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welcome to the Jewish Learning Center

The Shema contains a passage instructing us to remember the
commandments and “teach them diligently to your children.” At Congregation B’nai Sholom – Beth David, that responsibility is carried out by our Jewish Learning Center (JLC), which offers programs for children from pre-K – Grade 7.

We believe Jewish learning is about more than preparing children to become Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Because transmitting Jewish heritage, beliefs and practices from generation to generation is of such great importance, in-person JLC classes are tuition-free for children of our synagogue members only. Virtual JLC courses are available for non-members via ZOOM, and there is a small tuition charge per semester. 

We welcome families from all backgrounds, denominations and religious upbringings. In addition, we involve parents in Jewish learning through  Family Education programs.

The JLC curriculum combines instruction in prayer, Hebrew literature and language, the Bible, Jewish history, Jewish holidays, and lessons on the Holocaust. Students receive a high-quality, differentiated education in a departmentalized setting that meets the needs of all learners.

Our pre-K – Grade 1 classes meet from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Sundays. Grades 2 – 7 meet from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. – 12 noon Sundays. Holding class two days a week rather than three is a great convenience for busy parents.

Come and take a tour to see our rich educational environment. Contact Principal Dan at 516-286-8308 or for additional information about the Jewish Learning Center.

Jewish Learning Center Registration Form: 2020-2021 School Year

Jewish Learning Center New Website



Education Director Daniel Seid

Principal Dan Seid has been excited to serve as the Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David Educational Director and Principal of our religious school. He has been serving our families and children since August of 2015. 

Principal Seid attended Yeshiva University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Judaic studies. He spent time living in Jerusalem and studying at Yeshivat Torat Shraga, focusing on Judaic law and ritual studies.  He went on to attain a Masters of Education from Hofstra University and teaches in the public schools during the daytime. Mr. Seid has certification as a New York State School Building and District Leader, and obtained an advanced post-graduate degree in educational leadership from Stony Brook University. He has an extensive background in community advancement, special education, Jewish education and youth development.

He has taught Hebrew school at the Merrick Jewish Center, Congregation Ohav Sholom in Merrick, and the Merrick Community Hebrew High School. Mr. Seid also has served as youth director at Congregation Ohav Sholom in Merrick and Temple Gates of Prayer in Flushing, Queens. In addition, Mr. Seid has worked with USY, and is excited to continue that relationship and bring the spirit and excitement of USY to B’nai Sholom.

Mr. Seid has experience working with students on the autism spectrum in a residential school setting as well as teaching fourth grade in a local public school. Mr. Seid also believes in the importance of community service. In his free time volunteers at a local soup kitchen in Queens, and he runs a free tutoring clinic for low-income students and their families.

In his free time, he enjoys running, cycling, and reading most of all.


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JLC Response to Intervention, Curriculum & Instruction

The Jewish Learning Center is a comprehensive educational system; not just your standard 5-hour a week Hebrew school. We apply a Response to Intervention and Understanding by Design approach to education. We don't fit your children into our curriculum mold; we build our curriculum around your child.

Each summer, the educators, led by Principal Dan, sit down and evaluate the curriculum and re-create a curriculum based on every student we have in our program. We, as educators, use an Instructional Support Team approach, and each summer evaluate each student and how we can provide to them a unique educational experience. 

Students also learn in small cohorts of students based on ability and age and receive individualized attention from top Jewish educators. 


Birthright is an amazing experience open to all Jewish adults between the ages of 18-32 years old.

On this ten day tour around Israel, Jewish adults gain access to the land of our ancestors, and our brethren in Israel today. There, they can begin to form a relationship of their own with the Jewish homeland. This amazing ten day trip around the country will energize and excite participants. Congregation B'nai Sholom-Beth David encourages it's membership to sign up with Israel Outdoors for a phenomenal experience.

The Jewish Learning Center is proud to inform our congregants of a new relationship with Israel Outdoors. Congregation B'nai Sholom-Beth David members, and Jewish Learning Center Alumni can now register for Taglit-Birthright with expedited access to the trip of their choice. When registering for this trip please enter code CBSBD fotr expedited access. 



South Shore CHAI Hebrew High SchooL

Religious school and Bar/Bat Mitzvah should be viewed as a beginning – not an end – for engagement in Jewish life.

As you move forward in school and life, you will wrestle with many questions about how to apply Jewish values to your daily life. One of the best ways to do this is by joining South Shore CHAI Hebrew High School, our continuing Jewish conversation for teens.

In addition to sharing dinner with one another, Rabbi Lerner of Congregation B’nai Sholom – Beth David and Rabbi Marsh of Oceanside Jewish Center will challenge you to think about timely topics and Jewish identity.

USY Chapter

Congregation B’nai Sholom – Beth David and Oceanside Jewish Center sponsor a USY chapter that meets before the Hebrew High School. Participants get together to engage in a variety of fun and social activities. USY also runs local, regional and national programs that will give you a chance to meet teens from other Conservative congregations like ours.


South Shore Chai Hebrew High School meets once a week 7 – 8:30 p.m. Mondays. The program costs $300 for the year. Join us to continue to build your Jewish learning and identity.

Enrollment Application

Program Schedule

Thu, June 30 2022 1 Tammuz 5782