A modern Orthodox synagogue in New Rochelle is offering a free Sunday morning religious program for youth this fall.
No tuition. No synagogue membership required.
“Congregation Anshe Sholom”:http://www.anshesholomnewrochelle.org/ is promoting the move as a bold initiative Ã¢â‚¬â€ and it really is.
But Anshe Sholom says the goal of its “open doors” program is “to ensure that Jewish children develop a love for their Jewish heritage and identity.” The congregation wants to reach out to unaffiliated Jewish families in the New Rochelle area whose children might otherwise go without Jewish education.
Rabbi Ely J. Rosenzveig, Anshe SholomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s spiritual leader, said:
“We like to view this as Anshe SholomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬ËœgiftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ of Torah and Jewish learning to the Jewish children of our community.”
The program will run, starting Sept. 9, on Sundays from 9:30 to noon for grades kindergarten to eight. Rosenzveig will lead a program from 10:30 to noon for high schooler.
For information, call 914-632-9220 or email the rabbi at firstname.lastname@example.org.