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ATiD is your destination for joyful, Jewish afterschool. Whether your family is Jewish or Jew-ish, ATiD is for you.

ATiD: “uh-teed,” noun, meaning future in Hebrew. Your child’s destination for joyful Jewish learning.

Registration is open now for the fall! Register here. Our first class is on October 4.

ATiD meets on Mondays from 4-6 pm.

What is ATiD all about?

At ATiD, your child will engage with Jewish tradition, culture, and ritual, in a way that fits your life. Together, we’ll explore big questions, like what is special about being Jewish? How does Judaism help me make decisions? What is the rhythm of the Jewish year?

What ATiD is not: sitting and watching a screen. It is hands-on, and any given week might include arts, music, or dancing!

In ATiD, we found exactly what we were looking for in a Jewish educational program for our children! While instilling in our boys the values, culture, and traditions of Judaism was a priority for us as parents, we felt that traditional synagogue programs didn’t fit our family’s needs. We love the warmth, flexibility, and individualized offerings of ATiD. We couldn’t have been happier with our older son’s incredibly personal Bar Mitzvah service and are looking forward to the same experience with our younger son!”

Jessica, ATiD Parent

We believe that Jewish education should be available to all. ATiD scholarships are need-based. For information about scholarships and to receive an application, email Beth Teitelman, Director of Scholarship Services, or call 212.415.5699.

Bat/Bar Mitzvah Tutor and Officiant Matching

92Y’s ATiD program offers families enrolled in afterschool the opportunity to prepare for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah through individualized tutoring. Tutors are matched with families based on their unique needs and personalities.

92Y also connects families with vetted bat/bar mitzvah officiants (rabbis, cantors and others) and with other resources that enable them to have the traditional or creative Bar/Bat/B* Mitzvah ceremony that meets their family’s needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does ATiD mean?

ATiD, pronounced “uh-teed,” means future in Hebrew. ATiD is your child’s destination for joyful Jewish learning.

What is the tuition for 2021-22?

For the 2021-2022 school year, full annual tuition for learners is $2200. Payment plans and scholarships are available.

Is there a sibling discount?

Yes! Cost for a sibling is $2000 for the year.

Are scholarships and payment plans available?

Yes! All 92Y scholarships are handled by Beth Teitelman, Director of Scholarships at 92Y. Learn more here. Payment plans are available by reaching out to Jason Rosenberg, Program Manager here.

What is the mission of ATiD?

At ATiD, we believe that Jewish wisdom helps us get more out of life, and that Jewish education should be joyful and active. We hope to create a life-long positive relationship between our learners, their families, and Judaism.

Will my child be sitting at a desk for two hours?

Absolutely not! After a full day of school, we feel the best way for children to learn is to get them up and moving and engaged with hands-on activities. Our educators will lead learners through activities including art, music, storytelling, cooking, drama, and more!

How large are classes?

ATiD classes do not exceed 10 students. We keep class sizes small to ensure that students get the attention that they need throughout their Jewish journey.

Are there opportunities for families to participate in Jewish life?

One of the most important values in Judaism is kehila—community. 92Y thrives on bringing families together by celebrating our rich traditions and holidays. We value the importance of having our students share what they’ve learned with the community. There are many opportunities for them to do so and for families to celebrate together.

At 92Y, we offer youth and family services for High Holidays, a family Passover Seder, as well as Chanukah and Purim concerts, and our seasonal Shabbat dinners.

My child isn’t sure about having a Bar/Bat/B* Mitzvah ceremony. When does our family need to decide if that’s right for us?

Preparation for the B-Mitzvah traditionally begins in middle school so that the ceremony can happen between the ages of 12 and 13. At 92Y we’re here to help families (and prospective students) explore what feels right for them in expanding their Jewish identity. If you’re interested in speaking with someone about making this decision, please set up a time to speak with Rabbi Frank by emailing here.

*Bar/bat mitzvah means son/daughter of the commandments, respectively. Other gender-inclusive terms for this ceremony include B-Mitzvah, Brit Mitzvah, or Simchat Mitzvah. We are committed to providing a meaningful coming of age ceremony for students of all gender identities.

Can I have my child’s Bar/Bat/B* Mitzvah ceremony at 92Y?

Yes, 92Y hosts many B Mitzvah ceremonies and receptions every year! 92Y staff will work with you closely to help you with your needs. For more info about space rentals, visit here.

Will ATiD meet in person this year? How are you adapting to COVID-19?

ATiD will be meeting in person this fall! We are following all state and local guidelines. Class sizes will be small to continue with social distancing. Learn more about guidelines for visiting 92Y.

How do I know if ATiD is right for my family?

Be in touch with us! We’d love to get to know you and explore if ATiD is the right fit. Contact Rabbi Frank here.

Contact Us

Please email us with any questions or to learn more about ATiD.