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Education

 

 

 

 

 

Rishonim (K-4th Grade)

Re-enroll Here! Hebrew School Application

New students: Hebrew School Application for New Students (please also complete the Membership form and payment). For more information on membership click here:

Emergency Form (must be completed for all students, new & existing)

Rishonim, which meets once a week after school (from 4-6 pm)  and is one of the most exciting religious schools in New York City. Our children enjoy it, attendance is at 98 percent, parents are involved, and teachers are committed to their students and the larger community. One of the reasons for our success is that we don’t treat education as something supplemental to the spiritual life of our community, but as an integral part of it. In keeping with our philosophy that Jewish skills are learned through active participation, our children are an integral part of all holiday events, are engaged in services, and are part of constant dialogue with the Rabbi and their parents.

Rishonim is not just a context for learning Jewish history, traditions, prayers, and culture, but for celebrating Jewish life. We want our students to feel good about being Jewish, and we’re committed to developing innovative curricula and programming, including special events, and field trips. The curriculum is centered on four pillars. We study the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), the lessons and text of the Tanakh (Bible), the history and future of the Jewish people, and ancient and modern Hebrew language. Each one of these themes is taught through various means including the arts, hands-on projects, and discussions.

This year, our students and families will also enjoy a monthly dinner and learning with Rabbi Zach!

 

 

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Youth Education at The New Shul

our intimate, home-based Hebrew School brings contemporary Jewish education to your doorstep.
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Big Kids Spirituality (BKS) (5th-8th Grade)

Re-enroll Here! Hebrew School Application

New studentsHebrew School Application for New Students (please also complete the Membership form and payment). For more information on membership click here:

Emergency Form (must be completed for all students, new & existing)

Through Jewish studies based in tradition and related to their current lives, to our Hebrew language lessons led by our predominately native-speaking Hebrew teachers and our ongoing social action programs, your students are empowered to explore, question and discover in ways that are fun, challenging and relevant.

Classes meet weekly from 4-6 pm. Throughout the year, participants also have the opportunity to attend youth group events that focus on social action and community-building. This year, our students and families will enjoy a monthly dinner and learning with Rabbi Zach!

 

B'nai Mitzvah

Our individualized learning and Bar/Bat Mitzvah programs encourage our children to see this rite of passage as a beginning, rather than an end, to their lives as members of our community. Not every Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony at The New Shul is identical, and not every experience preparing for it is the same. Our goal is that all will be rewarding, all will be causes for great and joyous celebration, and all will be, not climactic conclusions, but catalysts for an even more exciting and vibrant Jewish life to come.

Our unparalleled program is available to shul members and is designed to let your children experience this milestone in ways that are truly joyful and relevant to them. Along with Rabbi Zach, our wonderful and experienced team of B'nai Mitzvah tutors guide their studies and preparation, including a creative or mitzvah project.

For more details please refer to the B'nai Mitzvah Handbook below.

To get started, please first review the shul Calendar and then complete this form

B'nai Mitzvah Handbook

B’nai Mitzvah Program Template

 

Rabbi Zach’s Resources       

 B’nai Mitzvah Honors

 Prayer Readings

 
 

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