OJC Religious School

Have you registered your child for Religious school yet?

We are hard at work planning a exciting school year and are busy ordering all the materials your child will need to help them learn. Please contact our Religious school office if you are in need of the registration forms.

Click here to download the New Registration & Information Form and the Parent Information Form.


Dalet Tikkun 2013

On the Shabbat of May 18, 2013, the OJC Religious School Daled (4th grade) Class students read from the Torah.  This is the 3rd year that OJCs students, as young as 10 years old, have studied and learn to read from the Torah scroll on the Bimah.  We are so proud of them and in recognition of their accomplishment were presented at the Religious School Moving-Up ceremony with their own Tikkun, a book that is used

to study and read Torah, to mark this joyful occasion   This is also the beginning of their training to prepare for becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in a few years.  The students who read Torah are Brett Aurfeld, Ethan Bloom, Alex Eckstein, Jeremy Feder, Madison Graff, Jessica Hoffman, Sheridan Morgan, Zachary Rubin, Elijah Schneider, Jordyn Scheidner, Sydnee Weinberg, Michael Weinstein and Scott Yanover.  Congratulations!

OJC offers an extensive Religious education starting from K’Tonton or Kindergarten all the way through the Central Hebrew High School (in conjunction with area synagogues). If you have any questions about the Religious School, please feel free to email us relschool@oceansidejewishcenter.org.  To enroll, please fill out this Enrollment Form for 2014-2015.

Click here to view the Religious School calendar for 2013-2014.  – To Be Updated

Click here to view the Religious School handbook for 2013-2014. – To Be Updated

There are some exciting programs and scheduling changes taking place for 2014 – 2015


–          K-1st grades: Thursdays 4:15-6:15pm with special programming including library time, music, and art.

–          2nd and 3rd grades: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:15-6:15. Students will participate in music, library time, and a continuation of our Parsha Parents Program (OJC has been the recipient of a grant to create an innovative program to bring various populations of the congregation together where our parent population is involved on a weekly basis. This program was started under Fran’s guidance last year and will be continuing this coming year. More details enclosed.)

–          4th-7th grades: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:15-6:15. The day will be centered around two periods: Ivrit (Hebrew) and Yahadut (Jewish Life: 4th– Bible Stories, 5th– Life Cycle, 6th/7th– Holocaust and Jewish Ethics). Each day there will also be a rotating period for Tefillah (Prayer), synagogue skills, learning to read Torah, music, holiday celebrations and library.

Our 5th-7th graders created High Holiday Haikus if you want to check them out.


Family Chevruta

We are proud to introduce our Family Chevruta (learn more by clicking on the link) for the 4-7th grade families. Once a month, at 5:45, parents will join us in our Beit Midrash to study a text related to a Jewish value. At 6pm, the students will join us and study the text with their parents. A short discussion will follow and the program will be finished by 6:30pm. More information and the dates of the program are included in this packet.

This year we are introducing Minyan Mishpacha, a monthly Saturday morning service geared towards the RS ages students and their parents. In other words, whole families are welcome (view the calendar)!

If you have not already registered your child for the 2014-15 school year, please contact Tammy Weeks in the RS office at relschool@oceansidejewishcenter.org or at 516-536-6112 x19.


Our students also received utterly adorable good wishes in recovering from Hurricane Sandy from Sunday school students in Congregation Beth Israel in Gulfport Mississippi. It is displayed in the hallway, but you can see the photo of it here.