Enroll for Spring 2018

Welcome to the Jewish Enrichment Center!

We’re gearing up for another extraordinary year. In 2017-2018, we’ll continue the best of what the Jewish Enrichment Center is known for: tons of playing with friends, in-depth Jewish exploration based on children’s questions, running around games in Hebrew, amazing educators, community singing, yetzirah (art) projects that take our breath away, and much, much more. We’re also looking forward to:

  • TWO weeks of Jewish Enrichment Center Camp! Last week of August and first week of September. Enroll here (And mark your calendars for Jewish Enrichment Camp during Spring Break, too!).
  • Yom Miyuchad (Special Days) – When school is out, your children can still play with their Enrichment Center friends and do extraordinary Jewish exploration, too.
  • A Leadership (Madrichim) program for entering 6th – 8th graders.

As always, our kevutzot (groups) are multi-age and based on developmental needs of children. Our younger children engage in play-based Jewish exploration, with lots of support in growing their social and emotional skills for group play. Older children transition into Jewish exploration in which children and educators work together to guide the course of their final projects, greater leadership, and continued attention to skills needed for collaboration and ownership of their own Jewish paths. Read more about each kevutzah (group) here.

Sessions are available on Sunday mornings, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Children in Kindergarten and older explore at the Jewish Enrichment Center at least two sessions/week.

How To Enroll

Enrollment consists of a registration form and payment. Registration will not be processed until payment is received.

  1. Registration for new families is available here. Registration for returning families is available here.
  2. Tuition and payment information.

Please contact Rabbi Rebecca Milder at 773-234-9403 or jewish.enrichment.center@gmail.com with questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What days should we choose? How many days should we choose? Choose the days that work best for your family. We foster community among the children no matter what days of the week they’re enrolled on. Plus, we offer several age-based and Center-wide opportunities throughout the year for children and families to get to know …

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Groups (Kevutzot) 2017-2018

Kevutzah (Group) Information By Age For Infants Through 36 Month-Old Children and Their Grown-Ups: שָׁלוֹם חֲבֵרִים  Shalom Chaverim (“Welcome, Friends”) Shalom Chaverim children come on Sunday mornings and attend with a grown-up. Sundays 9:00-11:45 AM Description: Stories, singing, arts, playing, and more. Our youngest children explore Judaism through the textures, sounds, sights, smells, and rhythms of …

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Sample Schedule

Enrichment Center educators alter the daily schedule to stay in tune with children’s energy level and interests. During the first hour or so on weekday afternoons, children arrive at different times to the Enrichment Center based on when their schools end. Educators welcome the children and integrate them into ongoing exploration. Children in Kindergarten and …

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From Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School A staff member from the Enrichment Center will meet children at Akiba-Schechter at 3:30 and walk them across the parking lot. The yearly cost to families for walking children from Akiba-Schechter is $100/year, per family. From the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools The Jewish Enrichment Center contracts with a reputable, …

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Tuition and Payment Info

TUITION FOR FULL YEAR 2017-2018 (5778) Jewish Enrichment Center tuition remains lower than most other local afterschools, and significantly lower than Jewish afterschool programs around the country. We are sensitive to families’ financial situations. Tuition support is available, and we’d like to spend every dollar of our tuition support fund, every year. To receive tuition support, …

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Registration Form for Returning Families

Let the next extraordinary Jewish enrichment adventure begin. We love to hear from you. Please be in touch! 773-234-9403 or jewish.enrichment.center@gmail.com Only one form per family is necessary.    

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New to the Jewish Enrichment Center? Enroll Here.

Ready for an extraordinary year at the Jewish Enrichment Center? Please call or write with any questions: 773-234-9403 or jewish.enrichment.center@gmail.com. Please fill out a separate form for each child. A $50/child deposit is due with this registration form.

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Family, Health, and Emergency Information Form

New to the Jewish Enrichment Center? Welcome! Call Rebecca and introduce yourself and ask anything you’d like! (773-234-9403). Also, please fill out this form so we can help keep your child/ren safe.  

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