From one-time local events to more permanent learning programs, the Workmen’s Circle Westchester School is open to all kinds of families to create community in order to forma better and more beautiful world for all – a shenere un besere velt far ale in Yiddish. The Westchester program builds a strong Jewish identity through innovative, meaningful, and child-centered curricula that are designed to engage our students as active participants in their Jewish education.
Our professionally-designed curriculum features a four-year cycle of progressively higher levels of knowledge and understanding. Topics include Jewish and cultural holidays, Jewish heroes and values, Jewish lifecycle events, Jewish culture around the world, and Jewish history and immigration. Each year also includes literature, art, music, food, languages, and more.
Unlike any other Jewish education program, the Workmen’s Circle puts learning into action immediately through social justice activism to advance issues important to the organization and the Westchester community (e.g., the Dobbs Ferry Food Bank). We weave this commitment into every layer of the community, including our holiday rituals, arts and culture programming, and our children’s school. We encourage students and families to find their own ways to become world-changers.