The Hevra Program is a flexible, creative model for Jewish learning for our fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students and their families.

The program was developed to build a Hevra – a community of Jewish families within Temple Sinai who will worship, learn, and do mitzvot together. Families can connect to Judaism in a variety of ways so the program is designed to involve parents and students in creating their own meaningful Jewish experiences and memories.

The Hevra Program is for families who want both flexible learning options and are excited about learning together.


Students attend class one day per week.
Students are expected to attend at least 75% of all scheduled classes.


Small groups limited to 6 students for intimate, individualized attention.


Families can design their own unique Jewish learning experience as they explore their areas of interest while earning 30 Hevra Points each year. 
Hevra Points can be earned by:

  • Attending services: at least nine of these points must be earned by attending three services at Temple Sinai (earn 3 points for each service attended)
  • Family workshops (6 points)
  • Trips (starting at 6 points)
  • Parent participation in an adult education class or lecture (4 points)
  • Independent study project (starting at 6 points)
  • Families choose six Shabbat or holiday programs from among the nine offered (at least one in the fall and one in the spring)
  • An adult family member accompanies the student (siblings and grandparents are welcome!)
  • Sessions are two hours on select Friday nights and Jewish holidays
  • Each session includes:
            - Dinner or breakfast  
           -  Family learning
           -  Separate discussions for adults
           -  Age-appropriate worship

Following the Hevra Family Sessions, families will reflect on and record their experiences in a Hevra Journal.

If you have any questions about the Hevra Program, please contact the Religious School office at 516.621.8016


Hevra Forms