Please Join Your JCOGS Community
  • Thursday, June 7, 7 p.m. - Final Film in the MLK, Jr. Social Justice Series shown at Stowe Community Church
  • Friday, June 8, 6 p.m. - Shabbat Services and Vegetarian Potluck Dinner - Tikkun Olam - Habitat for Humanity
  • Sunday, June 10, 4 p.m. - String Quartet Concert with Dr. Deborah Black
  • Tuesday, June 12 - Adult Ed Hebrew Classes - 4:30 - 5:25 p.m. Beginning Hebrew; 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Continuing Hebrew
  • Friday, June 15, 5 p.m. - Baccalaureate Service at Stowe Community Church
  • Friday, June 15, 6 p.m. - Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Jan Salzman
  • Sunday, June 17, 4 p.m. - Summer Sunday Series - The Politics of Cyberspace - Net Neutrality
  • Friday, June 22 - 23 - Musical Shabbaton Weekend 6 p.m. - Musical Shabbat Service, 7:30 - RSVP: Vermont Kosher Catered Dinner; Saturday - 4 - 6 p.m. Backyard Concert at Rabbi David and Alison's home - RSVP here
  • Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m. - JCOGS's Annual Meeting, coffee and bagels at 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. - Leyning/Torah Chanting Class
  • JCOGS - Red Sox Raffle
  • Other Area Events

Please scroll down for more details about these programs
Quicklinks
Final Film in the MLK, Jr. Social Justice Film Series
Thursday, June 7, 7 p.m.
at Stowe Community Church
The Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition invites the greater community to attend the final film in the MLK, Jr. Social Justice Film Series.

"For the Bible Tells Me So" is a highly-rated 2008 documentary that moves through its stories of coming out, detailing how individuals adjusted (or failed) to adjust to their new reality. The Washington Post review described it as “a brisk, entertaining, and even moving exploration of the sometimes frayed intersection where Christianity meets homosexuality.”

Q-and-A session led will occur after the film.
Shabbat Service and Vegetarian Potluck Dinner
Tikkun Olam - Habitat for Humanity
Friday, June 8, 6 p.m.
Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) starts in our local community.

Please join us on Friday, June 8 at 6 p.m. for Shabbat Service followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner when representatives of Habitat for Humanity will join us and speak about their organization, the home that is under construction now in Morrisville, and volunteer opportunities to work with them.

Please join us and bring a favorite vegetarian dish!
String Quartet Concert with Dr. Deborah Black
Sunday, June 10, 4 p.m.
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On Sunday, June 10 at 4 p.m. Dr. Deborah Black and her marvelous string quartet will play a free classical concert for all to enjoy.

Please also join us for refreshments after the performance.
Adult Education Hebrew Classes
Tuesday, June 12
4:30 - 5:25 p.m. Beginning Hebrew
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Continuing Hebrew
Learn (more) Hebrew This Summer - We will be offering two Adult Ed Hebrew classes this summer. 

For those who want to learn the Aleph Bet and begin to read phonetically in order to follow services in Hebrew, Beginning Hebrew will meet on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 5:25 pm. 

For those who have taken the beginning course or can read phonetically, and want to learn to read more fluidly and learn more of the vocabulary of our prayers (and a bit of modern Hebrew as well), Continuing Hebrew will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:45 pm. 

Both classes will begin on Tuesday, June 5. The text for Beginning Hebrew is Aleph Isn't Tough and the text for Continuing Hebrew is Aleph Isn't Enough . The books are available on Amazon. Please contact Lynne Gedanken, gedanken@jcogs.org , for more information or if you would like to take either class.
Baccalaureate Service
Friday, June 15, 5 p.m.
at Stowe Community Church
Please join us for a traditional Baccalaureate Ceremony to honor the young men and women of the Class of 2018. This voluntary ceremony is planned by Stowe HS parents and community religious leaders. All are welcome. Board member Lynne Gedanken will be representing JCOGS.

Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Jan Salzman
Friday, June 15, 6 p.m.
We are delighted to welcome back Rabbi Jan Salzman for this special service. If you haven’t had the opportunity to hear her speak or lead, we encourage you to join us!

