Founded in 1961, The Children's Jewish Education Group (CJEG) is a cooperative school developed and run by parents. We specialize in families who are looking for an alternative to Temple-Based Hebrew School. CJEG has a wide range of members, most of which 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.
A Cooperative School With a Professional Staff From Kindergarten through seventh grade, CJEG provides our students with a foundation to experience the joy, pride and appreciation of being Jewish. A wealth of Jewish traditions, history, music, art and holiday celebrations are shared by classmates as they discover the richness and uniqueness of our heritage. Our paid staff includes an educational director, administrator and seven teachers. Each class has a former student who works as a paid teacher's aide
Class Schedule Students attend class Sunday mornings from September through May, on the campus of SUNY Purchase.
Holiday Celebrations We celebrate the holidays together, with parents and siblings invited to join in the festivities. Holiday celebrations include Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot (in a Sukkah that our parents and children build and decorate), Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Tu B'Shevat, Purim, and Passover. We are affiliated with a local synagogue, where we have high holiday services.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Lessons are Available For those families who are interested, our seventh grade teacher conducts additional classes for students who wish to prepare for becoming a bar or bat mitzvah. Individual tutoring is also available.
We are affiliated with a local synagogue, where Bar/Bat Mitzvah services and ceremonies are held.
Special Events and Speakers Each year we invite special speakers and authors to discuss a wide range of topics. Visit our school calendar to see this year's schedule.
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