Friday, Dec. 9
Multigenerational Student-Led Shabbat Service and Vegetarian Potluck
5:30 p.m., Students arrive to practice their songs and prayers
6 p.m., Students co-lead musical services with Rabbi David
7 p.m., Vegetarian community potluck
We welcome all Olam Chesed students and families to join the JCOGS community as we bring in Shabbat together with song, food, and community. Students have been working with Rabbi David to learn song and prayer. This is their opportunity to share what they have been learning and sense the joy of celebrating Shabbat together. Stay for a vegetarian potluck as we build community together. This services is for all ages.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 4 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Film – Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West
This popular 1992 Metropolitan Opera production stars Barbara Daniels, Placido Domingo, and Sherrill Milnes, and is conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Prior to the opera Carole Lichtenstein will present a brief overview of the remarkable career and artistry of conductor Leonard Slatkin.
Adapted from a play by David Belasco, La Fanciulla del West was, in the words of Puccini: “one of my best operas”. Until you have seen the opera, it is hard to imagine how Puccini could capture the spirit of the great American gold rush with miners singing in Italian, but he does it with great success. There is no admission fee for this event. This film series is made available to Stowe Area Opera Lovers as a gift from The Metropolitan Opera.
Monday, Dec. 12 – Friday, Dec. 23
Look for dreidels, gelt, candles, menorahs, tchotchkes for the children, Chanukah wrapping paper, Chanukah cards, and jewelry. Children love giving their friends a small dreidel and bag of gelt to share the holiday with others. For more information: 802-253-1800, or Barbara Bauman at 802-999-6370, email@example.com.
Thursday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m.
An Address in Amsterdam, Book Talk by Mary Dingee Fillmore
An Address in Amsterdam is an historical novel about a young Jewish woman who joins the anti-Nazi underground. Fictional Rachel Klein must grow up fast when she decides to take a stand against the Nazi occupiers.
The book warns how fast an open, liberal society can change, and inspires through an ordinary young woman who decides to take courageous action again and again. Redbook says, “An Address in Amsterdam is the biggest literary event for the historical fiction genre this year.”
Friday, Dec. 16, 6 p.m.
Do you often feel lost during services? Do you have questions about the meaning and experience of prayer? Please join us for this special service where we will explore some of the historical background and linguistic meaning of our liturgy, as well as a focus on the meaning of prayer itself.
Monday-Thursday, Dec. 19-22
Singing Communities Intensive
Do you have a passion for Jewish communal music? Join Rabbi David for this four-day workshop at Mechon Hadar in New York City.
Thursday, Dec. 29, 4-7 p.m.
Chanukah Party and Iron Chef: The Apple Sauce Cook-Off
During the darkest time of year we celebrate with light. Something for everyone in the family! Join us for games, crafts, storytelling, meditation, songs, candle-lighting, latkes, raffles, prizes and food contest. Bring your favorite menorah and candles for a community candle-lighting and shared song. 2nd annual cook-off! This year, the must-use ingredient is … applesauce! Enter your food item in a contest to win a prize! All are welcome!
Thursday, Dec. 29, at 8 p.m.
at Higher Ground in Burlington
Join Rabbi David and JCOGS members for a Meet-and-Greet with the artist and performance by Jewish rap-reggae star Matisyahu. He’s known for blending Jewish themes with reggae, rock, and hip-hop. For more information, contact Alice Goins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE FOR SPECIAL RATE. SIGN UP NOW AND SECURE TICKETS.
For a special rate to the concert, follow this ticket link and use promo code TEMPLE. This promo will go off-sale on 12/22 – a week before the concert.
© 2016 JCOGS