Saturday, October 6, 2007

Calendar of Events

Havdalah AGSteve Voldman blowing the Shofar with Cantor Stu Robinson

Photos taken at Ahavath Gerim, compliments from Al Frank & Lorin Duckman.

Have an announcement, let us know and we will post it!

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Our Burlington VT chapter of Hadassah now has a website. We are online at:

For every occasion
Think Hadassah
Honor, thank, commemorate, remember

HADASSAH certificates:
Mazeltov, condolence (in memory of),
Bar/bat mitzvah, Hospital Tower building.
Hadassah/JNF certificates: to plant a tree in Israel and (new) help build water projects.
(Please, no calls on Shabbat)
(802) 241-4181—

BUY beautiful greeting cards
Baby, birthday, bar/bat mitzvah,
anniversary, get well, sympathy
(802) 888-5706—

Proceeds benefit Hadassah’s health and education programs in the US – and in Israel, equip their hospitals and fund all research and scientific work.
Burlington, VT Chapter of Hadassah

Please accept this invitation to a
43 Pinnacle Drive, So. Burlington

Sunday, April 1st at 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker – Dr. ROBERT MAYER
Robert Mayer is an Associate Professor at Champlain College, where he teaches in the general education or Core division. He holds a Ph.D. in History and a MA in Foreign Affairs, and has experience in systems analysis, journalism, and education among other things.
He lives in Jericho with his wife Cindy and his two dogs, Eleanor and Beowulf.

"Dance With the Devil:
Waltz with Bashir and Israel's Lebanon Misadventure."
Bob will discuss this animated award-winning documentary in which an Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct
his own memories of his term of service during that conflict.

Tea, sandwiches, and delicious desserts by Barbara.

Donation: $18.00
Please call early to make your reservation as seating is limited!
Send your check, made out to Hadassah, to either:
Shirley Rutstein (802) 862-2081 - 399 North St., Burlington, VT 05401
or Annette Lazarus (802) 388-7113 – 3 North St., Middlebury, VT 05753
Hadassah has pleasure in inviting you to a special event!

Presenting a DANCE WORKSHOP followed by a CONCERT
Temple Sinai – 500 Swift St., So. Burlington, VT
Sunday, May 6th, 2012

The Wholesale Klezmer Band has, since 1982, performed both in the traditional context of providing music and dance leadership for Jewish weddings and other simkhas, on the concert stage and at school and college educational programs. Credits include performances and workshops at the Conference on Judaism in Rural New England, Conference for the Advancement of Jewish Education, the New England Festival of Folk Arts (NEFFA), a Celebration of Folk Music for the 100th anniversary of Carnegie Hall hosted by Pete Seeger, and at the Inauguration of President Clinton. Their repertoire includes music for dance, traditional Yiddish folk songs, and Yiddish theater and vaudeville songs, including original compositions.

DANCE WORKSHOP - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
How to Dance at a Jewish Wedding
CONCERT - 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Joyful music for listening/dancing

General Admission: Concert: $25
Dance Workshop: $15 Concert & Workshop: $36

Admission for Students (12 and over):
Concert: $15 - Dance Workshop: $10Concert & Workshop: $20 ____________________________________________

Have an event, let us know and we will post it.

First Saturday of the Month at 9:15 am at Ahavath Gerim Synagogue unless otherwise noted

Here is the Pesach Service Schedule : Services were held for Shaabat Ha Gadol this past week.
4/7/ - 12- 9:00--1st Day Pesach-- Shabbat

4/8/- 12-9:00 2nd Day Pesach-- Sunday-Song of Songs,Start Omer Count for Shavuoth

4/14/-12- 9:00 Last Day Pesach-- Shabbat--Yizkor--If you are a Chevre Kedusha Member please let Alleyn know so we can give you an Aliyah.Our Minhag will be to make sure the Chevre Kedusha is honored during Services on the Festivals and Yom Kippur when Yizkor is observed by AG.
Any other comments and/or suggestions are encouraged with the goal to make our Services enjoyable for those attending Services.

Take Care. B'Shalom/Chag Samaech/Stu

Next Service - Sat, 4 February 2012 9:15am. The service will conclude with a kiddish.

