The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Religious School Program provides age-appropriate opportunities for your child’s Jewish learning from ages 5-18.

We focus on the importance of building a supportive learning community for students, teachers, and families. We offer many opportunities for families to join together for Jewish learning and experiences. Our program allows students to make friends while building a positive connection to the synagogue and to the Jewish people in a setting that they know and feel comfortable in. Jewish education is a partnership with the entire family and we understand that family education is an integral part of developing Jewish identity. We look forward to accompanying you and your family on this Jewish journey.


To attend Religious School, every family must hold membership in the synagogue and every child must be registered. Registration information and forms are sent to parents in April and should be returned as soon as possible to reserve the child’s spot.

Please take a few minutes to reserve your spot for the 2017-18 school year:

Family Information Form 2017-2018

Registration & Tuition Form 2017-2018

The director of the Religious School, Rabbi Rena Rifkin, is always willing to meet individually with families to discuss needs, programs, and other concerns. Sandra Divack Moss, the synagogue's executive director ( ), is available to discuss any financial concerns.

Please join us for our upcoming Religious School Information Session on Tuesday September 5 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about our programming!

Grade Level

For more information on individual grades, please choose a grade. 

View upcoming Religious School events.

To learn more, contact the Religious School at  or 212-877-4050, ext. 230.