Brattleboro Area Jewish Community

Congregation Shir Heharim

Yom Rivii, 2 Nisan 5777


BAJC Congregation Shir Heharim offers many ways to be active and involved in our community. Make the most of your temple membership and help our community in the process. Whatever your interest or passion, you will find like-minded folks to help you pursue it.

Here are just some of the avenues available to our members...


 BAJC's 1st Annual Sock Drive: Sock a Homeless Person! Ongoing through March 31th of 2017

Due to family illness the Crafting for the Homeless program will cease for this season, but you can still make adifference. BAJC's Social Action Committee is holding its first annual sock drive. Sock a homeless person this season! Did you know that socks are the most needed and least donated item to the homeless in the winter months? Many of us don't take the time to think about homeless people walking all day, but for the most part that is exactly what they do. They need socks. Lots of socks.

Socks will be given out each month when we serve at the overflow shelter, and will be distributed through April of 2017.

We are looking for warm new socks for both men & women. Contact Dara by phone (802-275-7272) or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Donations can  be dropped off at the shul on Wednesday or Sunday afternoons, or there is a drop box at the Brattleboro Municipal Center on the 1st floor. There is also a drop box at the Brattleboro Food Co-op!  Thank you in advance for helping out with this mitzvah.



 Make new friends while having fun with your child!
Brattleboro Area Jewish Community is excited to offer a Jewish-based drop-in playgroup for parents/caregivers and their infants and toddlers (0-5 years).

Bagels and Blocks is a facilitated parenting group as well as an activity group for babies and toddlers. These fun and friendly gatherings feature songs, stories, crafts, snacks, and free play.


Join us Sunday, April 2nd for a Passover-themed playgroup! We'll eat some traditional foods and sing our favorite Passover songs, and of course we'll have a craft and some great activities.  

Playgroups are on the 1st Sunday of each month from 2-3:30pm.

Playgroups are free and open to all.
We look forward to meeting you!




Community Passover Seder ~ April 11th 2017

Click here for a form to attend the seder  

BAJC 2nd Night Passover Seder!

The Passover Seder offered by BAJC offers a joyful opportunity to be with family and friends and to make new connections – and the gathering includes food, wine, singing, rituals and long-held traditions. A delicious traditional seder meal, prepared by Sharon Myers Catering, will include ample offerings appropriate for vegetarians.  

The reservation deadline is Friday March 31st. Once you have made your reservation, please call Laura (802) 257-0922 or Eileen (802) 869-2681 about bringing a dessert or ritual item, and to let them know if you can help with set-up or clean-up. You can also do this online by going to, creating and account andsearching for BAJC Community Seder 2017.  If you are required to provide an access code, use 0922.  Please bring your family and friends to the West Village Meeting House on April 11th at 5:30 p.m. for the seder on the second night of Passover. 


Mah Jongg every Wednesday at 1:30 pm