Our Religious School is home to 700 students, from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Central’s full-time team of educators are dedicated to creating Jewish learning opportunities that stimulate, challenge and engage every learner.
Shalom Religious School Families,
Welcome to the 2013–14 / 5774 Religious School year. My name is Rabbi David Kalb and I am the new director of Learning and Engagement at Central Synagogue. Our goal at the Religious School is for our students to love Judaism.
We strive to achieve this by making Judaism come alive through interesting, substantive, fun Jewish educational programming. We also wish to help make Judaism relevant in their lives and to create a sense of community. We want to empower them with the knowledge and tools to continue on a path of life-long Jewish learning. We accomplish this by providing our students with stellar, engaging, and cool teachers who are out-of-the-box thinkers.
We welcome new and returning friends to our program. If you have any thoughts or questions you would like to share with me, please feel free to contact me.
I think this is going to be a great year.
In September 2013, Central Synagogue began working in partnership with Matan, a wonderful organization here in New York. Matan is devoted to Jewish education for all children and has helped our Religious School staff to meet the needs of all of our students, including those with special requirements. Matan provides professional development for our Educators, and well as consultations with families and general ongoing support to our staff and our part-time Learning Specialist. We share Matan’s vision that a quality Jewish education should be accessible for every child.
For more information about Matan, go to www.matankids.org.