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Who We Are

We provide you the opportunity to be Jewish and participate in Judaism in rural central Vermont.

We do not charge dues or fees.

Here, everyone is made to feel welcome with no financial barriers to participation. There is no typical "membership." No dues. No fees for school or services. All financial support is voluntary. Learn more

We are open to all. 

Many of our congregants are interfaith families. Others grew up in one of several branches of Judaism, or are Jews with little experience in religious life. We are a diverse bunch. Since our inception, we’ve strived to create an intimate, supportive “family” of Jewish people and others from all backgrounds who love and care for each other through life’s ups and downs, beginnings and endings.

We’re all on a sacred journey, whatever religious path that happens to be. Shir Shalom is enriched by its relationships with members of the broader religious community in Woodstock. We lean on one another in times of need and come together around issues that bind us all, regardless of our religious practice.

We reach out.

Our sacred space extends far beyond the walls of our beautiful building. From virtual services to outreach programs, we come together in creative ways to explore and celebrate our Jewish roots. 

An innovative spirit keeps our traditions alive. During these days of Covid-19, we have found new ways to come together. We are now hosting all of our services and programs virtually on Zoom. Join us for online Shabbat services, minyan and prayer gatherings, meetups, Hebrew School, Torah study, book clubs and more. See a complete listing of all our virtual and in-person gatherings.

We are learning and growing.

We are committed to education, for ourselves and for our children. Learners from all backgrounds and skill sets are welcome here. You don’t have to “know what to do” or read Hebrew in order to participate at Shir Shalom. We believe Jewish education should be easily accessible to all.

And there is always more to learn. As a member of the Union for Reform Judaism(URJ), we have access to world-class teachers and speakers. But we are equally enriched by our local learning community and neighbor scholars in Vermont. Learn more.

Fri, July 12 2024 6 Tammuz 5784