Family Programs

 

Our Family Programs

We nurture family life by offering Jewish and interfaith families the warmth of friendship and connection through regular programming, including:

  • Family and Children’s Shabbat and holiday services and family events.
  • Potluck dinners, family hikes and sledding and swimming parties.
  • Gleaning from local farms.
  • Ceremonies to welcome newborns.
  • Bat and Bar Mitzvah celebrations.
  • Nature-based educational programs.

Meet Our Education Center Team

Rabbi-David-Fainsilber_WebRabbi David Fainsilber

Rabbi David has 20 years of Jewish youth and family programming successes. Through guitar, singing, and engaging stories, he teaches Jewish values and songs in all of our family and youth programs. Contact: rabbidavid@jcogs.org, 802-253-1800.

 

Beth Liberman, Director of Family and Youth Programming

Beth has served as a school and programming director. She has trained as a museum educator and teacher of Second Language Learners in Vermont, New York, and Tel Aviv, and worked as an educator, arts administrator and ELL teacher while living in
Israel for 19 years. Beth looks forward to supporting the use of art in our experiential learning programs of Kinderlach, Gesher, and Olam Chesed and strengthening organic Hebrew learning. Contact: beth.liberman@jcogs.org