Shorashim & Teen Learning Collab

Experiential Jewish Education
Pre-K (3-4 years old)-12th Grade

Creating a community of Jewishly engaged lifelong learners is the goal of our synagogue-based education for children Pre-K (3-4 year olds) through high school.

We offer an experiential model of education, which allows each learner to explore and discover meaning, personal relevance, and truths in our Jewish tradition and thought. Our curriculum focuses on Hebrew language, Torah study, prayer literacy, holiday celebrations, Jewish values, learning about Israel’s history and culture, and more.

Our clergy and team of educators are trained to work with learners with a spectrum of learning differences. We provide flexible learning spaces, use assistive technology, offer calm/quiet zones with sensory tools, and accommodate food allergies.

Open to all, our Shorashim program for learners Pre-K (3-4 year olds) through 7th grade, and our Teen Learning Collab for teens in 8th-12th grade (with 6 Conservative synagogues in Lower Westchester) offer an inspiring array of Jewish studies.

  • For information about our Shorashim Pre-K-7th grade programming, contact Michelle Steinhart, Director of Learning and Inclusion at 914-948-2800 x145
  • For information about our Teen Learning Collab, contact Ezra Hurvitz, Associate Director of Youth and Teen Engagement at 914-948-2800 x153



Through curated experiences, our learners develop a strong Jewish identity through meaningful learning that connects them to their own personal Jewish roots and to Jewish history. Just as knowing our roots tell us where we come from and what we are made of, it also tells us that we are a part of something bigger than ourselves.

Join our inclusive Shorashim program for children in Pre-K through grade 7 which fosters a love of Judaism through positive relationships, joyful learning, questioning, and critical thinking.

Being a community of learners extends to our families as well, and you are invited to participate in the many community events that Temple Israel Center has to offer.

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2023-2024 Shorashim Calendar

Westchester Teen Collab: 2024-2025

Our 8th-12th graders have an opportunity to take part in the Teen Learning Collab — weekly learning with other synagogues in lower Westchester! This exciting program brings Westchester Jewish teens together for learning and socializing across communities, offering diverse and engaging educational experiences.

We will have a number of modules that meet once per week throughout the school year, which includes dinner. All sessions will occur at the Mid-Westchester JCC, 999 Wilmot Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583 (unless advance notice is provided for a specific off-site program).

While the full course listing is being finalized, courses may include:

  • Jewish Spirituality
  • The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in an Age of Choice
  • Israeli TV: Shababnikim or Checkout
  • A Taste of World Jewry

Registration is forthcoming. Please contact Ezra Hurvitz with any questions!