Dear Friends--
As we resume in person indoors gatherings, we are working to collect the vaccination status from our members in order to attend. If you have been vaccinated, please let us know using this link. This information is helpful for us in ensuring the safety of all in our community. As always, links for all upcoming events can be found on OZ's website here. If you need assistance registering for events or using our new member portal, please contact Andie. For a long range calendar of all our events at OZ, click here.
Kabbalat Shabbat in person at OZ
Join Rabbi Amy and Cantor Steve on Friday, July 9 at 6:00pm for a joyful Friday Night service - in person! If you plan to attend, please register by clicking here. And please also let us know your vaccination status prior to attending using this form.

Those who are vaccinated are welcome to attend without a mask, those who have not yet received a vaccination must wear a mask during their time inside our building, this includes children between ages 3-11.

Our service will be simultaneously available via Zoom, you can join by clicking here.

Looking for a way to be involved on Friday evenings? Help us by being a greeter! Contact Andie if you are interested.
Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Study
Join Rabbi Amy and Cantor Steve on Saturday, July 10 at 9:15am for Shabbat Morning Services, followed by Torah Study with Rabbi Amy, via Zoom.

Join us for a bike ride with the theme of transportation equity!
Join us on a family friendly bike ride on the Burlington Greenway Bike Path tonight, Wednesday July 7 at 6pm meeting up at the Andy A DOG Williams Skatepark. 

All are welcome, ride for as long or short as you wish. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner.

The theme of this fun ride is 'Transportation Equity.'   

We will meet at 6pm, then ride north on the bike path about a half mile to the green space near 'Texaco Beach' (also called Pause Point 3) for the discussion. Jason Stuffle, Liaison for the The Burlington Walk/Bike Council, will host a short discussion about cycling and infrastructure in our community.
OZ Book Club
Join the OZ Book Club for our July read: The Song of the Jade Lily. We'll meet on July 14 at 8pm in person at the OZ Yurt.

Register today by clicking here.
Kabbalat Shabbat Outdoors
Join us for two more outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat opportunities this summer!

July 16 at 6pm at the Glass-Kornstein home.

And August 13 at 6pm at Rabbi Amy and Bob Small's home.

No RSVP required. Please contact Andie with any questions.
Scheduling update: Community Gatherings with Rabbi Amy
Please note this scheduling update: Rabbi Amy will not be hosting her Tuesday 12:00pm Community Gatherings during the month of July.
Kosher Deli Pop Up
We are excited to offer a kosher deli take out meal on Thursday, July 22. Deli Boxes are made by Larry Levine's Meat & Deli in Peabody, MA. Orders must be received by July 16.

Pick up will be 4-5pm on Thursday, July 22 at OZ. 

For the best experience, sandwich meats and condiments will be packed 'unmade' so they will be as fresh as possible when you are ready to serve them. 

Anyone is welcome to place an order; no need to be affiliated with OZ!

Israeli Dancing
Israeli Dancing will return to OZ on July 11! Please register prior to attending by clicking here.

Please contact Miriam or Mitch with any questions.
Minyan makers needed
Can you help us make minyan on Tuesday evenings at 7pm? This 30 minute commitment allows for our members to say mourner's kaddish (prayer for those in mourning) surrounded by community.

Please email Basha to be added to the Tuesday list or use the Zoom links here to join minyan Sunday-Thursday at 7pm.
A chocolate tasting with Hadassah
Join Hadassah for an extra sweet in person gathering!
Chocolate tasting with Chocolatier Emma Rose of Rosie’s Confections in Winooski
Wednesday, July 14th at 2pm
Event to be held at the home of Ducky and Frank Donath, 126 Dale Road, Burlington, VT
Limited participants – register now
$18.00 per person. RSVP to Linda at or 802-644-6650

Please send check payable to Hadassah to:
Linda Kopper
3763 VT Rte 109,
Waterville, VT 05492
Tisha B'Av
The observance of Tisha B'av begins with Shabbat Chazon, on Saturday July 17 in our Shabbat morning service at 9:15am, where we will reflect on the meaning of the time of mourning for Tisha B'av. Please register to join us in person as well as on Zoom.

Join us Saturday evening, July 17, at 8:00pm for Tisha B’av Services, including the recitation of Eichah/Lamentations and an engaging text study, exploring the historical and contemporary meaning of Jewish pain and suffering. Please register to join us in person or on Zoom.
Pulpit Share
Rabbi Amy and Pastor Ken White from College Street Church are doing pulpit share on July 24 and 25. Both sermons will be the clergy having a conversation.

Join for our regular Shabbat morning service and College Street Congregational Church's at 10am on Sunday by clicking here.
OZ’s Grandparents Group
OZ’s Grandparents Group is open to new people. This spring, a few grandparents began meeting monthly on Zoom through OZ’s Adult Education to talk about the ways COVID had affected us and our families during the time of social distancing. Warm, supportive and confidential conversations for an hour at 1:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month are continuing, allowing us to share a range of experiences relating broadly to aging as conditions change for us, our children, our grandchildren and our communities. If you are interested in joining this conversation group, please contact Judy.