Friday, June 16 – 6 p.m.
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.
A special thank you to Mel Siegel for sponsoring next week’s oneg in memory of his son, Joe Chen.
MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2 – 4 p.m.
Sage-ing: A New Way of Aging!
Join psychotherapist, Lois Arthur, M.Ed., LMFT, for a free orientation into the philosophy of conscious aging, based on the principles developed by Rabbi Schachter-Shalomi.
Presented at the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe in conjunction with St. John’s in the Mountains.
Friday, June 23 – 6 p.m.
Services will be led by our own JCOGS members,
Lynne Gedanken and Claudia Woodward.
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.
Special JCOGS visit to Vermont’s Only Mosque!
Saturday, June 24, 8:30 p.m.
Islamic Society of Vermont
182 Hegeman Ave, Suite 1, Colchester, VT 05446
The month long fast of Ramadan takes place each day from sunup to sundown. Imam Islam Hassan and the Islamic Society of Vermont have invited JCOGS members to join them for an Iftar breaking of the fast meal. Join Rabbi David and our Tikkun Olam “Repairing the World” Committee as we build connections with our Muslim brothers and sisters over delicious Somali Halal food provided by their community.
Please RSVP to Lynne Gedanken at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can let the Islamic Society know how many people to expect for dinner. Children are most welcome to attend. Here is some basic information about Ramadan.
SUNDAY, JUNE 25 – ANNUAL MEETING
Coffee and bagels
will be served at 9:30 a.m.,
followed by the meeting at 10 a.m.
As well as an opportunity for schmoozing, the annual meeting is
a terrific way to get involved and find out what your leadership and
volunteers have been up to since last summer.
We look forward to seeing new and old friends at this vital
“Book and Sacred Jewish Objects Burial Ceremony”
Please join us for the first burial of the Ganizah ceremony immediately
following the Annual Meeting.
Rabbi David will lead us as we bury sacred Jewish artifacts and
damaged/unwanted prayer books at our
Darchei Shalom cemetery,
3400 Laporte Road (Route 100) in Morrisville
next to North Country Animal League (NCAL).
A chance to win a week-long Acapulco dream vacation for 10 that directly benefits JCOGS educational programs!
Our annual raffle is for a 1-week stay at a luxurious, family-friendly Acapulco villa which sleeps 10 guests in 5 bedrooms with an on-site chef with 2 pools and many other amenities.
The prize is good anytime from July 2017 through July 2018 (coordinating with the villa owner).
We need your help to make this JCOGS event a success! You can even split the cost of the raffle ticket between 2-3 families whom you would want to travel with, bringing the ticket cost down to $25-37. Anyone can purchase a raffle ticket (family, friends or neighbors)!
You can purchase a raffle ticket here: https://jcogs.org/acapulco-villa-raffle/
Thanks for your consideration and please feel free to share with others who may be interested!
Shari & Wendy
SUNDAY, JULY 2, 5PM
Celebrate community, volunteerism, and the long days of summer. Delicious kosher food, with vegetarian options, & our “Viva Acapulco Vacation Villa” raffle drawing!
Raffle tickets now on sale in the JCOGS office and online at jcogs.org/acapulco-villa-raffle/
Bring the family, guests and neighbors too,
to the JCOGS Fiesta BBQ!
$15 adults; Free for 12 & under
Please RSVP by June 26th online at
Or 802-253-1800 to let us know you’ll join us!
The Stowe Jewish Film Festival is back for the summer of 2017 and YOU need to be there! This year’s line-up includes 4 varied films and a very special pre-film dinner and musical performance on July 6th!
Please consider becoming a sponsor of the festival! Your sponsorship donation includes reserved seating for all 4 films and the July 6th pre-film dinner!
Purchase tickets HERE
Back by popular demand for the summer, on view downstairs at JCOGS:
Holocaust Memorial Exhibit
From Generation to Generation..We Are Here! Honoring lives lost and stories of survival.
Please explore the exhibit when at JCOGS or call
the office for availability – 802-253-1800.
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