Nicole will be leading a workshop on Saturday
Author of sold out local walking book I left my Sole in Vermont, Nicole Grubman is an artist, writer, social worker, Kripalu trained movement teacher, mother and adventurer. She writes in her book. “Times of transition (November and March) are great for wandering and wondering. Seasons of expectancy and yearning, they are periods when being and doing are more balanced…the unobscured landscape encourages us to become more transparent. There is space to pause, circle ourselves, and explore what lies along the perimeter.”
Rabbi David will be leading us in Havdallah on Saturday evening at 6:30 pm
Rabbi David is the religious leader of the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe. He enhances JCOGS with his love of music, focus on family and youth, and warm, pastoral presence. Along with weekly musical Shabbat services, he offers a regular Torah study and other adult-education classes, and has been instrumental in the expansion of our Religious School and year-round family programs.
Rabbi David’s religious education spans both Canada and the United States. He grew up in Montreal and earned an honors degree in Religious Studies from the University of British Columbia. He was ordained in 2014 at the pluralistic Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, Mass.
Producer, director, composer, lyricist, vocalist, graphic artist for SARAGAIL’S PLAYALONG APP to benefit kids with cancer. Led group drumming programs for thousands of people, from kids in camps & schools to top corporate execs. Saragail has been an essential part of LTA's festival program for the last three years bringing her energy, drums and wisdom to our community circles.
Sragail will be leading our closing ceremony with drums for everyone!
Anna will be performing at 10 am on Sunday.
Anna Sobel is a puppeteer, actor, director, and educator from New York City, now based in Western Massachusetts. A professional puppeteer since 1998, Anna makes her own puppets and performs original children’s puppet showsthroughout New England with her own puppet company, Talking Hands Theatre. She holds an MA in Educational Theater from New York University and a BA in English from Wesleyan University. Anna studied the use of puppetry for social change on a Fulbright Fellowship in India in 2003. She has worked as a teaching artist at public schools around the New York area through Shadowbox Theatre and Brooklyn Arts Council.
Aliza will be sharing an intrepretive dance based on translations of Ecclesiastes
A lifelong dancer, Aliza Schechter combines her training as a Kohenet (Hebrew Priestess) and Dance/Movement Therapist to curate movement experiences that touch the holy in the here and now. She is the founder of Full Circle Dance, a movement program dedicated to improving quality of life for seniors, and Full Circle Ceremonies, a party company that infuses traditional life cycle events (Weddings, B'nai Mitzvah and more) with earth-based wisdom and priestess perspective. Aliza is most interested in the choreography of being human, approaching movement as a path of discovery, deepened empathy and transformation.
Brian's band is rocking the roof on SAturday night
Brian Bender (trombone, tuba, trumpet, melodica, keyboards, percussion, composer) has performed in the Cape Verde Islands (West Africa), Egypt, Israel, Alaska, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Spain, Scotland, the Czech Republic, Ireland, the United Kingdom and throughout the United States. He has performed at Carnegie Hall as well as the Presidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton. He performs each summer with various Klezmer, Reggae and Latin Jazz Bands based throughout Europe. Brian is based in the Northeatern USA.
Sugar Shack is a five-piece, funky-jam party band from the central Vermont mountains that gets the music up off the floor and makes it swirl around your head. Expect a sticky sweet mix of colorful tones and rhythmic grooves that showcases the band’s root influences. From wide-open jams to tight 70's funk, we come out to play hard and don't leave anything in the tank!