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November 13, 2018

Interfaith Thanksgiving celebration to include food, community sing-a-long

Sunday, Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m.—RUTLAND—Five Rutland churches and the Rutland Jewish Center will join in the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving celebration with a new twist that includes a huge vegetarian potluck dinner and a community sing on Sunday, Nov. 18, 5:30-8 p.m. The food and music will be a departure from past years, turning this year’s Thanksgiving into an informal, fun community celebration.

“Sitting around tables and enjoying each other’s food will be informal, fun and help build community. And singing together songs of thanks and peace will add greatly to the enjoyment,” said Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman, the religious leader at Rutland Jewish Center, that is hosting the celebration.

The participating churches are Grace Congregational Church, First Baptist Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, All Saints Anglican Church and the Salvation Army. This event is sponsored by the Rutland Interfaith Group.

“In these days when our land is fraught with divisions, let us come together as one community to celebrate our diversity and our common humanity as we shine a light on the many blessings we share,” Rabba Kaya added. “There is much to be thankful for.”

All are invited to attend after contacting one of the above churches or the Rutland Jewish Center. RSVPs are appreciated. Participants are asked to bring a vegetarian dish to share as well as a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Community Cupboard.

For more information, contact Rutland Jewish Center at 802-773-3455 or

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