Melville Jewish Center

Religious School

Currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 year!

Eden Weisberg
(631) 421-3224, ext. 12

Education Vice President
Roni Cohen

Class Schedule – 2022-2023 (5783) School Year

Gan (Kindergarten) 
Kids’ Club
Pre-K, Kindergarten
1st and 2nd grade 
Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:30
Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30
Gimel (3rd grade)Tuesdays from 4:30 – 6:30
Ivrit, Animated (3rd grade)Thursdays from 4:30 – 5:30
Dalet (4th grade)Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:30
Hei (5th grade)Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:30
Vav (6th grade)Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:30
Zayin (7th grade)Thursdays from 6:35 – 8:30

General Information and Overall Philosophy

Melville Jewish Center’s Religious School philosophy is that each child learns to be an engaged, participating member of the Jewish community.  We educate and support our students with professional educators, in collaboration with clergy, and with family involvement.  Each student is taught to read Hebrew, learn the Shabbat prayers, understand our history and heritage, and enjoy our culture.

Special Programming

Melville Jewish Center’s Religious School holds monthly Shabbat services with a lovely Oneg for students and families.  In addition to our monthly services, students learn with clergy 3-4 times a month.  Of course, we have special events surrounding holidays such as creating a Purim Shpiel, baking Matzah, and celebrating Yom Ha’Atzmaut with spirit!

We have age specific special programming, as well.  Our Kids’ Club is a unique opportunity for younger students to begin Religious School early and enjoy being part of our community.  These children are learning through play, art and small group experience; we set the tone early that Religious School is fun!  Our third graders have the option of a club as their second day.  This provides a natural transition to a two day a week program in an engaging manner.

Our older students lead services regularly during the school week.  This enables them to feel comfortable and confident as they head toward Bar and Bat Mitzvah.  It also gives them a sense of pride in their leadership roles.  Lastly, our oldest students take an annual field trip to the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center in Glen Cove.

Our Principal

Eden Weisberg is honored to be completing her first year as Principal at Melville Jewish Center. She holds an M.S. Ed. and has over twenty years of teaching experience.  Eden has worked in a variety of educational settings, Religious and secular.  In addition, Eden studied at the University of Haifa, giving her a strong love of Israel.

Eden grew up attending a unique congregation; a modern orthodox synagogue with a strong egalitarian lean. In addition, Eden attended day school and studied Hebrew as a second language in undergraduate.  In her spare time, Eden enjoys hiking and traveling with her kids, ages 8, 11 and 23, leading girl scout troops, being involved in her local community, and crafting.

Eden loves working as a principal because it allows her to use her creative energy to execute the curriculum in new and engaging ways. She often shares with the students that “teachers are learners, too,” and loves to take classes and attend professional development training to keep abreast of new research and to expand her skillset. She loves working with the kids in our program and is excited to watch them grow!