Religious School



From Early Childhood through Grade 12, The Village Temple Religious School offers a fascinating journey through Jewish history and texts, Hebrew and culture, ethics and rituals. Our education program inspires and empowers our students to realize how Judaism is relevant to their lives. At our downtown synagogue they learn how Jewish ethical principles and commitment to social justice can guide them in their relationships within their families, with God, with friends, and with their larger community.


Welcome Back Community Celebration

and Religious School Open House

Sunday, September 13, 1:00-2:00PM

Come join us on East 12th Street closed to traffic, meet with Rabbi Fersko and Religious School and Temple staff, reconnect with your Temple friends, enjoy a fun magic show, twisted balloon animals, arts and crafts, High Holiday greeting cards making and snacks. Everyone is welcomed! Invite your friends and prospective Religious School families!

For more information email Alex Tansky, Director of Education.

If you can’t make it in person, join us on our livestream from The Village Temple Facebook Page at from 1 to 2PM




The Village Temple Religious School curriculum and programs empower our learners:
• To understand and take pride in the history and sacred texts of the Jews as a people and as a religious community.
• To participate with confidence in Shabbat and holiday services, possessing sufficient knowledge of Hebrew for the prayers to be meaningful.
• To put the principles of Judaism into practice in the context of family, congregation, and community, including acts of Tikkun Olam.
• To develop a personal connection with the State of Israel, its peoples and land.

FREE TEMPLE MEMBERSHIP FOR NEW MEMBERS!Special offer for families with children entering 1st or 2nd grade. Enroll your child in The Village Temple Religious School and receive a gift of free membership for one year! 


Religious School Curriculum

Religious School Class Schedule:

Parparim, Early Childhood Class
for Children Ages 3-4:
First Sunday Each Month from September through May, 9:30-10:45am

Pre-K and Kindergarten:
Two Sundays Each Month from September through May, 9:00-10:45am 

1st and 2nd Grades:
Tuesdays, 3:45-5:45pm or
Sundays, 9:00-11:00am

3rd and 4th Grades:
Tuesdays, 3:45-5:45pm or
Sundays, 11:00am-1:00pm

5th-7th Grades:
Sundays, 9:00am-1:00pm or
Wednesdays, 3:45-6:00pm supplemented by a personalized weekly Hebrew homework assignment.

For more information about any of our education programs, please contact Alex Tansky, R.J.E., Director of Education at 212.674.2340, ext. 308 or at