Summer vacation is upon us, and many moms are thinking ahead to fall and making plans for the next school year. Some are exploring religious schools and for those that are raising their children Jewish, are considering which community is the best fit. While many families join a traditional temple in the area, and enroll their children in Hebrew school, there are some great alternative options that may appeal to families who are looking for something a little different.
The Children’s Jewish Education Group (CJEG) is a wonderful program that offers families everything they want and nothing they don’t, when it comes to their children’s Jewish education. And new for the 2019-20 school year, the school’s new home will be at the beautifully restored mansion at the Crawford Park Community Center in Rye Brook; certainly a beautiful backdrop for education and convenient for Rye Brook residents! For many years, CJEG held classes on the SUNY-Purchase campus.
Founded in 1961, CJEG is a 501 c(3) cooperative school developed and run by parents volunteers, with professional educators leading the classrooms. The school offers a welcoming, relaxed and diverse environment for families looking for an alternative to traditional Hebrew school. Most of the school’s members are families who live throughout Westchester and southern Connecticut. The school provides a way for children to connect with their Jewish heritage, and to explore the basic tenets, values, culture and traditions of the Jewish faith, in a relaxed atmosphere.
CJEG families particularly love the flexibility that the school offers. Classes are held only on Sundays, which works well with today’s busy lifestyle. The tuition is much more affordable than a temple membership, and there are many ways for parents to get involved in the program, if they choose. The school also offers beautiful High Holiday services, hosts an annual Shabbat dinner, a family Passover Seder and a family field trip to a Jewish themed museum. Older children have the opportunity to listen to a holocaust survivor speak, which is always a memorable experience for the students. This is all in addition to the many other school-wide celebrations that the children enjoy for all the major holidays throughout the year.
Visit and welcome CJEG to the Rye Brook community on June 15that the Rye Brook Birthday Party. Their booth will have arts and crafts and other fun activities for children to enjoy. There will also be a few current families on hand to share their experience with the school, and answer any questions.
CJEG is currently accepting students for the 2019-20 School Year. Check out their website, CJEG.org, or email [email protected]for more info.
CJEG is also holding its annual charity golf outing on June 27that the private Metropolis Country Club in White Plains. Contact [email protected]to register a foursome. Information regarding the event is also available on the CJEG website, www.cjeg.org.
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