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  • Friday, March 23, 6 p.m - Musical Shabbat & Enhanced Oneg with Rabbi Michal
  • Sunday, March 25 - Kashering Day
  • Friday, March 30 - No Shabbat services due to first Seder night of Passover
  • Saturday, March 31 - Passover with Rabbi David. 3:30 - 5 p.m. Passover Fun for Young Families, 5:30 p.m. Multi-generational Seder. RSVP here.
  • Friday, April 6, starting at 5:30 p.m. - The Core of Shabbat: An Abbreviated Friday night service for Passover + Schmooze
  • Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m. - Film of the Met's Opera, Eugene Onegin
  • Sunday, April 15, 1:30 p.m. - Annual Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration 
  • JCOGS - Committee Involvement Request
  • Tikkun Olam - Repairing the World Opportunities
  • Other Area Events
Musical Shabbat and Enhanced Oneg
with Rabbi Michal
Friday, March 23, 6 p.m.
Welcome Rabbi Michal Woll back to our community for a special Musical Shabbat. Rabbi Michal will lead the JCOGS band bringing her own voice, musicality, and connections to JCOGS to bear on this special Shabbat service. 

Rabbi Michal Woll is a rabbi, liturgist, musician, and pastoral counselor. She is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia and has served congregations in Vermont and Michigan. She is currently serving as the rabbi at Congregation Shir Hadash, a Reconstuctionist affiliated congregation, in Milwaukee, Wis. Michal has a passion for teaching and creating ritual, as well as a deep appreciation of Judaism as both a communal identity and transformative, spiritual path. She and her family live in Shorewood, Wis.
Kashering Day
Sunday, March 25
Volunteers needed to assist with the kashering of our kosher kitchen for Passover on Sunday, March 25. Two-hour shifts available.

Contact Patti by email at or by phone:
802-253-7990. Thank you!
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 by Sunday, March 25.

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 by Sunday, March 25.
The Core of Shabbat: An Abbreviated Friday night service for Passover + Schmooze led by Rabbi David
Friday, April 6, 2018,
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 (a delicious dinner provided by JCOGS)
Sometimes simplifying an experience enhances the overall moment. Think hiking in the woods. You + Nature. Nothing else. Think journaling. Pen + paper + your thoughts. Now think Shabbat. Prayer + food + community. 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. If it’s been hard for you to make it to JCOGS by 6 p.m. If after two Seders you need a healthy break from too much ritual. If you get hungry before services are done. If you just want someone to cook you dinner + open a bottle of wine. If you are looking for more connection to your community - join us for some or all of this Shabbat experience.
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 (a delicious dinner provided by JCOGS) All food provided will be KforP (Kosher for Passover)!
Film of the Met's Opera, Eugene Onegin,
Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m.
On April 8 at 2:00 p.m. Stowe Area Opera Lovers, in collaboration with JCOGS, will present a film of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2007 Production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin,  starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Renée Fleming, and Ramón Vargas. 

In a review entitled “Star Power, Charisma, and Ardor in Onegin,” New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini had high praise for this production: “You will seldom see better acting in opera than the scenes between Ms. Fleming and Mr. Hvorostovsky.” Please click here for the full review.

Many of you are aware that Mr. Hvorostovsky tragically passed away this past November following several months in which he battled brain cancer. He was a remarkably talented opera singer who will be greatly missed.

The run time is 156 minutes. Refreshments will be served after the film.
Annual Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration
Sunday, April 15, 1:30 p.m.
Please join JCOGS and the Greater Stowe Interfaith community as we light memorial candles in remembrance of the six million Jews and millions of others put to death in the Holocaust.

This year we will share memories, honor lives and legacies of those lost, and focus on stories of survival with a screening and discussion of the 2014 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Short Subject: “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.” Discussion/Q-and-A session to follow with the film’s executive producer, Frederic Bohbot. 
Committee Involvement Request
Our committees are behind everything we do here at JCOGS, and we want you to become involved. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact Emily at . Whether you are a full-time Vermont resident or here part-time, we can find the spot that best suits your talents and interests.
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
Shugar and Shmooze: Festival o f Jo y Sunday March 25th 2-5 pm
Parking at 307 Rt. 100B, Moretown, VT
$5 Suggested Donation 
Shugar and Shmooze celebrates the return of spring and reminds us that JOY and HOPE are a choice we make everyday!  Join us in our sugarbush for an afternoon of sap tasting, games, theatre and crafts.  In our transition between the Jewish months of Adar and Nissan we transform our ancestral teachings of Joy into what it means to be free. There will be maple syrup and crafts for sale and maps available to explore the 5K skiing and hiking trails on our property.  
Please be prepared for a 1/4 mile hike to our sugar bush through muddy or snowy trail.  Questions email Stacey at
Tallit - Weaving The Jewish Prayer Shawl with Joyce Kahn
Marshfield School of Weaving:
              April 9-13, 2018 $750
Join us at Marshfield School of Weaving for a weeklong weaving intensive of making a tallit. If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Joyce Kahn, , or Kate Smith, , of the Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT.
You may be able to do this as a beginner!!!
Thursday, April 12, 2018
UVM Center for Holocaust Studies
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
University of Vermont
Waterman Bldg - Room 338 (Memorial Lounge)
For more information see events calendar at: