Founded by Congregation Sons of Israel, Sulam-LI , The Religious School for Jewish Children with Special Needs is a collaborative effort of seven synagogues. Sulam-LI offers a wonderful Jewish education to children ages 6 and up. Rabbis and Ed. Directors of the collaborating synagogues are involved in curriculum development and programming and are vital members of Sulam's Board of Directors. Beginning in September 2014, Sulam-LI will be housed at the Friedberg JCC in Oceanside. For Registration information, contact Libby Adler, Ed. Director at 516 474-1500.
SULAM-LI offers your child an opportunity to connect to our Jewish tradition in an appropriate learning environment which is designed to meet your child's unique learning style.
SULAM-LI offers classes on Sunday mornings from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon
SULAM-LIhas small class sizes
SULAM-LI has highly trained special educators
SULAM-LI has a specialized multi-sensory curriculum
SULAM-LI offers socialization and parent support groups
SULAM-LI is open to children of all Jewish backgrounds
The Hebrew word Sulam means ladder. Just as a ladder enables a person to reach heights that he or she could not reach alone, the Sulam-LI program enables school-age Jewish children with special needs to reach new heights in their jewish education.
Meeting every Sunday morning from 10am until 12Noon, the Sulam-LI staff employ a wide range of techniques to impart the beauty of our Jewish heritage to special needs students.
With an emphasis on multi-sensory and experiential learning, the Sulam-LI program incorporartes art, cooking and storytelling to adapt the classic congregational school curriculum to the needs of our students. A special music and movement program involves participants in joyful expression of Jewish song and prayer. Once a month, the program is extended by one hour for a socialization group. Parent support groups enable Sulam families to discuss important issues and share resources. Chanukah and Purim parties, a Model Seder, and a Lag B'Omer family picnic round out the educational experience.
SULAM-LI was developed by a consortium of seven (7) local synagogues: Congregation Sons of Israel, Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre, Reconstructionist Beth Emeth, Temple Beth El, Temple Hillel, Temple Israel, and Temple Am Echad..
An important goal of the program is to promote stronger connections between SULAM-LI families and the greater Jewish community, and to encourage families to affiliate with a synagogue of their choice.
SULAM-LI has also received support from the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York, National Council of Jewish Women and FEGS. The Caring Commission of UJA-Federation of New York has provided initial and ongoing funding for SULAM-LI