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May 22nd Musical Shabbat: Heal my fear-based prayers thoughts

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RABBINIC NEWS

Samson's Bar Mitzvah

Saturday, June 6, 10am

Come celebrate with Samson and his family.

https://zoom.us/j/95920431821

 

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Sammy's Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, June 13, 4pm

Come celebrate with Sammy and her family.

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86903322376

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Laugh Your Tuchus Off: a community-building, fundraising, rolicking good time

Featuring Joel Chasnoff and local comedians.  Free due to the generosity of two sponsors.  Please register here.

Donate your talent as an auction item. Items can either be for use now, virtual, or for when it is safer to come together. Everyone at JCOGS has a talent that is of value to someone else. If we all offer our gifts and we all bid on each other’s items, we can begin making up for lost fundraising. 

 

JCOGS ISRAEL TRIP

POSTPONED

Join Rabbi David for this extraordinary trip to Israel.  Click here for the proposed itinerary and estimated cost. And don't hesitate to contact rabbidavid@jcogs.org if you are interested or have questions!

Increase the Light

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

Thank you to the entire community for coming out to be part of this amazing experience, and particularly to our partners: Stowe Media Group, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center (Community and Education Fund), the Helen Day Art Center, Stowe Performing Arts, and the Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition, including St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church, Stowe Community Church, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stowe, and Bahá'ís of Stowe.

Rabbi David Fainsilber

Rabbi David Fainsilber is the spiritual leader and first full-time rabbi of the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe. Originally from Montreal, Rabbi David and his wife Alison joined our community in 2013. You may spot Rabbi David, Alison, and their three children skiing at the mountain, biking on the Lamoille Rail Trail, or schmoozing at the Farmers’ Market.

Rabbi David has brought a surge of energy and spirit to JCOGS. He has grown the JCOGS religious school 800%, reaching youth from birth to college. Rabbi David infuses Shabbat and Holy Days with spirit, and composes and records liturgical music. He is instrumental in working across the local community with faith, business, law enforcement, and educational leaders to help form the first homeless shelter in Lamoille County. Rabbi David is an active leader of the newly formed Morrisville-Stowe Coalition steering committee, tackling systemic bigotry in our community. His pastoral presence is healing in our turbulent world. His impact has been featured in the The Boston Globe, the Vermont weekly Seven Days, and VPR. Prior to moving to Vermont, Rabbi David served as an interfaith CIRCLE Fellow, AJWS Kol Tzedek Fellow, and as a rabbinic intern for Nehar Shalom, Kolot Chayeinu, and MIT and Tufts Hillels. Ordained at the pluralistic rabbinical school of Hebrew College, he also received a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Boston University and Hebrew College. He is currently part of the fourth cohort of the prestigious CLI Fellowship.

Rabbi David is more than slightly obsessed with Crossfit, enjoys chopping wood, and loves wrestling with his kids. Read his writings and listen to his music at www.melodyofeverysoul.com.

Sun, June 7 2020 15 Sivan 5780