Selichot Service
Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

Selichot Service

Selichot with Temple Beth El Augusta

Saturday, September 21
5:30-7:00 pm
Vaughan Woods Homestead
2 Litchfield Road
Hallowell, ME 04347

Rabbi Vinikoor will be leading Selichot services at Temple Beth El in Augusta and you are invited to join in what looks to be a lovely program. Join us in beautiful Vaughan Woods and Homestead as we explore gratitude in preparation for the High Holidays. We will gather at 5:30 pm for an introduction to our theme of gratitude. People will then have an opportunity to do a meditative walk on the Homestead Grounds and Vaughan Woods as part of a group or individually. We will gather back together for harp music, a Selichot service, the sounding of the shofar and havdallah. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

RSVPs encouraged but not required: bethelaugusta@gmail.com

Directions:
This program is at the Homestead, not at Vaughan Woods. To get to the Homestead from downtown Hallowell go SOUTH on 2nd street. When you reach the end of the street (the corner of 2nd street and Litchfield Road) you will see a long driveway and a sign for the homestead. Drive down the driveway and park in the field to the right of the road. Accessible parking is available closer to the Homestead. Continue down the road a little further and it will be in front of you.

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Rosh Hashanah Service
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

Rosh Hashanah Service

5:00 pm                             
Erev Rosh Hashanah Service with Bowdoin Hillel
Led by Rabbi Vinikoor
Followed by Apples & Honey
Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall, Bowdoin College

6:30 pm                 
Catered Dinner at Bowdoin College, RSVP Required

Directions:
Daggett Lounge/Thorne Hall is number 68 on the map and located at B10
https://www.bowdoin.edu/about/campus-location/maps/Campus_Map_Oct_2018.pdf

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Rosh Hashannah Service
Sep
30
9:30 AM09:30

Rosh Hashannah Service

First Day of Rosh Hashanah

9:30 am                             
Rosh Hashanah Service
Led by Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor
Synagogue

12:30 pm               
Community Potluck Luncheon
Minnie Brown Center

1:30 pm                 
Tashlich at the Waterfront

4:00 pm                 
Family Service
Led by Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor
Minnie Brown Center

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Yom Kippur Service
Oct
9
9:00 AM09:00

Yom Kippur Service

9:30 am                       
Yom Kippur Morning Service
Led by Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor
Synagogue

12:30 pm               
Yizkor Service
Synagogue 

1:00 pm                 
Afternoon Break

4:00 pm                             
Family Service
Led by Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor
Minnie Brown Center

5:00 pm                
Mincha and Neila Services
Led by Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor
Synagogue

6:30 pm               
Shofar Blowing and Havdalah
Followed by Potluck Break-Fast
Synagogue

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Adult Hebrew Class
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Hebrew Class

At the Synagogue

Are you new to reading Hebrew in the prayer book or do want to brush up on your Hebrew reading skills? If so, this is the class for you! This multi-session class will help you improve your Hebrew reading skills and enable you to participate more fully in prayer services and Jewish ritual and culture life. All are welcome!

For more questions or to reserve your spot in the class contact Rabbi Vinikoor at rabbivinikoor@gmail.com

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Adult Hebrew Class
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Hebrew Class

At the Synagogue

Are you new to reading Hebrew in the prayer book or do want to brush up on your Hebrew reading skills? If so, this is the class for you! This multi-session class will help you improve your Hebrew reading skills and enable you to participate more fully in prayer services and Jewish ritual and culture life. All are welcome!

For more questions or to reserve your spot in the class contact Rabbi Vinikoor at rabbivinikoor@gmail.com

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Adult Hebrew Class
Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Hebrew Class

At the Synagogue

Are you new to reading Hebrew in the prayer book or do want to brush up on your Hebrew reading skills? If so, this is the class for you! This multi-session class will help you improve your Hebrew reading skills and enable you to participate more fully in prayer services and Jewish ritual and culture life. All are welcome!

For more questions or to reserve your spot in the class contact Rabbi Vinikoor at rabbivinikoor@gmail.com

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Adult Hebrew Class
Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Hebrew Class

At the Synagogue

Are you new to reading Hebrew in the prayer book or do want to brush up on your Hebrew reading skills? If so, this is the class for you! This multi-session class will help you improve your Hebrew reading skills and enable you to participate more fully in prayer services and Jewish ritual and culture life. All are welcome!

For more questions or to reserve your spot in the class contact Rabbi Vinikoor at rabbivinikoor@gmail.com

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Adult Hebrew Class
Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Hebrew Class

At the Synagogue

Are you new to reading Hebrew in the prayer book or do want to brush up on your Hebrew reading skills? If so, this is the class for you! This multi-session class will help you improve your Hebrew reading skills and enable you to participate more fully in prayer services and Jewish ritual and culture life. All are welcome!

For more questions or to reserve your spot in the class contact Rabbi Vinikoor at rabbivinikoor@gmail.com

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 Adult Hebrew Class
Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Hebrew Class

At the Synagogue

Are you new to reading Hebrew in the prayer book or do want to brush up on your Hebrew reading skills? If so, this is the class for you! This multi-session class will help you improve your Hebrew reading skills and enable you to participate more fully in prayer services and Jewish ritual and culture life. All are welcome!

