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Welcome to the Hebrew School Project (HSP)

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 2015-2016 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 including three longer Mondays for field trips plus additional program options.


Registration Information:

Our online registration includes two forms: a Student Information form and a Payment Form. Both forms must be submitted for your registration to be complete.

Please contact Sima Green at 212-334-3522 if you are interested in enrolling in the 2015-2016 program year.

For families preparing for JCP’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Experience, please click here to register.

DSC_7717Payment Information:

Applications for Financial Aid should be requested from Sima Green at 212-334-3522 or sima@jcpdowntown.org. Please note that Financial Aid applications are held in strict confidence. Applications must be returned by June 1, 2015.


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.