Women's Torah group
Oct
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. We meet at Rabbi Jan’s house.

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RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study
Oct
17
12:00 PM12:00

RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study

Have you ever yearned to study the Torah? Join this weekly (Zoom access available!) gathering to study the Torah portion of the week. Beginning with Genesis, we will work our way through the year, stopping weekly at each of the Torah portions. No familiarity of Hebrew required; just your curiosity! Open to all, including those of different faith traditions.

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 Heschel Study Group
Oct
19
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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Women's Torah group
Oct
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. We meet at Rabbi Jan’s house.

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RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study
Oct
24
12:00 PM12:00

RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study

Have you ever yearned to study the Torah? Join this weekly (Zoom access available!) gathering to study the Torah portion of the week. Beginning with Genesis, we will work our way through the year, stopping weekly at each of the Torah portions. No familiarity of Hebrew required; just your curiosity! Open to all, including those of different faith traditions.

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 Women's Torah group
Oct
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. We meet at Rabbi Jan’s house.

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RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study
Oct
31
12:00 PM12:00

RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study

Have you ever yearned to study the Torah? Join this weekly (Zoom access available!) gathering to study the Torah portion of the week. Beginning with Genesis, we will work our way through the year, stopping weekly at each of the Torah portions. No familiarity of Hebrew required; just your curiosity! Open to all, including those of different faith traditions.

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RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study
Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study

Have you ever yearned to study the Torah? Join this weekly (Zoom access available!) gathering to study the Torah portion of the week. Beginning with Genesis, we will work our way through the year, stopping weekly at each of the Torah portions. No familiarity of Hebrew required; just your curiosity! Open to all, including those of different faith traditions.

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Heschel Study Group
Nov
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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RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study
Nov
21
12:00 PM12:00

RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study

Have you ever yearned to study the Torah? Join this weekly (Zoom access available!) gathering to study the Torah portion of the week. Beginning with Genesis, we will work our way through the year, stopping weekly at each of the Torah portions. No familiarity of Hebrew required; just your curiosity! Open to all, including those of different faith traditions.

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RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study
Nov
28
12:00 PM12:00

RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study

Have you ever yearned to study the Torah? Join this weekly (Zoom access available!) gathering to study the Torah portion of the week. Beginning with Genesis, we will work our way through the year, stopping weekly at each of the Torah portions. No familiarity of Hebrew required; just your curiosity! Open to all, including those of different faith traditions.

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Our Chanukah Party!
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Our Chanukah Party!

Our first Chanukah party for grownups!  Saturday night, December 1st, at 7 pm. at the schul. 
We bring out light together in this darkest time of the year, welcoming the darkness and inviting the sunlight to return. Bring your menorahs for an epic candle lighting! Music by inner Fire District, who perform a compelling amalgam of Eastern-European folk, intricate originals, and songs of revolution. It was founded in Burlington in 2006, and its core sound features accordion, clarinet, drums, bass and guitar. Dancing!

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RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study
Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study

Have you ever yearned to study the Torah? Join this weekly (Zoom access available!) gathering to study the Torah portion of the week. Beginning with Genesis, we will work our way through the year, stopping weekly at each of the Torah portions. No familiarity of Hebrew required; just your curiosity! Open to all, including those of different faith traditions.

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RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study
Dec
12
12:00 PM12:00

RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study

Have you ever yearned to study the Torah? Join this weekly (Zoom access available!) gathering to study the Torah portion of the week. Beginning with Genesis, we will work our way through the year, stopping weekly at each of the Torah portions. No familiarity of Hebrew required; just your curiosity! Open to all, including those of different faith traditions.

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RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study
Dec
19
12:00 PM12:00

RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study

Have you ever yearned to study the Torah? Join this weekly (Zoom access available!) gathering to study the Torah portion of the week. Beginning with Genesis, we will work our way through the year, stopping weekly at each of the Torah portions. No familiarity of Hebrew required; just your curiosity! Open to all, including those of different faith traditions.

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Heschel Study Group
Dec
21
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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RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study
Dec
26
12:00 PM12:00

RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study

Have you ever yearned to study the Torah? Join this weekly (Zoom access available!) gathering to study the Torah portion of the week. Beginning with Genesis, we will work our way through the year, stopping weekly at each of the Torah portions. No familiarity of Hebrew required; just your curiosity! Open to all, including those of different faith traditions.

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Purim Masquerade Ball and Raucous Political Theater!
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Purim Masquerade Ball and Raucous Political Theater!

