frequently asked questions
When is Havurah and where is it located?
Havurah meets on Shabbat afternoons from 3-5pm on the 2nd Floor of the JCC.
What is the family involvement?
Families are partners in the work that we do, joining with children and teachers to celebrate Jewish life and learning. Families come together monthly for sing-alongs, holiday events, Shabbat dinners, and Havdallah rituals. We embrace families from all backgrounds as we cultivate a connection to Jewish values and tradition.
Who are the teachers?
Our team of teachers is comprised of experienced educators, many with Masters degrees in education and/or the arts. All Havurah teachers are enthusiastic and caring individuals, committed to a community-centered, inclusive, and progressive approach to childhood education and Jewish learning.
Can my child with special needs participate in Havurah?
All learners have a place at Havurah. We are an inclusive and accepting community where children with varying special needs can participate and succeed. Please contact Gabriella to talk more about your child and how we can best accommodate his or her learning style.
Where do I go as I grow?
The JCC is proud to launch the Jewish Journey Project (JJP), a new initiative designed to revolutionize Jewish education for children in 3rd-7th grade through Bar/Bat Mitzvah and beyond. JJP creates customized experiential journeys for children based on their interests and passions. Multiple paths of learning include the individual, family, synagogue, and larger New York Jewish community. For more information visit www.jewishjourneyproject.org