News & Updates - Center for Small Town Jewish Life

Shabbat, Together • April Statewide Kabbalat Shabbat

Join Rabbi Erica Asch of Temple Beth El, Augusta, and rabbinical fellow Sara Blumenthal for a celebratory spring Kabbalat Shabbat. Now that the clocks have sprung forward, we’re thrilled to offer Kabbalat Shabbat services through the Center once again. It’s sure to

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March Havdalah, Together

Our March Havdalah, led by Rabbi Jared Saks of Bet Ha’am, Portland, and Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor of Beth Israel, Bath, comes at the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the pandemic. Grounded in story, reflection, and song, we’ll lift our voices to bring comfort,

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Healing Service 3/8

Prayers, music, and the warm embrace of friends help us renew our sense of hope, strength, andhealing as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times.

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CSTJL Beanies For Sale!

Represent the Maine Jewish community with a CSTJL beanie! We have the best hats for winter… and not just because they have the Center’s name

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We’re Hiring!

Colby College’s Center for Small Town Jewish Life (CSTJL), whose groundbreaking efforts to cultivate transformational learning and multigenerational Jewish communities have earned support and recognition from the

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