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Jewish Community of Greater Stowe

Contact information[email protected] or (802) 253-1800

Please feel free to reach out to our Rabbi David Fainsilber at [email protected] or (802) 253-1800.

Administrator Lisa Carrick [email protected] 

Mission Statement- Conceived in 1988, our mission is "to create and sustain an environment which perpetuates and celebrates Jewish traditions, observances and sense of community."

Organization Description- Here, everyone is welcome. We are a fully inclusive, egalitarian, and independent congregation representing all branches of Judaism. Our community is made up of people of all ages and backgrounds, including interfaith, LGBTQ, and single-parent families. Some of us live here full-time, while others are part-timers or frequent visitors to the Stowe area. Under the leadership of Rabbi David Fainsilber, we come together to celebrate friendship and our shared Jewish heritage. Since we first began gathering in each other’s homes for holiday potluck dinners in 1988, our mission has been “to create and sustain an environment which perpetuates and celebrates Jewish traditions, observances and sense of community.” JCOGS provides a warm and inclusive home for those seeking a communal and individual expression of spirituality. We offer compelling religious services and life-cycle events, children’s activities, cultural programming, educational classes, and numerous social and supportive opportunities. We invite you to join us!

We hold weekly Friday night services every Friday at 6 p.m. and high-quality, ongoing educational, cultural and spiritual events

For membership information or if you are interested in reaching out with any interest to JCOGS, please contact Rabbi David.




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PJ OurWay

PJ OurWay

What is PJ Our Way?



PJ Our Way offers the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes to kids ages 8½-11 – books that they choose themselves!
Monthly Choice

Every month, from the 1st – 10th, kids visit this website to choose a book from a selection of four high-quality titles that have been reviewed by a panel of PJ educators, parents, and kids. That's 12 free books a year! To make the choice easier, every title offered comes with a synopsis and author bios, ratings and reviews, and video trailers. Kids can also take polls and quizzes, participate in monthly interviews and challenges, and comment on blog posts.
Parent Input

On the Parent Blog, parents are invited to read about each book and find suggestions for family conversations. These blog posts give parents tools to help children make book choices that are appropriate for them.
A Safe Website

The PJ Our Way website is a safe place where kids can choose books, write reviews, and share ideas with others from around the country. All content on the website is moderated by PJ educators.
Design Team

Every fall, members of PJ Our Way may apply to be part of our national Design Team. Design Team members have early access to PJ Our Way books and create videos and reviews for the website. To become more involved with writing reviews and blogs, connect with us at [email protected]
Book Selection
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