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The Balancing Act: Being a Jewish Parent

Wednesdays, Jan. 15th & 22nd, 5:15-6:15pm

Rabbi David and Alison co-facilitate this two-part conversation on parenting through a Jewish lens.

Parenting children, while often a blessing, can sometimes be an isolating experience. Now and then, we all need to talk to another grown-up. These workshops offer parents a way to meet and connect through exploring what it means to be a Jewish parent. Please register here.

Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition's program to honor MLK, Jr. with keynote speaker, Kiah M

Sunday, Jan. 19, 6-7pm

The Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition (GSIC), is honored to welcome Kiah Morris as the keynote speaker for our Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration.

Location: St.  John's in the Mountains Episcopal Church

Torah Study

 

                                                                                    Saturday, Feb. 1, 10-10:30am

Come participate in this lively, meaningful discussion as we look deeply into the age-old source of our tradition’s wisdom.

JCOGS ISRAEL TRIP

June 22 - June 29, 2020

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.

Tue, January 21 2020 24 Tevet 5780