Religious School

The MJCBY Religious School is dedicated to working jointly with the family to teach our children the skills and values they will need as knowledgeable Jews, to become observant in the home, active in the synagogue and involved in the community. The School strives to inspire our children to love G-d, Torah, the land of Israel and Am Yisrael and to develop a positive self-image as Jews. MJCBY is committed to providing quality, Conservative Jewish education for our children. We aim to nourish the mind, heart and spirit of each student. We strive to individualize learning in order to best meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students.

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Comprehensive pre-school programs

Mommy, Daddy & Me (for 3-month to two-year-olds and parents monthly on Sundays) and Pre-K Class (for three- and four-year-olds weekly on Sundays) programs are designed to expose our pre-K group to the colors, shapes, numbers, and senses of our Jewish world.  For information about the Pre-K Class go to Get Centered!

Gan (kindergarten), Alef (first grade) and Bet (second grade) meet weekly on Sunday mornings. The goal is to make the students feel at home in the synagogue, meet other Jewish children their age and to delight in the holidays and other aspects of Jewish life. All students are also introduced to the Alef-Bet and basic Hebrew reading.

Award-Winning Hebrew School

Students in grades three through seven meet on Sundays from 9:45 am – 12:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm. They also meet on Shabbat for junior congregation from 10:00-11:30 am. Students in grades 3-5 may choose to attend up to 2 Friday night services and students in grades 6-7 choose up to 4. The curriculum for third through seventh grades includes Hebrew reading, prayer, holidays, Bible, Mitzvot, Israel, life cycles, Holocaust and human identity, Judaism through art, etc. Added to the curriculum is our Advanced Learning Program (ALP) Post Graduate Program for 8th to 12th  graders.  One Monday night a month Rabbi Shmuel Greene from J-Teen, meet for dinner, socialization and discussion of important events and topics as they relate to Israel and teens.  ALP is open to the community.

Academic Enrichment

We offer academic enrichment including Israeli Dancing and music. Occasional enrichment includes “Torah Yoga” and “Living Legacy” programs. Fun enhancements like Pajamas and Parsha, where children come in PJS to study Torah, or Slippers, Bracha and Bagel day, where students relax and learn brachot, a visiting Jewish author day, and a full technology center, make our religious school experience unlike any other.

Additionally, we pride ourselves in individualizing our program to meet the needs of each student. We offer full special services, shadows and enrichment. Feel free to contact the Director of Education, Karen Lilienfeld, and to see how we can help your child fulfill his or her Jewish potential. Starting in September of 2013 we introduced a new program Y’ad B’Yad for children with special needs.

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