2017-2018 Parenting Program

***New for the 2017-2018 School Year***

Beginning on September 6, 2016, children who will turn two years old between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 should apply directly to the Nursery School for one of our bridge classes (Boker Twos & B'Reishit). Children who attend one of the bridge classes will automatically be admitted to the Nursery School the following school year. Program descriptions can be found in the sections below; please click here to be redirected to the Early Childhood Application page

Parenting Program Contact Info:

212-535-2146 ext. 248 

[email protected] 

The Parenting Program offers classes which explore the wonders of child development and the joy of parent participation with fun and sensitivity.  Within a Jewish setting, we seek to nurture your child's curiosity through play.  With the expert assistance of our parent educator, children and parents meet weekly to share and discuss different views concerning life's stages, developmental issues and personal growth.  In addition to this, parents and/or caregivers can join children for the B'reishit and Gesher classes which offer gentle separation for older toddlers. 

Priority for admission is given to:

1. Children and families currently enrolled in the Parenting Program.

2. Temple members (within this group, priority is given according to the length of your membership).

3. Non-members through a random selection.

Applications must be received by November 10, 2016. After this date, any remaining spots will be filled on a rolling admissions basis.

2017 Parenting Program

Applications are now being accepted on a first come/first served basis.

Tinok or “baby” is open to all parents of children ages 1-5 months old.  Facilitated by Jessica Escott, PsyD, parents will meet weekly to discuss various topics while connecting with other parents within the community. Meet new friends and gain support during this transitional time in your lives with the guidance of our professional staff.  Classes are offered in 10 week sessions and limited to 10 children/parents per class. Class meets weekly with time provided for discussion as well as beginning activities such as circle time.  Materials and activities are designed to introduce you and your baby to new experiences as they transition from infanthood. Sign up for the entire semester, a few classes or drop in for a class.  A sample of topics are included below.  Each class includes time for parents to ask questions and share their own personal experiences with members of the group. 

•    Getting to know your baby
•    To Schedule or Not to Schedule, Reflecting on natural rhythm
•    Sleep
•    Nursing or Bottle, How to make it work for you
•    Ways to play/Ways to Soothe
•    Baby Inc. What products do I need and when?
•    Transition to Motherhood
•    Returning to Work? Making choices that are right for you and your family
•    Choosing Childcare, Relationships and Communication with Caregivers
•    Navigating Classes and Playgroups
•    Nutrition, how to evaluate choices
•    Relationships with Spouses, Family and Friends

Tinok: Tuesdays, 10:45am 
For parents and children ages 1-5 months old (as of January 1, 2017)
(20 weekly sessions January 3 through June 6; no school on February 21 or April 11 & 18)
Advanced registration required and subject to availability; enrollment is confirmed upon receipt of payment. 

$250  10-class pack for Session II (non-refundable, due upon registration)
$150  5-class pack for Session II (based on availability, non-refundable and due upon registration)
$35 Single Class (based on availability, non-refundable and due upon registration)

Click here to complete a registration form.

2017-2018 Parenting Program 

Aleph-bet: Fridays, 9:15-10:15 am:                               

For parents and children 14 - 20 months by September 30th 2017                          

An interactive time for parents and toddlers. Children and parents engage together in free play, singing, movement and story time. A variety of materials are carefully chosen to provide toddlers with a developmentally appropriate opportunity to explore. Parent discussions are scheduled twice a month with an experienced parent educator. Shabbat and Jewish holidays are woven into the curriculum using songs, art materials, and traditional treats. Visits from the Rabbi and Cantor add to this exciting program.  

***FEE: $ 1,850 for members, $2,370 for non-members (weekly sessions)

Click Here to Apply for 2017-2018 Aleph-Bet 


***Our Bridge classes for children ages 18 months to 2.2 years are now part of our Nursery School. Information on these classes can be found here.***