In the world of our children, Judaism can offer what is available to them in almost no other place in their lives – a sense of rootedness in an eternal tradition, a way to celebrate life’s monumental and simple moments and the knowledge that they are needed, precious and irreplaceable in bringing the world to greater goodness.
The curriculum of the Kol Ami Religious School integrates the child’s world with Jewish learning – its wisdom and values, its music, dance and art, its lessons of history and courage, with a basic knowledge of Hebrew reading, and comfort and joy in prayer. Jewish history, from the Bible to the present, becomes a vehicle not only to learn the stories of our people, but also to learn that being Jewish gives us the obligation and courage to speak out for the silenced and oppressed. Our curriculum teaches Jewish blessings (brachot) and prayer (t'filah) as ways to appreciate the wonder of this world and to give thanks for G-d’s gift of life.
Kol Ami also offers our Yad B'Yad program which serves Jewish teens, ages 13 to 18 who struggle with social interactions and may have learning, cognitive or emotional challenges. The program is open to Jewish families from all denominations and traditions throughout Westchester County.
To learn more about our curriculum for grades K-12 and our Yad B'Yad program, please visit our Curriculum page. You can also contact Felice Miller Baritz, Jessica Yablow or Rabbi Shira at any time by calling our main office at (914) 949-4717.