Dear Friends--
Join us for connection, learning, prayer and more this week and beyond! As always, links to join all our events, upcoming minyanim, Shabbat services and more can be found on OZ's website here.
Singing Community
Please join us for our first in person opportunity to sing together in 15 months, on the front lawn of Ohavi Zedek Synagogue on Sunday, June 6 5-6:30 pm.

Everyone is invited to be part of our Song Circle as we reconnect with sound and spirit, experiencing the gifts of melody (and harmony!).

Please bring your own blanket or lawn chair. All are welcome!

Those vaccinated are welcome to attend without a mask, we ask those who are not vaccinated to please wear a mask at this event.

The OZ COVID Task Force has approved of this in person event.
Kabbalat Shabbat
Join Rabbi Amy and Cantor Steve on Friday, June 4 at 6:00pm for a joyful, instrumental Friday Night service, via zoom.

Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Study
Join Rabbi Amy and Cantor Steve on Saturday, June 5 at 9:15am for Shabbat Morning Services, followed by Torah Study with Rabbi Amy, via Zoom.

Outdoor work day
Join us on June 13 for an outdoor woods & garden workday that will involve a story walk creation, trail improvement, garden clean up and more!

Adult Education Anti-Racism Virtual Film Series
The Adult Education Committee is sponsoring an Anti-Racism Virtual Film Series to continue our community discussions on anti-racism as lovers of justice. We will be watching four films and then hosting a virtual discussion after each. Watch the films at your convenience and then log on to Zoom on Wednesday evenings biweekly to discuss and learn the history behind each movie.
Join for the final film discussion:
  • Tonight: June 2, 7:45pm, Just Mercy view on Amazon Prime

Each session is limited to 15 participants. Please register by emailing Andie.

More information available about this series is on our Adult Education page of our website here.
Congregational Meeting
Our congregational meeting will be June 6 at 9:30am. Please join us for exciting updates about OZ, voting in a new board member and an opportunity to get to know fellow OZ members!

Documents for the meeting can be accessed here:
Families Virtual Parent Meet Up
Join us for the next OZ Families Zoom Meet up on June 10 at 8pm! Enjoy the company of other OZ families, kvell, kvetch and schmooze!

Lunch & Learn: Our Not So New American Holiday
June honors two important historical American holidays: Juneteenth and Loving Day.  Come learn what they are, why they are important and what they mean for us today at a Lunch & Learn on June 17 at 12pm.

Margaret K. Bass will help us learn and take our questions. She is the special assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion at St. Michael's College.

OZ Monthly Book Club
The NEW OZ Monthly Book Club welcomes adult readers. It will meet once a month for book discussion and casual conversation from 8-9 pm on a Thursday night. Our first book, Not Your All-American Girl by Wendy Wan-Long Shang and Madelyn Rosenberg, is a coming of age story with a Jewish-Chinese protagonist. It's a quick read! Join us in discussing on Thursday, June 10 at 8pm. We will select the next book and determine the schedule at our first meeting.

We plan to meet once a month via Zoom and/or face to face. Book selections to be determined by the group, with a theme that strives to be Jewish adjacent - related to Jewish themes and concepts. To learn more contact Kathryn.

Meeting ID: 912 2742 0288
Passcode: OZBookClub
Tot Shabbat
Join us on June 11 at 5:15pm for the final Tot Shabbat of the season! Enjoy songs, stories, blessings and time to schmooze.

Tot Shabbat is great for children ages 0-7 and their families.

Stay tuned for if this will be in person or via Zoom!
Felt in the Bone: Continuing Impacts of Group Trauma 
How might experiences from past generations still affect us? Has the trauma that has surrounded the Jewish people for over two thousand years affected you, your family and Jewish people you know? If so, how? This educational class is a chance for reflection together about these and related questions. Facilitated by Michael Schaal. Click here to check out these reference materials.   

Monday evening, June 14th 7:45-9 PM on Zoom. Future sessions on June 21 and 28 may be added if the group agrees.

Please sign up for the class by emailing Andie.
Seeking host family for Jewish exchange high school student
STS Foundation’s J-1 High School Exchange Program is seeking a host family in Vermont for a Jewish exchange high school student from the Netherlands for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Noa is 16 and loves playing field hockey, singing & playing the keyboard, watching Netflix, and baking cakes! Noa has specifically requested to live in Vermont, and she is eager to experience the ”American” high school experience.  

Please contact Sarah to be put in touch with the STS Foundation contact.
Save the date: June 18-19, begin and end Shabbat together in person!
First with a musical Kabbalat Shabbat with OZ singers and musicians at Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 18
End Shabbat in person with Havdalah and a Song Circle on the OZ front lawn
Saturday, June 19, 8pm