Activities & Resources
Marks JCH of Bensonhurst455in Brooklyn, NY 11214
about Marks JCH of Bensonhurst:
The Marks JCH Synagogue is one of Brooklyn's oldest congregations. Services are Orthodox, but individuals from all Jewish backgrounds attend.
The mission of the Marks JCH's Children and Families department is to provide high quality options and opportunities in skill-building, Jewish education, academic development, cultural arts appreciation, and holistic growth of each child. Programs includes the Farber Bruch Early Childhood Center for children ages three to five; the After School Center for children five through twelve; the School of Music and Dance for ages three to eighteen; Swimming Academy for kids ages 18 months to 14 years; and the Mischpacha Family Camp for young and old alike.
The Marks JCH Summer Day Camp, one of the oldest day camps in Brooklyn, is open to children ages three through 14 and offers swimming, sports, arts & crafts, and more. Home base is on-site and at a wooded outdoor site at the Henry Kaufman Campground on Staten Island, a short bus ride away. Campers also go on field trips to a variety of locations in the New York metro area.
The Sunday FunDay Program is for children ages five through 12 who have Pervasive Developmental Disorders including Autism and Aspergers. The program utilizes sensory integration techniques to create an effective environment and to improve socialization and recreational activities, which include arts and crafts, gymnastics, yoga, swimming, and more.
The Zehut Teen Center offers community service opportunities (and school credit); college prep and educational assistance; discussion groups and clubs; an internship and job placement center; and basketball, volleyball, and swimming classes and competitive teams.