Sahra & William Lese Religious School

At Central Synagogue

Our Religious School is home to 700 students, from kindergarten through Confirmation (10th grade). Under the direction of Religious School Director Debbie Morosohk, RJE, Central’s full-time team of educators are dedicated to creating Jewish learning opportunities that stimulate, challenge and engage every learner.

Letter from Rabbi Kalb

Rabbi David Kalb

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.


Rabbi David Kalb

Letter from Debbie Morosohk

Debbie Morosohk

Dear Families,

Central Synagogue is a place for our children and their families to learn about Judaism and experience its many joys.  I am thrilled to be your Religious School Director leading a talented and enthusiastic team of educators to bring quality Jewish experiences to you and your children.

We hope that you, the parents, will take an active role in our program.  Our program is filled with many opportunities in which you can participate, including Family programs, Shabbat Mishpachah services and dinners, social justice field trips, and more.  Please read the e-blast you will receive each week, visit our website, and discuss at home with your child issues raised at Religious School.  If you would like to get involved in other ways, please let us know.

Most importantly, stay in touch with us.  Come in and meet the teachers.  Ask us questions and give us your ideas.  Your child’s Jewish education is the result of a partnership between the school and the family.  We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead filled with learning, fun, and meaningful Jewish experiences!


Debbie Morosohk, RJE


Central Synagogue is thrilled to announce that beginning in September 2013, we will be working in partnership with Matan, a wonderful organization here in New York devoted to Jewish education for all children.  Matan will be working closely with our Religious School staff to help us meet the needs of all students, including those with special learning needs. Matan will be providing professional development for our teachers, consultation with families, and ongoing support to our teaching staff including our new part-time resource teacher.  We share Matan’s vision that a quality Jewish education should be accessible for every child.

For more information about Matan, go to

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