A Message from our Religious School Principal, Eliza Zipper
For the month of December, classes will be focusing on miracles. The miracle of Chanukah was that the oil lasted for 8 days when it was only supposed to last for 1 day. Why is this a miracle? Well, just imagine being without your phone for 8 days. You would probably feel a little lost and not quite able to function normally. Now imagine that one battery bar on your phone gave you enough power for 8 days– what a miracle that would be.
Students are going to explore what the miracle of the oil might have felt like to people then, as well as get in to more depth about modern day miracles. They are gong to explore questions such as: How do miracles make people feel? Are miracles celebrated alone or as a community? Do miracles only apply to major events or can they also happen in smaller, less significant ways?
May your Chanukah be filled with light and miracles! Happy Chanukah!
"Limudei Kodesh B'ahava-The study of Torah and Judaism with a sense of love and affection" is our motto and a major reason for the continued growth of our religious school. A visit to our school surrounds you with a "heimish" atmosphere as the staff, parents and children share a sense of friendliness and cooperation.
We strive to provide a high caliber Jewish education that is reflected in class curriculums that are updated and modernized every year, in conjunction with exciting, meaningful programming. It is this innovative combination that maintains the excitement and interest of our students and their families.
The ENJC Religious School consists of children who attend grades Pre-Gan/Gan (pre-k/kindergarten) through Hay (7th grade), with classes meeting on different weekdays, Monday through Thursday. Our Principal, Eliza Zipper, came to our school in 2016, and is supported by a talented, dedicated staff of teachers and professional educators. Our Rabbi, Ian Silverman, and Cantor, Zach Mondrow, are actively involved, visiting every class weekly.
Our Media Center includes several computers as well as a Smartboard™. This state-of-the-art technology is certain to create an exciting learning environment for our students.
The Primary Program for grades K-2 (Pre-Gan and Gan) meets once per week (K & 1st grade for one hour), (2nd grade for two hours). The curriculum, in conjunction with programming, introduces our students to Shabbat and the Jewish Holidays, the study of Torah and mitzvoth, the Hebrew language, Israel and much more. Arts and crafts are utilized to heighten a sense of appreciation and enjoyment.
Bet Family Workshop
Religious School students in the Bet class and their families created beautiful beaded Judaica pieces February 24, 2016.
Our Advanced Program for grades 3-7 (Alef, Bet, Gimmel, and Daled) meets twice per week. The curriculum and programming center around the siddur and prayer skills. Included in the educational process are Torah, Talmud, Ivrit (Hebrew), Israel, life cycle events, Shabbat and all Jewish holidays, the Holocaust, Jewish music and cultural appreciation, and more.
The Senior Program for 7th and 8th grades (Hay and Bar and Bat Mitzvah class) meets twice per week for a curriculum that is similar to that of the Advanced Program with notable additions. Our students study various Talmudic texts, Pirkei Avot and hone their prayer skills to include those of Friday Night and Shabbat Services. They learn to chant their Haftorah and frequently lead the Congregation many months before their own Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
It is important to note that our students in every age group participate in leading services on our Bima. In addition, the students are assisted and tutored by ENJC post- graduate "teens" on a weekly basis.
The school continues to produce award-winning Chadashot magazine containing news and views of items of interest to the school population and their friends and relatives.
Principal: Eliza Zipper
Vice President Education: Bobbi Weinstein
Religious School Office: 631-368-6473
Religious School Schedule of Classes:
|Pre Gan||Kindergarten-1st grade||Sundays||9:00 - 11:00am|
|Gan||2nd grade||Wednesdays||4:30 - 6:30pm|
|Alef||3rd grade||Mondays & Wednesdays||4:30 - 6:30pm|
|Bet||4th grade||Thursdays & Sundays||4:30 - 6:30pm; 9:00 – 11:00am|
|Gimmel||5th grade||Mondays & Wednesdays||4:30 - 6:30pm|
|Daled||6th grade||Thursdays & Sundays||4:30 - 6:30pm; 9:00 – 11:00am|
|Hay||7th grade||Mondays & Thursdays||4:30 - 6:30pm|
Family Services are held most Saturday mornings from 10:30am-11:30am.