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Rimonim Logo: A Family Learning Environment

Rimonim (which means "pomegranates") is the growing model for family and youth education at the Fort Tryon Jewish Center. Below you can find information about programs for each age cohort and additional family experiences.

Zera’im / זרעים / Seeds (Ages 0 - 3)

Weekly Saturday Morning Tefillah / Prayer - Zera’im weekly Shabbat morning tefillah / prayer, “Seeds of Prayer,” takes place at 10:45 AM outdoors at Bennett Park or indoors in the Penthouse. Until then, Zer'aim children are welcome to free play beforehand (with supervision from their grownups).

Monthly Shabbat Yoga - Little ones and their grownups join educator Pam Skop to move in Shabbat Yoga. This is a monthly program held outdoors at Bennett Park or indoors at the Penthouse 10:45 - 11:30 AM.


Nitzanim / ניצנים / Sprouts (Pre-K - 2nd Grade)

Weekly Limmud: "Parsha Play" - Nitzanim meets weekly at 10:00 AM in Classroom 2 to learn about this week's Parsha trhough games, movement, and storytelling with Diya Moushahwar.

Weekly Shabbat Morning Tefillah / Prayer - Nitzanim weekly Shabbat morning tefillah takes place at 10:45 AM in Classroom 1 with educator Ana Inés Rubinstein.

Monthly Shabbat in Motion:  Join Nitzanim once a month for Shabbat in Motion with Dani Apple in Hebrew Tabernacle's Classroom 2 from 10:00-10:15 AM.  Shabbat in Motion will be an opportunity for our Nitzanim to learn more about this week's Parsha or upcoming holidays through movement and games.  Please check the calendar and mark the dates for the year! 


Shorashim / שורשים / Roots (3rd - 5th Grade)

Weekly Shabbat Morning Tefillah / Prayer - Shorashim weekly Shabbat morning tefillah takes place at 10:00 AM in Classroom 1 with educator Noa Rubin.

Weekly Limmud: "Torah Stories" - Shorashim meets weekly at 10:45 AM in Classroom 1 to learn, play, and think about the stories and lessons in the Book of Genesis (Sefer Beresheit). Torah Stories will include acting, playing games, having debates, and engaging with Torah in age-appropriate ways.


Anafim / ענפים / Branches (6th - 8th Grade)

Weekly Shabbat Morning - As our Anafim students are approaching their B'nei Mitzvah years, they are invited to join the congregation during davening on Shabbat mornings as well as take up volunteer roles and honors! Please write to Diya, the Youth & Family Educator & Community Organizer, with any questions about how to get involved at

Havdalah Hang - We are teaming up with Hebrew Tabernacle for a month Havdalah Hang.  Come for Havdalah, games, snacks, and hanging out with other Jewish teens in the neighborhood!  Please check the calendar and mark the dates for the year!

Machloket Matters - Join us for a monthly Machloket Matters with educator Maxine Berman. In our lives, it’s inevitable that we disagree with the people we care about, whether that’s about politics or curfew. Jews are famous for this—but we have a special way of disagreeing with each other, one that allows us to discuss and resolve issues peacefully. Come learn about the art of Machloket, constructive disagreement, and how you can practice this skill yourself! These are held on the following Shabbat afternoons, 3:30-4:45 PM in the Penthouse: Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 26, May 21, May 28, Jun 18.

Do you want to find out more about Rimonim? Please sign up here to help us get in touch with you, or email our Youth & Family Educator & Community Organizer, Diya Moushahwar.


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