We are an inclusive Jewish community in Newton for young people to learn, grow, and connect with one another. We offer programming opportunity for children ages 18 months through high school.
Our Nursery School, Nature Explorer Summer Camp, and Families With Young Children programs provide childcare and family events for our youngest community members.
Our SHACHARIT program is for children in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade and is an inclusive, innovative Jewish education program meeting the needs of our diverse families through Sunday morning education programs and one-hour weekday Small Group Hebrew classes for children in grades 3-5.
Also for this age group we have a wonderful Youth Group, called Taste of Camp where our elementary aged students build relationships with each other and their counselors in a camp-like model after our SHACHARIT program.
Our Grades 6-7 students participate in a program called MINCHA on Tuesday evenings. 6th graders also come for one-hour weekday Small Group Hebrew. As our students get closer to becoming a B'nei Mitzvah, they also begin meeting with one of our amazing tutors. They also have an informal education program called Jr. SHAFTY
Our Grades 8-12 students have many way to engage with our community. One way is a Tuesday evening MA'ARIV program for those looking for and educational component. Students can participate in SHAFTY, which is our informal youth group connected to the URJ regional youth group, NFTY. We also have many teens working as Madrichim (teen assistants) on Sunday mornings during SHACHARIT and Taste of Camp. We also have several who work at our Nature Explorer Summer Camp.