The parents in our community set learning as a high priority, and their kids feel that. Children are eager to learn and explore all that our tradition has to offer.
Our Hebrew School students experience real, deep Jewish learning.
But it’s more than that – it’s Jewish living.
Learning extends into students’ homes, with students taking initiative to expand on what we’ve done in Hebrew School. This year, when we began our study of the Omer after Pesah, a student said she had taken out the Omer Counter she had made last year in Hebrew School so that she could count at home. Another student brought in a Seder Plate that he had 3D printed the week before Pesah, proudly showing off his work to his classmates.
We have meaningful ongoing discussions about how Jewish people living as a minority in New York weigh questions of halacha in the context of daily life. “What if someone is given a deadline for an assignment on Shabbat afternoon?” students ask. “If someone doesn’t sell their hametz before Pesah, but puts it away in a pantry, is that ok?”
Students make real personal connections as to their Jewish identity. “If all of my grandparents were born in New York, am I Ashkenazi or Sephardi?” “If my mom is Persian, do we eat kitniyot?” “What about Swedish Jews?” Of course, many of the questions are prompted by our curriculum. However, it’s the students’ excitement and interest, along with their serious consideration of how we live Jewishly, that make the discussions so profound and so personal. It’s part of what makes Or Zarua and our Hebrew School truly unique.
Early Bird rates will be automatically applied if you complete registration on or before August 6.
Sign up by July 4 for an additional re-enrollment discount for returning students. A credit will be applied to your account for the re-enrollment discount ($100/child) after your enrollment is submitted.
Please contact Sigal Cohen to set up a informational call or in-person tour of Or Zarua!
See below for Hebrew School times and rates.
Little ones, get a taste of Hebrew School! Start your Jewish learning journey with music, movement and hands-on learning as you discover prayer, Jewish holidays, Torah, Hebrew and more!
Members and non-members can enroll in this class.
Our youngest students, Kindergarten – 2nd grade, begin their journeys of Jewish learning focusing on the most fundamental Jewish skills and knowledge.
In 3rd – 5th grade, students will build on existing skills and knowledge and dive deeper into Jewish learning.
Our B’nei Mitzvah Scholars, 6th and 7th grade students, will continue their Jewish learning as they approach Bar and Bat Mitzvah.
Contact Sigal Hirsch at email@example.com or 212-452-2310 x15 for more information and to register!