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Upcoming Events


Musical, dynamic and participatory, these services will revive your neshama yeteira, that extra soul that we receive every Shabbat.

Shabbat Services

Friday, July 10, 6 p.m.: Join us for a special Kabbalat Shabbat service "Deepening Prayer", where we will explore some of the historical background and linguistic meaning of our liturgy, as well as a focus on the meaning of prayer itself.

Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.: Torah study

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.



Tikkun Olam
Gleaning For Our Neighbors!
Sunday, July 12, 10 a.m. to noon
At Pete's Greens in Craftsbury

We have real opportunities to alleviate hunger in our community by gleaning vegetables. The JCOGS community will be gleaning vegetables as a group with the Vermont Foodbank for the Lamoille Community Food Share and the Vermont Foodbank.

Last year, JCOGS gleaned over 4000 pounds of vegetables -- Can we beat our record this year? Please contact Lynne at lgedanken@gmail.com for directions (see link below*), more information or just to let us know that you'll be coming. Our second JCOGS community gleaning project will be on Sunday, August 2, 10 a.m. to noon.

Please bring gardening gloves and water.

If there is rain that is lite or intermittent, the gleaning will go forward as planned. If harder rain or thunderstorms, we will try to reschedule the event. If in doubt, contact Lynne.

For those who would like to glean at other times, the Vermont Foodbank needs volunteers to glean at Pete's Greens on Tuesday, July 7, 1-3 p.m. Contact Lynne for further information.

*Click here for two sets of directions from Stowe


Opera Lovers
Tosca Lecture and Film
July 14 and 15 at JCOGS

July 14 at 7 p.m.

A lecture on the opera "Tosca" with opera enthusiast Toni Hill.

July 15 at 7 p.m.

We will show a film of Tosca featuring Shirley Verrett as Tosca, Luciano Pavarotti as Cavaradossi, and Cornell Macneil as Scarpia. We viewed five different productions of Tosca before selecting this particular production by The Met to show you. It is magnificent and riveting!

Both of these events are free and refreshments will be served.


"Remember What You are Beginning to Forget!"
Memory and brainpower training workshop
with Expert Frank Felberbaum
the "Dean of Memory and Brain Power"
Sunday, July 19, 3 p.m. at JCOGS

As seen on PBS' Scientific American Frontiers, ABC's 20/20, and NBC Nightly News. Admission is only $10 per person.

In a fun, interactive presentation, you will learn how to: Increase your concentration, remember names and faces, recall key information, never forget keys, glasses , directions or errands and more! This workshop is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


Featuring Circus Smirkus' Rob Mermin
and his "Soap Bubble Symphony"
Come one, come all!
Bring the kids, friends, and guests to JCOGS!
Thursday, July 23, 5:30 p.m

Entertainment all ages will enjoy!!
Circus stunts! Bubble tricks! and more ...
Enjoy ice cream while laughing it up with Rob as he presents hilarious film clips from great silent film comedians.
$5 per person. Free for children 12 and under!

Click here to see the event flyer!


Best Selling Author ANITA DIAMANT
is Coming to JCOGS!
Thursday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.

One of the most celebrated contemporary writers of historical fiction in America today, Ms. Diamant skillfully takes a nugget of history and builds a compelling story around it, as she has done in The Red Tent and most recently, in The Boston Girl.

Please join us to hear Ms. Diamant speak about her career as an author, and the influence of Judaism on her work. Reception following Anita's talk, including book signing.


$10 online before July 27 - Click here!
$15 at the door, if available

Sponsorship opportunities also include tickets.
Please click here for more information and to donate!


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