Join us on Sunday, September 8, for our MASKIT Open House!
Meet current students and fellow parents, and get to know our teachers, Rabbi, and MASKIT. Register for classes and learn more about our experiential approach to Jewish education, over pizza and beverages.
MASKIT begins at newborn and go through the teenage years, and transportation is available from local schools. ARI, for our youngest, offers a Tot Shabbat program for children age 0-4. TZVI includes weekday and Shabbat programming for students age 5-9. NAMEIR is our intensive Bar/Bat mitzvah track, focusing on art, culture, and language, beginning at age 9 or 10. NESHER is our teen program and includes a wide rang of activities. Financial aid is available for families who need.
MASKIT is the Hebrew School Program at Astoria Center of Israel, serving families in Western Queens and beyond. We offer a warm, supportive, and lively Jewish atmosphere for children to gain an exciting awareness of Jewish life and to foster and strengthen their Jewish identity and sense of community. Through our engaging and creative experiential approach to Jewish education, we foster in our students a positive Jewish experience, a lifelong feeling of commitment, pride and affection for Judaism, God, Israel, and the wisdom of the Torah. It is our mission to instill in our children a proud Jewish identity, an appreciation for their heritage, and devotion to Jewish ethical behaviors and values.