Calendar and Events

Beth Israel Congregation and Colby Hillel Classes, Services and Events High Holidays and Autumn 2014

Mark your calendars!!

Rosh HaShanah

  • Rosh HaShanah evening services and dinner: Wednesday, September 24 from 6 – 8pm (RSVP required for dinner)
  • First DayRosh HaShanah services: Thursday, September 25 from 9:30am – 12:00pm
  • Tashlikh: Thursday, September 25 at 2:25pm, Messalonskee stream (please bring bread)
  • Second Day Rosh HaShanah services: Friday, September 26, from 10am – 12:30pm

Yom Kippur

  • Yom Kippur Kol Nidre services: Friday, October 3 at 5:45 pm
  • Yom Kippur services: Saturday, October 4, from 9:30am – 1pm
  • Mincha/Ma’ariv/Ne’ilah, Saturday, October 4 at 5pm, potluck break fast 7:30pm at Beth Israel; Hillel break fast at 7pm in the Hillel room


  • Community potluck in the sukkah: Wednesday, October 8 at 5pm. Colby College, Foss Lawn.
  • Sukkot services (Beth Israel): Thursday: October 9 at 10am
  • Sh’mini Atzeret services: Thursday, October 16 at 10am
  • Simchat Torah services: Thursday, October 16 at 7pm


  • Chanukah party: Saturday, December 20 at 5:30 pm. Dairy potluck dinner at Beth Israel Synagogue

Thai and Torah

  • Monday October 6th – “What do Jews Need to Believe” – Jewish Theology workshop with Rabbi Isaacs
  • Thursday October 30th at 6 pm” “Sexual Assault in Torah: What the story of Dinah Teaches Us” – Social Justice beit midrash with Professor Julie Faith-Parker
  • November 13th at 6 pm “Where Does Your Jewish Identity Come From?”  Sociology and the American Jewish Community
  • Monday December 1st at 6pm – “Great Love and Lust Stories from the Talmud.” Beit Midrash with Rabbi Rachel Isaacs

Adult Education Classes Autumn and Beyond

  • Prayerbook Hebrew: An Introduction to What the Heck We’re Saying Online (Google+ for Mel Weiss)
  • Monday, September 8 from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Monday, September 15 from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Monday, September 22 from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Monday, September 29 from 6:30- 7:30pm
  • Synagogue Torah on Tap : Exploring Exodus at Mainely Brews
  • Wednesday, October 22nd at 6 pm
  • Wednesday, November 19th at 6pm
  • Monday, November 24th at 6pm
  • Wednesday, December 3rd at 6pm
  • Waterville Jewish Book Group at Selah Tea
  • The Sisters Rosenzweig : Thursday, September 18 from 6-7 pm
  • The Guide to the Perplexed by Dara Horn : Thursday, October 30 6-7pm
  • Final book to be determined: Thursday, December 11 from 6-7pm
  • Jewish Cooking Class with Melanie Weiss in the Williams Faculty Apartment
  • Friday, October 17 from 3-4 pm
  • Thursday, November 20 from 7-8pm
  • Friday, January 16 from 3-4pm
  • Friday, April 17 from 3-4pm
  • Talmud Study at Mainely Brews
  • Thursday, November 12 from 6:30 -7:30pm
  • Tuesday, November 24 from 6:30-7:30pm

Other Upcoming Events

  • Center for Small Town Jewish Life Kickoff: November 7, at 5pm at the Colby Alumni Center
  • Jewgrass (Jewish Bluegrass) Shabbat: catered Shabbat dinner followed by musical service: Friday, November 7, 6-8pm at the Colby Alumni Center
  • Home Hospitality Shabbat: Friday, November 14, 6pm
  • Home Hospitality Shabbat: Friday, February 27, 6pm