Calendar and Events

2016-2017 Colby Hillel and Beth Israel Congregation Events, Services and Classes

Mark your calendars!!

Every Shabbat unless noted: Services in Hillel room at 5pm- Candle lighting and blessings on bridge above the spa at 5:45 pm- dinner in the Hillel room at 6 pm. An email with information about each specific Shabbat will always be sent out by midday on Friday so check your email!

Colby Hillel Fall Programming:

Football and Kosher Wings! – September 11th @ 8:15

A Weekend in Portland – September 16th-18th

Family Weekend Bagel Brunch– Sunday, October 9th

Home Hospitality Shabbat – Friday, November 11th

Reverse Home Hospitality Shabbat – Friday, December 2nd


Colby Hillel Spring Programming:

A Weekend in Portland – February 17th-18th

Purim with Beth Israel  – March 11th

Queer Shabbat! – April 7th

First  Seder – Monday, April 10th

Fem Alliance Shabbat with Mel Weiss April 14th

Home Hospitality Shabbat – April 28th

Yom Ha’atzmaut Barbecue – Sunday, April 30th

Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Shabbaton: November 4th-5th

Mark your calendars! This is NOT the event to miss! Go to this link for more information:

Beth Israel Congregation Programming:

Shabbat in the Summer:

Shabbat Hike at Quarry Road: July 23, 10am, meet in the Quarry Road parking lot
Kabbalat Shabbat Dairy Potluck and Services: Friday, July 29, 6pm at Beth Israel
Shabbat Hike at Quarry Road: July 30, 10am, meet in the Quarry Road parking lot
BBQ and Kabbalat Shabbat Services: Friday, August 12, 6pm at the Williams Faculty Apartment, Colby College
Shabbat Hike at Quarry Road: August 13, 10am, meet in the Quarry Road parking lot
Kabbalat Shabbat Services: Friday, August 19, 6pm at Beth Israel

BIC Shabbat in the Fall:

Kabbalat Shabbat Services: Friday, September 9th 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Shabbat Services and Josiah Bloom’s Bar Mitzvah: Saturday, September 10th 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services and Potluck: Friday, September 23rd 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

High Holidays Schedule:

Rosh Hashanah:
Erev Rosh Hashanah Services: Sunday, October 2nd at 6:00
Erev Rosh Hashanah Community Meal: Sunday, October 2nd at 7:00
Rosh Hashanah Services: Monday, October 3rd 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Tashlich: Monday, October 3rd at 1:00 pm
Rosh Hashanah Services: Tuesday, October 4th 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Yom Kippur:
Kol Nidre Services: Tuesday, October 11th 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm
Yom Kippur Services: Wednesday, October 12th 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Maariv and Ne’ilah Services: Wednesday, October 12th 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
Beth Israel Break Fast: Wednesady, October 12th at 7:30 pm

(Begins: Sunday, October 16th at sundown; Ends: Sunday, October 23rd at sundown)
Colby-BIC Shabbat Potluck and Services in the Sukkah: Friday, October 21st 6-8:00 pm
Bagels and Singing in the Sukkah: Saturday, October 22nd at 11:00 am

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah:
Shemini Atzeret Services and Yizkor: Monday, October 24 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Simchat Torah Potluck and Services: Monday, October 24 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

*Unless otherwise noted, there will be a carpool service to the synagogue leaving 15 minutes before the start time of each High Holiday service. If you wish to catch a ride, meet on the steps outside the Pugh Center at least 15 minutes before the start time of the service you wish to attend. Emails will be sent out periodically to confirm that there will be people driving!


Thai and Torah:

To Be Announced!

Torah on Tap:

Topic: Jewish Identity

When: August 3, 11, 15, and 25, 6pm at Mainely Brews

Other BIC Programming this Fall:

Bagel Brunches:
Sunday, September 18th from 10-11:00 am
Sunday, October 30th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Sunday, November 13th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm