Overview

What’s a Jewish Enrichment Center? It’s a Jewish place where children can play and explore Judaism in ways they want, with materials that spark imaginations. It’s a Sunday and after school program that fosters friendship, curiosity, critical thinking, and empathy. Our long-term projects let children express their ideas about Judaism in clay, conversation, blocks, dance, and a hundred other “languages,” as part of the long tradition of Jewish conversation. All Jewish children are welcome and valued at the Jewish Enrichment Center – unaffiliated, congregational, and day school families alike.

We currently enroll infants through Grade 7, growing one grade each year.

 

These values drive our work together:

  • כבוד   KAVOD {Dignity} : The Jewish Enrichment Center believes children are capable, imaginative, and desire connection with each other and the world. Our educational approach makes it possible for a child to be a co-creator of Judaism, defining their own relationship with Judaism grounded in their individuality and family values, shaped by peers and Jewish tradition.
  • קהילה   KEHILLAH {Community} : The Jewish Enrichment Center fosters children’s empathy by teaching skills and language for collaboration, respectful disagreement, and problem-solving.
  • סקרנות   SAKRANUT {Curiosity} : The Jewish Enrichment Center taps into children’s natural desire to explore. Investigative play teaches children skills for observation, interpretation, for considering alternative perspectives, and critical thinking.
  • שותפות   SHUTAFUT {Partnership} : The Jewish Enrichment Center supports families in designing Jewish life consonant with their family values, and partners with local Jewish organizations to strengthen Jewish community.
  • גיוון   GIVUN (Diversity):  The Jewish Enrichment Center appreciates and respects multiple approaches to Jewish life and inclusion. Our diversity challenges us to see Jewish text and each other in more nuanced ways.

 

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The Jewish Enrichment Center is generously supported by:

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