Today is April 28, 2017 -
The driving principle of the East Meadow Jewish Center is our dedication to education. Beginning at the Ilene M. Rubin Nursery School through our Hebrew school and Hebrew High school to adult education programs, we consider learning to be lifelong journey.
Our award-winning Religious School has been cited several times as a school of excellence. We utilize a traditional classroom setting, art projects, field trips and music appreciation. Students who have special needs or a learning disability are given one-on-one instruction.
Students in nursery school learn the “alef bet” and about Shabbat and the holidays, and make arts and crafts projects such as Kiddush cups, seder plates and sukkah decorations. Kindergarten through fifth-grade students attend classes two days per week. Sixth- and seventh-graders attend three days, and the Hebrew high school (eighth grade through eleventh grade) meets one day per week.
From the beginning, students are taught how to read and write Hebrew, the significance and history of the holidays, culture and learn about the modern state of Israel and Judaism both in the United States and internationally. Further, we work with students on community service projects and other social issues (i.e. bullying, tolerance, personal responsibility) that may be addressed in other aspects of their lives. Hebrew High School students enjoy a seminar-style of learning where they are given the chance to debate and further delve into issues that are relevant to Judaism.
For more information, contact Shira Ornstein at 516 483-8751.
Our school has been named a School of Distinction by United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.