Seekers for grades K-5 meets on Tuesday afternoons from 4-6 PM at the Romemu offices at 43 Central Park North (between Lenox Ave. and 5th Ave.). Students may arrive as early as 3:30 PM. Seekers K-5 also meets on Shabbat mornings approximately twice/ month for Seekers Shabbatons, which take place at West End Presbyterian Church (165 West 105th Street, NYC).
Students learn how to read and write Hebrew at their own individual pace and in a fun and interactive environment. Resources for reinforcing skills at home are also provided.
Students learn to read, chant, and understand the basic Jewish blessings and prayers in a joyous and musical setting. They are encouraged to ask questions and reflect on the meaning of prayer and spirituality.
Children engage with the core narratives of the Jewish people through multiple modalities (storytelling, music, nature, drama, and the arts) in ways that address their individual needs and questions.
At Romemu and at Seekers, we see Judaism as a path to bring more justice, more healing, more compassion and more peace into the world. We embody these Jewish values in our approach to building community and in the design of our educational programs, including Seekers.
We prepare for the major Jewish holidays in the classroom, exploring their ethical and spiritual messages for our times. We review the stories, blessings, and prayers associated with each, and celebrate the holidays with special programming, often integrated with the larger Romemu community.
Seekers families gather approximately twice per month for community building, learning, and a celebratory meal.