Future Services
Sat, 3 March 2011 - 9:15am
Sat, 7 April 2011 - 915am
Sat, 5 May 2011 - 9:15am
Sat, 2 June 2011 - 9:15am
Sat, 7 July 2011 - 9:15am
Sat, 4 August 2011 - 9:15am
Sat, 1 September 2011 - 9:15am
Sat, 6 October 2011 - 9:15am
Sat, 3 November 2011 - 9:15am
Sat, 1 December 2011 - 9:15am

5773 High Holiday Service Schedule - Members and non-members are welcomed.

Erev Rosh Hashanah – 6:00 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah I – 9:00a.m. and will conclude 12-12:30p.m. We'll do Tashlich by the Lake or stream. Bring bread and your Shofar.

Rosh Hashanah II – 9:00a.m. and will conclude 12-12:30p.m.

Shabbas Shuvah - 9:15am

Erev Yom Kipper (Kol Nidre) – 6:00 p.m

Yom Kipper - 9:00am and will conclude morning portion between 12-12:30pm. Services will resume with Mincha-Torah reading and Jonah between 5-5:15pm.

Other Holiday ServicesErev Sukkot – 6:00pm

1st Intermediary Day of Sukkot - 9:15am

Shmini Atzeret - 6:00pm

Simchat Torah – 6:00pm

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Ahavath Gerim History

Built in 1885, the Ahavath Gerim Synagogue became a part of the Jewish population that settled near North Street between 1880 and 1920. In 1880, the number of Lithuanian Jews who had arrived in the United States was about 5,000, and by 1882, this number had leaped to 81,000. The pace of emigration continued and by 1907, 260,000 Jews had emigrated most of whom were Russian and Polish. Most Jews stayed in New York City and other large cities, but Burlington received a high number as well. By 1887, enough Jews had settled in Burlington's North End, that they were able erect the Ohavi Zedek Synagogue (now know as Ahavath Gerim) at the intersection of Hyde and Archibald Streets, and soon after, in 1889, the Chi Adam Synagogue on Hyde Street and in 1908, the Ahavath Gerim Synagogue on Archibald Street. (Today, Ahavath Gerim Synagogue is the oldest known Jewish building of worship in Vermont and is listed on both the State and National Historic Registries.) The 1890 census listed Burlington's population as 14,590, one percent (160) of whom were listed Jewish. The 1910 U.S. Census listed Burlington's population as 20,468, four percent (920) of whom were Russian Jews. As Eastern Europeans, these Jews were orthodox in their beliefs, as well as in their preservation of the Yiddish language.

Virtual Tour of Ahavath Gerim

Donations to the Synagogue can be made to:
Ahavath Gerim Synagogue
PO Box 5194

Burlington, Vermont 05402-5194


Membership Information:
Ahavath Gerim Synagogue
PO Box 5194
Burlington, Vermont 05402-5194
Phone Number: (802) 862-3001
or Alleyn Solomon (President) at -

Ahavath Gerim Synagogue

Ahavath Gerim Synagogue is located in Burlington, VT at 168 Archibald Street P.O. Box 5194 Burlington, Vermont 05402.
The Ahavath Gerim Congregation is a traditional conservative non-political egalitarian congregation that promotes the role of the Jewish life to perform mitzvot encompassing ethical behavior, spirituality, Judaic learning, and ritual observance.
We seek to create, develop and disseminate educational, religious and tikun olam (תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place / Jewish values) programming to meet the needs of our congregation and their members.
We work to promote, nurture and foster a vibrant Conservative congregation.
We are dedicated to strengthening the connections between Conservative Jews, the Jewish People and the State of Israel.
Ahavath Gerim Cemetery -
As a member of Ahavath Gerim you are entitled to a burial site at the Ahavath Gerim Cemetery located on Patchen Road -opposite side of street to Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery. Ahavath Gerim also has a Chevra Kadisha (Jewish burial society) for your time of need. For more information, please contact Summer (Shimey) Cohen c/o Bouchard & Pritchard at 802-862-2851. Cell 802-343-7271.
Alleyn Solomon (President) -
Chaim Lodish (Vice President) - chaim at lodish dot com
Al Frank (Secretary) –