Apr
5
7:00 pm19:00

Social Action Group meeting

  • Ruach haMaqom

The Social-Action Group is focused on a variety of socially beneficial activities to reduce suffering and support the health and well being of all people.   Social-Action Group will be meeting on the first Wednesday of every month.  Please join us to make our world a better place. 

Women's Torah group
Apr
4
2:00 pm14:00

Women's Torah group

  • Ruach haMaqom/house

Tuesday, April 4th, 2:00 pm. 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.

Chanting and Chocolate in Middlebury
Mar
31
6:30 pm18:30

Chanting and Chocolate in Middlebury

  • Havurah of Addison County

March 31, 6:30.Havurah of Addison Country, 56 North Pleasant Street (Rte 7), Middlebury. Join us for a very special Kabbalat Shabbat led by Rabbi Jan Salzman, Rabbi David Edleson and Dr. Rebecca Gould. The service will be ”kirtan-style,” meaning call and response with drums, harmonium, and other instruments. Please bring something (nut-free) chocolate to share, any percussive instruments you might have, and your bodies ready to move.  All are welcome!

Kirtan Rabbi at Ohavi Zedek
Mar
25
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan Rabbi at Ohavi Zedek

  • Ohavi Zedek

Saturday, March 25th, 8 pm at Ohavi Zedek, Rabbi Andrew Hahn, known as the "Kirtan Rabbi" will be performing, bringing the music that combines Jewish liturgy and the devotional, call and response Hindu sacred music known as kirtan, to Burlington. This concert is free.

Soulful Spirit Shabbat Morning
Mar
25
9:00 am09:00

Soulful Spirit Shabbat Morning

Saturday, February 11, 9:00 am, join us for an hour of gentle yoga and contemplative practice, followed at 10:00 am for an hour of lively Torah study.  All are welcome!!

Kabbalat Shabbat: Welcoming the Shabbas Bride
Mar
24
6:00 pm18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat: Welcoming the Shabbas Bride

  • Ruach haMaqom

Friday, March 24th,  6:00 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 follows the service. All are welcome, especially children!

Advisory Group Meeting
Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

Advisory Group Meeting

  • Ruach haMaqom

Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM, please join in on helping to steer our emergent community.  Everything from events to budgets will be discussed.  Ruach HaMaqom is guided by your voices!  

Building Group meeting
Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

Building Group meeting

  • Ruach haMaqon

The Building Group is focused on all issues associated with the Synagogue building and grounds.  Building Group will usually meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm, at the synagogue.  

Purim Masquerade Ball and Raucous Political Theater!
Mar
11
7:00 pm19:00

Purim Masquerade Ball and Raucous Political Theater!

  • ArtsRiot

Saturday, March 11th, 7 pm, at  Artsriot!  Burlington's first 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, the evening will be filled with dance and strong spirits. There will be a cash bar and an awesome live band!  this is a 21+ event!

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Jewish Storytelling workshop, sponsored by Roots and Trails
Mar
3
Mar 5

Jewish Storytelling workshop, sponsored by Roots and Trails

  • Ruach haMaqom

March 3-5th, Jewish Storytelling workshop. Through movement, voice, visualization and exploration we will play with a story, discover it’s essence, delve into characters, explore imagery. Emphasis will be on finding your own style and strengths in a safe environment. Appropriate for beginners (even if you’ve never told a story!) or as a “story tuneup". Led by Rona Leventhal, Storyteller, Improvisational Theatre & Movement Specialist, Educator and Coach. Sponsored by Roots and Trails, and Ruach haMaqom. More information at rootsandtrails.com

Families and young children's group event!
Feb
18
3:00 pm15:00

Families and young children's group event!

  • Ruach haMaqom

Saturday February 18th, from 3- 5 pm  at the synagogue.  Our new Family Group is forming. Looking for a  spiritual home for people with a yearning for connections to their Jewish heritage that is creative, community oriented and process oriented? This is an opportunity for families to ask the big questions joyfully: what makes us, and therefore our kids, Jewish? What traditions will we practice that will make our homes Jewish? How does being intermarried play into this conversation?  This group is focused on families with kids under the age of 8.  

