Hannah Senesh

342 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Rooted in Wisdom. Ready for the Future.

Caroll Gardens

What services do you offer?
K-8 Jewish Community Day School, Event Space Rental, and Young Family Opportunities.

What is your organization's mission?
Our Mission: Rooted in Jewish values and wisdom, we foster a love of learning guided by intellectual curiosity and social responsibility in a vibrant and inclusive K-8 independent school community. Our Values: Our values, which are deeply rooted in Jewish teachings, guide us in all that we do at Senesh. Kindness – Chesed – חסד We treat each other with respect and strive to demonstrate compassion and empathy. Openness – Elu v’Elu – אלו ואלו We seek to understand and welcome diverse ideas and perspectives. Belonging – Shayachut – שייכות We create a culture that honors the dignity and self worth of each person. Responsibility – Areivut – ערבות We support the well-being of others in our community and the world around us. Perseverance – Hatmadah – התמדה We approach learning as a continuous journey and persist through challenges.

What activities do you offer?
K-8 full day program including English language arts, math, science, technology, social studies, Hebrew, Judaic studies, Israel studies, art, music, physical education, and other electives. Service learning and social action programming in all grades. Student support services including learning specialists and counselors. Community holiday celebrations in school. Active parent involvement and Parents Association. B mitzvah preparation. Afterschool program. Extensive professional development for faculty and staff. Public events for adults including speaker series, salons, and workshops. Public holiday programming for families with young children etc. Focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Multiracial day camp.

How would you describe your community?
“Community” is more than just our name—it’s our identity. Senesh families proudly represent a wide range of Jewish backgrounds and reflect the multifaceted voices and perspectives of our ever-evolving Jewish community. We are committed to intentionally building this community of students, faculty, administration, and families who represent diversity across ethnicity, race, nationality, Jewish identity and practice, interfaith family composition, sexual orientation, gender identity, life experiences, socio-economic status, perspectives and worldviews. We value the dignity and self-worth of each member of our community. Our community does not just exist in the classroom or the school. We are united by our commitment to raising children who live Jewish values, lead with a strong sense of self, are equipped with tools to confidently navigate the world, and become agents of change to make the world a better place.

What is the accessibility of your site?
Our building is ADA compliant and includes a full-sized elevator.

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