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
the last hour of school
At a Jewish center
near the school
Available at every
Public school in New York
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.