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Welcome to the 5781 (2020-2021) school year!

Religious School Opens on October 4th, 2020

Did you know that Shaaray Tefila means Gates of Prayer? Our brand new experiential “Gates of Learning” education program can only be described as groundbreaking!

Due to Covid-19, our programs have shifted to reflect CDC and NY State safety guidelines

The Benefits

Unity of Community:

The monthly “Gates of Learning” represent one theme for our entire congregation! From our Early Childhood Center through our Adults of Leisure we will connect with one central idea! Never before has an entire congregation learned “together”, simultaneously!

Experiential:

Learners will create Jewish memories by “experiencing Judaism”. Immersive, hands-on learning has been shown to be more meaningful and everlasting. Living Judaism provides our learners with a comprehensive Jewish knowledge, a strong Jewish identity, and the desire to live a life infused with Judaism.

Inventive:

We are creatively using our sprawling 10 acres, in all 4 seasons, to increase our innovative “out of the box”, educational experiences. Our outdoor classroom spaces will be used year round!

Convenience:

Grades 1-7 may choose between a Sunday from 9:15am-11am or a Monday from 4pm-6pm afternoon class. B’nai Mitzvah training will also take place at this time. Some benefits of this will be:

  • If you have children of different ages they can come on the same day
  • The ability to consult with our entire team and senior staff or all your education needs
  • A consistent, simple educational system with the same experience whether you choose a Sunday or Monday

Adult Education:

A multitude of Adult Education opportunities will be available and will be taught by our Rabbis

Experiential Gates Modules

Expert Pedagogy:

Your child will experience a variety of educators, each with their own speciality, including Rabbis, teachers and Senior staff members

Hebrew and Prayer Power:

In addition to your child's full day of learning at the temple, we will offer weekly opportunities for virtual classes and Hebrew enrichment.

  • Hebrew Digital Classroom: Small group learning focused on individual needs of the students
  • Hebrew enrichment opportunities will be available by appointment on a flexible schedule
  • Structured, comprehensive Hebrew for all grades beginning in Kindergarten

Gateway Membership

Full temple membership is included for families whose oldest child is enrolled in 2nd grade or below. For all families whose oldest child is enrolled in our Early Childhood Center and/or Religious School through 2nd grade, full membership will be free and included. Families with children under 5 years old and not enrolled in ECC – Annual Membership Dues are $1,560. Once your oldest child reaches 3rd grade, membership dues, building fund & security fees will apply. For questions about our Gateway Membership Program and other opportunities for our young families, please contact: Alli West, Executive Director


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