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May 20, 2018
Religious School Grades 1-6 Classroom Sunday and Siyum (end-of-year celebration)
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: May 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Library Open
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: May 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Shavuot Morning Service Including Yizkor
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: May 20, 2018 - 11:30 am
Description: Please join us on Sunday morning, May 20, at 10:00 AM, for a Shavuot Morning service with Yizkor. For seven weeks, we've been counting the Omer, the time between our Exodus from Egypt to the receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. Shavuot is a celebration, but also a renewal of our acceptance of God's gift to us, and a renewal of God's giving. Join us to celebrate and reaffirm our acceptance of the gift of Torah, our Jewish faith, and place in the world. Please join us at the conclusion of the morning service for an ice cream social with our religious school students and a light Kiddush. Consider bringing a potluck dairy dish to share.
Kindergarten - Shavuot and End of Kindergarten Celebration
Starts: 10:30 am
Ends: May 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Religious School Grades 1-6 Closing Assembly
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: May 20, 2018 - 11:30 am
Greater Portland Family Promise - Hosting
Starts: 11:30 am
Ends: May 27, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Shavuot Ice Cream Social - All are Welcome!
Starts: 11:30 am
Ends: May 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Religious School Grades 8-10 End-of-Year Program
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: May 20, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Grade 7 Gesher - Siyym (End-of-Year Celebration)
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: May 20, 2018 - 7:30 pm
May 21, 2018
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: May 22, 2018 - 12:00 am
May 22, 2018
Bet Ha'am at Wayside - Salvation Army
Starts: 4:00 pm
Ends: May 22, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Description: Congregation Bet Ha’am is partnering with the Wayside Food Program at a new dinner site for elders and families living in the homeless shelter. On the fourth Tuesday of each month from 4:00-6:30 PM, Bet Ha'am volunteers will work with Wayside volunteers to set up, serve, and clean up. No cooking is required! Children who are 11 or older and accompanied by a parent or guardian are welcome. Please join us at the Salvation Army, 297 Cumberland Avenue, in Portland on Tuesday, May 22. You don't have to commit to every month. You are welcome any time!

If you're able to help or have questions, contact Eleanor Goldberg (egoldbe1@maine.rr.com). Please bring a cap or hat. Hope to see you there!
May 23, 2018
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: May 23, 2018 - 8:00 am
May 24, 2018
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: May 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Membership Committee meeting
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: May 24, 2018 - 8:30 pm
May 25, 2018
Shabbat Service
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: May 25, 2018 - 9:00 pm
May 26, 2018
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: May 26, 2018 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: May 26, 2018 - 12:00 pm
May 28, 2018
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: May 29, 2018 - 12:00 am
May 30, 2018
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: May 30, 2018 - 8:00 am
May 31, 2018
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: May 31, 2018 - 1:00 pm
After Abel Book Group with Rabbi Saks - After Abel
Starts: 12:30 pm
Ends: May 31, 2018 - 1:30 pm
June 1, 2018
Shabbat Service
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: June 1, 2018 - 9:00 pm
June 2, 2018
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: June 2, 2018 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: June 2, 2018 - 12:00 pm
June 4, 2018
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: June 5, 2018 - 12:00 am
June 6, 2018
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: June 6, 2018 - 8:00 am
Gabbai Committee Meeting
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: June 6, 2018 - 9:00 pm
June 7, 2018
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: June 7, 2018 - 1:00 pm
After Abel Book Group with Rabbi Saks - Lot's Wife
Starts: 12:30 pm
Ends: June 7, 2018 - 1:30 pm
June 8, 2018
Pizza Dinner by Donation
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: June 8, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Contemplative Shabbat Service
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: June 8, 2018 - 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.

We intentionally leave behind the world of doing and the world of work to enter the peace that Shabbat offers. We slow down, sing beautiful prayers, settle into the spaciousness of silence, and appreciate the company of community.
Shabbat Family Service led by Levey Day School Students and Bet Ha'am Religious School Graduation/College Send-off Ceremony
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: June 8, 2018 - 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.
June 9, 2018
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: June 9, 2018 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service with Bar Mitzvah
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: June 9, 2018 - 12:00 pm
June 11, 2018
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: June 12, 2018 - 12:00 am
June 13, 2018
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: June 13, 2018 - 8:00 am
June 14, 2018
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: June 14, 2018 - 1:00 pm
June 15, 2018
Potluck Dinner, Annual Meeting, Volunteer Recognition, and Shabbat Worship
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: June 15, 2018 - 9:00 pm
Description: Come one, come all to Bet Ha'am's annual congregational meeting on Friday, June 15 at 5:30 PM. This year we are combining a potluck dinner, volunteer recognition, and roll-out of a new financial support model. After the meeting ends, we'll head to the sanctuary for our Friday night Shabbat service.
June 16, 2018
Pride Shabbat and Torah Study (Off Site)
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: June 16, 2018 - 11:00 am
The Jewish Community at Portland's Pride Parade and Festival
Starts: 11:15 am
Ends: June 16, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Description: 11:15 AM-1:00 PM
Jewish Community of Southern Maine in the Pride Parade
Show the Jewish community's support for the LGBTQIA community by walking with Bet Ha'am and our Jewish Community Partners in the Pride Parade. Line-up between 11:15-11:30 AM (location TBD). The parade starts at 12:00 noon. Look for the Jewish Community of Southern Maine Pride Banner.

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Jewish Community of Southern Maine at the Pride Festival
Stop by the booth and say hi. Better yet, sign up to work a short shift at the booth greeting visitors, handing out rainbow challah, and wishing people a Shabbat Shalom. Interested in helping? Contact Karen at 879-0028 or karen@bethaam.org.
June 18, 2018
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: June 19, 2018 - 12:00 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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