 

Women's Torah group
Feb
14
2:00 pm14:00

Women's Torah group

  • Ruach haMaqom

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.

Tu B'shvat Seder for Children and Families
Feb
11
5:00 pm17:00

Tu B'shvat Seder for Children and Families

  • Ruach haMaqom

Saturday, February 11th, 5 -7 pm. Come join us for a Tu B'shvat Seder! Tu B'shvat is the New Year of the Tree in the Jewish calendar, and a seder meal was developed in the 1500's.  This event is for all ages, and especially geared towards children.  A vegetarian pot luck will complement  tree-themed  activities and a fruit-based seder.  Children's activities will be on-going.

Kabbalat Shabbat and Tu B'shvat Seder
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat and Tu B'shvat Seder

  • Ruach HaMaqom

Friday, February 10th, we'll welcome in Shabbas as well as the holiday of Tu b'shvat, the "New Year of the Trees". This Shabbas is also called Shabbat Shirah/the Sabbath of Song, and we'll sing a lot, eat some special fruits in honor of Tu B'shvat, and create the joy that is our lot.  

Kabbalat Shabbat: Welcoming the Shabbas Bride!
Jan
27
6:00 pm18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat: Welcoming the Shabbas Bride!

  • Ruach haMaqom

Friday, January 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!

Soulful Spirit Shabbas Morning
Jan
7
9:00 am09:00

Soulful Spirit Shabbas Morning

  • Ruach HaMaqom Rabbi Jan's House

LOCATION CHANGE: Shabbas morning yoga and text study  9:00 am, will take place at Rabbi Jan's house, 205 Archibald, kitty-corner from the schul. We'll stretch and reach, ending our session with silence, and then move into engaging with the week's Torah portion, Miketz. Please join us for either session or both!

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Kabbalat Shabbat services on January 6th and the usual fourth for January 27th!
Jan
6
6:00 pm18:00

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Kabbalat Shabbat services on January 6th and the usual fourth for January 27th!

  • Ruach haMaqom

Kabbalat Shabbat services 6:00 pm, on JANUARY 6TH, and not the 13th, in order to join the rest of the churches, synagogues, and mosques in Burlington for a special Sabbath of listening. During these challenging times, Vermont Interfaith Action has called for a Sabbath of Listening, so we will join our brothers and sisters across the many faiths in this effort. 

Interfaith Panel on Spirituality and Healing
Jan
6
12:00 pm12:00

Interfaith Panel on Spirituality and Healing

  • Austin Auditorium

January 6th, 12:00 pm, Austin Auditorium, UVM campus,  a panel discussion: How does our spirituality and cultural traditions inform healing?  Join us to learn about patient and family centered care to meet different cultural and spiritual needs. UVM Integrative Health. RSVP for lunch Cristel.Byrne1@uvmhealth.org

Kabbalat Shabbat! Chanukah!
Dec
23
6:00 pm18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat! Chanukah!

  • Ruach haMaqom

We will gather for a very special Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, December 23rd, at 6:00 pm. Following our pot luck dinner, we will gather outside (weather permitting) for a candle-lit spiral, weaving ourselves in and through this solstice time of darkness and transition. 

Sunday Series #2 The Mysterious Roadmap that is a Siddur
Dec
11
9:45 pm21:45

Sunday Series #2 The Mysterious Roadmap that is a Siddur

  • Ruach haMaqom

Sunday Series #3: Sunday, December 11th, 9:45-11:00 am, The Mysterious Road-map that is a Siddur. It is a curious thing about Judaism: we've been using basically the same 200 or so words for almost 2000 years!  What are those words? how are they arranged to create a psycho-spiritual journey for our people? Attend this third of our Sunday series to be introduced to a siddur and the language of prayer. 

Kabbalat Shabbat: Welcoming the Bride of Shabbas
Dec
9
6:00 pm18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat: Welcoming the Bride of Shabbas

  • Ruach haMaqom

Friday, December 9th, 6:00 - 7:15 pm.  Joyful and spirited Kabbalat Shabbat services. 168 Archibald Street, Burlington, Vt.  All are welcome!  Veggie-dairy pot luck and more singing follows the service. Children welcome.