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  • Friday, March 9, 6 p.m - Shabbat Services and Enhanced Oneg
  • Saturday, March 10, 9:30 a.m - Kinderlach & Gesher
  • Sunday, March 11, 1:30 p.m. - MLK Social Justice film series "After Spring" at St. John's in the Mountains
  • Sunday, March 11, 4:30 - 7 p.m. - Mitzvah Project Evening: Social Action Project
  • Friday & Saturday, March 16-17 - UVM Hillel Shabbaton
  • Saturday, March 31 - Passover with Rabbi David 3:30 - 5 p.m. Passover Fun for Young Families, 5:30 Multi-generational Seder
  • Tikkun Olam - Repairing the World Opportunities
  • Other Area Events
Shabbat Services and Enhanced Oneg
Friday, March 9, 6 p.m.
Come early and stay late! Every Shabbat you are invited to join us for a glass of wine at 5:30 p.m. before services; and stay afterward for our enhanced oneg. 
Kinderlach & Gesher Monthly Program
Saturday, March 10, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Please join us for our monthly Shabbat morning program for families with young children, Kinderlach (ages Birth-4) and Gesher (ages 5 +), to learn about preparing our hearts and homes for Passover. Together we will explore the rituals and meaning of Passover through songs, games, and crafts. Gesher will also learn about the Jewish value related to the holiday of Pidyon Sh'vuim (redemption of the captives) by focusing on the feeling of freedom. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 10, from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. with an informal vegetarian potluck to follow (with JCOGS providing bagels and cream cheese).
MLK Social Justice film series "After Spring"
Sunday, March 11, 1:30 p.m. at St. John's
The Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition presents the third movie in the MLK Jr. Social Justice film series this coming Sunday, March 11 at 1:30 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church in Stowe . "After Spring" is a portrait of the dire situation the Syrian refugees are in as well as a tribute to their resilience. The Hollywood Reporter said, "it puts a needed human face on the critical refugee crisis. Viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. Everyone there must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent.
The documentary won several awards. It is free and open to the public. There will be a brief discussion after the film. The film lasts about 1 hr & 40 min.
Mitzvah Project Evening: Social Action project
Sunday, March 11, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Calling all JCOGS 6th through 8th graders: Join us for an après-ski get-together at JCOGS that will include a light supper of soup and salad, and activities around the B'nai Mitzvah Mitzvah Project.
This will be the chance for all of our pre-b'nai and post-b'nai mitzvah students to get together to share a meal, share ideas, and have a good time.
Hope to see you then!
JCOGS' Fourth-Annual UVM Hillel Food Justice Shabbaton, led by guest rabbinical student Yael Werber
Friday, March 16, 6 p.m. Shabbat services & veg potluck
Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. service, Torah study followed by veg potluck
Students from UVM Hillel will embark on a week-long service trip themed around Food Justice in Vermont. Join these students at JCOGS for Food Justice-themed Shabbat services Friday night and Saturday morning and plenty of good food!

Change in Saturday location: Both events will be held at JCOGS.

Special this year: Guest clergy Yael Werber, with her rich experience in sustainable farming and food practices, will lead this spectacular Shabbaton. Yael is excited to be at Hebrew College in the first year of the Rabbinical program. Prior to moving to the Boston area, she spent three and a half years living in Vermont and loving it! Over the past few years, she has done organic, sustainable farming as an Adamah program fellow, written a children's book ("Spring for Sophie," published February 2017), and worked in Vermont restaurants and farmers' markets (for Elmore Roots Nursery). She also loves a good adventure and spent last summer living in a tent in Hawaii. She's hoping Rabbinical school will be at least as good of an adventure, if not more. Her dedication to food justice is one reason why she is looking forward to joining JCOGS and UVM Hillel students for this Shabbaton of learning and prayer.
''Heritage: Civilization and the Jews''
Sunday, March 18 and Monday, March 19 at 2 p.m.
JCOGS' Arts and Education Committee presents the award winning documentary: “Heritage: Civilization and the Jews.”

Winner of the coveted Peabody Award, “Heritage: Civilization and the Jews” is the monumental series spanning three millennia of Jewish history. The series is hosted by former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Abba Eban, who describes it as "a celebration of our common humanistic and moral heritage, explored through the mysteries of preservation, renewal and resonance of the Jewish people." A renowned author and scholar, Eban explores fascinating and captivating Jewish culture and civilization. The series chronicles the emergence of a Jewish identity based on ideas, not territory, and the intellectual interaction between the Jewish world and classical Greece and Rome. “Heritage: Civilization and the Jews” brings to life the long and complex history of the Jews and their interaction with the rest of Western civilization.

This multi-day event is free, accessible, and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
The Second Night of Passover at JCOGS with Rabbi David SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2018,
3:30 - 5 p.m. Passover Fun for Young Families
5:30 Multi-generational Seder
All are invited!
Please RSVP here NOW for the best pricing. Prices go up March 20.

Passover Fun for Young Families 3:30 to 5 p.m. for children ages 0-7 and their families.
Come play hide-and-seek with Pharaoh, find out what it's like to cross the Red Sea, move and sing, and taste delicious ritual foods from our favorite experiential holiday. This event is free.
Multi-generational Seder 5:30 p.m. for older children (ages 8-13), elders, and everyone in between.
All are encouraged to attend this interactive, participatory, and delicious seder, catered by Vermont Kosher. Special programming for older children will be provided, as well as child-minding for younger children.

Please RSVP here NOW for the best pricing. Prices go up March 20.
JCOGS, The Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition,
along with members of our Lamoille Valley community have come together to find a
permanent home for the shelter. The "Yellow House" in Hyde Park began hosting the shelter 7 nights a week on March 1. Volunteers will be needed for the following: Overnight Volunteers, Dinners and Breakfasts, Evening and Morning Helpers, Clean-up assistance. The most important need is for overnight volunteers. To sign up for food offerings or shorter shifts, it's as simple as signing up here: For overnight volunteers, please contact or Jacquie Mauer directly at 802-324-5518. If you
would like to make a donation, please send it to St. John's in the Mountains Episcopal Church (Memo: Winter Shelter), PO Box 1175, Stowe, VT 05672 or drop it off at the church at 1194 Mountain Road.
Other Area Events
Holocaust Education Workshops The Vermont Holocaust Memorial (VTHM), a non-profit working to advance Holocaust education in the state, is pleased to present the following workshops taking place at JCOGS:
"Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior"
Wednesday, March 21, 2018: VT middle and high school educators
Thursday, March 22, 2018: VT educators in Jewish settings For more information and to register please visit: and click on the appropriate link. For questions contact Debora Steinerman or Marcie Scudder at: