Offered through The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC Russian Division

The Harrison-Kerr Family Campus
140 Central Avenue, Lawrence
(Temple Israel)
(enter from the back parking lot)

To register please contact Yulia Gross, Russian Division Children’s Program Director, at or (516) 852-2277.

Gural JCC Russian Division Music with MommyMusic with Mommy

Age: 3
Instructor: Edith Galperin
Sundays, 10:00-11:00am
$220/10 classes

Come witness your child’s first steps on the stage, first dance, first applause and first success of a young artist! The program “Music with Mommy” invites 3-year-old children to participate in lessons that teach music and rhythm. Dance games, lively lessons with musical instruments and sports equipment, and musical stories will help our participants understand the basics of dance and public speaking and will develop social and performance skills. Do not miss this opportunity. Join us for our first class on Sunday, September 30th.

Russian in Me

Age:  4+
Sundays, 10am-1pm
$60.00/ class (3 hour session, including snack)

This Program is created for children ages 4+ from families of Russian descent who don’t speak Russian at home. The three-hour session will be divided into 5 segments which will introduce your children to the Russian culture through activities such as:
– story telling/reading aloud
– art
– interactive play
– singing and dancing
– snack time & play time
*These classes are kept small to maintain the highest level of success possible.

The “Butterfly” Children’s Theatre

Intermediate, Age 4-7, 11:00am-12pm
Advanced, Age 7+, 12-1:30pm
$220/10 intermediate classes and $280/10 advanced classes

To all who love to sing and dance, read poetry and transform into different characters from stories and movies. To all who love to perform and be artists – this is for you! The “Butterfly” children’s theatre is starting its 11th anniversary academic year. Look through our photo exposition and join us on September 30th for the first lesson of the year.

In our theater you will develop performance and public speaking skills all while making new friends. We invite all children ages 4 and up. Our preparatory and core groups await their artists!

The Literary Club “Word Builders”

Ages:  7-14
Instructor: Yulia Golbin
Alternating Sundays, 11am-12pm
$220/10 classes

Intensive study of the Russian language based on Russian and international literary classics will extend the children’s vocabulary, understanding of the language, pronunciation and promote memorization ability. An informal and creative environment during lessons will encourage communication with peers and develop better conversational and social skills.

Creative Writing

Age 9-12
Sundays, 10:00-11:00am, Alternate weeks
Fee: $22.50

Creative writing is an important skill that all students should practice. This lesson will explore the definition of creative writing as well as some tips and practices to strengthen creative writing skills.