Saturday June 8 - Sunday, June 9
As we celebrate the awakening of the plant world and revelation within, join us for the 5th annual Shavuot on the Mountain. An inspirational weekend immersed in the beauty of the natural world, as we learn, hike, sing, dance, and share in a multi-generational community celebration. Come for the whole event or just the part that appeals to you
Saturday evening we gather for blintzes, learning, ritual, dance, and storytelling. All are welcome to sleepover at JCOGS, either outside in a tent or in a sleeping bag in the building. Sunday we will hike to the Mountain Chapel for a beautiful song filled experience. Toll road available to drive up to the Chapel - carpool necessary!
This event is RAIN OR SHINE! Bring Rain Gear and Waterproof footgear, and extra layers!
Pray for Sun too!
Questions contact Sephirah Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Schedule of Shavuot on the Mountain
Saturday, June 8, 2018
3 p.m. Registration Opens and Set Up your Tents at JCOGS, 1189 Cape Cod Road, Stowe, Vermont. &
Blintze Blitz - Experiential Jewish Cooking for all at JCOGS. Will make delicious blintzes to share at the potluck, and welcome your homemade variety as well.
5 p.m. Pot-luck Dinner - Bring vegetarian food to share. Followed by an evening of storytelling for all ages and late night Torah teachings, as well as Havdalah (ritual to end Shabbat and bring in Shavuot).
6 p.m Opening Circle for Evening Program
Adult, Teen, and Children Programming
Tools for a healthy and vital life: Jewish Perspectives & Rituals & Practices
Children Experiential Education and Games related to Shavuot; Engaged Teen Program
8pm - Stories, Smores, and Songs around the Fire (bring your instruments and desert to share)
9:30 pm - Havdalah
9:45 p.m Revelation: Dancing Ourselves Open
Starting with a warmup and closing with a sound healing, the invitation is to groove to the music, sit and stretch, dance your prayer or simply soak up the vibes as we let the music move us toward our inner truth as part of a community of receivers. Part-facilitated, part-free form, this will be time to move, de-stress and open up to that which may be just waiting to be revealed to you through an inner voice.
Wear lose clothing. No experience necessary and all are welcome.
Space held by Rabbi Lee Moore. Followed by a short learning led by Rabbi Lee and Hitbodedut (being alone in heart felt prayer and meditation)
Everyone is invited to sleepover at JCOGS either in a tent outside or in the building!
Sunday, june 9, 2019
5 am Early Morning Hike - For Ambitious Hikers - climb to the top of Mt. Mansfield with guide and teacher Matthew Towle. - Pre-Registration Required to hike - email email@example.com
7:30 am - Breakfast for campers at JCOGS
8:30 am - Head to the Mountain
8:45 am - Pilgrimage (HIKE) To the Chapel - Meet outside the Mansfield Lodge at Stowe Resort, where we will prepare to pilgrimage to the Mountain Chapel together, with meaningful stops along the way. 1.5 mile Moderate to Advanced hike but accessible for kids and families.
What to Bring: Filled Water bottles, back pack, brown bagged lunch, 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, songs, Shavuot teachings, smiles!
10:45 a.m. - CarPools meet to drive up the Toll Road to the Chapel
THERE IS LIMITED PARKING AT THE CHAPEL, so carpools are necessary
Carpool To Chapel from Toll Road sign up here
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
Festive song sharing and Interactive Torah Service at Mountain Chapel at Stowe Resort
Bikkurim - First Fruits Parade
Eat together on the lawn! Bring your own bagged lunch.
After lunch we will hike back down together!
Meet us back at JCOGS and Help us clean up please!!!!
What to Bring For Sleepover at JCOGS:
-a sleeping bag and a pillow! - Kids can sleep in classrooms downstairs. Once programming finished - adults can sleep in sanctuary
-a tent if you want privacy - places to pitch outside. Bring layers and rain gear. Vermont weather unpredictable!
- Vegetarian Potluck dish for Saturday night, Snacks to share in the evening
- brown bagged picnic lunch to bring up the mountain