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September 21, 2018
Shabbat Service
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: September 21, 2018 - 9:00 pm
September 22, 2018
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: September 22, 2018 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: September 22, 2018 - 12:00 pm
September 23, 2018
Erev Sukkot
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: September 24, 2018 - 12:00 am
Religious School Grades 1-6 Classroom Sunday
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: September 23, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Grades 2/3 Parent Meeting
Starts: 9:30 am
Ends: September 23, 2018 - 10:15 am
Shalom Yeladim: Sukkot
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: September 23, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Grades 4/5 Parent Meeting
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: September 23, 2018 - 11:30 am
Community Meal and Panel Discussion on Immigrant Employment in Maine
Starts: 12:15 pm
Ends: September 23, 2018 - 2:30 pm
Description: Dear Bet Ha'am Members,

Please join the Tikkun Olam Council on Sunday, September 23rd from 12:15 - 2:30 PM, for a community meal and panel discussion on immigrant employment in Maine. The meal will be catered by an immigrant-owned business, and the panel will feature Tae Chong, Justin Nizeye, John Ochina and Naghem Al Ani, new Mainers who have offered to share their personal experiences as immigrants and help the Bet Ha'am community better understand the barriers to employment for skilled immigrants in the state. The panelists will share strategies to overcome and remove these barriers, and identify ways in which Bet Ha'am and it members can be useful in these efforts.

If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP on Facebook, facebook.com/bethaam. We will update the event and send an email with more details as the date approaches.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Tikkun Olam Council or have any questions about the event, please email tikkunolam@bethaam.org.
No Religious School Grades 7-10
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: September 23, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Sukkot Potluck Dinner
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: September 23, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Sukkot Service (in Sukkah)
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: September 23, 2018 - 9:00 pm
September 24, 2018
Sukkot
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: September 25, 2018 - 12:00 am
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: September 25, 2018 - 12:00 am
Sukkot Morning Service with Potluck Kiddush
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: September 24, 2018 - 12:00 pm
September 25, 2018
Bet Ha'am at Wayside - Salvation Army
Starts: 4:00 pm
Ends: September 25, 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, September 25. 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!
September 26, 2018
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: September 26, 2018 - 8:00 am
Bet Ha'am Provides Monthly Meal at Friendship House
Starts: 4:30 pm
Ends: September 26, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Location: 390 Lincoln St, South Portland, ME 04106, USA
Description: Friendship House (390 Lincoln Street, South Portland) was built 30 years ago as a residence for men (and, initially, women) who were coming out of a rehab program and needed transitional housing before they could move into their own home.

The Bet Ha'am community has provided a monthly meal to residents of Friendship House for many many years, and we continue to do so today.

Here's how it works:
Bet Ha'am members bring an evening meal for 14-16 residents one Wednesday a month from September through May.

Faith Moritz and Solange Kellermann coordinate the meal, calling on a group of 10-12 people, who bring food to Friendship House. We suggest each person cook for about 8-10 (or more if they are so inclined). There is a theme for each month, but no one has to adhere to it too closely.

Food can be dropped off anytime during the day, as long as it's there by 5:30, when dinner is served. Faith and Solange make sure the food gets on the table by then.

The men love the food we make, and are deeply grateful for the support. Please join us in continuing this wonderful tradition.

Please contact Solange Kellerman at 577-0648 if you are interested in contributing towards our next meal.

Upcoming dates and meal themes:

September 26, 2018 (Harvest Food)
October 17, 2018 (Italian Food)
November 14, 2018 (Mexican Food)
December 19, 2018 (Middle Eastern Food)
January 16, 2019 (Comfort Food)
February 13, 2019 (Indian Food)
March 13, 2019 (Asian Food)
April 24, 2019 (Jewish Food)
May 22, 2019 (Picnic Food)
Board Meeting
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: September 26, 2018 - 8:30 pm
September 27, 2018
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: September 27, 2018 - 1:00 pm
September 28, 2018
Tot Shabbat
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: September 28, 2018 - 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. <br><br>After the service please stay for a pizza dinner. <br>There is no fee for the dinner. Donations are welcome.<br><br><b>2018 Tot Shabbat Dates:</b><br>September 28, 2018, 5:30 PM<br>October 26, 2018, 5:30 PM<br>November 16, 2018, 5:30 PM<br><br><b>Plus...</b><br><b>Light Up the Night Family Chanukah Celebration</b><br>December 7, 2018 <br>5:30 PM Pizza, 6:00 PM Service<br>Tot families are welcome!<br><br><b>2019 Tot Shabbat Dates:</b><br>January 25, 2019, 5:30 PM<br>February 22, 2019, 5:30 PM<br>March 22, 2019, 5:30 PM<br>April 26, 2019, 5:30 PM<br>May 24, 2019, 5:30 PM<br>June 28, 2019, 5:30 PM<br><br><b>PLUS...</b><br><b>Outdoor Family Shabbat Service and Picnic (off-site)</b><br>July 12, 2019 and August 9, 2019<br>5:00 PM <br>Tot families are welcome!
Shabbat Service
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: September 28, 2018 - 9:00 pm
September 29, 2018
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: September 29, 2018 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: September 29, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Grades 7-12 Apple Picking
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends: September 29, 2018 - 5:00 pm
September 30, 2018
Erev Simchat Torah
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: October 1, 2018 - 12:00 am
Kindergarten
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: September 30, 2018 - 10:30 am
Religious School Grades 1-6 Classroom Sunday
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: September 30, 2018 - 12:00 pm
No Religious School Grades 7-10
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: September 30, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Erev Simchat Torah and Consecration
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: September 30, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Description: Adults and children of all ages are invited to join Bet Ha'am and the Casco Bay Tummlers for a fun and joyful evening. We will unroll the Torah, finish reading the last verses of the book of Deuteronomy and start reading the first verses at the beginning of Genesis. We will dance with the Torah and welcome children who are new to the Religious School (grade 1 and older).

