Makom’s Downtown Jewish Playschool is an innovative and inclusive, play-based and pluralistic after-school education program with two days a week of creative and substantive Jewish learning and three days a week of Hebrew language immersion. Junior Kindergarten through Grade 1 students can attend Playschool for Jewish learning, Hebrew immersion, or both. Our daily instruction provides real continuity and growth opportunities for children, while also filling an after-school childcare need for working parents.
Who we Serve: children in grades Junior Kindergarten-1 and their families Denominational Affiliation: No Established: September 2011 Children attend 1-5 days a week.
Edah • Berkeley, California
Edah inspires and engages children and their families through experiential, Hebrew-infused learning in order to nourish collective commitment to Jewish living. Edah offers an innovative and fun, one-of-a-kind, out-of-school program for children K-5 and their families. Edah includes after-school youth programming, day/week-long camps during school breaks, and a variety of family learning experiences throughout the year.
Who we Serve: children in grades K-5 and their families Denominational Affiliation: No Established: September 2010 Children attend 2, 3, 4 or 5 days/week.
Jewish Enrichment Center • Hyde Park, Chicago
The Jewish Enrichment Center is a new Jewish center for afterschool and Sunday enrichment in Hyde Park, Chicago. We partner with children in long-term, project-based Jewish exploration, in a warm, Hebrew- and text-rich environment. All Jewish children are welcome and valued at the Jewish Enrichment Center – unaffiliated, congregational, and day school families alike.
Who we Serve: Infants through children in Grade 2 and their families (growing one grade eah year) Denominational Affiliation: No Established: September 2011 Children attend 1-3 days a week.
Jewish Kids Groups • Atlanta, GA
Jewish Kids Groups (JKG) - Atlanta’s independent Hebrew School - now offers JKG Afterschool Community, combining a stellar Jewish education and social community with an exceptional afterscool care program, Monday through Friday.
Who we Serve: Children in grades K-5 and their families Denominational Affiliation: Pluralistic Established: August 2012 Children attend 2, 3, 4 or 5 days/week.
Makom Community • Philadelphia, PA
Makom Community is a Jewish enrichment center in Philadelphia that creates family-centered Jewish experiences where parents are empowered to build a Jewish life that is personally meaningful for their family, where the noise of children is welcome, and where it is safe for parents to learn alongside children. We cultivate fluency and comfort in Jewish tradition through our inspirational and cutting-edge experiences. Not only is Makom Community a Jewish community committed to creating a more just world, we’re also committed to building a Jewish community that is truly open to anyone who wishes to engage with Jewish traditions alongside their family. At Makom Community, Jewish education is joyful. We explore and challenge Jewish wisdom and apply it to our lives with families and children. Our model of exploring Jewish wisdom nurtures joy and intentionality allowing us to rise to our best selves again and again. Makom Community provides daily, high-quality afterschool care with school pickup and Jewish education for children ages 4-11. Shabbat is a highlight of every week at Makom. Each Friday, families are invited to stay for our Family Shabbat Celebration.
Who we Serve: Children in ages 4-11 and their families Denominational Affiliation: No Established: 2013 Children attend 2, 3, 4 or 5 days/week.
MoEd: A Jewish Afterschool Community • Maryland/ Washington, D.C.
MoEduses the afterschool hours, when working parents need childcare for their elementary school aged children, as time for play AND time for Hebrew immersive Jewish learning, creating a Jewish community of children in grades K-5. MoEd also includes full-day camps on days when schools are closed during the school year.
Who we Serve: Children in grades K-5 and their families Denominational Affiliation: No Established: August 2012 Children attend 2, 3, 4 or 5 days/week (some children also attend synagogue religious schools on additional days).