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August 17, 2017
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: August 17, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Garden Committee Meeting
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: August 17, 2017 - 7:30 pm
August 18, 2017
Funeral Service for Geraldine G. Wolf
Starts: 3:00 pm
Ends: August 18, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Bet Ha'am Open House Dinner and Shabbat Service
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: August 18, 2017 - 9:00 pm
Description: Join us for an Open House Dinner and Shabbat Service at Congregation Bet Ha'am on Friday, August 18. Dinner will begin at 6:30 PM. The Shabbat service will begin at 7:30 PM. There is no cost to attend.

If you're new to the area, new to the community, or know someone who might be interested in learning more about Bet Ha'am and the larger Jewish community in Southern Maine, please join us for an open house dinner and service. It's a great opportunity to learn more about our amazing community and meet some wonderful people. Please RSVP to Benjamin Goreilck, benjamin@bethaam.org.
A Music Filled Shabbat of Hope and Peace
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: August 18, 2017 - 9:00 pm
Description: This Shabbat, at our Friday night service at 7:30 pm, we will worship together with songs of hope and peace. We will sing together and raise our voices in prayer so that this Shabbat feels more like the World to Come and when it ends, we can put our feet to the ground and reclaim the work of healing our world. Please join Sharon Newman and me, along with your Bet Ha'am community as we heal our souls and reignite our obligation to act.
August 19, 2017
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: August 19, 2017 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service with Bar Mitzvah
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: August 19, 2017 - 12:00 pm
August 20, 2017
Escape Room
Starts: 11:30 am
Ends: August 20, 2017 - 12:30 pm
August 21, 2017
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: August 22, 2017 - 12:00 am
August 23, 2017
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: August 23, 2017 - 8:00 am
August 24, 2017
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: August 24, 2017 - 1:00 pm
August 25, 2017
Shabbat Service
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: August 25, 2017 - 9:00 pm
August 26, 2017
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: August 26, 2017 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: August 26, 2017 - 12:00 pm
August 27, 2017
Sea Dogs Baseball
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: August 27, 2017 - 3:30 pm
August 28, 2017
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: August 29, 2017 - 12:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: August 28, 2017 - 8:30 pm
August 30, 2017
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: August 30, 2017 - 8:00 am
August 31, 2017
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: August 31, 2017 - 1:00 pm
September 1, 2017
Shabbat Service
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: September 1, 2017 - 9:00 pm
September 2, 2017
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: September 2, 2017 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: September 2, 2017 - 12:00 pm
September 4, 2017
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: September 5, 2017 - 12:00 am
September 5, 2017
Executive Committee
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: September 5, 2017 - 6:30 pm
September 6, 2017
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: September 6, 2017 - 8:00 am
September 7, 2017
Library Committee Meeting
Starts: 10:30 am
Ends: September 7, 2017 - 11:30 am
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: September 7, 2017 - 1:00 pm
September 8, 2017
Pizza Dinner by Donation
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: September 8, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Contemplative Shabbat Worsip
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: September 8, 2017 - 6:30 pm
Description: Please Join us from 5:30 to 6:30 PM as Jane Sloven, Sharon Newman, and Joseph Py lead us in welcoming Shabbat. Our worship is best described as contemplative, meditative, or transformational — and it combines styles of prayer rooted in both the Modern Reform and Jewish Renewal movements.

With familiar Friday evening prayers set to beautiful melodies, wordless melodies called niggunim, and short periods of silence between prayers, this service offers the opportunity to sink deeply into the serenity of Shabbat. Sharon plays guitar and leads us in song; Jane leads us into silent prayer; and Joe and Sharon co-lead a Kabbalistic Kirtan version of Dodi Li in which Joe plays the djembe (an African drum). We close with the joyful Shlomo Carlebach melody of Pitchu Li.
Shabbat Family Service
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: September 8, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Description: All are welcome to join Congregation Bet Ha'am for pizza and our monthly Family Shabbat service. Pizza dinner (by donation) begins at 5:30 PM. The service begins at 6:00 PM. Please stay after the service for a festive Oneg.

Additional Family Shabbat service dates for the 2017-18 school year include:
October 13, 2017
November 10, 2017
December 15, 2017 (Light Up the Night Chanukah Celebration)
January 12, 2018
February 9, 2018
March 9, 2018
April 13, 2018
May 11, 2018
June 8, 2018
September 9, 2017
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: September 9, 2017 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: September 9, 2017 - 12:00 pm
September 10, 2017
Opening Day of Religious School Grades 1-6 - Kick-Off
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: September 10, 2017 - 10:00 am
Opening Day of Religious School - Classroom Sunday
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: September 10, 2017 - 12:00 pm
Opening Day of Religious School Grades 7-10 Kick Off Program
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: September 10, 2017 - 7:00 pm
September 11, 2017
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: September 12, 2017 - 12:00 am
September 12, 2017
Board Meeting
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: September 12, 2017 - 8:30 pm
September 13, 2017
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: September 13, 2017 - 8:00 am
September 14, 2017
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: September 14, 2017 - 1:00 pm
September 15, 2017
Tot Shabbat
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: September 15, 2017 - 6:30 pm
Description: Please join us at 5:30 PM in welcoming Shabbat with a special service ideal for families with young children. Children up to age five will enjoy this 30 minute service full of songs, stories, and blessings.

After the service please stay for a pizza dinner.
There is no fee for the dinner. Donations are welcome.

Additional 2017-18 School Year Dates Include:
October 20, 2017
November 17, 2017
December 15, 2017 (Light Up the Night Family Chanukah Service - Begins at 6:00 PM)
January 19, 2018
February 16, 2018
March 16, 2018
April 27, 2018
May 18, 2018
June 22, 2018
Shabbat Service
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: September 15, 2017 - 9:00 pm
September 16, 2017
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: September 16, 2017 - 10:00 am

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Judaica Shop

Congregation Bet Ha’am’s Judaica Shop is establishing itself as a leading regional opportunity for unique Judaica jewelry, holiday gifts and supplies, children’s items, and everyday items.  The Judaica Shop is open 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tuesday-Friday and Sunday mornings when our Religious School is open.  Please call (207) 879-0028 for inquiries or requests for special order items.  This page will soon have photos and ordering information for specific Judaica items.

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Service Times

Evening Shabbat Services:

Friday evening at 7:30 PM except for the second Friday of the month, when a family service is held at 6:30 PM.

Shabbat Morning:

Saturday morning at 10:00 AM.

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