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Rimonim Torah School is the newest expansion of Rimonim, the Youth and Family Learning Community at FTJC.

Rimonim Torah School is guided by Rimonim’s essential values of arevut (ownership and involvement), chesed (love and kindness), and limmud (learning). We’re thrilled to foster an environment where children and families can bring their full selves and learn joyfully together.

Our curriculum focuses on building Jewish skills and learning Jewish values and practices. We engage with Torah and Bible narratives, the Jewish calendar with its holidays and lifecycle events, Hebrew literacy, Jewish identity and diversity, how to do mitzvot, and justice and ethics. More information about the Torah School curriculum can be found here

The 2024-2025 (5785) school year will run from September 18, 2024 through June 4, 2025.

Afterschool sessions will meet from 4:00-6:00pm on Wednesday afternoons at the Fort Washington Collegiate campus, corner of 181st Street and Fort Washington Ave.  Nitzanim (K-2nd Grade) and Shorashim (3rd-5th Grade) will meet separately in two different classes. We are happy to help you coordinate transportation with other families who might be coming from the same school as your child. New this year we are excited to partner with the Y to help coordinate transportation to Torah School. Families who sign up for the Y's Be Me After School program on Wednesdays can opt to have the Y provide transportation to the Collegiate Campus and childcare until Torah School begins at 4 PM. You can sign up for Be Me here
Please see here for more details!

Hebrew Partners Online is how we teach Hebrew literacy at Rimonim Torah School! Students work solo or in pairs in a live Zoom session with our tutor for 30 minutes a week. Families who pair up can share the tutor’s fee. If you choose to opt in, we will connect you with our Hebrew Language Specialist to coordinate a schedule that suits your family.

Family Beit Midrash is a four-part Shabbat program that is also part of the Rimonim Torah School. Enrolled families come together on Shabbat for a special Shabbat meal and additional learning with our educators and our clergy team. Children and their grownups learn special topics both together and apart, showing children that learning about Torah and Judaism is a value for the whole family. It's also a lovely opportunity to build Jewish community among our school families.

​​For any questions about Rimonim Torah School, please contact youth@ftjc.org

Rimonim Torah School 2024-2025 (5785) Calendar is available here!


Student Information
 
We require all standard childhood vaccinations as defined by the NYC DOE, as well as the Covid-19 vaccine. If you have questions or think you may have an exemption, please contact rabbi@ftjc.org.

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Hebrew Partners Online

Hebrew Partners Online is how we teach Hebrew literacy at Rimonim Torah School! Students work solo or in pairs in a live Zoom session with our tutor for 30 minutes a week, at a separate time from the afterschool sessions. Families directly pay the tutor’s fee, which is $50 for 30 minutes with two learners paired ($25 per student), or $35 for 30 minutes with one solo learner. We strongly encourage opting in, unless you have an alternative way for your child to build Hebrew literacy. If you choose to opt in, we will connect you with our Hebrew Language Specialist to coordinate an arrangement and schedule that suits your family.

Payment

Fort Tryon Jewish Center is committed to making Jewish education possible for all of our children.


If you are able, we encourage you to pay tuition in full upon registration. You can also choose to pay in 4 installments. To do so, please select the installment options below. Tuition for the Hebrew School after-school program covers the cost of materials, staffing, and program development for the entire registered session. Unfortunately, due to these fixed costs, refunds will not be offered for missed sessions.

We believe that cost should not be a barrier to Jewish learning.  If you are unable to pay the full amount of tuition, please be in touch with Rabbi Guy before registering at rabbi@ftjc.org. He will be happy to work with you to create a plan that meets your family's needs.

Tuition includes lunch and participation in all four Family Beit Midrash sessions throughout the school year for the student and one grownup. Siblings, caregivers, and others are welcome to join us and will be able to sign up with a per person fee. 

Please note, we welcome non-members to participate in our Rimonim Torah School for one year. After that, we ask that you officially become members of our community. Please see our website for information about membership.

Tuition
 

Deadline

Tuition

Early Bird

June 30, 2024

$1900

Regular

September 1, 2024

$2100

 

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