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upcoming services

Shmitta Musical Shabbat with interfaith friends - ONLINE ONLY 
Friday, January 21, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

This Shabbat service, we will be joined by some of our dear friends from the Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition to show us their support and connection.  Click here to register for the Zoom link.

Banner Image for Hanukkah Musical Shabbat to honor those on the front lines of the pandemic  IN PERSON + ONLINE

Family & Friends Friday - from Beth Jacob Synagogue -  ONLINE ONLY Friday, January 28, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This Shabbat service, we will be joined by some of our dear friends from the Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition to show us their support and connection.  Click here to register for the Zoom link.

Musical Shabbat
IN PERSON + ONLINE
Friday. February 4, 2022
6:00-7:00 PM

Join  us in the Sanctuary for an uplifting musical service to welcome in Shabbat in community.  Click here to register for the Zoom link.

Educational & SOCIAL events

The 5th annual homelessness 
awareness day walk and vigil
Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please come out to memorialize Vermonters who died while homeless, raise public awareness around our community’s housing and homelessness challenges and solutions, and amplify voices of community members who have experienced homelessness. For more information.

 

Olam Chesed "Shoe biShvat" celebration IN PERSON
Saturday, January 22, 2022
3:30 - 5:30 PM 

Come celebrate the birthday of the trees with hot drinks, warm treats, fun activities, and a snowshoeing trek to honor the trees.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration - ONLINE ONLY Thursday, January 27, 2022 • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

This year’s featured speaker will be Michael Gruenbaum, survivor of Terezin and author of Somewhere There is Still a Sun. The guest moderator will be Josh Kraft, President of Kraft Family Philanthropies. Register for the Zoom link HERE

WHAT WE'RE UP TO

News

Housing Task Force

During the High Holy Days, Rabbi David announced a new initiative at JCOGS: a year-long focus on one social action issue: food or housing insecurity. Click here to continue reading.

Tikkun Olam

Afghan Refugees Need Temporary Housing

Afghan refugees are arriving in Vermont now.  Temporary housing (2-4 weeks) is needed now and the list of other needs is long.  Click here to see how you can help.

Education

Drink cartons needed to make ice blocks

We’re building a community ice sculpture at JCOGS! We need LOTS of clean empty drink cartons. Click here for details.

                        

The 2021-2022 membership year has begun. 
Members: Renew JCOGS membership here. Renew Canadian Friends of JCOGS membership here
New to JCOGS? Click here for the new membership form

Mon, January 24 2022 22 Sh'vat 5782