philip dickstein, Director

Philip Dickstein joined the religious school in the summer of 2019 and brings with him a wealth of experience in education. In this role, and to fulfill a vision that our schools and their enrolled families should have a strong bridge to the entire SRJC community, Philip strives to engage the children and their families in a continuum of meaningful Jewish learning and experiences.

The goal of the Shelter Rock Religious School is to nurture and develop caring, knowledgeable and involved young Jewish adults by providing an engaging and rich curriculum in a positive and warm learning environment. The Religious School educates children in classes Gan through Zayin (Kindergarten through 7th Grade). The Gan and Aleph classes meet on Sundays from 9:00 am to 12 noon. Bet to Zayin meet Sundays and also Tuesdays, from 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm.

Our curriculum includes the study of Torah, Prayer, Hebrew language, Jewish culture and values, Jewish Law, Israel, Art and Music are an integral part of our Hebrew/Judaica curriculum. We believe that educating our children and passing on to them our treasured heritage while having fun will instill a lifelong intellectual, emotional and spiritual connection to Judaism. Our Religious School is recognized as a “Framework for Excellence School” by the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism.

Hazzan Larry Goller teaches prayer (tefillah) and together with Rabbi Martin S. Cohen, helps to guide the school's curriculum. We have a Religious School Committee and plan to form a new Parents' Committee to maximize the school-family connection.

For more information about our religious school, please contact Philip Dickstein at 516-741-4305 x15 or Office Administrator Sherri Agagi at x16.

Shabbat mornings, families are encouraged to attend the Family Service with their children, ages 7 to 13 (or Grades 2 to 7). The service is designed to engage, teach, and make memories for young people, and prepare them to participate with knowledge and familiarity in the regular synagogue Shabbat service after becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah.


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