This is a new initiative at Beth El, formed with the goal of bringing together different parts of our Jewish community- longtime members, new families to the area, those with ties to Beth El and those without- to create meaningful connections across generations. Our focus is exploring Jewish holidays through a variety of activities, led by different members of the group. Thank you to Jewish Communities of Vermont and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation for supporting this initiative. To get involved, please contact email@example.com.
We gather for lay-led services once a month, and a family Shabbat potluck dinner once a month.
Details for Shabbat events are sent via our email list- to sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The board meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. on zoom. All members are welcome to attend. To request a link, please email email@example.com.
Translating Torah text, learning prayers and liturgy, experiencing Shabbat and other holidays, being in solidarity with other VT Jewish communities, and taking private study opportunities such as preparing for B'nai Mitzvah --our religious school programs are engaging both in the class room and beyond. We currently have two different classes- one for younger students that meets at Beth El twice a month, and one on zoom that meets weekly on Sunday mornings for older students.
Kehillat Chesed supports and acknowledges congregants in good and difficult times.
~~For life events (birth, retirements, deaths).
~~To host others who might be alone for Shabbat or holidays.
~~For special occasions: birthday, graduation, or honor coming to you, family, or friends.
Our Jewish community has a section in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in St. Johnsbury. The landscaped parcel has over 100 plots. It was established in 1988. Engraved commemorative bricks are also available. Permission for burial and requests for bricks are made through the Synagogue.