Jewish Sparks

Sparking Jewish discovery

Jewish Sparks is a refreshing approach to Jewish engagement and learning where kids explore Jewish values, history and holidays through engaging activities and crafts.

With weekly sessions, our aim is to spark and nurture your child’s Jewish identity, through our fun, out-of-the-box and hands-on educational approach.

We believe that learning doesn't need to happen in a classroom. At Sparks every session is a new adventure. For Sukkot, children might be engineers building a sustainable Sukkah. They'll  explore Kosher and Jewish foods by competing in a themed "Master Chef". One week we'll be producing a film and another week we'll press olives to create oil for the Menorah.

With the creative lens of Jewish Sparks, there's no limit to the possibilities of Jewish exploration.

Our team

Leah Hecht-Wolf, Co-Director

Leah was born and raised in Park Slope in a family that was dedicated to Jewish community and outreach. Leah has over a decade of experience in directing and teaching in both formal and informal educational settings. Passionate about strengthening Jewish engagement and identity, Leah sees every area of life as a learning opportunity and is driven by the possibilities in making Jewish learning relevant to today’s world. In 2021, Leah co-founded Dirah, a home for Jewish life and learning. Wife and mom of four, Leah enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Leah completed her Masters and holds New York State certification in Regular and Special Education.

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Rabbi Menashe Wolf, Co-Director

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Rabbi Menashe has spent time teaching and learning in Jewish communities around the world. Menashe is dedicated to strengthening Jewish identity and has run educational programs in Israel, Italy, Canada, and in multiple cities across the US. As a father of 4 young children, Menashe understands the need for progressive educational opportunities for our youth and believes it plays a key role in ensuring a passionate, involved Jewish future. Menashe is on the curriculum team of the internationally acclaimed Jewish Learning Institute and is the co-founder and spiritual mentor of Dirah.

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Relevant and Experiential Learning

We have created a program that speaks to today's children and sparks their imagination and curiosity. Every session is filled with fun and creative projects, inspiring children with an excitement for Jewish ideas and pride in their Jewish heritage.

Warm and Welcoming Environment

We are a warm, embracing, and non-judgmental environment, welcoming Jewish families from all backgrounds. We acknowledge and respect the diversity of our children, while emphasizing Jewish values of family, community, compassion, joy, and traditions.

Passionate and Creative Educators

We take pride in our dedicated team of loving educators. Our instructors are hand picked for their warmth and passion for Jewish life, and we host a range of experienced artists and professionals for specific workshops and activities.

Hebrew Language

Our core Jewish Sparks sessions are devoted to communicating the joys of Jewish history, ideas and values. For parents interested in Hebrew reading, we offer Sparks Hebrew: a half-hour add-on lesson that teaches Hebrew and prayers

Hebrew to You

Looking for a more traditional Jewish education? Want to compliment Jewish Sparks with more advanced Jewish learning? Hebrew to You is a tailored Hebrew School that brings Jewish learning to you with small groups and convenient scheduling.


We do our best to make our program flexible and accessible to all Jewish families. We offer registration for one semester at a time or all 3 semesters at a discounted rate. 

Discounts and Scholarships are available, and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Contact us for more information.

1 Trimester - $525

All 3 Trimesters - $1300

Sparks Hebrew - +$100 per Trimester

Payments may be made in installments, and we'll work together to create a payment plan that works for you.


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