Sahra & William Lese Religious School

At Central Synagogue

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.


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.

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