Rabbi Jan is the founder and rabbi at Congregation Ruach haMaqom in Burlington, Vt. She was ordained in 2010 by ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal and served as the assistant rabbi and cantor for six years at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. She has lived in Vermont for over 35 years and is married to her ‘rebbitzmon,’ Loredo Sola. She has two grown children and two grandchildren.  
Summer Sunday Series
The Politics of Cyberspace - Net Neutrality
Sunday, June 17, 4 p.m.
Presented by Mich Kabay, PhD , CISSP-ISSMP, Professor of Computer Information Systems at Norwich University.
Why the recent FCC attack on Net Neutrality is a potential disaster.
Free and open to the public, refreshments served.

Welcome the Summer Dinner & Musical Shabbaton
with Rabbis David, Arielle, and Micah
Friday, June 22
6:00 p.m. Shabbat dinner
7:30 p.m. Vermont Kosher catered dinner
Saturday, June 23
4 - 6 p.m. Backyard concert at Rabbi David and Alison's home
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Another Exceptional Musical Shabbaton with special guests and Rabbi David
Friday and Saturday, June 22-23

By popular demand, we welcome back Rabbis Arielle Rosenberg and Micah Shapiro to our congregation. In collaboration with Rabbi David, these three musical rabbis have been hard at work on some musical recordings that will knock your socks off when released. 

On Friday night at 6 p.m. , Rabbis David, Arielle, and Micah will lead a spiritually uplifting service at JCOGS. RSVP early for this oneof-a-kind service, followed by a catered meal with Vermont Kosher presented by the Shalom Committee.

Cost is $18 per person, free for children age 12 and under. To RSVP: Click here or call the office at 802-253-1800.

On Saturday afternoon, from 4 to 6 p.m., Rabbis David, Arielle, and Micah will lead a backyard concert at Rabbi David and Alison’s home. Maple lemonade and appetizers to accompany. We will move inside if the weather doesn’t cooperate. Come listen to some breathtaking music, sing along to some familiar tunes, and learn some new ones too. RSVP to jcogs@ jcogs.org for directions. 

Please RSVP for one or both events HERE .
JCOGS Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 24
9:30 p.m. bagels and coffee, 10:00 a.m. meeting
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The annual meeting is a terrific way to get involved and find out what your leadership and volunteers have been up to since last summer. Not to mention it’s a great opportunity for schmoozing.

Coffee and bagels will be served at 9:30 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. We look forward to seeing new and old friends at this vital community event!
Leyning/Torah Chanting Class
Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.
Been in awe of those folks chanting Torah? You too can be part of the action! We will be offering a free class in leyning (chanting Torah) this summer for 6 weeks, starting Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. One-to-one tutoring will also be available at no cost.
Contact Claudia Woodward at izzieymom@yahoo.com or 802-933-2284 to sign up!
JCOGS
Red Sox Raffle
The Jewish Community of Greater Stowe announces its Take Me Out to the Red Sox Raffle.

Grand Prize: Four front-row Red Sox tickets in a private club at Fenway, with parking and dinner

First Prize: Two tickets to a Canadiens game, 12 rows behind the players’ bench.

Winners of tickets will schedule with donors at a mutually agreeable time.

Second prizes include baskets and gift certificates.

Only 300 tickets will be sold, so get yours soon! One for $50, five for $200. Tickets can be bought at https://jcogs.org/red-sox-raffle/ or in the JCOGS front office during business hours.

Drawing July 9 at JCOGS summer barbecue. While you don’t need to be present to win, those who win a second prize will get their choice if they are present.
Other Area Events
Moses Sebagado
Thursday, June 28, 7:30 p.m.
at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue - 188 N. Prospect Rd. Burlington
Tickets $18 per person to benefit "360 Degrees of Healing Program and Hadassah Hospital"
Join us for a unique, interactive and amazing evening with Moses Sebagado, musician and spiritual leader of the Abayudaya Jewish Community in Uganda.
With special guest, Jay Sand, music director.
Questions? snowbunny@pshift.com / 802-644-6650 to order tickets.
Farm Camp for Ages 6 - 10
August 6 - 10, 9 - 3 p.m.

We teach the universal values of kindness, gratitude and inclusion through traditional stories connected to the earth and social values based in a Jewish framework.
Header photo courtesy of Dan Lax