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Tuition Information

TUITION FOR FULL YEAR 2019-2020 (5780)

Jewish Enrichment Center tuition remains competitive with most other local afterschools, and significantly lower than Jewish afterschool programs around the country.

Registration Fee

For 2019-2020 school year:

  • $50/child: Pre-enrollment for Current Families (May 28)
  • $50/child: Enrollment Opens for All Families (June 3)
  • $100/child: Rolling Enrollment (After July 24)

Shalom Chaverim

  • Includes 26 Sundays, dedicated early childhood educator, and all family programs. No registration fee required.
  • For 2019-2020 school year: $350 per year, or $150 per quarter.

Sunday/Afterschool Tuition

Includes entire school year of regular Sunday and weekday sessions, project materials, family and community programs, electronic resources for working on Hebrew at home and for singing Enrichment Center music, and planned Saturday sessions for older children. See below for tuition for Special Days (full days of Jewish enrichment) and Jewish Enrichment Camp. Sunday/afterschool tuition may be paid in full by August 15, 2019, or in two equal installments, by August 15, 2019 and by January 15, 2020.

For 2019-2020 school year*:

  • 1 day/week: $1300 (available only for nursery children)
  • 2 days/week: $2450
  • 3 days/week: $3350
  • 4 days/week: $4500

*Congregation Rodfei Zedek subsidizes its member families’ participation. Contact the Jewish Enrichment Center for more information.

Middle School Tuition

Pricing for our Middle School program will be released soon.

Financial Support

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. Confidential conversations are held with Rabbi Larry Edwards (LLE49@comcast.net). Neither the Director, Professional Staff, nor the Advisory Board plays a role in determining financial support for families.

Financial support is available for up to 50% of a family’s tuition, including registration fees. Financial support is available for up to 50% of Special Days and Camp tuition.

Withdrawals and Refunds

By submitting the enrollment form, you are confirming the commitment to pay tuition and fees to the Jewish Enrichment Center for the full academic year. No refunds will be given for children withdrawing from the program, or for days absent due to illness, holidays, snow days, or vacation. When possible, we encourage families to send children on a different day during the same 7-day period so children’s learning stays on track.

Additionally, cancellations for special programming, such as Camp or Special Days, must be made 24 hours in advance. We reserve the right to charge full price for the day if the Jewish Enrichment Center does not receive a cancellation notification in writing.

We reserve the right to request withdrawal of a child in certain circumstances. Tuition may be refunded proportionally in such cases.


A registration fee per child (non-refundable) is also due with this application. Once the deposit is received, we will send confirmation of enrollment.

Two payment options are available:

  1. Pay full tuition in full by August 15, 2019.
  2. Pay tuition in two installments. Half of tuition is due by August 15, 2019 and second half due by January 15, 2020.

Payment is made to “Jewish Enrichment Center” and may be made by cash, check, or money order. Payments through PayPal will incur a 2.2% processing fee.

Please send payment to:

Jewish Enrichment Center
5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60615

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