Religious School

20141021162338From Early Childhood through Grade 12, The Village Temple Religious School offers a fascinating journey through Jewish history and texts, Hebrew and culture, ethics and rituals. We are a member of the Coalition of Innovating Congregations, which supports experiential, high-impact and fun camp-inspired learning. Our program inspires and empowers our students to realize how Judaism is relevant to their lives, to understand how Jewish ethical principles and committment to social justice can guide them in their relationships within their families, with God, with friends, and with their larger community. 

FREE TEMPLE MEMBERSHIP FOR NEW MEMBERS! Special offer for families with children entering 1st or 2nd grade. Enroll your child in The Village Temple Religious School and receive a gift of free membership for one year! 


The Village Temple Religious School curriculum and programs empower our learners:
• To understand and take pride in the history and sacred texts of the Jews as a people and as a religious community.
• To participate with confidence in Shabbat and holiday services, possessing sufficient knowledge of Hebrew for the prayers to be meaningful.
• To put the principles of Judaism into practice in the context of family, congregation, and community, including acts of Tikkun Olam.
• To develop a personal connection with the State of Israel, its peoples and land.

Religious School Curriculum

2017-2018 / 5778 School Calendar 

2017-2018 / 5778 Religious School Registration 

Religious School Class Schedule:

Parparim, Early Childhood Class
for Children Ages 3-4:
First Sunday Each Month from September through May, 9:30-10:45am

Pre-K and Kindergarten:
Two Sundays Each Month from September through May, 9:00-10:45am or
Two Wednesdays Each Month from September through May, 4:00-5:30pm

1st and 2nd Grades:
Tuesdays, 3:45-5:45pm or
Sundays, 9:00-11:00am

3rd and 4th Grades:
Tuesdays, 3:45-5:45pm or
Sundays, 11:00am-1:00pm

5th-7th Grades:
Sundays, 9:00am-1:00pm or
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:45-5:45pm or Wednesdays only supplemented by a private weekly 30min. Hebrew Skype lesson.

New this year: Once-A-Week 5th-Grade Wednesday Religious School Program: In addition to two hours of Religious School learning in the classroom on Wednesdays, our 5th graders will receive a 30-minute additional online session with their private instructor. These virtual sessions are designed to supplement our in-house learning to help our students meet their Hebrew education requirements.

 For more information about any of our education programs, please contact Alex Tansky, R.J.E., Director of Education at 212.674.2340, ext. 308

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