Friday, March 24 – 6 p.m.
Deepening Prayer Shabbat Service
Do you often feel lost during services? Do you have questions about the meaning and experience of prayer? Each of these services, we look in depth at one prayer in our Friday night tradition and have a meaningful conversation on its themes. We also explore some of the historical background and linguistic meaning of our liturgy in the entire service, as well as a focus on the meaning of prayer itself.
Please join us after services for our first sponsored oneg!
Special thanks to Claudia Woodward for sponsoring our oneg in honor of Patti Rubin.
Whether it’s a stand-up mingle or a sit-down schmooze, JCOGS’ Enhanced Onegs are the nosh that brings us closer as a community as we celebrate the joy of Shabbat.
Thank you Claudia!!
Share the joy of Shabbat at our enhanced onegs
If you’ve noticed and enjoyed lately the amazing array of delicious and new food at our Friday night post-services oneg, you can thank none other than our very own Patti Rubin. She has been hard at work culling Stowe’s many vendors to provide the wonderful food. We invite you to sponsor an oneg in honor of, or in memory of a loved one, special occasion, or just to support JCOGS. Our enhanced onegs follow Friday night services, and are a wonderful opportunity to spend time with new and old friends and welcome new members.
Hi all you bookies and anyone else who would like to join us, our next bookclub meeting will take place on Monday, March 27th at JCOGS at 1 p.m.
We will be discussing the book “The Waking Lions” by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen – translated from Hebrew by Sondra Silverston.
Bring your lunch and tea, sweets will be offered, as we talk about the issues in the book and everything else under the sun! It does not matter if you have not read the book, you will be able to participate anyway!
Let me know if you plan on attending,
Simple Soup Supper
with St. John’s in the Mountain church,
with soups provided by JCOGS
March 29 from 5:30pm to 7:00 p.m.
Join JCOGS members at St. John’s for a special dinner and community event.
It is a wonderful time of year for St. John’s in the Mountain church calendar – Lent – the time leading up to Easter, and the time when St. John’s hosts its annual SIMPLE SOUP SUPPERS on Wednesdays during Lent.
This year is its 17th year of bringing families and friends together to sample homemade soups. In addition, the Harvest Market supplies the bread and the Cold Hollow Cider Mill provides cider.
On March 29, JCOGS members will provide the soups for the dinner!!!
All proceeds will benefit the Lamoille Community Food Share.
Bring family and friends especially those Good Samaritan friends who have been so very kind to you during the past year.
Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12.
We still have need for a couple more soups. Contact Alison Link at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to provide a soup.
Although there is no need for reservations, please let Susu Brown (802-253-2952)
know in advance if you plan to attend with a large party.
March 31 – 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, soul-centering, and transformational.
Mazel Tov to our Bar Mitzvah
April 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Shabbat morning service and Adyn Oshkello’s Bar Mitzvah
Adyn Oshkello and family invite you to join us for a Shabbat morning service for his Bar Mitzvah at JCOGS on April 1 at 10:30 a.m. In his words: “I hope to share this important moment in my life with you.” As we begin the book of Vayikra, Leviticus, and the litany of sacrifices made in the ancient Temple, Adyn will share a D’var Torah on what it means today to sacrifice oneself for something greater. A lite oneg for the whole community will follow, sponsored by proud parents, Stacey and Craig Oshkello.
Adyn also expresses his thank you for supporting his Mitzvah project with the High Fives Foundation. His team raised funds towards helping severely injured skiers and boarders live better lives.
Author Jack Mayer speaks
Sunday, April 2, at 4 p.m.
Dr. Jack Mayer will discuss his book “Before the Court of Heaven,” an award-winning novel about the emergence of the Third Reich in Germany. Dr. Mayer is a pediatrician, an author, and a Vermont Humanities Council speaker.
Please join us for this free Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by JCOGS.
To learn more: www.jackmayer.net/ before-the-court-of-heaven.
All are invited!
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Passover Fun for Young Families
3:30 to 5 p.m.
for children ages 0-7 and their families
Come play hide-and-seek with Pharaoh, find out what it’s like to cross the Red Sea, move and sing, and taste delicious ritual foods from our favorite experiential holiday. This event is free.
Multigenerational Seder 5:30 p.m.
for older children, elders, and everyone in between
All are encouraged to attend this interactive, participatory, and delicious seder, catered by Vermont Kosher. Special programming for older children will be provided, as well as child-minding for younger children.
For more details and to RSVP please click on our webpage
link here: http://jcogs.org/passover-2017/
or you may email jcogs.org or call 802-253-1800
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