At the Free Synagogue of Flushing, we believe that education is a lifelong process, and an important aspect of Jewish life. We have classes for children at various ages, but parents are also actively involved, both in their children’s’ education and in their own. Our education program is a community, an extended family that welcomes anyone, at any age, who is interested in learning more about Jewish history, culture, tradition, and life.


Our Sunday school students, aged 6-12, attend class every Sunday morning from 9:30am-noon. The first hour is dedicated to Hebrew and the last hour to Jewish thought, culture, history, holidays, and traditions, with a half-hour snack break in between. During the last hour, parents meet with the Rabbi to discuss some of the same topics their children are learning about.


In the past, we have had a Tot Shabbat program for children under the age of six. We are hoping to restart it again as soon as we have enough children to participate. Renamed Tiny Scholars, this program will meet on Sundays alongside the rest of our Sunday school program, so that the children—and their parents—can integrate seamlessly into Hebrew classes as they get older.


We are also exploring options for a Confirmation class, so that we can keep our youths engaged and involved after they become Bar or Bat Mitzvah. We hope to have this program up and running next year in time for the current crop of B’nai Mitzah students to participate.