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Religious School Direct Number: (516) 324-4443

Interim Religious School Director:
Dr. Rachel Treshan (516) 496-9100 x102
Religious School Office Administrator:
Charlene Levy (516) 496-9100 x101

About the WJC Religious School

Woodbury Jewish Center’s Religious School is dedicated to making every child feel good about themselves as Jews and as young adults. Starting in Kindergarten and throughout their years with us, students learn to appreciate Jewish history, heritage, holidays and, most of all, the values of chesed (helping others) and tikkum olam (healing the world). 
Kindergarten, First and Second grade classes meet on Sunday mornings. Alef (3rd grade) and Gimel (5th grade) meet Sunday in person and have 45 minute virtual sessions on Wednesday afternoons.  Bet (4th grade) and Daled (6th grade) meet Wednesday afternoon in person and have 45 minute virtual sessions on Sunday mornings.  Hey (7th grade) meets on Wednesday afternoons only, in person.
Jewish holidays are observed by every grade with a variety of fun programs and activities. Our students also enjoy off-site learning at Jewish and Holocaust museums, working at a food pantry, entertaining at an assisted living facility and lots more.
Students who complete our program have the ability to fully participate in all synagogue services and events and holiday celebrations in the home.
A child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah is one of the most exciting stages in a family’s Jewish life. We offer resources, support and encouragement throughout the process. Our goal is for every child feel confident and at ease on the bimah.  Read More
High School And Confirmation
The Bar or Bat Mitzvah is the not the end of our children's Jewish education. Our High School classes, for grades 8-11, meet with Rabbi Fruithandler twice each month and are intended to bolster the student's confidence with lessons in leadership skills from a Jewish perspective. Children who continue taking classes through tenth grade are treated to a wonderful Confirmation ceremony and celebration.
Contact Us For More Information
Our school has so much to offer. We encourage you to come for a visit and see the energy and excitement that fills our halls during school hours. Contact the school office at 516-496-9100 x121 or email

2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

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Opening Day for 3-7 (Aleph-Hey)

Wednesday September 7th

3rd (Aleph) and 5th (Gimel) - Remote
4th (Bet) and 6th (Daled) 7th (Hey) - In Person

Opening Day for K-2

Sunday, Setpember 11th

All in person
3rd (Aleph) and 5th Gimel - In Person
4th (Bet) and 6th (Daled)  - Remote


10am in the chapel with Morah Ruth Deane! 

Please join me, Ruth Deane, for our Family Shabbat Service on the Shabbat mornings below. Our 45 minute services are always kid and parent friendly. We use this time to join together and share in singing prayers/tfillot and to have an opportunity to discuss today’s personal challenges and triumphs, as seen through the lens of this week’s torah portion.
Hope to see you there…Shabbat Shalom!
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Saturday, November 19, 2023
Saturday, December 3, 2022 
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Saturday, January 7, 2023 
Saturday, January 21, 2023 
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Saturday, May 13, 2023

Covid-19 Health and Wellness Policy 2022-2023

WJC is doing the following to help keep our students and staff healthy:
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance to the school and throughout the building for use during the day.  
  • Classrooms, bathrooms, office spaces and shared areas will be routinely deep cleaned and sanitized by our custodial staff.
  • Commonly touched surfaces, including door handles, light switches, counter and tabletops, toilets, faucets, and chairs, will be wiped down throughout the day. Cleaning products used at WJC are EPA approved for child safety and use against the virus that causes Covid-19. 
  • High efficiency filters are installed throughout the building with the recommended MERV rating for our HVAC system to maintain a healthy indoor air quality. 
  • There are also air purifiers in each classroom as well as hospital grade air purifiers at each end of the school hallway. 
  • All WJC staff have been fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.
We ask our families to help us keep our Religious School Students and Staff healthy by doing the following:
  • Please keep sick students at home!
  • If a student has any of the following symptoms, they may not come to school:
    • Fever of 100 degrees or more
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Cough or sore throat
    • Shortness of breath or congestion or runny nose or difficulty breathing
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Fatigue
    • Diarrhea
    • Muscle or body aches or headache
  • If your student exhibits any of the above-mentioned symptoms, they cannot return to school without a negative Covid test or a note from their health provider with an alternative diagnosis clearing them to return to school. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medication before returning to school.
  • If a student shows signs of illness during the day, they will be isolated from others and parents will be contacted to pick up their student immediately.
  • In the event that a student or staff member tests positive for Covid-19 WJC Religious School will take the following steps:
    • The student or staff member must isolate for 5 days after symptoms first appeared or the positive Covid test, whichever came first, and they must be fever free for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medication(s). They can return to school properly masked for days 6 – 10. 
    • WJC will clean and disinfect all areas used by the student/staff member who is infected such as offices, bathrooms, classroom, the chapel, sanctuary and other common areas.
    • WJC will notify all parents and guardians in the event that a student or staff member tests positive for Covid-19.
  • In the event that a staff member/student has a household member or has sustained contact with someone that has or is suspected to have Covid-19 (this means when they were within 6 feet of someone with Covid-19 for more than 15 minutes in a 24-hour period), the student/staff member should be properly masked for 10 days. Regardless of vaccination status, they do not need to quarantine and can return to school as long as they do not have any symptoms of Covid-19. In addition, it is strongly recommended that a staff member/student who has had a close household or other contact with someone with Covid-19 gets tested for Covid-19 after 5 days. If during that time the student/staff member is diagnosed with Covid-19, please notify Rachel Treshan immediately at or by phone at (516) 496-9100 x102.
  • In the event that a student/staff member is ill, but is not suspected of having Covid-19:  
    • The student/staff member must be symptom and fever free for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing or any other medicine before returning to school.
We are so looking forward to a year of good health and lots of Jewish learning, singing and smiling!


Wed, December 7 2022 13 Kislev 5783