Family Education

Our Religious School offers numerous opportunities for child and parent to take part together in Jewish learning. We believe that the value of time spent together when child and parent take part in educational programs side by side is immeasurable. We hope that participation in our family education programs will help families create wonderful Jewish memories.


PJ Story Time

Upcoming Sessions 2016 -2017: Sundays, Oct 16, Dec 11, Jan 22, Mar 26

Join us for monthly PJ Story time at The Community Synagogue. PJ Story Time is packed with Jewish stories, projects and fun. Reading stories can be a magical experience for children and parents alike. The pages of a book can teach kids enumerable lessons and let their imaginations run free.

The 45 minute Story Time session is open to all members of the community and is geared toward children ages 6 and younger. PJ Story Time meets at 9:00 am in the Youth Lounge and the sessions are typically held on the first Sunday of the month. If you have any questions or are interested in signing your family up for The PJ Library, please contact Susan Freire at (516) 883-3144 x316. The PJ Library is brought to you by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Steinhardt Foundation, Michael & Cynthia Rubinberg and the Jewish Education Project.

We welcome all families to join us, snuggle up together and be swept away by the magic of stories!


PACE Programs

  2016 - 2017
Grade 1 PACE October 30, 9:00-10:45 am 
Grade 2 PACE April 23, 9:00-10:45 am 
Grade 3 PACE November 6, 9:00-10:45 am 
Grade 4 PACE January 29, 9:00-10:45 am
April 30, 9:00-11:00 am 
Grade 5 PACE February 5, 9:00-10:45 am 
Grade 6 PACE December 11, 9:00-10:45 am
 

The PACE (Parent and Child Education) Programs are designed to promote learning together as a family. There is no better way to teach our students than with the support and presence of their parents. Through our PACE Programs, we hope to send our students a clear message that engagement in Jewish learning is important and a lifelong endeavor. The successful education of our children and the development of strong Jewish identities depend upon the partnership we establish between the family and the synagogue. During our PACE Programs, we join together in a sacred sharing of the task of creating a vibrant Jewish future.  We invite you to become a true and equal partner in the education of your children. 


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FLAME, which stands for Family Learning and Mitzvah Education, is an alternate experience for religious education offered to our 4th & 5th grade students and families. Families have the option of signing their child up for this program or for the traditional religious school program..   

FLAMEThe FLAME Program offers a flexible learning model to families who are interested in making Jewish education a family affair. The FLAME Program will create a community of families who will learn together throughout the year. FLAME is based upon our current school curriculum and is enhanced by adding components of family learning and social action.

Key features of the FLAME Program include:

- Monthly Sunday morning Family Learning Sessions
- Social Action Project

  • Students attend RS classes on Tuesday afternoon from 4-6 pm.
  • Students will NOT attend the regular Sunday session.
  • In lieu of Sunday sessions, students and their families will take part in two different programs:
  • FLAME Program follows school and grade level curriculum.
  • The FLAME Program is OPTIONAL.

Click here for full FLAME Program brochure.  

 


Video 1- Foundations of the Jewish State

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Video 3 - Tel Aviv

Video 4 - Golan Heights

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