Passover Seder

Friday, April 3, 2015

6:00-9:00 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall

RSVP's are required; please call Ellen McKay at 802-443-5626, or email

Presented by Middlebury College Hillel, The Chaplain's Office, and
Havurah--The Jewish Community of Middlebury.



Middlebury College Theatre Presents 1920s Jewish Comedy “Mendel, Inc.”

October 30-Nov. 1, 2014

Wright Memorial Theater

All shows 7:30 p.m.

The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance will present David Freedman’s play “Mendel, Inc.” on October 30–November 1 at Wright Memorial Theater. A heartwarming comedy set in NYC in the 1920s, this play follows the aspirations and travails of a Jewish family seeking a toehold in the American dream. This production honors the 60th anniversary of Hillel at Middlebury.

Tickets are $12 for the general public; $10 for Middlebury College faculty, staff, alumni, emeriti, and other ID card holders; and $6 for Middlebury College students.

Audience members who wish to learn more may attend the Behind-the-Scenes Lunch and Discussion on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 12:30 P.M. at Wright Memorial Theater. The cast, crew, and design team will explore the themes and challenges in the upcoming production. This event is free to Middlebury College ID cardholders; a $5 donation is suggested for community members.

This production is being produced to celebrate Hillel’s 60th anniversary and is supported by the Department of Theatre, The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, Hillel, and the Committee on the Arts.

yom ha shoah

Yom HaShoah -- Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony

Sunday, April 27, 2014

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Mead Memorial Chapel

Join us in Mead Chapel for a service of commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day.

Co-sponsored by Middlebury College Hillel, The Addison County Jewish Congregation: Havurah, The Middlebury Area Clergy Association, and the Chaplain's Office.


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Holocaust Remembrance Service

Sunday, April 11, 2010

4:00 p.m.

Mead Memorial Chapel

A service commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the camps and the end of World War II.  Co-sponsored by Middlebury College Hillel, The Addison County Jewish Community -- Havurah, The Middlebury Area Clergy Association, and the Chaplain's Office.




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Passover Seder
Monday, March 29, 2010
6:00 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall

RSVP's required; please call Ellen McKay at 802-443-5626. Presented by Middlebury College Hillel, The Chaplain's Office, and Havurah--The Jewish Community of Middlebury.







Hillel is a social and cultural, as well as religious, organization committed to a pluralistic vision of Judaism that embraces all movements.  Hillel provides leadership opportunities for developing Jewish life and identity on campus.  The organization holds a weekly lunchtime business meeting and conducts a weekly Friday evening Shabbat service and dinner in Freeman International Center.

Click here for Hillel's blog.

Lecture: "Tower of Babel, or God's Partner in Creation? A Jewish Perspective on Biotechnology"

Elliott Dorff, Ph.D.

Monday, March 17, 2008
4:30 p.m.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall,
room 220

Rector and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at American Jewish University, Rabbi Dorff is the author of Matters of Life and Death: A Jewish Approach to Modern Medical Ethics and Contemporary Jewish Ethics and Morality: A Reader.  In the spring of 1993, Rabbi Dorff served on the ethics committee of Hillary Rodham Clinton's Health Care Task Force, and in March 1997 and May 1999 he testified on behalf of the Jewish tradition on the subjects of human cloning and stem cell research before the president's National Bioethics Advisory Committee.

A featured event in "Pathways to Flourishing: A Dialogue of Science, Religion and Politics at Middlebury College. " Sponsored by Metanexus, the Saltz Judaica Fund, the Department of Religion, and the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life at Middlebury College.




Andre Trocme with children

(above: Rescuer Andre Trocme with children in Le Chambon, France, 1944)

"Rescuers During the Holocaust: Their Challenge to Citizens Today"

Lecture and film screening by Pierre Sauvage

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Dana Auditorium

A child survivor of the Holocaust and an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Pierre Sauvage is the President of the Chambon Foundation, which he founded in 1982. His 1989 documentary “Weapons of the Spirit,” explored the French village of Le Chambon during the Nazi occupation, where 5,000 Jews were shelter by 5,000 Christians. Sauvage and his parents were among the rescued. The Chambon Foundation was the first nonprofit educational foundation committed to communicating the necessary and challenging lessons of hope intertwined with the Holocaust’s unavoidable lessons of despair. Mr. Sauvage is currently working on a documentary about Varian Fry, an American teacher and journalist who traveled to France in August 1940 on behalf of the Emergency Rescue Committee with the assignment of bringing some 200 well-known intellectuals in imminent danger of arrest (including Marc Chagall and Max Ernst) to safety in the United States. Fry left only when deported by French authorities. He was posthumously awarded the first annual Rohatyn Global Humanitarian Award this past May.

Assistive listening devices will be available for those with hearing impairments.

Sponsored by the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life with assistance from the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, the Holocaust Film Fund, Middlebury College Hillel, The Religious Life Council, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and the Department of Religion.





*Addison County Jewish Congregation: Havurah
56 North Pleasant Street, Middlebury
Rabbi Ira Schiffer, 443-5762





High Holidays 5770 Schedule
September 2009

Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 18
7:00 p.m. Evening Service at Mead Chapel
Babysitting space in Hepburn Lounge*
8:30 p.m. “Apples and Honey” Reception in Forest East Lounge

Saturday, September 19
9:30 a.m. Shacharit – Morning services at Mead Chapel Babysitting space in Hepburn Lounge *

Sunday, September 20
9:30 a.m. Shacharit – Morning Services and babysitting space at Havurah House*

5:00 p.m. Tashlich Service at Otter Creek Footbridge, Marble Works side

Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 27
6:30 p.m. Kol Nidre at Mead Chapel
Babysitting space in Forest West Lounge *

Monday, September 28
9:30 a.m. Shacharit – Morning Service at Mead Chapel
Babysitting space in Hepburn Lounge *
11:15 a.m. Yizkor – Memorial Service at Mead Chapel
5:00 p.m. Minchah – Afternoon Service and Ne’ilah – Concluding Services at Mead Chapel
6:45 p.m. Shofar Blowing and Havdalah at Mead Chapel
7:00 p.m. Break-the-Fast in McCullough Social Space

* Babysitting space is being offered. Please check specific location for each service. If interested in sharing a babysitter, please call Karen Lefkoe at 388-3105. Havurah is not providing babysitters.