Southwestern Vermont Jewish congregations, Beth El, Israel Congregation and Rutland Jewish Center have announced a joint Kabbalat Shabbat led by Nesfesh Mountain, a music group, on Friday, Oct. 1. The group will join services at the Israel Congregation, 6025 Main St., Manchester Center (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.). Individuals must have preregistered for the service. Due to COVID registration is required and no walk in traffic allowed.

Organizers report that because of limited seating the service will also be on Zoom.

Nefesh Mountain is a bluegrass band that combines bluegrass and Jewish musical styles, often singing in Hebrew. Husband-and-wife team Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff are the principal members.

Donations will be accepted when making reservations. Information may be obtained from any of the three congregations.