Jewish Journey Project at SAJ
The 2013-2014 Jewish Journey Project at the SAJ calendar is being updated and will be posted shortly.
The SAJ nourishes the whole life of our children. We will develop the Jewish self as a way of connecting with the world at large. Our open environment reflects the Reconstructionist tradition which invites all questions to promote a shared search for meaning. We foster a culture of respect, enriched by the diversity of our community.
We use an experiential approach to learning that inspires children and their families to embrace the joys and journeys of Jewish life. Our explorations of Jewish culture, arts, history, holiday rituals, Hebrew language and prayer, engage and animate our learners.
Children at SAJ develop connections to values and traditions that span generations. They are empowered to engage in spiritual practices and to grapple with complex issues of belief and faith. Our students go forward with a rich foundation in Jewish life as they become active participants in our synagogue and responsible citizens of the world.
For children in grades K – 3, they meet at SAJ one time per week. As they enter grades 4 – 7, children are able to choose from a wide range of courses in the Jewish Journey Project that meet in various locations in New York City. These children also meet once a week (7th graders meet once a month) with their age cohort, at the SAJ. This is their Makom.
During these sessions, you can learn how children experience the joy and spirit of Judaism at the SAJ; hear about the interactive program; meet the Education Director, Gidon Isaacs and chat with parents whose children are in the educational program. SAJ Synagogue, 15 W. 86th Street. The next Open House date is Tuesday, June 11th at 7:00 PM. Please contact the SAJ Office 212-724-7000 x18 or e-mail Michelle at email@example.com to RSVP to this session.
An opportunity to learn more about the SAJ Education Program's experiential method of teaching; meet the Education Director and head from current education program parents; held in a private home. Please contact Debbie at 212-724-7000 x 10 for the date of the next parlor meeting.
Parent and Family Programs
We believe that meaningful Jewish living is fostered in homes and families are a vital part of our school community. In order to help you create the most satisfying Jewish environment for your home, we offer a variety of programs to our parents and families.