The Workmen’s Circle’s I.L. Peretz Jewish School is one of the fastest growing supplementary schools on Long Island. Located in East Meadow, New York, we are proud to offer programs for the whole family, with a focus on Pre-K-12.
Our interactive curricula brings together Yiddish & Hebrew, history & culture, Bar & Bat Mitzvah prep, social justice activism, and joyous holiday celebrations. Through hands-on learning, our students become active participants in their Jewish education, extending their learning beyond the classroom and into their everyday lives. Our vibrant music & arts program features a student chorus and klezmer group, and our Community Service Club connects teens (our mentsches!) with over 20 local non-profits.
In our monthly Building Blocks Program, children ages 4 & 5, together with their parents, create a foundation for their Jewish identity through stories, games, songs, crafts, and more. Parents have their own opportunity to connect with their cultural heritage — our Adult Education Program includes Judaism 101, Jewish Cooking & Baking, and Jewish Spirituality courses.
Throughout the year, hundreds gather at our cultural Jewish holiday celebrations, which are always free of charge to our school families, and are meaningful alternatives to traditional services.
The I.L. Peretz Jewish School meets Wednesday and Sundays at 574 East Meadow Avenue — and we’d love to see your family there! We welcome families of all configurations with a desire for Jewish culture and education. Our upcoming Open Houses are: September 17, 10:30-11:30 am. To learn more, contact Staci Davis: SDavis@circle.org, 516.794.0506.