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Education Center Team

Rabbi David Fainsilber

Rabbi David has 20 years of Jewish youth and family programming successes. Through guitar, singing, and stories, he teaches Jewish values and songs in all of our family and youth programs. Contact:, 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:

Amy Rosenthal, B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator

Amy was a Jewish Studies major in college and continued her involvement in Jewish life as a religious school and b’nei mitzvah teacher in various synagogues in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Tennessee, and North Carolina. After a long career as a crime victim advocate she retired in 2015 and and is currently teaching positive psychology courses at Johnson State and the University of Pennsylvania.  She is especially excited about her role as JCOGS’s B’nei Mitzvah coordinator and loves being part of our student’s wonderful journey toward becoming engaged members of the JCOGS community. Contact:

Courtney Rose, Coordinator of Preschool and Primary Education

Courtney has 20 plus years of experience working with young children in synagogues, preschools, gardens, and camps. She is excited to share her love for exploring Judaism through play, song, and stories with our community of families. Contact:

Fri, July 19 2019 16 Tammuz 5779