Saturday June 8 - Sunday, June 9

As we celebrate the awakening of the plant world and revelation within, join us for  this 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 is

 Saturday evening we gather for blintzes, learning, ritual, 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.  Transportation available up the toll road to the Chapel as well!  

This event is RAIN OR SHINE! Bring Rain Gear and Waterproof footgear, and extra layers!

Pray for Sun too!

Questions contact Sephirah at!



 tentative Schedule of Shavuot on the Mountain

Saturday, June 8, 2018

Early Afternoon  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).

Late Night Ecstatic Dance to bring revelation!

Everyone is invited to sleepover at JCOGS either in a tent outside or in our building!  

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 warmth if so, layers.  Vermont weather unpredictable!


- Potluck dish for Saturday night, Snacks to share in the evening

- backpack to hike with on Sunday,

- water bottle

- hiking shoes

- Flashlight

- Rain Gear 

-  Bug Spray


Sunday, May 20th 2018

9 a.m.

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, brown bagged lunch, bug repellant, Rain Gear, hat, sunscreen, snacks, layers so you can add more dry clothes at Chapel, 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!


11 a.m. - Shuttle leaves Toll Road for Chapel - Register ahead of time

YOU MUST REGISTER TO TAKE THE SHUTTLE!  THERE IS LIMITED PARKING AT THE CHAPEL, so a few cars may go up with pre-registration.  There is an additional fee for taking the shuttle.  

Please email to reserve your spot on the shuttle.  

The shuttle will head back down at 2 pm!  

11:30 a.m.

Festive song sharing and Torah Service at Mountain Chapel at Stowe Resort led by Rabbi David, and creative bibliodrama led by Rabbi Jan, as we celebrate and learn together.


1:00 p.m

Eat together on the lawn!  Bring your own bagged lunch. 


2:00 p.m

Head down the mountain



Preregistration and details contact Sephirah

Weekend Fee: $36 per person, $126 per family

Suggested Donation for the day:  $10 per person, -$20 per family, $20

Extra Cost for riding the shuttle appreciated

No-one turned away for inability to pay

Please register at