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Greater Stowe Holy Land Interfaith Journey to Israel APRIL 16-24, 2023

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EDUCATIONAL & SOCIAL EVENTS

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  11 , 2023
     
     
    The Art of the Sermon: How to prepare, write, and give a D'var Torah

    Shabbat, Feb 11th 10:00a to 12:00p
    This two part series taught by Rabbi David for Mitzvah, teens, and adults will explore what it takes to interpret a piece of inspiring Jewish learning and teach it to others. You need not be the greatest Torah scholar to say something profound about a selection of Torah. You need not be the most charismatic public speaker to share some wisdom. Come with your willingness to explore and get ready to be inspired and to inspire others. Kiddush will be served and enjoyed, as well.

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  • Sunday ,
    FebFebruary  12 , 2023
     
     
    From Isaiah to Jeremiah: How Jerusalem Became So Important to the Jewish People ONLINE ONLY.

    Sunday, Feb 12th 1:00p to 2:00p
    Step back with Daniel Ehrlich, Keshet's Educational Director, 2,500 - 3,000 years to the days of King David and the First Temple. This is a 45 - 60 minute learning session combining pre-recorded video guiding in the Old City of Jerusalem, music, Powerpoint with maps, texts and timelines with live narration and teaching followed by Q&A.

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  18 , 2023
     
     
    Kinderlach & Gesher young families celebrate Tu biShevat

    Shabbat, Feb 18th 10:00a to 11:30a
    Join Rabbi David, Beth, and special friends at JCOGS for a sweet Shabbat morning of singing, dancing, and story to celebrate the birthday of the trees, Tu biShevat! Bring your favorite stuffie to explore the forest and meet Shabbasaurus, the Shabbat dinosaur, and Tzipi, the curious bird!

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  18 , 2023
     
     
    Trivia and Tequila Night, Apres Ski, Havdalah

    Motzei Shabbat, Feb 18th 6:30p to 8:00p
    Apres ski, Havdalah, food and trivia

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  • Monday ,
    FebFebruary  20 , 2023
     
     
    Teen Tzedakah Team - ONLINE

    Monday, Feb 20th 6:30p to 7:15p
    What cause would you donate to if you had the money? Teens are invited to be a part of making big decisions about where JCOGS will donate significant tzedakah funds to local organizations and beyond. Your voice counts as Ateed weighs in on what social justice issues should be supported. Be a part of the conversation with Rabbi David about how Jews might make these difficult, but impactful decisions.

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  • Saturday ,
    MarMarch  18 , 2023
     
     
    Young families explore shalom with K&G

    Shabbat, Mar 18th 10:00a to 11:30a
    Join Rabbi David, Beth, and special friends for a joyous Shabbat morning program with Kinderlach & Gesher.

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  • Saturday ,
    MarMarch  25 , 2023
     
     
    The Art of the Sermon: How to prepare, write, and give a D'var Torah

    Shabbat, Mar 25th 10:00a to 12:00p
    This two part series taught by Rabbi David for Mitzvah, teens, and adults will explore what it takes to interpret a piece of inspiring Jewish learning and teach it to others. You need not be the greatest Torah scholar to say something profound about a selection of Torah. You need not be the most charismatic public speaker to share some wisdom. Come with your willingness to explore and get ready to be inspired and to inspire others. Kiddush will be served and enjoyed, as well.

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  • Saturday ,
    AprApril  8 , 2023
     
     
    Young families explore shalom with K&G

    Shabbat, Apr 8th 10:00a to 11:30a
    Join Rabbi David, Beth, and special friends for a joyous Shabbat morning program with Kinderlach & Gesher.

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  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  16 , 2023
     
     
    Holy Land Interfaith Journey to Israel

    Sunday, Apr 16th (All day)

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  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  16 , 2023
     
     
    Yom HaShoah

    Sunday, Apr 16th 4:00p to 6:00p
    Yom HaShoah

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WHAT WE ARE UP TO

Education

Kinderlach & Gesher young families celebrate Shabbat

Join Rabbi David, Beth, and special friends at JCOGS for a sweet Shabbat morning of singing, dancing, and story.  Bring your favorite stuffie to meet Shabbasaurus, the Shabbat dinosaur, and Tzipi, the curious bird!

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Tikkun Olam

How to help refugees.

With the numbers of refugees from  Ukraine increasing everyday as well as refugees from around the world, please click here for ways to help.

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RABBI's CORNER: LATEST NEWS

Two synagogues, one partnership

Friday, Feb 3 1:58pm
See information below about community resources due to extreme cold.

Dear Beth Jacob and JCOGS congregations,

It’s not often that I get to write t

Hartman Foundation Update

Monday, Jan 30 11:03am
Dear Hartman Foundations for a Thoughtful Judaism cohort bet (two),

Our next class is tonight, January 30, as always 5:45-7:30PM. We will be coveri

A memoir to remember

Friday, Jan 27 4:40pm
Dear JCOGS family,

In case you missed Rabbi David's email last week, please join us tommorow night for the International Holocaust Rememberance Event

A memoir to remember

Friday, Jan 20 1:48pm
Dear JCOGS family,

Erika Hecht z”l, child survivor of the Holocaust and founding member of JCOGS, recalls a story of her wartime experience in her

My pilgrimage to MLK’s church

Monday, Jan 16 11:53am
Dear JCOGS family,

This long weekend’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s federal holiday takes on particular significance this year for me and ou

 

Tue, February 7 2023 16 Sh'vat 5783