Saturday, March 23rd, 7 pm, at  Artsriot! Burlington's Purim Masquerade Ball and Political Theater w/dance and merriment!  Come celebrate 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. The evening will be filled with theater, dance, and strong spirits. There will be a cash bar with awesome live music! The Book of Esther was composed in 400 BCE when the Jews lived in Persia.  Since then, it is celebrated by the reading of text and costumes, political theater, and an excess of alcohol consumption. Get baby sitters for your kids now: this is a 21+ event!  $18/ticket.

 

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First Night Passover Seder! and it's Kabbalat Shabbat, too!!!
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

First Night Passover Seder! and it's Kabbalat Shabbat, too!!!

First night Passover Seder, Friday, April 19th, 6-8 pm at the synagogue, 168 Archibald Street. Join us in our third RhM community 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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Miriam's Well: a midrashic reading and writing workshop with Caryn Miriam-Goldberg
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Miriam's Well: a midrashic reading and writing workshop with Caryn Miriam-Goldberg

Wednesday, October 10th, 7 pm. Have you ever wanted to create midrash? Join Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus and Goddard College faculty member, for a special evening featuring a vibrant reading from her novel Miriam's Well: A Modern Day Exodus, about finding our purpose, place, and people. Additionally, through discussion and a welcoming and innovative writing prompt, we'll create our own Midrash, the Hebrew tradition of re-visioning sacred stories to find greater meaning, freedom, and authenticity for our lives and our community. Come listen, discuss, and journey into insights and inspirations found in re-storying your traditions and life.

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, 2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate, is the author of two dozen books, including, most recently Everyday Magic: A Field Guide to the Mundane and Miraculous (Meadowlark Press), and Following the Curve (Spartan Press), a collection of poetry.  www.CarynMirriamGoldberg.com

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 RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study
Oct
10
12:00 PM12:00

RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study

Have you ever yearned to study the Torah? Join this weekly (Zoom access available!) gathering to study the Torah portion of the week. Beginning with Genesis, we will work our way through the year, stopping weekly at each of the Torah portions. No familiarity of Hebrew required; just your curiosity! Open to all, including those of different faith traditions.

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Board of Trustees meeting
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Board of Trustees meeting

Everyone is encouraged to bring dairy/veggy snacks and drinks to share.

Agenda:

  1. 35 mins: The Building Group has requested 15 minutes to discuss building priorities including prep for High Holidays)  and costs and 10 minutes for a trip report., and 10 mins to clarify roles and responsibilities.

  2. 20 mins: Financial report from Alan.

  3. 20 mins: discuss confidentiality agreement

  4. Additional Items -TBD

  5. 40 mins: Exec Session: 30 mins Finalize the monthly pay agreement and back-pay amount with R. Jan. 10 mins Discuss committee membership issue.

  6. 10 mins: wrap up, assignments, next steps.

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Women's Torah group
Oct
9
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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RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study

Have you ever yearned to study the Torah? Join this weekly (Zoom access available!) gathering to study the Torah portion of the week. Beginning with Genesis, we will work our way through the year, stopping weekly at each of the Torah portions. No familiarity of Hebrew required; just your curiosity! Open to all, including those of different faith traditions.

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Women's Torah group
Oct
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. We meet at Rabbi Jan’s house.

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Simchat Torah: Joyful dance, joyful celebration with the Torah
Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

Simchat Torah: Joyful dance, joyful celebration with the Torah

Simchat Torah, Sunday, Sept. 30, 6 pm. Have you ever danced with a Torah??? Ruach haMaqom joins with Temple Sinai as we celebrate the unbroken circle of Torah together. Having reached the end of the scroll, we joyfully rewind the Torah and begin again to tell our ancient stories. Much music and merriment fills the evening, followed by a pot luck dinner.

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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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Kabbalat Shabbat in the Sukka!
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat in the Sukka!

Kabbalat Shabbat! Come sit in the Sukkah this week! Beginning at 6 pm, we gather to welcome in the Shabbat with a joyous service and amazing veggie pot luck. Libations in the sukkah and vegetarian pot luck make this evening so sweet! All seekers, Jewish and otherwise, are welcome. Why miss out?

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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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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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Heschel Study Group
Sep
21
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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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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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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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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Yom Kippur Youth Service
Sep
19
11:00 AM11:00

Yom Kippur Youth Service

Yom Kippur youth service, Sept. 19th, 11-12:30 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 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
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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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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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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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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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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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 Hashanah Youth Service
Sep
10
11:00 AM11:00

Rosh Hashanah Youth Service

Rosh Hashana youth service, Sept. 10th, 11-12:30 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 Yepeth-Perla of Roots and Trails. 

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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 the new Sailing Center on the Burlington waterfront. Joyful, spirited services, joining together traditional music with contemporary sacred song.  This year, we’re joined by amazing musicians to support our time together! Free parking for the day

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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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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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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
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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