Womens' Gathering in the RhM Sukka
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Womens' Gathering in the RhM Sukka

Womens’ gathering in the RhM Sukkah, Oct. 15th, 6 pm. In the light of the waning full moon, all who identify as women will gather in the chilly night air, to drink some libations (non-alcoholic, too), share some vegetarian snacks, and invite in our Ushpizin/ancestors. We’ll share our stories. We’ll sing. We’ll enjoy each other’s warmth. And then we’ll head to our homes, fortified by our time together in the temporary shelter of the sukkah.

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Community l'chi'yim and Kabbalat Shabbat in the Sukka
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Community l'chi'yim and Kabbalat Shabbat in the Sukka

Community l’chi’yim in the Sukka, 6:30 pm. Come together for this special Friday night celebration in the sukka! We will fill our temporary home with song and cheer, to warm our hearts and spirits. We’ll invite in the Ushpizin/ancestors and regale each other with our stories. Not a formal Friday night service. Come in from the cold! Rain location will be in the synagogue. Vegetarian pot luck.

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Sukkot on the Farm:  Weaving Connections 2019
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Sukkot on the Farm:  Weaving Connections 2019

Strengthening our shelters of peace: Saturday October 19th and Sunday October 20th . Living Tree Alliance is hosting the 6th annual Sukkot on the Farm Festival, an earth-based celebration of the Jewish Harvest. . With storytelling, song and community we weave our connections. Join us for a weekend outdoor gathering with music, ritual, conversation, and learning.  Register for tickets at:  https://livingtreealliance.com/sukkot-on-the-farm

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Trio Sefardi concert
Oct
20
4:00 PM16:00

Trio Sefardi concert

Sunday, Oct. 20th, 4 pm., Trio Sefardi celebrates the musical heritage of the exiled Jews of Spain, the Sephardim, with songs in Ladino about love and courtship, holidays and hope. Trio members Susan Gaeta
(vocals/guitar), Tina Chancey (bowed strings), and Howard Bass (guitar/lute) are dedicated to
bringing the vibrant past into the living present and to continuing the musical traditions of those
who created and sustained Sephardic song traditions over the centuries. They have performed
extensively with their mentor, the Bosnian-born singer/composer and 2002 National Heritage
Fellowship honoree Flory Jagoda, and with La Rondinella and the Western Wind.

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Simchat Torah with Temple Sinai and RhM
Oct
20
5:30 PM17:30

Simchat Torah with Temple Sinai and RhM

Simchat Torah! Sunday, Oct. 20th, 5:30 pm pot luck, celebration at 6:30pm, with Temple Sinai. The long haul of the Holy Days erupt in joy and dance! We’ll unroll the entire Torah so that we can feel its awesome presence, and chant the last few verses of Deuteronomy and the first few of Genesis. Why would you miss this party?

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Gate to the Heart: Contemplative Jewish Practice
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Gate to the Heart: Contemplative Jewish Practice

Gate to the Heart: Contemplative Jewish Practice, Wed. Oct. 23rd, 7 pm an introduction to Jewish prayer as it is experienced through the mystical lens. For those of us who wonder, how does the liturgical tradition invite us into a deep dive into the sacred mystery of life, this one is for you. From beginners to experienced ‘davenners’, we will use Reb Zalman’s short text, Gate to the Heart, as our guide. We’ll meet for 2 sessions, and then decide on continuing with more classes .

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 Kabbalat Shabbat
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat! Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, at 6 pm, we gather to have some snacks and a little wine and non-alcoholic beverages, and then welcome in the Shabbat Queen at 6:30 with a joyous service and amazing veggie pot luck. All seekers, Jewish and otherwise, are welcome. Why miss out?

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 A Jewish Renewal Shabbas morning
Oct
26
9:30 AM09:30

A Jewish Renewal Shabbas morning

Shabbas morning, a la Jewish Renewal. Saturday, Oct. 26th, at 9:30 am. A spirited, soulful immersion in Shabbas morning with song, chant, and some learning. Come, give yourself a chance to wake up to the joy of Shabbas morning. No Hebrew necessary; all are welcome. Coffee and treats will be provided.

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Our work is to heal: an evening with Alison Levine
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Our work is to heal: an evening with Alison Levine

Family Separation and Imprisonment of Child Asylum Seekers: What is our responsibility and what
can we do?
Sunday, Oct. 27th, 7 pm. Alice Levine from the Western MA Jewish Activists for Immigration
Justice will talk about the efforts her group has been engaged in to fight the work of ICE and Customs
and Border Patrol. Where are the children who were housed at Homestead?

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Dying to find out: Jewish practices about aging, death and dying
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Dying to find out: Jewish practices about aging, death and dying

Tuesday, Oct. 29th, Nov. 5th and 12th: Dying to find out: Jewish practices about aging, death and dying. Oct. 15, 22, 29, and Nov. 5th. What does the Jewish tradition hold about the aging process? about supporting those who are dying? what happens after we die? This will be an interactive series, with participants and leaders working together to learn and create. What are your questions?

