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Upcoming Events

Shabbat Services

Join our religious leader, Rabbi David Fainsilber, in the sweet, restoring presence of Shabbat. Musical, dynamic and participatory, these services will revive your neshama yeteira, that extra soul that we receive every Shabbat. If you are planning on coming, invite a friend! The more neshama, the better.

Friday, February 27, 6 p.m., Kabbalat Shabbat services
Join Rabbi David and your fellow JCOGS members!

Saturday, February 21, 10 a.m., Torah Study
All are invited to participate in this lively and meaningful discussion group as we look deeply into the age-old source of our tradition's wisdom.

Join our religious leader David Fainsilber as he leads us into the sweet, restoring presence of Shabbat. Musical, dynamic and participatory, these services will revive your neshama yeteira, that extra soul that we receive every Shabbat. If you are planning on coming, invite a friend! The more neshama, the better.



Purim Party Extraviganza

Wednesday, March 4

4:30 p.m. Our Religious School will meet to prepare for the party. (Non-Religious School children are welcome to join in these festivities.)
5:30 p.m. Join us for a family-focused program and Purim carnival.
6:30 p.m. We'll gather together for a Mexican-themed "make-your-own tacos dinner" followed by the Megillah reading. Come drink some sangria, punch and listen to the "whole Megillah," the wild and wacky story of Queen Esther and Mordechai. Contribute to the deliciousness with a fruit or vegetable salad, or a Mexican-themed side dish to share. Be in touch with Israel Ellner to let him know what your contribution is: israel.ellner@gmail.com.


The Magic of Music

Sunday, February 22, 4 p.m.

Composer, pianist, vocalist and harmonica player Jason Rosenblatt, a leading performer and producer of new Jewish music, along with oud player and vocalist Ishmael Fenjiolu, a true master of Turkish music, explore the ancient connection between Eastern-European, Jewish and Turkish music.

The Montreal based duo conjure images of the Bosphorus at sunset and truly transport the listener to a different time and place. Shtreiml brings their innovative music to JCOGS for an afternoon of blues infused, Eastern European, global music for all to enjoy.

Cost is $10 per adult, $5 for ages 5-13, under 5 free. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.


The Magic of Music
Adam Boyce: The Old Country Fiddler

Sunday, March 1, 3 p.m.

Adam Boyce, composer, living history presenter and fiddler, portrays musical humorist and fiddler Charles Ross Taggart (1871-1953), doing his favorite routine of Taggart's, "The Old Country Fiddler at the Singing School."
Don't miss this afternoon of Americana, old time music, and storytelling!


The Magic of Music
The Kosher Katz A Capella Group
Sunday, March 22, 3 p.m.

University of Vermont Hillel's newest and Jewish a cappella group will perform a mixture of English and Hebrew music. Some pop, some oldies, and some more traditional music.


Food and Judaism:
Shabbat and Workshops Celebrate
Jewish Food and Culture

Ever wanted to learn to make challah or vegan Passover recipes? What is "kosher", anyway? And what does Judaism have to teach about food? What are the central justice issues around food security in Vermont, and how might we respond to the needs of our fellow citizens? Join JCOGS and UVM Hillel students for a whirlwind of activities on these topics:

Friday, March 6, 6 p.m.
Shabbat services on the theme of food and Judaism will be followed by a dinner of local foods, partly catered by Vermont Kosher and partly potluck. Can you cook something to contribute to the meal from foods grown in Vermont?

Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m.
A Shacharit morning service will include Torah service , followed by a Torah Study focusing on a Jewish response to food justice and security.

Sunday, March 8, 1-3:30 p.m.
Challah-making with Rabbi David and Mitzi Becker, Sarah Ellner and Barbara Stern Learn the secrets of challah-making and learn about food justice and security issues from UVM Hillel students.

Sunday, March 15, 1-3 p.m.
Vegan Passover Workshop with Patti Rubin. "Oy, my son has become vegan and plans to bring his vegan girlfriend home for Passover. What will I serve them?" Not to worry. Seasoned Vegan Patti Rubin is here to help!

Workshops will be held at JCOGS. Space is limited. Watch weekly emails for sign-up information.


JCOGS is located at 1189 Cape Cod Rd. in Stowe. From the center of Stowe Village, Cape Cod Road is 1.7 miles up the Mountain Rd. (Rte. 108) on the right. JCOGS is the first building on the right, across from the Stoweflake Resort. Map

Jewish Community of Greater Stowe
1189 Cape Cod Road, P O Box 253, Stowe VT 05672
802-253-1800   info@jcogs.org
Website: Dan Lax