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If you need our help or support in any way, PLEASE let us help.
Email jcogs@jcogs.org, include your phone number, and someone
will call you very soon. 

 
 
 

The Stowe Police Department has asked us to share with you that scammers are attempting to take advantage of people through fraudulent phone calls, social media appeals, and scam emails and apps. These people often seem legitimate in their communications. Please click here to see the red flags and how you can avoid being taken advantage of. 

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passover 2020

Passover this year is going to be a little different from what we’re used to. How do you hold a Seder during a pandemic? We have resources and plenty of events including our own virtual Seder to guide you...

rabbi's discretionary fund & emergency membership

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

If you would like to make a donation to help support the medical professionals in our community on the front line of the pandemic with medical provider supplies, please donate here.

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Emergency Membership

We want to make sure every person in our Jewish community is cared for. Fill out this form to join for the next three months free of any cost so that we can be sure to be available to you throughout this crisis. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

virtual Shabbat Services  

Have problems getting online? The JCOGS office can help: Email jcogs@jcogs.org.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Virtual Musical Shabbat Service

Friday, April 17, 6 PM 

Come early for a Schmooze with friends at 5:30 PM

 

Staying connected

We need to stay connected more than ever. While our building is closed, we’re available to you and all JCOGS programming will be virtual until further notice. We’ve increased our offerings, and we hope you’ll invite people in need of connection to join you as you log on. Links to programs will be in the weekly email, on Facebook, and on our website. Children's program links will be emailed to parents and accessible on the website by logged in members only. Contact jcogs@jcogs.org if you have any technical difficulties. And go to our calendar to see this week's offerings!

What We're Up To

News

Every JCOGS member is feeling some measure of isolation, and it can be extreme. This week, we’re asking all our members to take the time to call three people they know within our congregation, and just ask how they’re doing. Think of it as 1987, back when we used to call each other. Beautiful things can come from one phone call.

Tikkun Olam

Capstone Community Action serves those struggling with poverty in our area. They are working incredibly hard to help people in our area who are hard hit by our economic standstill. Please consider sending a donation to support their efforts.

Education

Join us for a bedikat chametz family scavenger hunt on Tuesday, April 7 at 4 pm. Grab a wooden spoon, a candle, and a feather, and let's go clear out those bits of chametz that have escaped our spring cleaning. Stay at the end to join Beth for a practice run of the Four Questions.
Join zoom meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/377107882

 

Rabbi's Corner

Havdalah Saturday, April 4, 7:45-8PM

Join in Havdalah with Rabbi David and family.

Join online here: https://zoom.us/j/4118824912

Set yourself up before havdalah with a glass of wine or grape juice, some sweet smelling spices, and a havdalah candle (here’s how to make one or to buy one), and follow along with the prayers here.

 

Homegrown Judaism

On Kol Nidrei, Rabbi David spoke to our congregation about a new initiative–homegrown Judaism. What is it? It's all about what we do at JCOGS, and we're kicking into high gear. Read Rabbi David's sermon here, and when you're all fired up, click here to find your place in our homegrown Judaism.

Wed, April 8 2020 14 Nisan 5780