The Jewish Community of Greater Stowe (JCOGS) is sponsoring the seventh annual Stowe Jewish Film Festival throughout July. This year’s festival is hybrid, featuring both in-person and virtual film screenings on the theme of “The Jewish experience.” Bobbi Rood, Waitsfield, is co-chair of the film festival along with Harwood graduate and former Mad River Valley resident Marni Leikin, Montpelier. The festival was founded by Stowe’s Edee Simon-Israel and Sara Tauben to create and enhance understanding of the Jewish people, Rood said. This will be the first in-person Stowe Jewish Film Festival since 2019. Several Valley residents are JCOGS members and were interested in bringing the festival to The Valley.