Sunday, May 20th
Mount Mainsfield, STOWE  VT

As we celebrate the awakening of the plant world and revelation within, join us for  Shavuot on the Mountaim.  Living Tree in collaboration with JCOGS and Ruach HaMaqom offers an inspirational day immersed in the beauty of the natural world, as we learn, hike, sing, dance, and share in a multi-generational community celebration.  Join us on the mountain with the beautiful blooming trillium!  We encourage all who are capable of hiking to hike to the Chapel!  Plan on carpooling if you want to drive, as there are limited parking spaces at the Chapel!

Tentative Schedule

Sunday, May 20th 2018


Meet outside the Mansfield Lodge at Stowe Resort, where we will prepare to hike to the Mountain Chapel together.  1.5 mile Moderate to Advanced hike but accessible for kids and families.  

The Toll Road will have limited access - Must Register for Toll road - Please consider hiking with us if you are able!  Lets build community and pilgrimage there together - helping friends carry children and cheering them on.  

What to Bring:   Filled Water bottles, back pack, money for falafel and something to carry it in, bug repellant, Rain Gear, hat, sunscreen, snacks, chocolate to keep your kids going, a positive attitude.  

We will provide: fun and reflective programming along the way, community building, lunch for sale, songs, Shavuot teachings, smiles


10:00 am and 10:30 am - Shuttle leaves Toll Road

 Due to construction, The Toll Road will have limited access.  


Please email to reserve your spot on the shuttle.  

The shuttle will head back down at 12:30pm and 3:30pm!  

If you are at all capable of hiking to the chapel with us, please consider doing so - we will do what we can to support you - carry things and share in carrying children, offer motivation, cheer you on, 


Festive Monday morning Torah Service at Mountain Chapel at Stowe Resort led by Rabbi David, and creative bibliodrama led by Rabbi Jan, as we prepare for receiving Revelation.



Eat together on the lawn!  Bring money for Falafel, Israeli Salad, and fruit salad. 



Programs on the Mountain revealing the wonders of the natural world, inner knowing, and the final days of the Omer !  Programs for families, adults, and children of all ages!

For ambitious hikers: continue up Mt Mansfield with co-leader Matthew Towles and Yepeth Perla of Roots and Trails.  As we hike we will contemplate the various stages of the counting of the Omer which we learn from Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism).  Rabbi Jan will lead an inspiring celebration when we get to the top!

For Families with children:  
We will offer interactive games, crafts, and stories  to deepen children's experience of the holiday and the blossoming of Vermont summer! 

For Adults, Teens, and Pre-teens:   Maimonades cafe for discussion, learning, and hands on activity related to the happiness the teachings of Torah can provide in our modern world, led by Amy Holloway and Jonah Ibson. 

For Meditators:  Meditation space will be created in the chapel by experienced mindfulness leader, Glenn Soberman. 


2:30pm (or close to it) - Drum Circle and closing with Saragail Benjamin


Preregistration and details contact stacey

Suggested Donation:  $5-$35 per person, $20-$35 per family, Extra donations for riding the shuttle appreciated

No-one turned away for inability to pay

Please register at