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What They're Saying ABOUT ZEMAN

Zeman Religious School is more than Hebrew School: it's a vibrant, living environment that's enveloped in the warm embrace of Oheb Shalom, and an integral part of the community.  Parents, kids, teachers, administrators convene here for Jewish learning, games, outdoor adventures, and prayer.  No matter what your affiliation, you will feel part of the community that is Oheb Shalom.  And thanks to a generous contribution from the Arthur Schechner Charitable Foundation, Zeman is tuition-free for Oheb members. 

Here are just a few stories from Zeman families, staff, and friends.  Interested in learning more?  Click here to submit an inquiry form, and we'll get right back to you.  School has begun, but spots are still open.

JON FAYER, zeman parent

"Having come from Manhattan and knowing nobody in Maplewood, we've met some really good friends through Zeman and through the preschool."


"For us as a family, it was important to us to make sure [Markus] had a lot of experiences and a spiritual home. Through Zeman, my own spiritual journey has blossomed."


"Jewish education is not only about the content you imbue in a child.  It's about their spiritual journey.  And ours as their parents.  Putting your child in a community connects them into a larger picture that goes beyond the content to make them feel a sense of connection to the Jewish people."


"The understanding my kids now have of who they are as Jews, and the pride that they feel in being Jewish... it warms my heart and it's everything to me. To see how important Hebrew School is to my kids is something I never anticipated and it brings me so much joy."

inessa spiegelmaN, ZEMAN PARENT

"You really get to know the whole community just by being a part of the Zeman School."

GAVIN HIRSCH, education director

"We have families that are from different Jewish backgrounds, from different faith backgrounds. We have children starting their school journey in Kindergarten, and in 5th grade.  We have some that are traditionally observant, and some that are not at all. Whatever your starting place, this is a place where you can explore your Judaism and what it means to you."

isaac light, ZEMAN student

"Sometimes we're having a service and a lunch here.  That happens a lot.  Once my dad stood up and said a prayer.  I have no clue what it was, but I know it meant something about what I learned over the year."


"There's a curiosity to kids in Kindergarten.  They're excited to be here, and when you harness that excitement and curiosity, it grounds them in joy."

Fri, June 14 2024 8 Sivan 5784