Any students who were not consecrated in the past are invited to join the Consecration Ceremony on Simchat Torah evening.

Please bring a nut-free potluck dessert (fruit, baked goods, cheese & crackers) to share at the Oneg following our Simchat Torah and Consecration Celebration!
October 1, 2018
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: October 2, 2018 - 12:00 am
Sh'Mini Atzeret / Simchat Torah
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: October 2, 2018 - 12:00 am
Atzeret-Simchat Torah Service and Yizkor with Potluck Kiddush
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: October 1, 2018 - 12:00 pm
October 3, 2018
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: October 3, 2018 - 8:00 am
October 4, 2018
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: October 4, 2018 - 1:00 pm
TOEC Meeting
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: October 4, 2018 - 7:30 pm
October 5, 2018
Shabbat Service
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: October 5, 2018 - 9:00 pm
October 6, 2018
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: October 6, 2018 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service with Bat Mitzvah
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: October 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm
October 7, 2018
No Religious School Grades 1-6
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: October 7, 2018 - 12:00 pm
No Religious School Grades 7-10
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: October 7, 2018 - 7:30 pm
October 8, 2018
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: October 9, 2018 - 12:00 am
October 9, 2018
Executive Committee
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: October 9, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Garden Committee Meeting
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: October 9, 2018 - 7:30 pm
October 10, 2018
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: October 10, 2018 - 8:00 am
October 11, 2018
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: October 11, 2018 - 1:00 pm
October 12, 2018
Contemplative Shabbat Servcie
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: October 12, 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
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: October 12, 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 consider bringing a nut-free potluck dessert and staying after the service for a festive Oneg.


Additional Family Shabbat service dates for the 2018-19 school year include:

November 9, 2018
December 7, 2018 (Light Up the Night Chanukah Celebration - All are Welcome!)
December 14, 2018
January 11, 2019
February 8, 2019
March 8, 2019
April 12, 2019
May 10, 2019
June 14, 2019
October 13, 2018
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: October 13, 2018 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: October 13, 2018 - 12:00 pm
October 14, 2018
Religious School Grades 1-6 Classroom Sunday
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: October 14, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Kindergarten
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: October 14, 2018 - 10:30 am
Grades 4-6 Family Worship
Starts: 11:30 am
Ends: October 14, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Grade 7 - Intro to Trope / Soccer
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: October 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Religious School Grades 8-10 - Quarter 1, Class 1
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: October 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm
October 15, 2018
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: October 16, 2018 - 12:00 am
October 16, 2018
Board Meeting
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: October 16, 2018 - 8:30 pm
October 17, 2018
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: October 17, 2018 - 8:00 am
Bet Ha'am Provides Monthly Meal at Friendship House
Starts: 4:30 pm
Ends: October 17, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Location: 390 Lincoln St, South Portland, ME 04106, USA
Description: Friendship House (390 Lincoln Street, South Portland) was built 30 years ago as a residence for men (and, initially, women) who were coming out of a rehab program and needed transitional housing before they could move into their own home.

The Bet Ha'am community has provided a monthly meal to residents of Friendship House for many many years, and we continue to do so today.

Here's how it works:
Bet Ha'am members bring an evening meal for 14-16 residents one Wednesday a month from September through May.

Faith Moritz and Solange Kellermann coordinate the meal, calling on a group of 10-12 people, who bring food to Friendship House. We suggest each person cook for about 8-10 (or more if they are so inclined). There is a theme for each month, but no one has to adhere to it too closely.

Food can be dropped off anytime during the day, as long as it's there by 5:30, when dinner is served. Faith and Solange make sure the food gets on the table by then.

The men love the food we make, and are deeply grateful for the support. Please join us in continuing this wonderful tradition.

Please contact Solange Kellerman at 577-0648 if you are interested in contributing towards our next meal.

Upcoming dates and meal themes:

September 26, 2018 (Harvest Food)
October 17, 2018 (Italian Food)
November 14, 2018 (Mexican Food)
December 19, 2018 (Middle Eastern Food)
January 16, 2019 (Comfort Food)
February 13, 2019 (Indian Food)
March 13, 2019 (Asian Food)
April 24, 2019 (Jewish Food)
May 22, 2019 (Picnic Food)
October 18, 2018
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: October 18, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Grade 6 B'Nai Mitzvah Family Program
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: October 18, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Membership Committee
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: October 18, 2018 - 8:30 pm
October 19, 2018
Shabbat Service
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: October 19, 2018 - 9:00 pm
October 20, 2018
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: October 20, 2018 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: October 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm

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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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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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