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Spiritual Life

Religious Services

We offer a full complement of religious services, from daily minyan to Shabbat and Festival worship. Families and children are welcomed and encouraged to attend!  Details are below.

See our current week and monthly calendars for dates/times of all our services.

First time visitors are welcome to attend a service! Check out the calendar and contact us to make arrangements.

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Friday Night Shabbat Services

Our Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service is joyous and participatory. All present are encouraged to participate in meaningful liturgical songs and prayer as we welcome Shabbat.

Special Friday night offerings include:

  • Musical Shabbat services with guest Vermont musicians
  • Annual HAIS Refugee Shabbat
  • Martin Luther King Shabbat
  • Pot luck meals with selected services 

 

Shabbat Morning Services

Our Shabbat morning service is traditional egalitarian with new melodies and kavannot (spiritual intentions) introduced and incorporated.

Following services, pending covid regulations, everyone is invited to join us for Kiddush – often a lunch donated by synagogue members or b mitzvah families, where all are welcome. Saturday morning services begin at 9:15 AM.

Weekly Torah Study 8:30 am
Weekly Shabbat morning service 9:15 am

Hallelu Shabbat Morning Service

A monthly Shabbat morning service, a joyous musical service blending contemporary and traditional prayer. Contemplative, Meaning Seeking, Poetic, Participatory – seating in the round, Spiritual Intentions, Singing.  May take place in the yurt in our warmer months.

Tot Shabbat

Come sing, clap, and dance your way into Shabbat with your baby, toddler, or preschooler! One Shabbat a month, children and their grownups gather for a gentle introduction to the music and concepts of Shabbat, followed by challah, juice, and a vegetarian potluck (pending our covid regulations). We also offer an occasional Havdalah celebration. Traditional songs and prayers are interspersed with lively, kid-centered tunes that might have you making (imaginary) chicken soup one week or welcoming a dinosaur to Shabbat the next! Story time is always included. No prior knowledge of Hebrew or Shabbat prayers needed, so come join the fun!

Click here to be added to the Tot Shabbat email list.

Young Families / Tot Shabbat Calendar

 

Evening Minyan

Ohavi Zedek offers regular minyan services to meet the worship needs of our community and especially to aid those members of our community who are reciting Kaddish (memorial prayer) in memory of a recently deceased loved one or on a Yahrzeit (anniversary of death on the Jewish calendar.)

Minyan Services are held Sunday-Thursday evenings at 7PM on zoom only. Ohavi Zedek’s minyan is traditional and egalitarian.

Website / Zoom Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88249365819?

Supporting Each Other At Times of Illness and Loss

This is one of the most important functions we provide for each other as a community. In addition, we share healing prayers as needed.  We encourage all of our members to participate in evening minyan whenever they can so that we make a minyan (10 Jews over age 13).

If you are planning to recite Kaddish for a Yahrzeit, please contact Basha Brody in advance so we can do our best to assure a Minyan.

 

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