Ongoing Children's Programs

Limud (Hebrew School)
Youth Groups
Kiki's Kadima 
Mommy & Me
Young Family Program
Wolpert Scholarship
CTI Library
PJ Library



limud-a different kind of Hebrew school

Limud is not your grandparent's Hebrew school. It's a Hebrew school that children are actually excited to attend. Limud focuses, above all, on "values" and "experiential learning."

On Sunday mornings, the Rabbi, Cantor, Principal and teachers begin the day by gathering with students and parents to catch up on the week just passed. This Kehillah - a half hour assembly of song, story-telling and stressing values, such as Kindness (Chesed), Respect (Kavod) and Healing the World (Tikkun Olam), sets the stage for formal learning with hand-picked teachers selected for their teaching skills and ability to reach students of all ages, family background and Hebrew levels.

At Limud, we seek to develop and nurture learners of all ages. We believe that this vision can only be realized through "whole person learning," which is acquired not only through books, but also- and perhaps more so- through doing and experiencing. This includes special projects and a vigorous social action program.

We are supremely proud of our post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah students. Many of them remain closely connected to Limud as counselors and tutors (madrichim) for our younger students. Limud High students meet on Sunday mornings to learn about topics that interest them, and we take their feedback and input very seriously. They are our most trusted advisers. 

These are but a few of the qualities that make CTI's Limud exceptional, beloved by both parents and students, and a source of great pride to the entire congregation.

Please click here for the 2017-2018 Limud Schedule.

Youth Groups (grade 8-12)

These gatherings focus on age-appropriate social and spiritual interests.

kiki's kadima

Kiki's Kadima Youth Group at CTI is for children in grades 5-7. Kadima will take place on specific Sunday afternoons from 12:30pm-2:00pm, so be sure to check the calendar! Kiki's Kadima will have joint programs with Midway Jewish Center and Merrick Jewish Center, and there will be additional programs with Active Kidz in Syosset (Date TBA in December), and a Winter Pool Party TBA.

You can join Kiki's Kadima for $20.00 for the year! Additional cost for special programs.

To register for Kiki's Kadima for the 2016-2017 year, please click here

For more information, please contact Lisa Aamodt, our Education Director at [email protected]

Mommy & Me

These tender sessions for mothers and young children foster early childhood development in a nurturing environment.


Sunday Morning Young Family Program

Families with children ages 2-5 come together in intimate gatherings to focus on Jewish holidays, prayers and songs.




Wolpert Scholarships

The Wolpert College Scholarships were initiated to provide financial assistantance for CTI members and children of CTI members through a gift endowment. Scholarships are available to those who meet requirements set by the Wolpert Committee guidelines. Applications are distributed at a meeting each December or January. 

CTI Library

A professional librarian oversees an outstanding collection of Jewish-themed books for adults and children, creating a stimulating learning environment.

PJ Library

This international program provides free Jewish children's books to families every month to encourage parents to read Jewish stories with their children and talk together about important values, traditions and cultures. PJ Library meets on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for story time and crafts! Check our calendar for upcoming dates and programs. If you wish to sign up to receieve PJ Library books for your family, please click here.


 Tallit Making Workshop for Grades 6 & 7: CTI’s Limud Hebrew School offers a series of tallit-making workshops for upcoming B’nai Mitzvah students so they can create their own tallit to wear at their Bar and Bat Mitzvah and for years to come. The students design, sew and wrap the tzi tzi (strings that hang from the garment.