After School Enrichment – Jewish Explorers Club!

A new progressive, traditional egalitarian Jewish learning opportunity for kids in PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade in fall 2019.

We are a group of parents in the Flatbush Jewish Center (FJC) community who hope to offer our kids an after-school Jewish studies class in our neighborhood. We’d be building on the success of Jewish Explorers Club, the pre-K-1st grade after-school we’ve run for the last several years. The class will meet once per week at our synagogue at the corner of Church & Ocean Parkway and will be led by a professional educator.

Our goals:

– To develop Jewish literacy, including Hebrew, Torah, holidays, prayer (tefillah), and Jewish culture in a fun and nurturing environment.

– To help our children develop a strong sense of community with their classmates and in their synagogue

– To cultivate an understanding of our roles in repairing the world (tikkun olam).

– To create together, in our corner of Brooklyn, a vibrant Jewish learning experience and community for our children.

If this sounds interesting to you, please come join our conversation.

Jewish Explorers Club
The Jewish Explorer’s Club is a new Thursday after-school program for children ages 4-7 at Flatbush Jewish Center. The JEC explores Jewish holidays, Torah, culture, liturgy and the Hebrew language through a variety of genres including cooking, drama, dance, movie-making and yoga! Program will be led by JEC Director Lizzi Mazal.


Please download these 4 forms below and complete them with the information requested. Forms can be either scanned & emailed back to or sent via post mail to:

Flatbush Jewish Center | 327 East 5th, Brooklyn NY 11218

Contact the FJC office if you would prefer to have a registration packet mailed to you.

JEC Staff

 lizzi JEC Director Lizzi Mazal
Lizzi Mazal is thrilled to bring the Jewish learning home to Flatbush Jewish Center in developing the Jewish Explorer’s Club. In her third year on the Beit Rabban Day School faculty, Lizzi has also served as a group teacher at the Brooklyn Apple Academy and Chickpeas Childcare, working with young children. A High Holiday Young Children’s Service and Tot Shabbat leader for Storahtelling and Park Slope Jewish Center, Lizzi also has an extensive and varied background in working with children of all ages in dance, movement, and fashion. Lizzi just earned her Master’s Degree at Brooklyn College in Early Childhood and Special Education, and gave her first conference paper on “The Educational Value of Silliness,” at the TASP/IPA conference at Rutgers. She has additional graduate training from the Davidson School of Jewish Education and a BA from Brooklyn College in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology. This past summer, Lizzi completed an intensive three week program in Hebrew at Middlebury College in Vermont.

JEC Schedule: 2018 – 2019 Year