“Matot-Masei: Stepping Forward, Keeping Promises”

Rabbi Jan Salzmann- Guest Speaker
Dan York- Worship Associate

How does Judaism approach the solemnity of a vow? As we carry out the vision of a community, how might a vow be cohesive?  Close to the end of the Book of Numbers (known in Hebrew as Bamidbar), we are invited into the simple complexity of vows.

Rabbi Jan Salzman was ordained in 2010 by ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. In 2016, she created Ruach haMaqom, the first Jewish Renewal congregation in Vermont, which is located at FUUSB. Previously, she served as the Assistant Rabbi and Cantor for 6 years at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington, Vermont. Rabbi Jan has lived in Vermont for over 35 years, is married to Loredo Sola, and has two grown children and 2 grandchildren.

Join us for worship at 10 a.m. in person in the Sanctuary, or online. Find the livestream link and order of service on the Live-Streamed Worship page, or go to our YouTube channel.


Following the service, all are welcome to Coffee Hour outside or in the community room depending on weather.

While at the Meeting House, anyone is welcome to wear a mask. In the spirit of caring for each other, please stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms. Thank you.