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Religious School

חֲנֹ֣ךְ לַ֭נַּעַר עַל־פִּ֣י דַרְכּ֑וֹ גַּ֥ם כִּֽי־יַ֝זְקִ֗ין לֹֽא־יָס֥וּר מִמֶּֽנָּה
Educate a child each in their own way and they will not stray from their lessons
Proverbs 22:6

Mindy Kremer, 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, mitzvot, Hebrew, G-d, history, Israel, holidays and technology.

  • Kindergarten (Gan) and 1st grade (Aleph) meet on Monday 4:30 – 6:00pm.
  • Stay & Play, supervised by a teacher, is available for children in Kindergarten & 1st Grade from 6:00-6:30pm, for the convenience of parents who have an older child in the school.
  • 2nd grade meets on Monday from 4:30-6:30pm.
  • 3rd-6th grades meet (select one):
    • Once a week, for two hours, in small groups of 4-6 students. Classes meet on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday (your choice) from 4:30 - 6:30pm, and feature 1 hour of Hebrew language and prayer, and 1 hour of Judaics (e.g., holidays, lifecycle, mitzvot, Israel) ; OR
    • Once a week, for an hour of individual instruction. This option is offered on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday from 3:00-4:30pm or 6:30-8:00pm, and Thursday from 3:00-8:00pm. You choose the day, time, and teacher.
  • Gesher (7th Grade) meets on Monday from 4:30- 6:30 pm.

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 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.

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Tue, March 21 2023 28 Adar 5783