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OUR MISSION

Welcome to Scarsdale Synagogue's Religious School!

The mission at Scarsdale Synagogue Religious/Hebrew School....

is to care for and nurture our students and their families, and to cultivate a culture of growth, friendship, and community. Just the right size for your family, we offer a robust program even as we know your child's particular passions and needs.

Our programs are vibrant and innovative thereby engaging your children in a meaningful way. Classes are small and individualized programs are available for students with special needs.  Both teachers and students are encouraged to think outside of the box; every avenue to deeper, more exciting and fun Jewish learning is explored with joy and zeal. Our school meets on Sunday mornings (K - 6; Pre-K meets monthly) and Wednesday afternoons and evenings (Grades 4-6 and 7-12), respectively.  Each grade enjoys its own curricular focus as they learn about Jewish tradition and culture, past and present. Children choose engaging electives that teach Hebrew vocabulary through cooking, sports, drama and more.

 

At Scarsdale Synagogue’s Religious and Hebrew School, Jewish education is based on three central principles:

  1. We acknowledge that each student is a sacred soul, created Betzelem Elohim (in the Divine Image). As such, we strive to be welcoming, open, and accepting, engaging in “audacious hospitality” at every encounter. Our students represent a wide spectrum of learners and our mission is to meet them where they are, provide a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment for all, encourage growth of mind and spirit, and welcome perspectives different than our own. To that end, small classes and individualized programs are designed for students with special needs.
  2. Jewish learning is not irrelevant and ancient. At Scarsdale Synagogue's Religious and Hebrew School, it is vibrant and innovative thereby engaging your children in a meaningful way.  Our traditions and teachings continue to bring meaning to our lives and inform our actions and behaviors each and every day. Judaism lives and thrives in the 21st century, even as it is respected for its long and remarkable history.
  3. A living Judaism is manifested in ingenuity and imagination both within and without the classroom. Both teachers and students are encouraged to think outside of the box; every avenue to deeper, more exciting and fun Jewish learning is explored with joy and zeal.

​Select the link to your child's grade on this page (scroll down on a mobile device, look to the right on a desktop) to learn more about our grade by grade offerings.

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