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Welcome to the Hebrew School Project (HSP)

New for the 2016-2017 school year, HSP is offering Online Hebrew Tutoring (OHT)! 

OHT is an optional extension of the Hebrew School Project Hebrew curriculum, offering individualized one-to-one Hebrew tutoring through Skype outside of class time. We will continue to provide a comprehensive Hebrew language curriculum in the HSP classes, including the small group Hebrew language initiative with the 3rd-7th Grade students and our use of the ‘Hebrew through Movement’ curriculum in all HSP grades. We are excited to work closely with Rabbi Danielle Eskow to coordinate Online Hebrew Tutoring (OHT) sessions and content. We believe that together with Rabbi Dani, we will significantly enhance our ability to serve the needs of our students by offering our HSP students and families this innovative approach to learning. OHT tutors will meet with Sima routinely. Collaboration with these professionals is a central part of our mission to meet each child’s individual needs within the context of the group. Feedback and collaboration between the OHT tutors and the classroom teachers enhances both the group learning and the one-to-one sessions. OHT sessions come in either four or eight 30-minute session packages. You may purchase one package of sessions and decide later if you would like to continue with OHT sessions throughout the school year. Sessions are scheduled at your convenience, allowing for flexibility to meet the needs of busy students and families outside of class time. You have the option to purchase a package of sessions through the HSP Payment Form, while re-enrolling in HSP for the 2016-2017 school year.

For students and families interested in getting started with OHT right away, click HERE to sign up for Online Hebrew Tutoring (OHT) sessions now!

For more information about OHT see below or click HERE to read some Online Hebrew Tutoring (OHT) FAQs.

To learn more, contact Sima Green at 212-334-3522 or email sima@jcpdowntown.org.

Hebrew School Project (HSP) Information

Come feel at home in the HSP community, where we serve families with children in Pre K through 8th grade, and partner with our Center for Jewish Life for JCP’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Experience.  Our goal is to nurture our students and give them well-rounded knowledge of Jewish values and tradition in a way that children find engaging and fun. The experience we offer our students combines spirituality, Jewish literacy, and a deep relationship to Jewish heritage.

Click here for a glimpse at our HSP students in class and learn from them about welcoming Shabbat.

IMG_8226At HSP, students will:

  • Study Hebrew and Torah
  • Celebrate Jewish life
  • Participate in community service
  • Engage in prayer and song
  • Explore Jewish values
  • Learn Synagogue skills


I spend time in each class during the week, observing and enjoying, and end the week
with an announcement to each family that our online Class Pages are updated with a new report of the
week and photos of their teachers and friends in action.

To strengthen in-class learning, students participate in offsite excursions and, together with their families, participate in Center for Jewish Life (CJL) events including Friday Night Lights Shabbat services and dinners, as well as Tzedakah Sunday community service activities. We are excited to invite you to join JCP Kehillah, a great new way to get closer to JCP. Click here to learn more.

Class Schedules:

During the 2016-2017 school year, classes will meet at the following times:

  • HSP Juniors: a Pre K Hebrew School Program will meet monthly on
    Tuesdays from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
  • Kindergarten will meet on Tuesdays from 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM.
  • First Grade will meet on Tuesdays from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.
  • Second Grade will meet on Tuesdays from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
  • Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades will meet on Mondays from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
  • The Sixth and Seventh Grades will meet on Mondays from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM plus additional program options such as the Madrichim Internship Program.
  • Eighth Grade will meet on select Mondays from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM plus additional program options.


HSP now offers optional Online Hebrew Tutoring (OHT). OHT sessions are:

  • Fun and innovative, making Hebrew reading simple.
  • A great way to reinforce classroom learning, helping students build a strong foundation from the basic Hebrew letters up to full Hebrew stories and Torah portions.
  • Designed to meet each student’s individual needs and customized to the individual student’s level.
  • Meant for students of all levels who are interested in ‘more,’ ranging from no past Hebrew reading experience to simply needing a refresher course.
  • User-friendly and interactive, ensuring that each student has a sufficient Hebrew reading foundation to meet their personal goals.
  • Taught by a team of experienced Hebrew teachers.
  • Convenient, allowing for flexible scheduling to meet the needs of busy students and families outside of class time.


For families preparing for JCP’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Experience, please email rabbijason@jcpdowntown.org.



Click here to read some Hebrew School Project (HSP) FAQs.

To learn more, contact Sima Green at 212-334-3522 or email sima@jcpdowntown.org.