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Beth Jacob Synagogue


Contact information - [email protected] or (802) 229-9429

For membership information please contact [email protected]

Mission Statement - Beth Jacob Synagogue is an inclusive congregation: we welcome young, old, newcomers, oldtimers, singles, families, and LGBTQ individuals. We are unaffiliated with any formal Jewish movement; our community provides support for a full range of Jewish life cycle events, religious education, and cultural experiences. Our community includes people who are observant and those who are just rediscovering their Jewish heritage.

Organization Description - For over a century we have been serving a diverse Jewish community in an atmosphere of mutual respect and acceptance. Since 1913, Beth Jacob has provided a house of celebration, of learning, and of assembly to its members. We aim to educate youths and adults, and to promote Jewish continuity in central Vermont.

Beth Jacob Synagogue usually has one Saturday Shabbat service, two Erev Shabbat services, and one "Three Blessings and a Potluck" dinner each month. Please check our website calendar for specific dates and times. Beth Jacob Synagogue offers Hebrew school that meets Sundays from 9:15am-12:00pm. We also sometimes offer family Havdalah and dinner and Kabbalat Shabbat services. Our teen youth group meets monthly. Please check our website calendar for specific dates and times. We have an active schedule of programs for adults throughout the year. Our beliefs and observance range from humanistic Judaism to traditional Judaism and everything in between. We are a lay-led congregation and are not affiliated with any movement.

For over a century Beth Jacob Synagogue has been serving a diverse Jewish community in an atmosphere of mutual respect and acceptance.. Today roughly 110 families are members. We offer activities for people of all ages, including holiday celebrations, musical performances, films, book discussions, speakers, meditation, and social action. Activities and events are coordinated by our programming director. We provide weekly Shabbat services (either Friday or Saturday) led by members of our community in a variety of styles. We run a Sunday morning Hebrew School and a monthly teen youth group. Everything happens in our new, light-filled building in a residential neighborhood in Montpelier. 



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