Our school continues to meet on Sundays only, featuring the Havdalah service at the start of the day. We are asking for your cooperation in bringing the students by 8:45 AM so that we start no later than 9:00 AM. We will naturally continue to include all the children during this service and enable them to learn the music, prayers, tzedakah and rituals.
After the Havdalah service concludes at 9:40 AM, Grades 1 - 4 will be grouped together in the Alef class, Grades 5 & 6 in the Junior class and Grades 6, 7 and 8 in the Senior (or Binei Mitzvah) class. Lessons will continue to be individualized as students’ needs dictate. There will be three classes during the rest of the day (very similar to previous years in that they feature Jewish History, Bible, Culture and Hebrew), at 40 minutes each. The final period will be from 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM, where Margie Edelman will offer a multi-age level Cultural Art experience to children of all groups, while "pull-outs" by the Rabbi take place for Binei Mitzvah prayer and chanting practice.
Our youngest children (age 3 ½ through Kindergarten), will have class with Mrs. Edelman each week, and are welcome to stay and participate in the Art project with their older siblings and friends. We ask that parents continue to use their best judgment about "making a graceful exit" if the child begins to tire of the activity. All other students may be picked up at 12:00 PM sharp.
The families of the Garden City Jewish Center come from many surrounding towns and villages, and the majority of them are from mixed or dual-faith backgrounds. People of all faiths are very comfortable with Rabbi Goodman’s ability to reach every child and guide them to a higher level of understanding about Judaism and it’s teachings. Individualized instruction techniques are used (three of the teachers have MS degrees in Special Education) to teach students with Learning Disabilities. By Confirmation age (9th grade and 10th grade), most students opt to continue studying with Rabbi Goodman, and are taught Comparative Religions and Ethics.
The Religious School calendar follows the Garden City Public School calendar year, ending in mid-May. The Sundays-only schedule of 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, offers a way for busy families to meet their children’s many sports, academics, and social obligations, while gaining all the necessary skills and information to meet the goal of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, AND having an enriching experience with other children of Jewish or similar background.
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The Garden City Jewish Center is a thriving Reform congregation in which Jews of all denominations, dual-faith families, singles, and students are welcome.
Members from all over Long Island celebrate Regular Shabbat services on Friday evenings.
"Sundays-Only" Religious School for Pre-K through Bar/Bat Mitzvah students. Active Sisterhood. Adult Education.
Modest membership dues and no building fund. Call for Membership and Religious School registration information.
The GCJC has member families from Garden City and many surrounding towns, including New Hyde Park, Rockville Centre, Mineola, Franklin Square, West Hempstead, Malverne, Lynbrook, Floral Park, Baldwin, Great Neck, Westbury, Garden City Park, Elmont, East Hills, East Meadow, Hempstead, Albertson, Valley Stream, Merrick, Manhasset, Williston Park, Bayside, and more. For information, e-mail email@example.com, or call 516 248-9180.
Monday April 14 sundown
Tuesday April 15
- 11:00 a.m. SERVICE FOR FIRST DAY OF PESACH
- NO CONGREGATIONAL SECOND SEDER
Friday April 18
- 8:00 p.m. SHABBAT CHOL HAMOED PESACH (Ex. 33:12-34:26)
Saturday April 19
Monday April 21
- 11:00 a.m. SERVICE AND YIZKOR FOR LAST DAY OF PESACH
Friday April 25
- 7:00 p.m. FAMILY SHABBAT SERVICE Parashat Kedoshim (Lev. 19:1-20:27)
Saturday April 26
- 11:00 a.m. BAR MITZVAH OF DARIEN LOMBARDO
Friday May 2
- 7:00 p.m. POTLUCK SUPPER
- 8:00 p.m. Parashat Emor (Lev. 21:1-24:23)
Saturday May 3