May/June 2020
Since we’re still all staying at home, the May/June issue of
The Voice looks a little different. We hope you enjoy it.
From the Rabbi
It has been quite extraordinary. Members connecting face-to-face in greater numbers and more regularly than usual.....
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From the Cantor
Two months ago I was writing to you with the excitement of my upcoming Installation Shabbat service and Havdalah concert....
From Executive Director
 Even though our building is closed, thanks to Zoom, our website, telephones and email we are certainly remaining open for all.
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G'maCh News
More than ever it is essential for OZ to serve as a caring community, Here are some of our ongoing efforts.
A Note from Vivien
Vivien Rabin Brown has stepped down as OZ President and passed the baton to Vice President, Nathaniel Lew.
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Profile - Navah Spero
Navah is a prominent Burlington attorney, co-chair of OZ's Religious Committee and Full Circle Preschool parent. 
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Hebrew School News
Naomi Barell writes...
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Preschool News
Erika Geremia writes..
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Cantor Steve's Installation
Thanks to all who helped support Cantor Steve's Shabbat morning installation service followed by Kiddush lunch with an evening havdallah and concert.
Evening celebration concert featured Cantor Steve, Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble, Ohavi Zedek community members & special guest, Cantor Nancy Abramson.

Bat Mitzvah
Sarah Kleinman and Mark Dabelstein invite the congregation to attend the Bat Mitzvah of Maggie Brie Dabelstein, Shabbat, June 20, 2020, beginning at 2pm. Depending on social distance guidelines, the service may be streamed .
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Congregational Meeting
Because of financial uncertainty caused by the epidemic, the board has decided to postpone the June Congregational Meeting to September (date to be announced in July). At that meeting, the board will present a nine-month budget to begin on October 1st. The board will spend the summer examining the impact of Covid on all aspects of the synagogue's functioning and especially the budget. Please email me with questions or concerns at .  

Nathaniel G. Lew, Board President
Tikkun Leil Shavuot - Save the Date
Start your Shavuot experience with prayers and a sumptuous set of choices for Torah study in its broadest scope. Evening service will be May 28, followed by morning service on May 29. May 30 will be a morning service with Yizkor. More details forthcoming.

Please note that correspondence, payments and donations can still be sent to OZ at
188 N. Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401
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