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  • Chavurah Upcoming Events


    Click here for more info on fun and exciting upcoming events!
  • Israel & Gaza


    As the situation in Israel and Gaza continues to evolve, we would like to share some resources with our community. Please click here to find links to media resources and for information on what you can do to support our brothers and sisters in Israel.
  • OZ Kitchen Shower


    Click here for more info on the OZ gift registry for the new kitchen!
  • Minyan Survey


    The Religious Committee is evaluating whether changing the time of OZ's daily services will help increase attendance. Please click here for a short survey.
     
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About OZ

An Inclusive and Diverse Jewish Community

Vermont's oldest and largest Jewish congregation, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue (or OZ) was founded in 1885 by 18 Jewish immigrants from Lithuania. Today we are a community of about 375 families. Our vibrant, egalitarian and inclusive congregation is committed to embracing tradition while actively participating in our changing Jewish world. Our membership consists of individuals and families from every liberal Jewish background: Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist and Renewal. We are a kehilla (a sacred community) where everyone is welcome, including intermarried and LGBTQ families. Whether your interest in Judaism is religious, social, educational, or simply about Tikkun Olam (Ohavi Zedek means "lovers of justice") you will find a home at OZ. We embrace our diversity as our greatest strength.

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Hebrew School & Adult Ed

Home1From the children's voices emanating from our Hebrew School, to a Bar or Bat Mitzvah practicing his or her Haftarah, to the shared insights of adults studying Torah with our rabbis, Ohavi Zedek is filled with the sounds of its children and members immersed in the educational programs we offer. Our children have the opportunity to participate in Hebrew School (grades K through 7), Hebrew Chai School (grades 8 through 12) and Young Judaea (grades 3 through 12), all excellent and enriching programs where they can explore who they are as Jews as well as learn Hebrew, and explore Jewish traditions, holidays and culture. And learning isn't just for kids, we have an exciting and engaging Adult Education program every Fall and Spring.

 

THE LOST SHUL MURAL

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More Events

Membership

oz blue starWe invite you to learn more about our community by coming to synagogue events and services. Our Friday evening service, which begins at 6:00pm and usually lasts less than an hour, is a joyous and musical welcoming of Shabbat. It is casual and child-friendly. Following the service, there is a vegetarian pot-luck Shabbat dinner at the home of Rabbi Jan and her rebbitzmon, Loredo. Hope you can join us this Friday night, and EVERY Friday night! Kabbalat Shabbat at OZ is a great way to be introduced to our community. Or check out our events page for another exciting activity to become involved.


 

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