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Arthur Gutmanstein Religious School

A Religious School for Students Kindergarten Through 7th Grade

The Religious School Mission

Gain all-new insight and a unique appreciation of the Jewish lifecycle at the Arthur Gutmanstein Religious School, a division of the Plainview Jewish Center of New York. Our mission is to inspire and nurture in every child a love of Jewish life and learning. The Hebrew School provides an egalitarian, Conservative education for students in kindergarten through high school. Those completing six mandatory years of education are eligible for Bar or Bat Mitzvah at the synagogue. Students are required to begin in the third grade (Gimel).

The curriculum includes Hebrew reading, writing, prayers, Bible stories, and Jewish history. We also teach holidays, the Jewish lifecycle, an understanding of our people's connection to Israel, mitzvot, ethics, and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Parental input and participation is an essential component of the program. The school offers a variety of programs for parents and students alike, such as Junior Congregation, Family Friendly Friday Night Service (FFFNS)  and family-oriented workshops. We believe in the family learning model and, therefore, try to create programs that involve both the parent and the child learning together.

Hands-on learning with dedicated staff in a nurturing environment that is a part of a warm, friendly Synagogue

Beginning September 2024

  • Children in Kindergarten, First and Second Grades will only cost $360 per child.

  • Children do not have to start Hebrew School until Grade 3 (Gimel).

  • Grades 3-6 meet Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Electives including cooking, art, music, and computers are available 5 Sundays in the fall and another 5 in the spring. Each of these are flexible based on demand.


  • Receive an incentive for referring a family that enrolls/joins


If you have any questions about the Religious School curriculum please contact: Michal Fruchter,            Education Director at (516) 938- 8610 ext. 110

For more information on membership, social opportunities for our parents and overall synagogue information, please contact: the main office at

 (516) 938-8610.

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A Word from Our Director:


My name is Michal Fruchter, I was born in Israel and moved to NY when I was 8 years old. I
moved to Plainview when I was 12 years old and decided to stay to raise my own family. I live with my
husband Yosef and three beautiful children, Eli (25) Eric (21), and Ella (15).

I hold my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from C.W.Post. Thought the past
twenty years, I have worked in numerous long-lasting education positions in both early childhood and
Jewish Education. For the past six years, I had a home daycare called Love Bugs, which made my heart
fulfilled to watch all my buggies reach their special milestones.

My goal as the new principal is to strive for a curriculum that will provide children with the integration
of the Torah, Holidays, Customs, Hebrew Learning, Jewish History, and a sense of Jewish Pride. Through
interactive education, hands-on projects, and collaboration of family engagement, I hope we can achieve
this goal together as not only a school but as a family.

I want to wish all the PJC community a very Happy and Healthy New Year to come. I wish
everyone has lots of happiness, health, and much success in this upcoming year and every year to follow.

All My Best,
Michal Fruchter

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