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Hebrew School

At the Merrick Jewish Centre we involve our students in learning and living Judaism. Our dynamic, innovative Hebrew School engages our students with knowledge and love of Jewish life. We want our students to become lifelong learners and active members in the Jewish community.

Providing a strong basis for Jewish education at every stage of development, we offer an age appropriate learning environment for children in:

- Kindergarten - 1st grade
- 2nd - 6th grade
- 7th grade

To ensure a quality education learning environment, we have expectations for educators, students and parents. Review our code of conduct

Learn about and get involved in our School Board, Bar/ Bat Mitzvah Planning, and Parent Teacher Organization

Gan (kindergarten and first graders):

Our Gan class focuses on the joys of Jewish life through song, dance, arts, crafts and knowledge with a two year curriculum. Our creative teachers teach through experience and joy. From the children “naming” their own “babies” to a giant Jewish wedding, to leading the beginning of the Friday night service, the pre-Aleph children are engaged from the moment they walk into the room!

Bet through Vav (second through sixth graders):

Our Bet through Vav classes have two simultaneous goals: the first is to enable our students to walk into any synagogue and participate with knowledge, comfort and enjoyment and to read Hebrew beautifully. The second, and equally important goal, is to connect them with Jewish life, with warmth and love, encouraging them to be active, engaged adults in the American Jewish community.
Our curriculum involves experiential learning in Torah, Hebrew language, reading and prayer, Israel, Jewish values and history as well as song! We integrate our learning with action in our weekend mitzvah activities for each grade (approximately five times a year) and our amazing Shabbat Alive! young person’s service that takes place each Shabbat morning and holiday.


A community wide program that includes sister shuls Ohav Sholom, Temple Beth Am and Congregation Beth Ohr and meets at Merrick Jewish Centre on Tuesday nights.
Call the school office for details. 516-378-8384 or email Heléna Eilenberg at


The MJC Hebrew school is fortunate to have support from an informed and involved group of parents that comprise the Hebrew School Board. Working closely with the Director of Education, Heléna Eilenberg, the school board provides vision and direction, and serves as an advocate for the Hebrew School community. The Hebrew School Board also serves as a resource and sounding board for new initiatives. The group collaborates on Hebrew school policy and program development, contributes to marketing efforts and provides outreach to parents of Hebrew School students.  
Want to know more? Please feel free to email us at
MJC School Board:
Sandra Wegman, Chairperson
Heléna Eilenberg - Director of Education

MJC School Board Members:
Sharon Ades
Darren Bleier
Kristen Desideri
Teri Fried
Joan Frieman
Matthew Knee
Deborah Kohan
Ira Libov
Rebecca Maiden


Rena Cohen Kozin - Board Liaison
Holly Sugarman - PTO Liaison 

Rabbi Dorsch, Honorary Member
Howard Tiegel, Honorary Member


MJC’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a parent-run organization that supports programming for Hebrew School age children and their families. Working in collaboration with other committees at Merrick Jewish Centre, the PTO welcomes all families (parents, grandparents, aunts/ uncles) to get involved. 

For more information about the Parent Teacher Organization, contact

PTO President
Holly Sugarman

upcoming hebrew school events

All Events


Thu, June 8 2023 19 Sivan 5783