For more questions or to reserve your spot in the class contact Rabbi Vinikoor at rabbivinikoor@gmail.com

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Adult Hebrew Class
Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Hebrew Class

At the Synagogue

Are you new to reading Hebrew in the prayer book or do want to brush up on your Hebrew reading skills? If so, this is the class for you! This multi-session class will help you improve your Hebrew reading skills and enable you to participate more fully in prayer services and Jewish ritual and culture life. All are welcome!

For more questions or to reserve your spot in the class contact Rabbi Vinikoor at rabbivinikoor@gmail.com

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Adult Hebrew Class
Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Hebrew Class

At the Synagogue

Are you new to reading Hebrew in the prayer book or do want to brush up on your Hebrew reading skills? If so, this is the class for you! This multi-session class will help you improve your Hebrew reading skills and enable you to participate more fully in prayer services and Jewish ritual and culture life. All are welcome!

For more questions or to reserve your spot in the class contact Rabbi Vinikoor at rabbivinikoor@gmail.com

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Adult Hebrew Class
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Hebrew Class

At the Synagogue

Are you new to reading Hebrew in the prayer book or do want to brush up on your Hebrew reading skills? If so, this is the class for you! This multi-session class will help you improve your Hebrew reading skills and enable you to participate more fully in prayer services and Jewish ritual and culture life. All are welcome!

For more questions or to reserve your spot in the class contact Rabbi Vinikoor at rabbivinikoor@gmail.com

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Adult Hebrew Class
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Hebrew Class

At the Synagogue

Are you new to reading Hebrew in the prayer book or do want to brush up on your Hebrew reading skills? If so, this is the class for you! This multi-session class will help you improve your Hebrew reading skills and enable you to participate more fully in prayer services and Jewish ritual and culture life. All are welcome!

For more questions or to reserve your spot in the class contact Rabbi Vinikoor at rabbivinikoor@gmail.com

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Adult Hebrew Class
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Hebrew Class

At the Synagogue

Are you new to reading Hebrew in the prayer book or do want to brush up on your Hebrew reading skills? If so, this is the class for you! This multi-session class will help you improve your Hebrew reading skills and enable you to participate more fully in prayer services and Jewish ritual and culture life. All are welcome!

For more questions or to reserve your spot in the class contact Rabbi Vinikoor at rabbivinikoor@gmail.com

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Clean Up Day
Sep
15
9:30 AM09:30

Clean Up Day

We need your help before the High Holidays, so we can "spruce-up" our facilities while continuing to foster our deep sense of community with some minor cleaning, and maintenance.  Don't worry!  All we ask is a few hours volunteering at whatever capacity you are comfortable or able. Just come and be a part of it.  Many hands will make a nice productive day together in support of Beth Israel Congregation facilities.  There will not be a rain date.

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Speaker: Annie Schneiderman Valliere
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker: Annie Schneiderman Valliere

Minnie Brown Center

Annie Schneiderman Valliere has been a psychotherapist and middle school social worker for over thirty years. Besides being a grand-niece of prominent labor organizer Rose Schneiderman (1882-1972), her research and writing of Rose’s story has brought the attention of biographers, librarians and historians who wish to see a book about Rose for young people. In 2006, Annie was awarded the Eichelberger-Linzer Grant to do research in the FDR Library at Hyde Park. The award included funds as well as a request to provide the FDR Library with the copy of the book once it is published.

Annie has been invited to speak at the Jewish Women’s Archives and presented a talk on Rose to the Roosevelt House in New York in 2015. She has presented Schneiderman’s life to high school and college history classes, the Southport Historical Society, Thornton Oaks Independent Living, Temple Beth El in Augusta, the Conference on Frances Perkins and the Progressive and New Deal Eras in Portland, Maine in 2009, and a talk at the Maine Department of Labor during the same year. In July, Annie spoke at a tea in the Washington, D.C. area and in November she will be speaking at the Maine State Museum in honor of the suffrage centennial.

Annie includes in her presentation, audio of Rose speaking, music, a slide show and discussion. Annie has published three articles in the Oxford History of Business and Labor, 2013: Rose Schneiderman, The Triangle Fire and The Uprising of the Twenty Thousand. In 2016 she published an article for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association entitled, Rose Schneiderman. Annie is hoping to find an agent and publisher within the year. She lives in Woolwich, Maine with her husband and two cats. Annie has three grown children and ten grandchildren.

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God for Grown-Ups: A Book-signing & Talk with Rabbi Simeon J. Maslin
Aug
14
7:30 PM19:30

God for Grown-Ups: A Book-signing & Talk with Rabbi Simeon J. Maslin

Synagogue

Join Rabbi Simeon J. Maslin for a book signing and talk based on his recently published book God for Grownups: a Jewish Perspective.

Rabbi Maslin has served in major rabbinic pulpits for half a century and is the author of several books and numerous articles. While he lives in Philadelphia, he has been summering here in Harpswell, Maine for 20 years!

Books will be available for purchase at the signing. Dessert to follow the talk. RSVP not required but suggested.

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Adult Learning Class
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Adult Learning Class

Waves of the Mikveh Part 2

Led by student-rabbi Lily Solochek

The mikveh (Jewish ritual pool) has been used for millennia to mark moments of transition and spiritual renewal. Come explore this ritual, learn about the mikveh, and discover ways it can transform moments of our lives today.

Minnie Brown Center

 

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