Jewish Learning Adventure aka Leonard and Barbara Zimet Religious School

Welcome to The Leonard and Barbara Zimet Religious School, a proud part of Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley. Wherever you are in your family’s Jewish journey, we welcome you as part of our family.

The Zimet School goes beyond merely teaching students; we are educators who help to form bonds between faculty, students, families, and our community. Our pedagogy is strength-based and rooted in principles of inclusivity, experiential learning, Jewish values, and educational justice. It is supported by our new updated strategic plan. Our values-based curriculum is highly experiential including art, music, Hebrew language and prayer, and a strong focus on tikkun olam (repairing the world) and community engagement.

We personally invite all, including current families, who are seeking to learn more about our unique, rigorous, and joyful school, to explore our website and contact us with any questions.

Education Committee

The Education Committee supports CEHV’s Zimet Religious School, the Jewish Learning Adventure (JLA), with the goal of fostering a vibrant community for learning. This committee coordinates parent support for weekly JLA sessions, and community events like the annual Purim carnival and picnics. Additionally, this group is a direct support for the JLA Director on issues such as Covid-19 protocols, strategic planning, and community outreach. Meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month at 8pm over Zoom, and all are welcome.

Dates and Handbook:

Our introductory Sunday of 2023-24 is September 10 at 9:30am. You can review a list of dates here, and our parent handbook here.

Registration and Tuition:
Registration opens on May 1st, 2023.

We will have a new tuition structure in 2023-4. To promote the long-term sustainability of our program, we will be raising rates modestly across the board, particularly for our PreK-K program. Our 5-6 grade students will also be doing one-on-one tutoring via zoom for half an hour a week, which will involve an additional charge. This charge is on a sliding scale, so that families can contribute at a level that feels right for them and help support others if possible.

The Zimet JLA is highly subsidized by the congregation, as CEHV realizes that the program is an essential part of our identity and future. And, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact us here for finance-related questions.

Registration rates: 

Age 2023-24 Tuition
PreK / Kindergarten 475
Grades 1-2 675 Online, 30-minute Weeknight Hebrew tutoring for grades 5-6 only (in addition to tuition)
Grades 3-4 675 Helper rate Regular rate: Reduced rate:
Grades 5-6 675 875 675 475
Grades 7-8 675
Grades 9-12 475

See below for registration! Or contact our administrator for questions about registration.