The Forest Hills Jewish Center Religious School, formally recognized by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism as a Framework of Excellence School, is a vibrant community where Judaism is lived and learned by our students and their families. We provide students with the skills needed to function as responsible and knowledgeable Conse
rvative Jews both at home and in the synagogue.
Students achieve Hebrew reading competency which allows them access to both the siddur and Hebrew as a modern language. Students and their families have the opportunity to participate in Junior Congregation, holiday celebrations, and family learning. Jewish music and art are also important parts of our program.
The Religious School is associated with the Jewish Theological Seminary Prozdor Program. Our high school students have the opportunity to learn with students throughout Queens and to benefit from both our own and JTS’s resources.
School meets on Sundays and Tuesdays; hours and times are determined by class and age.
For more information about the Religious School, contact Jessica Braginsky, Director of Education and Engagement.
Free first year tuition for children entering the Religious School at Kindergarten or First Grade.
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Jessica Braginsky has been a professional Jewish educational leader since 2007 and before that held extensive volunteer leadership positions in the Jewish community including President of a 600 woman strong Hadassah chapter. A product of religious school herself, Jessica has been on a journey of life-long Jewish learning. She earned her Master’s degree in Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary in May, 2014, which she attended part-time as she worked as a religious school principal and raised her four sons. Besides having experience as a religious school teacher and youth group leader, in her past life Jessica was a lawyer for Legal Services working for justice for Brooklyn’s poor. Jessica finds her work most rewarding because it unites her love of and respect for children and her passion for Judaism. She lives in Port Washington with her husband, a rotating group of sons and their dog, Yofi. On any given Shabbat afternoon you can find Jessica kayaking, entertaining friends and family or playing hours of family board games.