JCOGS’ Chanukah Boutique is OPEN until Wednesday, Dec. 20.
Extended shopping hours will be offered during religious school on Wednesdays,
Dec. 13 and 20, from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Look for dreidels, gelt, candles, menorahs, tchotchkes for the children, Chanukah cards, and jewelry. Children love giving their friends a small dreidel and bag of gelt to share the holiday with others. Purchase all your Chanukah gifts at the Chanukah boutique shop. For more information: 253-1800, or Barbara Bauman at 802-999-6370 or email@example.com.
Friday, December 15, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
An Interfaith Family Chanukah Gathering in the Mad River Valley
Sponsored by the Mad River Valley Jewish Community
The Jewish Community of Greater Stowe (JCOGS)
Living Tree Alliance
All ages invited to…..
Village Meeting House at the Waitsfield Church, Rte 100 (next to library)
FUN FOR ALL AGES:
Storytelling, latke making with locally grown veggies, Shabbat songs, beeswax candle-making, dreidel playing, menorah lighting, games, schmoozing and potluck!
RSVP to Pam Lerner: firstname.lastname@example.org
*** PLEASE BRING A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATION FOR THE MRV FOOD SHELF as your Chanukah gift to the community.
Friday, December 15 at 6 p.m
Our very own JCOGS members, Claudia Woodward and Patti Rubin, will lead this Shabbat service at JCOGS. Come early and stay late! Every Shabbat you are invited to join us for a glass of wine at 5:30 p.m. before services; and stay afterward for our enhanced oneg.
JOIN US THIS SATURDAY,
DECEMBER 16 at ZENBARN
Share the Light:
A Hanukkah Party & Benefit Concert
Featuring the New Orleans Klezmer
Doors/Dinner 6pm; Show 8pm
Buy your tickets [HERE].
5 THINGS YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS EVENT:
1. A special thank you to Zenbarn as PRICES DIDN’T GO UP! Still only $45, includes dinner and show. $20 for show.
2. STAY IN THE AREA AND MAKE A REAL NIGHT OUT OF IT. YOU CAN GET A GREAT DEAL ON A HOTEL: Special deal with the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, www.marriott.com/btvwb, right around the corner from Zenbarn for lodging for event-goers: Mention ‘Zenbarn’ and you will get a discount rate: $109 in the Kings and QNQNs (two queens), or a King Suite at $129. (Their regular rates are $189/$209!) Please contact Daniel Krezinski at 802.241.1600 to reserve your rooms.
3. Our own JCOGS member Stephanie Justine is leading a high-energy and fun dancing class at 6pm at ZenBarn! It’s included with your ticket.
4. DELICIOUS MENU: Potato & Sweet Potato Latkes, Fish Entrees, Smoked Salmon Rillet, Dill Sour Cream, Mediterranean Olive Tapenade, Spiced Apple Butter, Vinegar Roasted Beets, Couscous and parsley salad, Mixed Green Salad, Spinach and feta pie AND more!
5. Best for last: A portion of proceeds from the night will support the emergency food and fuel program at Capstone Community Action.
Buy your tickets [HERE].
Buy your tickets HERE.
Sunday, December 17, from 3-6 p.m. (TIME CHANGE)
Multi-Generational Chanukah Party and
3rd annual – Iron Chef: The Fried Food Cook-Off
Something for everyone in the family!
Join us for games, crafts, songs, candle-lighting, latkes, prizes and our annual food contest.
Rules for our 3rd Annual Iron Chef Cookoff Challenge:
– must either be a fried food or include fried food as one of your ingredients.
– make enough for everyone to taste
– have dish ready for presentation to the 3 judges
Judges will be rating on taste, presentation, & creativity. BYOM (Bring Your Own Menorah!).
We are looking for volunteers to help with this fun event contact Stacey Oshkello: email@example.com
For more information, please visit http://jcogs.org/chanukah/
Exceptional Musical Shabbat on Dec. 22-23
All who attend this Musical Shabbat will receive a COMPLIMENTARY CD featuring Rabbis David, Arielle, and Micah.
Friday, December 22, 6pm: Musical Kabbalat Shabbat services
Saturday, December 23, 6pm: Havdallah and Sing-Out experience
This Shabbat is not to be missed!
A joyful musical Shabbat, with guests Rabbis Arielle Rosenberg and Micah Shapiro, along with Rabbi David, will take place on
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 22-23.
On Friday, join us for an incredible musical Shabbat experience with a group of talented musicians and spiritual leaders. A delicious catered dinner by Vermont Kosher will follow. Dinner is $18 per adult and free for children 12 and under. Vegetarian/vegan options available.
Please click [HERE] for menu details and to RSVP
or call the JCOGS office at 802-253-1800
by Thursday, December 14.
Questions? Please email Claudia Woodward at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday evening at 6pm, we will gather at Rabbi David and Alison’s home for a Havdallah and Sing-Out experience. We’ll provide the wine and dessert. Please bring some vegetarian finger foods. For directions, e-mail email@example.com.
Rabbi Arielle Rosenberg is assistant rabbi at Congregation Shir Tikvah in South Minneapolis, where she focuses on the intersection of music, prayer, and activism. She was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in June 2017. She spent her final two years of rabbinical school working as a full-time rabbinic fellow at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City, where she developed innovative initiatives for people of all ages and backgrounds to deepen their relationship with prayer, music, and spiritual practice.
Ordained this past June from Hebrew College, Micah serves as a rabbi at Penn Hillel. He is founder of both “The Shabbat Sing Out” and “The Jewish Songwriters’ Collective,” and his senior thesis is titled, “A Jewish Spirit of Music.” A multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and arranger, Micah has recorded two original live albums for Kabbalat Shabbat, is working on a third for Shabbat morning, and was recently featured on the compilation album “Elul: Songs For Turning.”
Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, December 26 from 2 – 7 p.m.
There is a tremendous need for blood at this time of year. Please take this opportunity to perform the mitzvah of pikuach nefesh, saving a life, by donating blood at JCOGS on December 26 between 2 pm and 7 pm.
You can avoid a wait and sign up by clicking [HERE] and picking a time slot. Walk-ins are welcome too!
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Lynne Gedanken at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 802 472 3411.
TIKKUN OLAM REPAIRING THE WORLD OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP
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 400,000 refugees who are fleeing Burma:
American Jewish World Service – Rohingya Emergency Fund
Help Your Vermont Neighbors Who Lost Food from the Wind Storm/OPERATION RESTOCK:
Make a donation at fuelyourneighbors.org, or send a gift to Capstone Community Action, attn.: Operation Restock, 20 Gable Place, Barre, VT 05641.
Hurricane relief funds: Many communities, from Texas, to Florida, to Puerto Rico to the US Virgin Islands are still in need of great help. Please consider a donation to: One America Appeal – oneamericaappeal.org or the American Red Cross.
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