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Upcoming Events

Shabbat Services

Join our religious leader David Fainsilber as he leads us into the sweet, restoring presence of Shabbat. Musical, dynamic and participatory, these services will revive your neshama yeteira, that extra soul that we receive every Shabbat. If you are planning on coming, invite a friend! The more neshama, the better.

Every Friday at 6 p.m.

Friday, August 22, 6 p.m.: Kabbalat Shabbat Service.

Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m.: Join this lively Torah Study session. For newcomers and those experienced with Torah study.

Friday, August 29, 6 p.m.: Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat services as we usher in the month of Elul and hear the sound of the shofar for the first time this season!

Saturdays, August 30 and September 610 a.m.: Mahzor Study. Unearthing religious meaning from our High Holy Day prayerbook.  For newcomers and those experienced with Jewish study.

High Holy Days 2014/5775
Schedule of Services

We warmly welcome members, guests and visitors. Thank you for spending the Holy Days with us!

"As we celebrate the world’s birthday, we bring our awareness equally to the fundamental precariousness and preciousness alongside the joys and the simchas of life.” “Let us live up to our highest values by embracing with all our hearts and all our souls, with everything that we have, the path that will lead us to a deep and abiding fulfillment." - Rabbi David Fainsilber

Wed. Sept. 24 - Erev Rosh Hashanah Service - 7:30 p.m.

Thurs. Sept. 25 - First Day of Rosh Hashanah - 10 a.m.*
Tashlich - 1:15 p.m.

Fri. Sept. 26 - Second Day of Rosh Hashanah - 10 a.m.*

Fri. Oct. 3 - Kol Nidre Service - 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Oct. 14 - Yom Kippur Services
Morning Service (Yizkor) - 10 a.m.*
Afternoon Service - 5:45 p.m.
Closing Service (Ne'ilah) - 6:30 p.m.
Havdalah - 7:07 p.m.

And please make plans to join us for a complimentary congregational Break-the-Fast after Havdalah. (No reservations needed)

*Children's Services will be conducted at the same time in the religious school classrooms.

For more information - Please contact Patti Rubin, HHD Chair, at 802-253-7990, or email her at rubibell@aol.com, or call the JCOGS office at 802-253-1800.



Friday Night Supper Club
Friday, August 8, 7:45 p.m.

All are welcome and no reservations required! BYOB and enjoy friends and a great kosher meal (see menu below). 7:45 p.m. seating

Members $22.00 and non-members $27.00 including gratuity. Children under 12 are half price.

As before, a premade check payable to Vermont Harvest Catering is the preferred payment method or cash before services. No credit cards can be accepted. See you Friday!

For more information, contact Steve Berson - sbberson@gmail.com

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End of Summer Barbecue
Sunday, August 24, 5 p.m.

Mark your calendars!
Reserve your spots now!

Share a relaxed evening with friends old and new!

Delicious grilled kosher burgers and more, catered by JCOGS members
Vegetarian options available

$15 adults / children under 12: free

AT THE DOOR: $18 adults / $5 children under 12


All are welcome! Bring friends and guests!

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Prominent Rabbi Art Green
to Speak at JCOGS
September 12-13

Every now and then we have the opportunity to cross paths with a great spiritual master, and for the members of the JCOGS community, one of those rare opportunities is just around the corner.

The world-renowned Jewish visionary and scholar, Rabbi Arthur Green, will act as Scholar-in-Residence for a very special Shabbaton, "Coming Home to Our Soul: Preparing for the Holy Days," at JCOGS the weekend of Sept. 12-13. We are honored to have him in our community as we prepare for the High Holy Days.

Rabbi Green will offer a special D'var Torah/sermon during our musical services on Friday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m., followed by a *complimentary* dinner and lecture.

The next morning, on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m., he will offer a text study followed by a vegetarian potluck brunch picnic. During the picnic, Rabbi Green will offer some insights on Israel and the conflict, followed by Q&A. These events will be held at JCOGS.

As founding dean and rector of the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College, and Irving Brudnick Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Hebrew College, Rabbi Green has written over a dozen books and countless articles on Jewish mysticism, Hasidism, and theology, including his well-known book "Radical Judaism: Re-thinking God and Tradition." He is also known for his translations and interpretations of Hasidic teachings, and has lectured widely at Jewish communities and universities in North America and Israel.

Watch a video of one of his lectures: http://artgreen26.com/lectures/video-lectures/

Or for more information, visit: http://artgreen26.com/

JCOGS is located at 1189 Cape Cod Rd. in Stowe. From the center of Stowe Village, Cape Cod Road is 1.7 miles up the Mountain Rd. (Rte. 108) on the right. JCOGS is the first building on the right, across from the Stoweflake Resort. Map

Jewish Community of Greater Stowe
1189 Cape Cod Road, P O Box 253, Stowe VT 05672
802-253-1800   info@jcogs.org
Website: Dan Lax