A child’s life is his school, friends and community, and his family. It takes a positive experience in all those arenas to make a happy, healthy child. That is why we approach our mission from all of these directions, helping to address any deficiencies and working to build success. Many of our programs are actualized through our sister charity, Oorah.
Steven & Yaakob

youth development

There's more to the day than just school
youth development
As crucial as the school experience is for a child's future, many a successful adult discovered his strengths outside the school's walls. The social and emotional skills, talents and savvy that teach kids how to navigate life can come from many quarters, and our task is to offer a variety of enriching environments to bring out those strengths. We call it development – but they call it fun!
Daniel, Gabriella , & Michael

Educational services

Ignorance is not bliss.
A child's first experience with success and failure happens in school. Often his entire self-image, which he takes with him into adulthood, comes from his ability to learn and play successfully within his peer group. We strongly believe - in fact, we know from long experience – that a child who has a positive school experience is far more likely to become a productive, successful adult – even if he never uses his trigonometry again!
susan, Zara and kevin

Community &family outreach

Because family matters.
community & family
Home is where the heart is. But today, family life is assaulted from every direction: Electronic distractions keep each family member busily involved in his own world; The media glorify lifestyles that are self-indulgent and anti-social; Heavy work schedules prevent parents from spending relaxed time with their children. Our Family & Community Outreach program gives parents the tools to build a family life filled with warmth and meaning. Many of those tools come from the rich heritage of Jewish traditions and values, milestone celebrations and holidays which bring the family together and open them to the spiritual beauty of life. Numerous studies have shown that families that dine together, attend religious services together or have strong traditions to which they adhere raise more stable, happier children. For nearly two decades, we've seen families blossom and flourish with this simple formula. Check out our plethora of programs for the whole family.
What we are doing right NOW!    Last updated: 9/1/2017
Free resources
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