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Gate to the Heart: Contemplative Jewish Practice
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Gate to the Heart: Contemplative Jewish Practice

Gate to the Heart: Contemplative Jewish Practice, Wed. Oct. 30th, 7 pm an introduction to Jewish prayer as it is experienced through the mystical lens. For those of us who wonder, how does the liturgical tradition invite us into a deep dive into the sacred mystery of life, this one is for you. From beginners to experienced ‘davenners’, we will use Reb Zalman’s short text, Gate to the Heart, as our guide. We’ll meet for 2 sessions, and then decide on continuing with more classes .

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Dying to find out: Jewish practices about aging, death and dying
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Dying to find out: Jewish practices about aging, death and dying

Tuesday, Oct. 29th, Nov. 5th and 12th: Dying to find out: Jewish practices about aging, death and dying. Oct. 15, 22, 29, and Nov. 5th. What does the Jewish tradition hold about the aging process? about supporting those who are dying? what happens after we die? This will be an interactive series, with participants and leaders working together to learn and create. What are your questions?

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Dying to find out: Jewish practices about aging, death and dying
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Dying to find out: Jewish practices about aging, death and dying

Tuesday, Oct. 29th, Nov. 5th and 12th: Dying to find out: Jewish practices about aging, death and dying. Oct. 15, 22, 29, and Nov. 5th. What does the Jewish tradition hold about the aging process? about supporting those who are dying? what happens after we die? This will be an interactive series, with participants and leaders working together to learn and create. What are your questions?

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Build the Sukkah!
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Build the Sukkah!

We will build our sukkah on Sunday, October 13th, 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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A Jewish Renewal Shabbas morning
Oct
12
9:30 AM09:30

A Jewish Renewal Shabbas morning

Shabbas morning, a la Jewish Renewal. Saturday, Oct. 12th at 9:30 am. A spirited, soulful immersion in Shabbas morning with song, chant, and some learning. Come, give yourself a chance to wake up to the joy of Shabbas morning. No Hebrew necessary; all are welcome. Coffee and treats will be provided.

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 Kabbalat Shabbat
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat! Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, at 6 pm, we gather to have some snacks and a little wine and non-alcoholic beverages, and then welcome in the Shabbat Queen at 6:30 with a joyous service and amazing veggie pot luck. All seekers, Jewish and otherwise, are welcome. Why miss out?

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Neilah: the ending of Yom Kippur
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Neilah: the ending of Yom Kippur

Reserve seats for all High Holiday services. Neilah, Wednesday, October 9th, 6:00 pm. As the sun slowly sets, we usher Yom Kippur out with uplifting song and the final exuberant plea for a fruitful and full year. Moving outside to witness the sun setting, we return to the sanctuary and end our service with a long blast of the shofar. A vegetarian, pot luck  kiddish will follow the setting of the sun.  Please bring a dish to share.

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Conversation with the Book of Jonah
Oct
9
5:00 PM17:00

Conversation with the Book of Jonah

We gather to witness the atrocities at our borders. Jon and Sally Margolis will talk about what their son, Michael, is doing in Juaraz, and ways that RhM community might provide support for his organization. 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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Yom Kippur Quiet Time
Oct
9
2:00 PM14:00

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 a beach and maybe go for a swim or just read a book about self-reflection.  Then wander back to Ruach haMaqom 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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Yom Kippur Youth Service
Oct
9
11:00 AM11:00

Yom Kippur Youth Service

Reserve seats for all High Holiday services. Yom Kippur youth service, October 9th, , 11-12:30am meet at Ruach haMaqom. 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 1 pm.  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 Yepeth-Perla of Roots and Trails

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Yom Kippur Morning Services including Yiskor
Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

Yom Kippur Morning Services including Yiskor

Reserve seats for all High Holiday services. Wednesday, October 9th, 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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Kol Nidre
Oct
8
6:30 PM18:30

Kol Nidre

Reserve seats for all High Holiday services. Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Please be on time! We will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. We enter into our most purposeful prayer on the eve of Yom Kippur.  A quiet, sacred time that initiates some of the deepest probing of who we are as individuals and as a community, it is filled with what might be called real soul music. It is a journey of quiet thoughtfulness and exuberant yearnings for another year of a full life.    We promise, no sermon to interrupt this entry into the Holiest 24 hours of our calendar year. No child care available for this service.

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Rosh Hashannah Day 2
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Rosh Hashannah Day 2

Reserve seats for all High Holiday services. Rosh HaShannah Day 2, October 1st, 2019 10 am. Held at our Synagogue in the heart of the Old North End. 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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Tashlich: Come sing at the Boardwalk!
Sep
30
2:30 PM14:30

Tashlich: Come sing at the Boardwalk!

Reserve seats for all High Holiday services. Tashlich, Monday, September 30th 2:30 , on the Boardwalk down at the Lake. on the waters of Lake. 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! We’ll walk down after our synagogue services end, so the time noted is aspirational!

