Reconstructionist Rabbi Michal Woll will lead an innovative and engaging musical Sabbath service Friday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. in St. George. The evening will include a sampling of liturgical songs and chants welcoming the Jewish Sabbath, followed by table blessings and a potluck meal. During dinner there will be discussion of the weekly Torah (Five Books of Moses) portion, and perhaps a conversation exploring the realities of Jewish life in Midcoast Maine.

Rabbi Woll lives in Woodstock, Vt. A 2007 graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Pennsylvania, she currently serves as visiting rabbi at Congregation Beth Jacob in Montpelier, Vt., and works in occupational health and wellness at a local hospital. Rabbi Woll lived in Flagstaff, Ariz., for most of the 90s, where she discovered the joys and travails of rural Jewish life and realized she wished to serve rural Jewish communities.

The service and dinner, which are sponsored by Adas Yoshuron Synagogue of Rockland, will take place at the St. George home of Susan Schor. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share and, if you wish, a rhythm instrument, a song, or a bit of Torah. For directions and more information, contact Susan at 372-9944 or e-mail Nancy Scovern at

Adas Yoshuron, an unaffiliated and all-inclusive synagogue, is located at 50 Willow St. in Rockland. All are welcome to services and events that take place throughout the year. For more information contact or 594-4523.