Brattleboro Area Jewish Center hosts Shabbat Dinner on Feb. 26



BRATTLEBORO >> On Friday, Feb. 26, the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community, Congregation Shir Heharim, located at 151 Greenleaf St. in West Brattleboro, will host a Community Shabbat Dinner. All are welcome — no background necessary, affiliation, no pressure. The dinner will start at 6 p.m. Donations are requested in advance for the dinner, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information email, call 802-257-1959 or visit us at

Shabbat is the Jewish Sabbath. It is a day of rest and celebration that begins on Friday at sunset and ends on the following evening after nightfall. Experience the warmth and beauty of Shabbat with a delicious dinner in a fun, friendly, lively atmosphere. From the food, to the insightful discussion and inspiring song and stories, this is a Shabbat experience you won't want to miss.

The BAJC hosts Crafting for the Homeless, the first Sunday of every month, from 1 to 3 p.m. For questions or comments, please call Janet Athens at 802-254-8454.

Some people come to learn to knit or crochet, others arrive with projects already underway. Some are members of BAJC while some are not. All are welcome. So far, BAJC has donated 14 scarves, 20 hats, mittens, and 16 fleece blankets to Groundworks Collaborative, and is also making knitted or crocheted squares to be stitched into Afghans that to sell to generate funds to purchase supplies. BAJC also has completed one rug to sell.

Meetings are lively and welcoming, with adults and children of both genders who talk and work and share ideas and thoughts. Some people take yarn home to continue their work on projects. In addition to some funding from BAJC, donations of yarn are received from people on an on-going basis. Join for the next session on Feb. 7.


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