After School Programs

After School

After School at Rodeph Sholom School provides the opportunity for students to participate in extracurricular activities organized through the school when the regular school day ends. 

With the current COVID-19 Pandemic we have altered our usual program to include all students from the Threes through 8th Grade, Monday through Thursday, off campus. Our first Fall Session will run September 21st - November 17th.

Our programming consists of four different programs: 

  • Rodeph Sholom Outdoor Sports & Campground (in person)
  • Rodeph Sholom Virtual
  • After School Music Program (virtual)
  • Middle School Drama & Musical (virtual)

Most notably, we are thrilled to have partnered with Camp Ramaquois during this health pandemic to bring outdoor programming to our students. Along with Rodeph Sholom School faculty and staff, Camp Ramaquois’ experienced team will bring compassion, care, guidance, and fun to our new outdoor programs: Rodeph Sholom Outdoor Sports & Campground for 1st - 8th Grade. For students younger than 1st Grade, they will benefit from these activities as well through our Rodeph Sholom School faculty and staff.

Outdoor activities will take place in Central Park or Riverside Park and Rodeph Sholom School security will escort teachers and children to and from the park, and stay in the park with all after school programs. Registration will be open from September 11th-16th. You will be able to sign up at any time that is convenient for you. Due to the current Pandemic, there is a limit to how many children we can accept because of space limitations. We ask out of respect to our community, please only sign up for one or two days of Rodeph Sholom Outdoor Sports or Outdoor Campground so we can give as many children as possible the opportunity to be part of the fun. Please be aware that if you are put on the waitlist we will do our best to open up other sections but we can not guarantee that will happen.

Please click here to see the programs available in Fall 2020. 

Meet the Director of Summer Camp and After School Programs

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    Marissa Kane 

    Director of Summer Camp and After School Programs


Other Offerings

Homework Helper

Homework Helper is an opportunity for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade students to work on homework or assigned projects here at school. Homework Helper is not an after school tutoring program. A teacher is present to monitor the working students and to answer questions. 

Homework Helper is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. Additionally, Hebrew Helper will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from 3:30 until 4:30 for those students wishing extra help in Hebrew, students will then meet their parents or caregivers in the security area in the main lobby.  Parents must sign up each Monday by 3:00 p.m. via email to use this service, please email Samantha Zimmerman to sign up. There is no fee for this service.

Instrumental Music

RSS offers private music lessons in our popular Afterschool Music Program. Our faculty of 12 professional musicians provides students in grades 2-8 with lessons on all string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. To augment their private instruction, the school offers five performing ensembles (two bands, two string ensembles, and a guitar ensemble) that perform at our annual Arts Festival in May.

Please use the Instrumental Music form to register. If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Levine, RSS Music Teacher and Coordinator.

The CRS Children's Choir

The CRS Children’s Choir meets after school from 6:00 - 6:30 PM in the Main Sanctuary at 83rd Street. Students from Second through Sixth Grade and beyond are most welcome to participate. There is no fee and no audition to become a member of the choir, but commitment to participating in our holiday and Shabbat services is encouraged and appreciated! 

For more information and to join, please contact Cantor Rebecca Garfein at 646-454-3030. Children’s Choir is also a great way to feel prepared as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah! Get involved! We look forward to seeing you!