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Beth El St. Johnsbury

Contact Information - For information contact [email protected] or 802-748-5683

Mission Statement - Beth El seeks to be a dedicated center for religious, spiritual, cultural, and educational practices for Jewish people and their families, encompassing a diversity of denominations and backgrounds, for those living in the NEK of Vermont and surrounding areas.

Organization Description - Beth El envisions and strives to be a vibrant center for Jewish prayer and spiritual life, accepting a wide range of Jewish practices and traditions within a community that is hospitable, friendly, spirited, generous, and joyful. We envision a synagogue that includes not only prayer life, but in addition, gives the community a variety of opportunities to learn and to be together through study and discussion groups, classes and workshops, Jewish holiday celebrations, fundraisers, speakers and musical events, as well as continuing to foster good relationships with the interfaith community. We wish to be a community filled with roach and Jewish spirit, always moving in the direction of being most welcoming with friendship, inclusivity, creativity, and cordiality.

Beth El is a Jewish community serving approximately 60 families.  We gather for Shabbat services, special occasions and holidays. Our services are a blend of Jewish traditions reflecting the diversity of our membership, including interfaith couples.

Most of our work is performed by our members on a volunteer basis.  We have Hebrew School for our children, and children’s services. We are also involved in tzedakah projects and the local interfaith group.

We bring in a cantor for High Holidays and other events.




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PJ Our Way offers the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes to kids ages 8½-11 – books that they choose themselves!
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Every month, from the 1st – 10th, kids visit this website to choose a book from a selection of four high-quality titles that have been reviewed by a panel of PJ educators, parents, and kids. That's 12 free books a year! To make the choice easier, every title offered comes with a synopsis and author bios, ratings and reviews, and video trailers. Kids can also take polls and quizzes, participate in monthly interviews and challenges, and comment on blog posts.
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On the Parent Blog, parents are invited to read about each book and find suggestions for family conversations. These blog posts give parents tools to help children make book choices that are appropriate for them.
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The PJ Our Way website is a safe place where kids can choose books, write reviews, and share ideas with others from around the country. All content on the website is moderated by PJ educators.
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Every fall, members of PJ Our Way may apply to be part of our national Design Team. Design Team members have early access to PJ Our Way books and create videos and reviews for the website. To become more involved with writing reviews and blogs, connect with us at [email protected]
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