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Exciting news! Olam Chesed is now also available to families from Beth Jacob Synagogue in Montpelier. 
Olam Chesed is a dynamic multi-age program including community-building, prayer with Rabbi David, exploration of Jewish Life, and project-based learning.  We meet on Wednesdays at JCOGS from 4-6pm.  
Hebrew  is offered in online pods of 2-4 students assigned by level and age and scheduled by the Hebrew teacher for an additional 15-20 minute focused class.  Pods bring JCOGS and BJS students together.
Our theme this year is shalom (building on the previous  themes of holiness, blessing, and mitzvah).  Torah stories this year are Noah, Moses and pirkei avot.
Contact Beth Liberman, director education for more information. We would be delighted for your child/ren to join us for a trial class.

OLAM CHESED schedule


Our typical schedule:

4:00 - 4:15
Kehilah (community time) gathering
4:15 - 4:30
Tefilah (prayer time) with Rabbi David
4:30 - 5:05
cohort 1: Hebrew exploration
cohort 2: Jewish Life
5:05 - 5:15
Hafsakah - active break of socializing & games 
5:15 - 5:50
cohort 2: Hebrew exploration
cohort 1: Jewish Life
5:50 - 6:00
Blessings and a shared meal (usually pizza but sometimes homemade soup!)


Upcoming dates (at JCOGS unless otherwise noted):

Sept. 8th Rosh Hashanah learning; Sept. 15th Kol Nidre 
Sunday Sept. 19th Sukkah raising and lite dinner
Sept. 22 Olam Chesed in the sukkah; Sept. 29th Simchat Torah dance party  

October 6, 13, 20, 27 Olam Chesed

Nov. 3, 10, 17 (no class 11/24)
Friday, Nov 5th - 5:30pm  Family & Friends Friday at JCOGS

December 1 Olam Chesed Fire & Ice Hanukkah celebration
Dec. 8, 15, 22 (no class 12/29)

January 5, 12, 19, 26

February 2, 9, 16 (no class 2/23)

March 2, 9
Wednesday, Mar 16th 4-6pm PURIM party at JCOGS
March 23, 30

April 6, 13 (no class 4/20)
April 27th Yom haShoah event at JCOGS

May 4th last day of class
Friday, May 6th - 5:30pm  Family & Friends Friday at JCOGS


Mon, May 16 2022 15 Iyar 5782