Soak in the Summer Learning
Judaism’s Best Ideas + Basic Hebrew class
Thursdays in August,
5 to 6:15 p.m., Judaism’s Best Ideas
6:15 to 7:15 p.m., Basic Hebrew class
Join us for a series of engaging
evenings on Judaism’s Best Ideas, a
class co-led by Rabbi David and Susan Rogers.
Teshuvah – Returning: Faith in Human Change
(Stay afterwards for the Stowe Jewish Film Festival screening.)
This class is based on Rabbi Arthur Green’s book Judaism’s 10 Best Ideas. Pick up your copy at JCOGS for $10 or just show up. You are welcome to reach out to Rabbi David at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Rogers at email@example.com about the Judaism’s Best Ideas class.
In addition, stay afterward for a basic Hebrew reading class led by Lynne Gedanken. This basic Hebrew reading class will give participants the skills to read prayers in Hebrew without needing to use transliteration. The focus of the class is on developing comfort and fluidity in reading. We will be using the text Aleph Isn’t Tough. Copies can be ordered [here]. Please let Lynne know at Lgedanken@gmail.com if you are planning on joining the class.
Delicious snacks provided! And feel free to bring some to share.
Free Admission for Students, please RSVP.
RSVP & PURCHASE SJFF TICKETS [HERE]
A Special Shabbat with
JCOGS High Holiday Rabbinic Intern Hayley Goldstein
Spontaneous Jewish Choir
Friday August 25, 5 p.m.
Come get your soul ready to receive Shabbat with some soulful and sweet singing. We will be singing special Niggunim (wordless melodies) while sitting in a close circle led by our rabbinic intern Hayley Goldstein. No singing or music experience necessary!
Friday evening services led by Hayley
August 25, 6 p.m.
Please join us for a soulful and joyful Elul-themed Kabbalat Shabbat led by our rabbinic intern Hayley Goldstein! We will be using much of the traditional liturgy, and some wordless melodies. No Jewish experience or singing experience necessary!
Saturday, August 26 at 10 a.m.
What is our High Holiday machzor/prayerbook, and how is it designed to help us find meaning during this season? Come flip through this hefty book with help from our Rabbinic intern, Hayley Goldstein. We will get a sense of the major themes and arc of the book, as well as delve more deeply into one or two prayers to help us get geared up for this holy season.
Hayley Goldstein is very excited to come back for her fourth year as the High Holiday Rabbinic Intern at JCOGS. After high holidays this year, Hayley is heading off to Israel to begin her fourth year as a Rabbinical student at Hebrew College. She is fiercely committed to helping facilitate meaningful Jewish experiences that are spiritually, physically, emotionally, intellectually and humorously engaging. She is a certified Yoga Instructor, puppeteer, and poet who spends her free time singing, biking, and loving her big cat Yossi.
Wednesday, August 30, at 6:30 p.m.
Stowe Area Opera Lovers will present at JCOGS the 2010 Film of the Metropolitan Opera’s Production of Bizet’s Carmen
A dramatic introduction to opera: beautiful music and dancing, fiery gypsies,machosoldiers, love, seduction, betrayal, and tragedy.
Starring Elīna Garanča, Roberto Alagna, Barbara Frittoli, and Teddy Tahu Rhodes. Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Free admission, no donations.
JCOGS members will be marching in the Vermont LGBTQ Pride Parade in Burlington
on Sunday, September 10, 2017.
The parade starts at 12 p.m. at the south end of Church St.,
and ends at the Battery Park Pride festival, which includes a
performance stage, vendors, etc.
Marchers who wish to purchase Jewish-themed Pride t-shirts can find some terrific ones here. JCOGS’ participation in Vermont Pride Festival is another way for our community to express the Jewish values of Simhah- Joy- and Tzelem Elohim (we are all created) in the image of G-d, while having a fun day in community.
For more information, please contact Shoshana Frieden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All are welcome to join this free and fun event!
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