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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, JLC classes are tuition-free for children of our members.

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: 2019-2020 School Year

Education Director Daniel Seid

Principal Dan Seid is excited to serve as the Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David Educational Director.

Principal Seid attended Yeshiva University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He went on to attain a Masters of Education from Hofstra University and teaches in the public schools during the daytime. Mr. Seid is currently working on an advanced post-graduate degree in educational leadership from Stony Brook University and has an extensive background in Jewish education and youth development.

He has taught Hebrew school at the Merrick Jewish Centre, 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.


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 Diamond of Congregation B’nai Sholom – Beth David and Rabbi Greenspan 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

Sun, October 20 2019 21 Tishrei 5780