Monday, November 18, 2013

American Jewish Short Stories

Melanie Weiss, M.A. will be teaching a class on American Jewish short stories on Monday nights. (Check the Beth Israel Class page for times and dates).

Here are two of the texts for the class:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Holy Work in Waterville, Maine!

Excited to share this beautiful article from Colby Magazine on the collaboration between Beth Israel Congregation and Colby College Hillel.  What a blessing to serve this community!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Beth Israel Chanukkah Party: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm

We need your help making this year's Chanukkah Party a success.  Please, do something to help!  It is a huge mitzvah for the community and our board:

Sign up here:

Online Class: Jewish Short Stories

Melanie Weiss will begin her series on Jewish Short stories next week!

Click here for the first text in the series!

To connect to Mel one google+

 1) Go to and click on "Install voice and video chat". It will take a few minutes, so let it finish its installation. Depending on your computer, you may have to restart before it will work.

2) Go to and sign in with your gmail account if you have one (if not, click on 'sign up' at the top) a. It will ask you to sign up for Google+...make sure you do this!

 3) When it asks you to 'add people', search for "Melanie Weiss" and add me!

4) An hour before the class, I will send out an email to everyone of my google+ friends with a link to the class. Click on the link and wait to see me!