Gates of Jewish Learning


GOJL Pods (Pre-K–Grade 6)

Learning pods are small, in-person groups of students learning together with the help of an in-person teacher. GOJL Pods offer our community the opportunity to remain socially connected while minimizing risks of gathering. Our pods will be comprised of up to six students and a teacher, and will meet primarily outside.  When necessary, they will gather in the homes of members of our community. Rabbi Joshua Franklin and Rabbi Debra Stein, Cantor will rotate through the pods each week to offer music, prayer, and connection to our clergy. We will do our best to group similarly aged students based on convenient locations throughout the town of East Hampton.

*If you would like to arrange your own pod of students, or host a pod,  please contact Rabbi Joshua Franklin.

GOJL Online (Grades 4–7)

In preparation for Bar and Bat Mitzvah, our online program offers students the opportunity meet in groups with both teachers and clergy to hone their Hebrew skills, dive deeper into Torah learning, and explore their personal connections to Judaism.

*Students preparing for Bar or Bat Mitzvah will also receive regular 1 on 1 tutoring from Rabbi Joshua Franklin and Rabbi Debra Stein, Cantor. 

Family Learning Events (All grades with parents)

Throughout the year, we will have opportunities for both our online and pod learning groups to meet in person. We will kick off the year at our first family program for Sukkot on October 4, when families will meet on our lawn at the Jewish center, learn about Sukkot, and work to decorate the Jewish Center of the Hamptons sukkah. There will be at least four family programs throughout the year that help us engage more deeply in celebrating Jewish holidays.  We hope to incorporate Chanukkah, Purim, and Passover into our family learning programming.