Kabbalat Shabbat
Feb
22
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 Circle for Female Beings
Mar
3
5:30 PM17:30

Rosh Chodesh Circle for Female Beings

Monthly Rosh Chodesh Circle for Female Beings
 A general structure of circle casting, introductions, chants, prayers, teachings, experiential activities, sharing, discussion, reflection, and closing will be followed each month with rotating facilitators as the circle evolves.  Please bring donations to help RHMQ pay for heat and lights. This circle is for all who identify as a female.  hosted by Roots and Trails & Congregation Ruach haMaqom. 

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Kabbalat Shabbat
Mar
8
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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 Kabbalat Shabbat
Mar
22
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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Purim Masquerade Ball and Raucous Political Theater!
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Purim Masquerade Ball and Raucous Political Theater!

PURIM TICKETS Saturday, March 23rd, 7 pm 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. This will be a BYOB event with awesome live, dance-able 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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Moving into Torah: exploring Torah through movement
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Moving into Torah: exploring Torah through movement

Moving into Torah: exploring Torah through movement. Have you ever had difficulty ‘entering text’? Using simple improvisational dance techniques, we will move our way through this amazing portal that will reveal new insights about our text of the day. No dance experience necessary! Wear comfortable clothes. Questions? Contact Rabbi Jan at rabbijan@ruachhamaqom.org or 802-356-1668

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 Kabbalat Shabbat
Feb
8
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 Circle for Female Beings
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Rosh Chodesh Circle for Female Beings

Monthly Rosh Chodesh Circle for Female Beings
 A general structure of circle casting, introductions, chants, prayers, teachings, experiential activities, sharing, discussion, reflection, and closing will be followed each month with rotating facilitators as the circle evolves.  Please bring donations to help RHMQ pay for heat and lights. This circle is for all who identify as a female.  hosted by Roots and Trails & Congregation Ruach haMaqom. 

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 Kabbalat Shabbat
Jan
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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Heschel Study Group
Jan
25
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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Tu B'shvat Blessing Way: a walk with the trees
Jan
21
5:00 PM17:00

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

Tu B'Shevat, the New year for the Trees. Monday, January 21st, 5:00 - 7:00 pm . You are invited to a Tu B'Shevat blessing way. Journey to listen to and bless the trees on the eve of Tu B'Shevat, one of the spiritual new years in the Jewish calendar. Kohenet Yepeth Perla will lead us in a conscious wander to offer to, sit with, and learn in partnership with the trees in our soul's neighborhood. Rabbi Jan will then lead us into the synagogue for a mini mystical seder of blessing, based on the Kabbalistic 4 worlds model represented by different fruits, guiding us so we can better tend to the earth and refine ourselves. Meet outside the synagogue on time and be dressed warmly with headlamp or flashlight, ready to journey outside amidst nearby tree friends. Hosted by Roots and Trails and Ruach haMaqom. Donations Welcome.

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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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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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Kabbalat Shabbat
Dec
14
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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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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Board of Trustees meeting: December 2018
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Board of Trustees meeting: December 2018

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

Agenda:

  1. Opening ceremony (R Jan) - 5 min

  2. Approve minutes - 5 min

  3. Review prior meeting action items. - 10 min

  4. Report from R. Jan - 10 min

  5. Discuss synagogue security (Shanna) - 10 min

  6. Preliminary 2019 budget (Alan) - 10 min

  7. Goals, purpose, vision, and mission of the congregation. (Alan, Shanna, Jen) - 20 min

  8. Report from Building Community (Michael, Gordon) - 20 min

  9. Discuss formal Conflict of Interest policy (see email)  (Loredo) - 5 min

  10. Exec session to discuss Rabbi contract (if needed) - 15 min

  11. New Business - 5 min

  12. Review & assign new action items - 10 min

  13. Adjournment

Email-based decisions that occurred between meetings:

  1. Authorized building committee to proceed with Str Engineering assessment.

  2. Approved Board liability insurance increase to $1 million for $134/yr

Note: New secured high-speed WIFI is available at the synagogue.  So you can bring your laptops to the meetings.

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Jewish Communities of Vermont Chanukah Party at Zenbarn
Dec
8
5:30 PM17:30

Jewish Communities of Vermont Chanukah Party at Zenbarn

Vermont’s Jewish communities’ Hanukkah party at , ZenBarn in Waterbury.  The night features a delicious holiday buffet, a community menorah-lighting ceremony. Following the meal there will be a world-class Klezmer band, Klezwoods.   This year, part of the proceeds from the night will support the emergency fuel assistance program at Capstone Community Action, a program that partners with local fuel dealers to provide emergency support to those in dire need to stay warm through the winter.  Join in as we eat, drink, schmooze, and dance the night away. Doors at 5:30pm. Hanukkah Buffet served from 6-8pm. 21+. $45 includes dinner and the show!

Tickets now available here 

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Monthly Rosh Chodesh Circle for Female Beings
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Monthly Rosh Chodesh Circle for Female Beings

Monthly Rosh Chodesh Circle for Female Beings
 A general structure of circle casting, introductions, chants, prayers, teachings, experiential activities, sharing, discussion, reflection, and closing will be followed each month with rotating facilitators as the circle evolves.  Please bring donations to help RHMQ pay for heat and lights. This circle is for all who identify as a female.  hosted by Roots and Trails & Congregation Ruach haMaqom. 

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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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April Ossmann and Nancy Kilgore
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

April Ossmann and Nancy Kilgore

A reading of Poetry and fiction by April Ossmann and Nancy Kilgore. April Ossmann will read from her latest book of poetry, Event Boundaries (Four Way Books, 2017), a 2018 Vermont Book Award finalist. Former Executive Director of Alice James Books, Ossmann is an independent poetry editor, and recipient of a Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant.

Nancy Kilgore, winner of the Vermont Writers Prize, will read from her latest novel, Wild Mountain (Green Writers Press, 2017). Formerly a parish pastor, Nancy has been a pastoral psychotherapist for over twenty years, and leads workshops on writing and spirituality. Kilgore is a recipient of a Book of the Year Award from ForeWord Reviews. Seven Days called her work “vibrant…evocative…treads the same territory as Alice Munro.”

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Our Chanukah Party! kids first, then grownups!
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Our Chanukah Party! kids first, then grownups!

Chanukah!  Saturday night, December 1st, at 7 pm. at the schul.  5-7pm, for kids and families and everyone. We’ll have the supplies to make hanukiot/menorahs, and share a veggie pot luck dinner. At 7 pm, we bring out light together in this darkest time of the year, welcoming the darkness and inviting the sunlight to return, with 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! Merriment!

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RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study
Nov
28
to Nov 29

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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Kabbalat Shabbat: Full-on Gratitude!
Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

Kabbalat Shabbat: Full-on Gratitude!

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. Bring your vegetarian leftovers and out of town guests for this special evening. All seekers, Jewish and otherwise, are welcome. Why miss out?

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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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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
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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