Frequently Asked Questions

Jewish Journeys now consists of three different stages:

Havurah: 3 years-Grade 2 – On pause due to COVID
Jewish Journey Project (JJP) Grades 3-5
B-Mitzvah Journey Grades 6-7

Where do classes meet?
All classes will meet online until the COVID public health situation passes and we can return to the JCC building. All small weekly classes and Sunday Intensives will include hands-on projects.

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 twelve 30 minute online session. 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 the 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.

For more information contact Jon Zeftel, BBYO Director or check out details here.

What is the Tuition?

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

Tuition 2020-2021

  Full Price Two Installment Payment Plan COVID-19 Discounted Price
JJP All Access Pass (1st-3rd grade) $2000 $1000 $1750
JJP All Access Pass (4th-6th Grade) $2900 $1450 $2400
Off the Bimah B’nai Mitzvah $5550     

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

Is financial aid available?

Limited need-based financial aid is available for Havurah and JJP. 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 ( any questions.

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