Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Jewish Journeys now consists of:

Jewish Journey Project (JJP) Grades 2-5
B-Mitzvah Journey Grades 6-7

Where do classes meet?
Beginning in September 2021, the Jewish Journeys class will be offered both in-person at The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and online.

How is my child going to learn Hebrew?

We have developed an online program called Hebrew Homepage (HHP). Beginning in 3rd grade, each child participates in twelve 30-minute  online sessions. These online sessions happen in real-time and take place in the comfort of your own home. At the start of each year, parents choose a tutor and time for these sessions to take place. We have four Hebrew Homepage tracks: Aleph-Bet for First and Second Grade, Learn to Read Hebrew, Reading Fluency for Prayerbook Hebrew, and Modern Hebrew. Hebrew Homepage is included in the tuition of both JJP and B-Mitzvah Journey participants. If a child has reading delays, there is no reason to start learning Hebrew at a young age. We work with families individually to determine the appropriate time to begin.

What is family involvement?

Families are partners in the work that we do, coming together monthly for sing-alongs, holiday events, Shabbat dinners, and havdalah rituals. We embrace families from all backgrounds as we cultivate a connection to Jewish values and tradition.

How do you prepare our child for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah?

Click here for a detailed description of the B-Mitzvah program.

What happens after my child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah?

Students in Grade 8 and up are invited to join BBYO Manhattan.

What is the Tuition?

The following tuition rates apply to the 2020-21 school year:

Tuition 2021-2022

Full Price Non-Refundable Deposit Two Payment plan
JJP Tuition – 2nd grade $2000 $500 $750
JJP All Access Pass – 3rd-6th $2900 $500 $1200
Off-the-Bimah B’nai Mitzvah $6000** $1000 $2500

* Tutoring toward individual ceremonies incurs additional fees. Please contact the office for more information.

** Tuition for the Off-the-Bimah preparation and ceremony is based on a minimum of four students.  Tuition may have to be adjusted if fewer students register.

Is financial aid available?

Limited need-based financial aid is available for Jewish Journeys. Contact us for more information if you are in need.

My child wants to join Jewish Journeys, but it doesn’t fit our schedule this fall. Can he/she join in the spring?

Yes.   You can register your child for the winter/spring semester and the annual tuition will be pro-rated.
 
Please feel free to email Rabbi Lori Forman-Jacobi, director of Jewish Journeys at Lori Forman-Jacobi (lforman@mmjccm.org)with any questions.

To schedule a 30-minute Zoom session with Rabbi Lori, please click here.