Art: Our students’ learning is also enriched regularly by our wonderful art program. Children create beautiful ritual objects that may be used at home for a variety of holiday celebrations. Through drawing, painting, and sculpting, students have the opportunity to express their Judaism in a hands-on creative atmosphere.
Music: Jewish values, practices, vocabulary, and prayer are reinforced by our exciting music program. Students meet regularly with our song leader, for fun-filled song sessions rich with Jewish music.
Library: We have a large collection of books and resource materials appropriate for the children of the Jewish Experience thanks to the support of our congregations. Storytelling is an integral part of our curriculum. All classes are regularly scheduled to visit our beautiful Library. Our librarian, Sara Reed, provides our students with enriching discussion and encourages them to read Jewish books at home.
In addition to the regularly scheduled classroom instruction and special activities planned during class time, students are expected and encouraged to participate in a large number of educational and social events which serve to enhance the learning experience and complement the growth of a Jewish child. These activities include:
• Family Education Programs (grades K – 7)
• Family Shabbat Services
• Shabbat Seders
• Youth Group
• Sukkah Decorating
Purim & Chanukah Programs
• Social Action Projects
• Mitzvah Day
Parents of three and four year olds may want to take advantage of our Torah for Tots Program which meets once a month on Sunday mornings. This enrichment program, sponsored by our Sisterhood, and available at no cost, is open to temple and non-temple members. The program revolves around the Jewish holidays, as well as our wonderful Jewish literature, culture, and traditions. It is a multidimensional opportunity for young children to explore their heritage. The children will participate in a variety of creative activities including art, cooking, music, and story time. For more information, contact the temple administrator at (516) 766-4300.