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Music School

The Music School offers children (ages 9+) and adults with special needs the opportunity to enjoy private music classes with a professionally trained and experienced music teacher. Lessons can be given on a variety of instruments and are currently being given on the keyboard, drums, clarinet and baritone horn. The Music School is entering its second year and has been expanded to offer more students the opportunity to enjoy private music lessons at a subsidized rate.
Classes are 30 minutes long, and take place on Monday & Wednesday afternoons between 4 PM and 7:30 PM. Demand is high, and space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot!

Fee: Classes are subsidized, and are offered to our students at the reduced rate of $15 per session.


Returning Students: Please complete online registration
New Students: Please complete online registration AND application form.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Naomi Lewis, LMSW at 516 569 6733 Ext. 215 or

This program is made possible through the generous support of UJA Federation.


Registration for the 2018 Summer Session of Camp Friendship is now open!

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC is proud to announce the 2018 summer session of Camp Friendship – an integrated summer day camp experience for children with special needs, ages 6-14.

The 4-week summer session will be taking place at the Gural JCC in Cedarhurst, and will run from Monday, July 9th to Friday, August 3rd, Monday through Friday, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Campers, along with their 1:1 Teen Volunteer Counselors, will have the opportunity to participate in typical camp activities, such as swimming, sports, art & crafts, drama, music and weekly field trips!

Scholarships and financial aid support is available upon request. For more information, please contact Yael Schochat at


Inclusive weekend respite program for children with special needs and their siblings
The Gural JCC’s new community-based, inclusive respite program will provide on-going, monthly support to children, parents and caregivers. For 2.5 hours, one Sunday a month, this weekend respite program will create an all-inclusive, nurturing, and fun camp-like atmosphere for community youth, specifically tailored to support the unique needs of all children, with or without a disability. This program will offer children the opportunity to take part in social, recreational, and learning based activities such as music, dancing, and exercise classes, expressive art therapy workshops and sensory friendly activities, sibling support groups, homework help and more!

4:00 – 6:30pm
207 Grove Ave Cedarhurst, NY 11516

Fee: $5.00 per child
Dinner will be served 

For more information, please contact Naomi Lewis at 516-569-6733 ext. 215 or at 

This program is made possible through the Breaking Barriers Grant Initiative, sponsored by the Jewish Funders Network