Please Join Your JCOGS Community
  • Save The Date: Thursday, July 18 - Dinner at the Farm Summer Fundraiser
  • Tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. - Community Prayer Gathering at Blessed Sacrament Parish
  • Friday, Feb. 1 - The Core of Shabbat: An Abbreviated Service + Schmooze 5:30-6:30 p.m., appetizers, wine + schmoozing; 6:30-7:15 p.m., abbreviated Friday night service; 7:15 p.m., enhanced Oneg
  • Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. - Torah Study
  • Saturday, Feb. 2, 4:45 p.m. - Après Ski Yoga
  • Friday, Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m. - Family & Friends: Friday Shabbat Services + Vegetarian Potluck
  • Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:30-11 a.m. - Kinderlach & Gesher
  • Sunday, Feb. 10, 6-7:30 p.m. - The Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition Presents: Rescheduled MLK Jr. Program “Reducing Gun Violence in VT” at Stowe Community Church
  • Sunday, Feb. 17, 12-4 p.m. - ALICE Training
  • Stowe Jewish Film Festival: Survey
  • Lamoille Community House - Seeking Volunteers
Please scroll down for more details about these programs
Quicklinks
Dinner at the Farm Summer Fundraiser 
Save The Date: Thursday, July 18
Sandiwood Farm will host a Dinner at the Farm in support of JCOGS. There are only a few dinners at Sandiwood each year, and you won’t want to miss the most sought-after summer event in the Lamoille Valley. It’s a never-to-be-missed experience on one of the most beautiful pieces of working land imaginable. Mark your calendars now for our big summer fundraiser, and be sure to watch for tickets to go on sale. (Volunteers who want to help plan should email jcogs@jcogs.org .)
Community Prayer Gathering at Blessed Sacrament Parish 
Tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.
The Lamoille County Clergy Group, feeling an urgent need to pray for our community, nation and world at this critical time, will be sponsoring a monthly COMMUNITY PRAYER GATHERING to be held at member churches and JCOGS. The first such gathering will be at Blessed Sacrament Parish on Wednesday, January 30, at 7 pm and the theme will be PEACE. Rabbi David is a member of the clergy group. All are welcome. 
 The Core of Shabbat: An Abbreviated Service + Schmooze
Friday, February 1
5:30-6:30 p.m., appetizers, wine + schmoozing; 6:30-7:15 p.m., abbreviated Friday night service; 7:15 p.m., enhanced Oneg
At this Core of Shabbat experience, we will pray the most integral parts of the service, sandwiched by some delightful schmoozing with food + wine + old + new friends. 
Torah Study
Saturday, February 2, 10 a.m.
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Come participate in this lively, meaningful discussion as we look deeply into the age-old source of our tradition's wisdom.
Après Ski Yoga
Saturday, February 2, 4:45 - 5:15 p.m.
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Each week, Marlena Fishman leads us in gentle stretching, the perfect way to end a day on the slopes while closing out Shabbat. 
Family & Friends: Friday Shabbat Services + Vegetarian Potluck
Friday, February 8, 5:30 p.m.
Family and friends come together to welcome the spirit of Shabbat at the end of our busy week with joyful singing and thoughtful prayer. Join us as Rabbi David leads a truly special evening of connecting to our ancients and celebrating the soul and origin of our Hebrew names. Vegetarian potluck to follow.
Kinderlach & Gesher
Saturday, February 9, 9:30-11 a.m.
Join us on Saturday, February 9, for JCOGS's next Kinderlach & Gesher program. This is a program for families with young children aged birth to seven.

As we learn about the Jewish value of bikur cholim (caring for the sick), we look forward to creating magical entertainment through story and performing acts of chesed (kindness) through baking and card making. Following our program please stay for a lunch of soup and other goodies inspired by our story. To contribute to our lunch menu, please click here . Please contact Courtney at Courtney.rose@jcogs.org with any questions.
The Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition Presents: Rescheduled MLK Jr. Program “Reducing Gun Violence in VT” at Stowe Community Church
Sunday, February 10, 6-7:30 p.m.
The Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition, of which JCOGS is a part, is sponsoring their 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative program set for February 10 at 6 p.m. at Stowe Community Church: “Reducing Gun Violence in Vermont.” Dr. King worked throughout his life to promote nonviolence and the Interfaith Coalition is honoring him with this event. Clai Lasher-Sommers, Executive Director of GunSense VT will join other panelists to inform and educate regarding reducing gun violence in Vermont and to enable those in attendance to learn how they may become more involved. For this event, no weapons will be allowed.  
ALICE Training
Sunday, February 17, 12-4 p.m.
The Stowe Police Department will conduct an ALICE training at JCOGS. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. Public schools across the country have been engaging in ALICE training to prepare students and teachers for active crises. This is a site-specific training to prepare adults for emergency situations, and JCOGS adults who would like to attend this training should email jcogs@jcogs.org .
Every summer, the Stowe Jewish Film Festival brings a remarkable selection of Jewish films to our area. We’re fortunate to have such a world-class arts event here in our area, and we need your input to continue making it special. Please help us plan a fourth successful festival by filling out our survey. www.surveymonkey.com/r/5P756LD
Lamoille Community House: Volunteers Requested
A shelter needs to be a safe harbor from the storm of homelessness. Our objective is to connect all of our guests with the Lamoille Housing Team, as well as to form alliances between guests and service providers. Our staff is working with guests to create a safe communal living space.

Volunteers are needed to bring in dinner, and to assist staff and guests daily 5:00-7:00pm.

Please visit our website: https://lamoillecommunityhouse.weebly.com to volunteer (click on CORE volunteer and view calendar openings). Please contact Jacquie Mauer at jmauer@goodsamaritanhaven.org if you have any questions or need additional information.
Header photo courtesy of Dan Lax