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Second Night of Passover with Rabbi David
Saturday, April 20, 5:30 p.m.
All are invited!

Community Seder
5:30 p.m.
For all ages
All are encouraged to attend this interactive, participatory, and delicious seder, catered by Vermont Harvest Catering. Special programming for children will be provided.

Passover Fun For Young Families
3:30 to 5 p.m.
For children ages birth to 7 and their families
An afternoon of games, movement, music, and delicious ritual foods!

Want to help JCOGS prepare for Passover? Volunteer signup found HERE .
Please scroll down for more details about these programs
JCOGS Office Hrs: Mon 10-4; Tue 12-4; Wed 10:00-6:30; Thurs 1-3; Fri 10-4 or by appt.
Thursday, July 18, 5:30-9 p.m.
Hidden away in the JCOGS storeroom is a remarkable snowboard custom-made just for us by Powe Snowboards. This is just one of the many auction items we have stowed around the building, ready for our July 18 Farm Dinner Fundraiser. There will be dinner featuring fresh vegetables from the farm, time with friends to savor a summer evening, and one of Sandiwood Farms’ famous sunsets. Also, there will be s’mores. If you want to get a look at that snowboard, check out our Facebook page [link] . To see it in real life, get your Farm Dinner tickets today.
We come together in prayer, chant, and meditation, tapping into ancient words and new and old melodies. We come to find out what happens when prayer has the potential to move us toward joy and transformation.
Come eat some of the most delicious bread in Vermont before Passover along with the wonderful soups. 
Friday night services for the final day of Passover + oneg
Friday, April 26, 6 p.m.
Coming off the heels of the Passover seders, this service will c apture the themes of exodus, freedom, and liberation. Stay for the Kosher for Passover oneg to follow.
Torah Study + Yizkor memorial service
Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.
On this last day of Passover, we will memorialize those beloved who have passed. At 10 a.m., we’ll begin with a Torah Study, exploring our tradition’s way of commemorating the lives of lost ones. At 11:30 a.m., we will hold a Yizkor memorial service. This is a time to consider those in our lives who have made an indelible impact and the loss left in their passing from this world. Join us for one or both.
Members' Dessert Potluck
Sunday, April 28, 6 p.m.
Save the date for a dessert potluck in honor of our members on April 28. We’ll put away the matzoh, pull out the chametz, and celebrate the return of leavened bread together. Break out your best dessert recipe and bake to impress. The Rosenbaum family will open their home for all JCOGS member families. Keep an eye out for details in April.
Yom haShoah
Wednesday, May 1, 3:45 p.m. Olam Chesed,
6:30 p.m. Adult Program and Ceremony
3:45 p.m., Olam Chesed meets for special age-appropriate programming
6:30 p.m., adult program and ceremony co-sponsored by JCOGS, the Vermont Holocaust Memorial, and the
Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition
Your Ticket to Israel – Survey Link
We are planning our first-ever congregational trip to the Holy Land. It’s bound to be an experience of a lifetime. The first step on this journey is taking a brief survey – found HERE – to give us an idea on how many in our community would be interested in being a part of this trip.
It’s not too late to donate towards our March Appeal . Thank you to our board members, all of whom have donated, and everyone who has supported our efforts thus far. Please click here to give; whether you can donate $18 or $180, every member's participation is critical.

To read President Emily Rosenbaum's full letter, please click here .
Other Area Events
Lamoille Valley Homelessness Awareness Walk
Friday, April 12, 2019, 11 a.m. at North Gate Plaza, Morrisville
Join Rabbi David and JCOGS member & Lamoille Community House Shelter Manager Jacquie Mauer
Open to the Community
For further information, please contact Sherry Marcelino at 802-888-5026.
Sponsored by the Lamoille Valley Housing and Homelessness Coalition
Header photo courtesy of Dan Lax