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Register for  Hebrew School!Email Education@OWHC.orgto speak to our phenomenalDirector of Youth and Family Engagement... Clara Pomerantz!

Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation Hebrew School

Clara Pomerantz Director of Youth & Family Engagement 516.333-7977  

At OWHC, we provide our youth with an engaging learning experience, embracing Hebrew language, holidays, prayer, mitzvot, and our homeland Israel. In our nurturing community, students will share in the beauty of our tradition, and connect with their Jewish identity to ensure that Judaism continues for generations.

Students will be exposed to our rich Jewish heritage through art, music, ritual, mitzvahs, Hebrew, G-d, history, Israel, holidays, Bible study and technology. Our professional staff are not only warm, but also all fluent in Hebrew,  where as conversational Hebrew will be an enhanced addition to  our enriched curriculum. We are proudly introducing a new Shinshin,  a new Israel web based program on chrome books and large screen,  to enhance our student engagement!


Pre-K (Gannon) meets 3:45 - 5:00pm. New program for fun activities to further Holidays, Hebrew, and Judaism. taught by our nurturing  Shorashim teachers.

  •  Kindergarten (Gan) meets 4:15 to 5:30pm. To continue the Jewish learning, in a fun and loving environment. Taught by our experienced Shorashim teachers.  
  • 1st to 6th grade meet (select one):
    • Once a week, for two hours, in small groups. Classes meet on Monday or Tuesday,  (your choice) from 4:30 - 6:30pm Mondays or 3:45 to 5:45pm on Tuesdays, and feature 1 hour of Hebrew language and prayer, and 1 hour of Judaica (e.g., holidays, lifecycle, mitzvahs, Israel) .
  • Gesher (7th Grade) meets on Monday from 4:30- 6:30 pm.
  • Rappin' With The Rabbi Mondays 6:30pm-7:30pm geared towards 8th Graders and High School Youth.  Discussing over dinner, a wide array of topics, of a social, political and/or religious nature, including meeting with occasional speakers or engaging in social action projects. Community service credit is offered.

Our program includes a monthly Shabbat attendance component and a monthly family programming component. Each Religious School family receives an annual aliyah in the Main Sanctuary.

We believe that a “hands-on” experiential curriculum is essential to Jewish learning. Woven throughout the program are a wide range of special family programs, such as our beloved mock life cycle events, OWHCafe, challah baking, and more! Parents and children come together to experience, learn and have fun.

  • We accept both member and non-member children in our Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classes.
  • We strive to meet the educational and social needs of all of our students. If your child has special needs, our Director will work with you to create a program customized to the specific needs of your child.


Tue, June 18 2024 12 Sivan 5784