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Chai School

Jewish learning is a lifelong process and should not end with a bar or bat mitzvah. Students 8th-12th grade should have opportunities to meet, socialize and form a community with Jewish peers.

teensWho We Are

Vermont “Chai” School, the joint Hebrew High School of Ohavi Zedek & Temple Sinai, is the only after school high school in Vermont for Jewish teens regardless of synagogue affiliation (or lack thereof) and regardless of whether or not a student has ever attended Hebrew School. There are twenty to twenty five students enrolled each semester. The student population to date has been drawn from all over Northern Vermont with students from Georgia, Warren, Richmond, Williston, Hinesburg, Monkton, Burlington, South Burlington, Shelburne, Essex and Middlebury. The School is dedicated to bringing compelling classes to all Jewish teens in the Greater Burlington area and beyond. For more information, please email Vermont School Director Judy Alexander of Temple Sinai, or call at (802) 862-5125. Or you can email OZHS Principal Naomi Barell, Ohavi Zedek’s liaison to Vermont Chai School, or call at (802) 864-0218 x 26.

NOTE: If you are aware of any unaffiliated Jewish teens in the Greater Burlington area who might be interested in this program, please pass an address, e-mail, or phone number on to us. This program is open to all Jewish teens in grades 8 through 12, regardless of whether or not their families are members of any local synagogue.