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Rosh Hashanah Youth Service
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Rosh Hashanah Youth Service

Reserve seats for all High Holiday services. Rosh Hashana youth service, Sept. 10th, 11-12:30 pm/ Meet at the synagogue. 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 4 years of age are encouraged to accompany them.

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Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Reserve seats for all High Holiday services. We welcome in the New Year with song and stories that join in harmony with some of the traditional melodies of this potent Holy Day. We will cultivate a spirit of forgiveness, for ourselves and others,  through our prayer, open-hearted singing, and times of silence. Torah service will include a bibliodrama and every part of the service has transliteration and translations. Amazing musicians will support our time together!  Tashlich (complete with apples and honey) will follow the conclusion of the services. 

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Jewish Renewal Shabbas morning
Sep
28
9:30 AM09:30

Jewish Renewal Shabbas morning

Shabbas morning, a la Jewish Renewal. Saturday, Sept. 28th at 9:30 am. A spirited, soulful immersion in Shabbas morning with song, chant, and some learning. Come, give yourself a chance to wake up to the joy of Shabbas morning. No Hebrew necessary; all are welcome. Coffee and treats will be provided.

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 Kabbalat Shabbat
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat! Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, at 6 pm, we gather to have some snacks and a little wine and non-alcoholic beverages, and then welcome in the Shabbat Queen at 6:30 with a joyous service and amazing veggie pot luck. All seekers, Jewish and otherwise, are welcome. Why miss out?

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A SPECIAL  Shabbas morning
Sep
14
9:30 AM09:30

A SPECIAL Shabbas morning

Shabbas morning, with the members of Ahavat Gerim! Saturday,Sept. 14th at 9:30 am. A spirited, soulful immersion in Shabbas morning with song, chant, and some learning. Full Torah service, with haftorah and musaf. Come, give yourself a chance to wake up to the joy of Shabbas morning. No Hebrew necessary; all are welcome. A vegetarian pot luck follows the service.

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Kabbalat Shabbat
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat! Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, at 6 pm, we gather to have some snacks and a little wine and non-alcoholic beverages, and then welcome in the Shabbat Queen at 6:30 with a joyous service and amazing veggie pot luck. All seekers, Jewish and otherwise, are welcome. Why miss out?

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Rosh Chodesh ELUL
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Rosh Chodesh ELUL

Rosh Chodesh ELUL, Aug. 31st at 7 pm, ushers in the 60 days of the spiritual facet of the Holy Days. This New Moon’s name is an acronym, meaning “I am my beloved and my beloved is mine” from the Song of Songs, and sets the flavor of how we approach the reflection that is the core of this time of year, both as individuals and as a society. Rabbis Jan Salzman and David Edleson, from Temple Sinai, will lead this beautiful evening, filled with song, chant, and quiet. Havdalla, too!

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Capacity Ensemble
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Capacity Ensemble

Saturday, Aug. 24th, 7:30 pm The Capacity Ensemble is a fluid roster of Burlington-area musicians. Their music has been described as “tripped-out, orchestral, screamified rhythm-and-blues,” “chaotic, full of feeling, and bizarrely captivating.” Henry Finch writes its songs. Join in the fun! Proceeds will go to support advocacy work for those targeted by ICE. Tickets through the Flynn Box office or at the door.

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 A Jewish Renewal Shabbas morning
Aug
24
9:30 AM09:30

A Jewish Renewal Shabbas morning

Shabbas morning, a la Jewish Renewal. Saturday, June 15th at 9:30 am. A spirited, soulful immersion in Shabbas morning with song, chant, and some learning. Come, give yourself a chance to wake up to the joy of Shabbas morning. No Hebrew necessary; all are welcome. Coffee and treats will be provided.

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 Kabbalat Shabbat
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat! Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, at 6 pm, we gather to have some snacks and a little wine and non-alcoholic beverages, and then welcome in the Shabbat Queen at 6:30 with a joyous service and amazing veggie pot luck. All seekers, Jewish and otherwise, are welcome. Why miss out?

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 Heschel Study Group
Aug
16
12:00 PM12:00

Heschel Study Group

Curious about conversation that takes us to a deeper level of awe and wonder? Please join together on the third Friday of every month, for lively and soul-filled conversation with folks from different faith traditions. While this group began studying the works of Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century, we have expanded to include other illuminaires of many faith traditions. Bring your whole self to this wonderful experience!

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Tisha B'Av
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Tisha B'Av

Tisha b’Av Saturday night, Aug. 10th at 8 pm. We join Temple Sinai to safely sink into despair, only to be uplifted with our songs of hope and freedom. This is a quiet, sacred time of lament that moves smoothly from loss to love. We’ll chant, sing, reflect and move our hearts towards compassion and a better tomorrow.

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Jewish Renewal Shabbas morning
Aug
10
9:30 AM09:30

Jewish Renewal Shabbas morning

Shabbas morning, a la Jewish Renewal. Saturday, June 15th at 9:30 am. A spirited, soulful immersion in Shabbas morning with song, chant, and some learning. Come, give yourself a chance to wake up to the joy of Shabbas morning. No Hebrew necessary; all are welcome. Coffee and treats will be provided.

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