Multi-generational Musical Shabbat service
Friday, February 16, at 6 p.m.
Shabbat is a time when families come together. We invite you and your family to observe Shabbat at our bi-monthly multigenerational family service, followed by a potluck dinner. This is a great opportunity for children and adults to get to know each other better, and celebrate what it means to be part of a Jewish community.
Saturday, February 17, at 10 a.m.
All are invited to participate in this lively and meaningful discussion group as we look deeply into the age-old source of our tradition’s wisdom.
A PURIM CELEBRATION AT JCOGS
Get ready to celebrate this fun and raucous holiday with us!
Phamily Purim Parade and Potluck
Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Join us for our annual Purim festivities with games, crafts, food, storytelling, and music. Come in costume and be prepared for lots of fun, as this is the month we are encouraged to be happy! Always a good time, so don’t miss this event.
We invite you to bring a donation for the food shelf, as giving to those in need is an important part of this holiday.
3:45 p.m., our Olam Chesed Wednesday afternoon program. We will begin with Hebrew. All kids are invited to come early to learn the alephbet with us.
4:15 p.m., The Purim Carnival and Parade.
5:45 p.m., a vegetarian potluck. To volunteer for this event, please contact Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musical Shabbat Services
Friday, February 23, 6 p.m.
With musicians, singers, and spirit, this intimate musical service is a participatory experience for all. We come together in prayer, chant, and meditation, tapping into ancient words and new and old melodies. We come to find out what happens when prayer can be joyous, soulcentering, and transformational.
Calling all thespians!
Looking for character actors for our Purim Spiel…
On Friday, March 2nd, for 10 minutes, we will tell the story of Purim in badly rhymed couplets, with silly voices, and possibly silly hats. If this sounds like your cup of chai, please contact Claudia Woodward at email@example.com
or (802) 933 2284.
Wacky, Wild Wig Purim Shabbos Service and Potluck
Friday, March 2, at 6 p.m.
Wear your favorite hat or wig to Shabbat services as we bring out our best Purim attitudes. Experience Purim shpiel/play madness, handstands by your Rabbi (and anyone who dares to invert themselves), and exotic and enlivening melodies to stir the soul, followed by a divine potluck (hold the pork, Haman, but bring the libations)!
Purchase tickets at the door or here.
TIKKUN OLAM REPAIRING THE WORLD OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP
HEAT AND WARMTH ACROSS VERMONT AND BEYOND
Emergency Warming Shelter Needs Your Help
JCOGS, with support from our board, has now joined St. John’s in Stowe,
Second Congregational Church in Hyde Park, and United Church of Johnson in opening our doors to those living outside or who are precariously housed.
JCOGS began hosting the shelter this past Monday, February 5. We will be hosting the shelter on Monday and Tuesday nights (Tuesday and Wednesday mornings).
Volunteers are needed at all of the sites for the following:
Evening and Morning Helpers
At this time, the most important need is for overnight volunteers.
To sign up for food offerings or shorter shifts, it’s as simple as signing up here: http://signup.com/go/xqLVLwu. For overnight volunteers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Jacquie Mauer directly at 802-324-5518. If you would like to make a donation, please send it to St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church (Memo: Winter Shelter), PO Box 1175, Stowe, VT 05672 or drop it off at the church at 1194 Mountain Road.
Help in Ukraine:
The Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) and its global partner, the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), are warming cold hands in Ukraine by providing relief through warm clothing, blankets, and fuel supplies to help impoverished Jewish elderly survive Ukraine’s brutal winter, along with medical support, hunger relief and homecare. You can help bring winter relief and warm cold hands by making a gift to the JFNA Annual Campaign online at www.jewishfederations.org/networkdonations.
To help the more than 1 million refugees who are fleeing Burma:
American Jewish World Service – Rohingya Emergency Fund
JCOGS is grateful to partner with HIAS in helping to create a welcoming place for refugees. One of the highlights of 2017 was JCOGS hosting Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS. Learn more about HIAS’ work in this year-in-review. Take a look at the highlights from 2017 – a year of confronting unprecedented challenges for refugees.
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