The Lake Success Jewish Center welcomes all families to our creative and personalized Hebrew School.
- Small classes
- Individualized attention
- Special programs and experiences throughout the year
- Classes meet once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays (The Aleph Class)
General Outline of Our School
Our Jewish education experience begins with the Aleph program (grades 2-3), and continues through the Pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah age (thirteen). Our journey will include:
*Jewish Living: As described above, Judaism is a tradition to be lived and experienced. Outside of class, we will plan holiday and ritual experiences, which will empower students and their families to live thoughtful, serious Jewish lives. Our experiences will include music, dance, food and celebration of Shabbat each Wednesday at the end of class. By next May, we hope to provide you, the parents and family members, with the tools to apply what we teach in the classroom to your Jewish lives at home and elsewhere.
*Hebrew: Hebrew is a language of spirited prayers and moving songs. When our students find personal meaning in Hebrew, they will read more effectively-and with greater interest. For each grade we will teach selected prayers: Ranging from the Shma/V’Ahavta and Ashray to the Torah Service, Amidah and Kaddish. These prayers are central to our Shabbat and daily ritual; they will enable our students to participate in the Synagogue main service with greater confidence.
*Torah Stories and Culture: We will explore our Jewish past to both appreciate the past and to make connections between past and present
*Special Programs and Activities: We will add art, cooking and special guests during the year.