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Youth, Teens & Families

SAJ – Judaism that Stands for All offers deep learning and joyous Jewish community for kids of all ages and their caregivers. We believe that Jewish learning should help children be confident in their identities, provide opportunities for connection to their families and to each other, and inspire them to be their best selves.  

We offer educational and community building programs for children ages 2 months to 18 years of age through tot programs (Pela), Family Services, weekly Hebrew School, B* Mitzvah Experience, Youth activities, Holiday Celebrations, and Teen Professional, Social, and Tzedek/Justice Programs.

We embrace our families in their many forms. SAJ families include members of various gender identities, ethnicities, faiths, household structures, and previous Jewish educational experience.


(K-7th Grade Hebrew School)

Makom, SAJ’s version of a Hebrew school, is a “place” to explore Judaism and Jewish values, to consider who we are and how we can make a difference in the world.

Makom Shabbaton

(4th-7th Grade Families)

Makom Shabbaton is a monthly program that brings students and parents together for family learning and elective-based, playful Jewish exploration.

Shabbat Pela

(Babies-K and grown-up)

Pela, the Hebrew word for “wonder,” brings children together with their parents/caregivers, to build friendships and connection to Judaism through music, movement and storytime.

Makom Outreach

(Babies-K and grown-up)

Coming Soon

B* Mitzvah Experience

(6th & 7th Grades)

The B* Experience Program (BME) at SAJ invites students and their parents to explore the meaning of this lifecycle moment:  entering adulthood, communal responsibility and learning about Jewish rituals.

Parenting Conversations


Facilitated discussions on topics of interest to parents raising children in New York City and the 21st Century.

Teen Trip

(8th Grade-12th Grade)

Teens participate annually in social justice/social action themed trips. 

Teen Assistant Program

(8th Grade-12th Grade)

Teens meet weekly as role models and classroom support for Makom.

Teen Social

(8th Grade-12th Grade)

Teens meet bi-monthly to attend social programs created and led by their teen peers.  Open to SAJ members and non-members. 

Community Celebrations

(All Ages)

Join together with the SAJ community for holiday social and educational programs.

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