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May 21, 2019
Board Meeting
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: May 21, 2019 - 8:30 pm
May 22, 2019
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: May 22, 2019 - 8:00 am
Bet Ha'am Provides Monthly Meal at Friendship House
Starts: 4:30 pm
Ends: May 22, 2019 - 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)
May 23, 2019
Lag B'Omer
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: May 24, 2019 - 12:00 am
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: May 23, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Tikkun Olam Council
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: May 23, 2019 - 7:00 pm
May 24, 2019
Tot Shabbat
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: May 24, 2019 - 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.

2018 Tot Shabbat Dates:
September 28, 2018, 5:30 PM
October 26, 2018, 5:30 PM
November 16, 2018, 5:30 PM

Plus...
Light Up the Night Family Chanukah Celebration
December 7, 2018
5:30 PM Pizza, 6:00 PM Service
Tot families are welcome!

2019 Tot Shabbat Dates:
January 25, 2019, 5:30 PM
February 22, 2019, 5:30 PM
March 22, 2019, 5:30 PM
April 26, 2019, 5:30 PM
May 24, 2019, 5:30 PM
June 28, 2019, 5:30 PM

Plus...
Outdoor Family Shabbat Service and Picnic (off-site)
July 12, 2019 and August 9, 2019
5:00 PM
Tot families are welcome!
Shabbat Service
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: May 24, 2019 - 9:00 pm
May 25, 2019
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: May 25, 2019 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service with Bar Mitzvah
Starts: 10:30 am
Ends: May 25, 2019 - 12:30 pm
May 27, 2019
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: May 28, 2019 - 12:00 am
May 28, 2019
Bet Ha'am at Wayside - Salvation Army
Starts: 4:00 pm
Ends: May 28, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Location: 297 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101, USA
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 28. 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 29, 2019
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: May 29, 2019 - 8:00 am
May 30, 2019
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: May 30, 2019 - 1:00 pm
May 31, 2019
Shabbat Service
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: May 31, 2019 - 9:00 pm
June 1, 2019
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: June 1, 2019 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service
Starts: 10:30 am
Ends: June 1, 2019 - 12:30 pm
June 3, 2019
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: June 4, 2019 - 12:00 am
June 4, 2019
Executive Committee
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: June 4, 2019 - 6:30 pm
June 5, 2019
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: June 5, 2019 - 8:00 am
June 6, 2019
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: June 6, 2019 - 1:00 pm
June 7, 2019
Dinner, Annual Meeting, Volunteer Recognition, and Shabbat Worship
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: June 7, 2019 - 9:00 pm
June 8, 2019
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: June 8, 2019 - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service
Starts: 10:30 am
Ends: June 8, 2019 - 12:30 pm
June 9, 2019
Shavuot
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: June 10, 2019 - 12:00 am
Shavuot Morning Confirmation Service
Starts: 10:30 am
Ends: June 9, 2019 - 12:30 pm
Shavuot and Confirmation Kiddush Lunch
Starts: 12:30 pm
Ends: June 9, 2019 - 2:00 pm
June 10, 2019
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: June 11, 2019 - 12:00 am
June 11, 2019
Garden Committee Meeting
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: June 11, 2019 - 7:30 pm
June 12, 2019
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: June 12, 2019 - 8:00 am
June 13, 2019
Library Open
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: June 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Tikkun Olam Council Meeting
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: June 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
June 14, 2019
Contemplative Shabbat Worship
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: June 14, 2019 - 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.
Cancelled - Shabbat Family Service
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: June 14, 2019 - 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.

Remember to join us on July 12 and August 9 for our Outdoor Family Shabbat Service & Picnic. Details will be announced in the spring.
June 15, 2019
Torah Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: June 15, 2019 - 10:00 am
Pride Shabbat Morning Service
Starts: 10:45 am
Ends: June 15, 2019 - 11:45 am
Pride Parade Line-Up
Starts: 11:45 am
Ends: June 15, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Confirmed - Pride Parade and Festival
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: June 15, 2019 - 6:00 pm
June 17, 2019
Office Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: June 18, 2019 - 12:00 am
June 18, 2019
Board Meeting
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: June 18, 2019 - 8:30 pm
June 19, 2019
Morning Minyan
Starts: 7:00 am
Ends: June 19, 2019 - 8:00 am

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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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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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