“Teachers and Schoolchildren are Society's Most Beautiful Ornaments”

Shir HaShirim – Song of Songs

Education and Learning


The JCC’s Early Childhood Development Program is the area’s leading comprehensive childcare facility and preschool, serving infants six weeks old through pre-K children, providing a caring and nurturing environment to help children explore their world with curiosity and passion.

Day School:

The leaders of our community’s future are being created today at the Syracuse Hebrew Day School. SHDS offers an enriched program of General and Judaic Studies complemented by a full range of co-curricular programs for children in grades K-6. Small classes, highly individualized instruction and experienced teachers make SHDS the perfect choice for parents committed to an outstanding education for their children. 

Supplementary School:

The Syracuse Community Hebrew School provides high-quality Hebrew education to prepare students for Jewish life in synagogue and at home. The school fosters a sense of Jewish community throughout the Central New York area, engaging students in grades 3-7, of all abilities and levels, in a creative learning environment.

High School:

For almost fifty years, the Epstein School has been the place where Central New York Jewish teens have come together to learn, share, and build a community.

Shalshelet Program:

Shalshelet means chain, and it connects teens, The Epstein School of Jewish Studies, and the Syracuse Community Hebrew School or one of our community’s three Sunday schools in a work/study program that includes attending the Epstein School for 1-2 hours/week and volunteering or working as a madrich/madricha (teacher’s aide) 2-5 hours/week at the community school or in a synagogue religious school.