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The Released Time program reaches out to Jewish youngsters in public school and exposes them to the Jewish heritage and religion. A dedicated instructor, teaches them about Torah, the prayers, the holidays, history and customs of Judaism. Federal law protects the right of any recognized religious group to teach its principle's to public school students who elect to join. Children attend a Released Time class at a nearby synagogue.

Released Time Porgram
works in joint with 
NYC public schools 
Offering Jewish Classes for the students once a week

Every Wednsday 
the last hour of school

At a Jewish center 
near the school
 

  Available at every 
Public school in New York 
absolutely 
free of charge.

Since its inception in 1941, the NCFJE's Released Time Program has reached more than a quarter of a million Jewish boys and girls in New York City, Rockland County, Long Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New England, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California.

This year the program services more than  125 sites in the New York City area. Throughout the year more than 200 dedicated young teachers have gone to the sites each week to create a warm atmosphere of religion and acceptance for more than 900 students.

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"Released Time for dummies"
Don't understand?
See exactly how Released Time works.
A step by step guide.
...Teaches boys and girls, not just how to observe our Holy Days, but why and what...
...offers Jewish youngsters the opportunity to grow up happy secure and aware...
The New York Board of Education gives your child a chance to be exposed to their religion, and protects your child from missing out on vital academics while enhancing their Jewish Education.
Since its inception in 1941, the NCFJE's Released Time Program has reached more than a quarter of a million Jewish boys and girls...
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