We welcome Rabbi Jan Salzman to the JCOGS’ bimah on June 15 at 6 p.m. to lead us in Shabbat worship. Rabbi Jan is the founder and spiritual leader of Congregation Ruach haMaqom in Burlington. Guests and visitors to Stowe are most welcome. The Jewish Community Center of Greater Stowe is located on Cape Cod Road, off Mountain Road.

Mark your calendars for June 22-23 and Another Exceptional Musical Shabbaton with special guest Rabbis Arielle Rosenberg, Michah Shapiro and our own David Fainsilber. They will lead a spiritually uplifting service that will allow us to participate by lifting our voices. A kosher catered RSVP dinner will follow the service. Make your reservations online by clicking on jcogs.org.

A memorial service for Steve Nachman will he held June 21 at 9:30 a.m. at JCOGS. If you knew Steve, please join his family and others to honor his memory.

Our Torah portion for this coming Shabbat is Korach (Numbers 16-18:32). Every group is usually composed of one leader, a large set of followers and a set of dissenters. Korach, described as a jealous demagogue, and his dissenting followers lead a rebellion against the leadership of Moses and Aaron. We read that he is tested and severely punished.

— Patti C. Rubin

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