After School Programs

Band

The YCQ Band, taught by Paul Effman Music, allows our young musicians at both the beginner and intermediate levels to study an instrument and practice playing as part of a group. And like any good band, students perform the music they have rehearsed in special recitals.


Chess

Students will be grouped by skill and taught by experienced chess coaches who will implement an established teaching system to ensure that the students enjoy themselves while becoming mature and well respected chess players.



Dance

Students will be grouped by skill and taught by experienced chess coaches who will implement an established teaching system to ensure that the students enjoy themselves while becoming mature and well respected chess players.


E2K

YCQ’s 6th and 7th graders have the unique opportunity to participate in the E2K program, learning topics in science, math, and technology – including robotics and computer programming – in a hands-on fashion. In a recent project, students constructed robots out of Legos and then programmed them to move around by sensing nearby obstacles, colored surfaces, and sounds!

Developed in Israel by the Center for Excellence through Education, the E2K curriculum was originally intended to raise the caliber of students applying to Jerusalem’s High School of Arts and Sciences. It has since become a worldwide program, used as far away as Singapore and by many Jewish schools in the United States.


First Shot Basketball

First Shot is the premier basketball school in Queens. Children who complete this program learn how to shoot, pass, dribble, and much more. They learn the rules of basketball and most importantly, they come away confident that they can play with their friends and not be left out.

  


Israeli Self Defense

(Krav Maga with Sensei Avramcheyiv)

Our special program allows children and adults of all ages to participate in an Israeli Self Defense class. Your children will learn the art of Karate as well as basic Israeli Self Defense techniques. The class will improve focus, strength, flexibility, stamina, self-esteem, discipline and much more!


Judaic Studies Enrichment Club

Judaic Studies Enrichment Club students learn to build skills in kriah and vocabulary through a program of Pirkei Avot and inspiring stories. Culminating in tickets, prizes, and year end trip. 


Mishmar

Long school days, homework, and studying doesn’t stop many of our YCQ Junior High School students from participating in our exciting after school Mishmar program. Different evenings for boys and girls offer dinner, extra study help, activities and sports.

In addition, shiurim from their teachers and Rebbeim and engaging discussion are only part of the fun that takes place in this incredible program. Mishmar students are literally a league of their own – a basketball league, that is! They form teams, each representing its students’ rebbe, and play regular scheduled games against each other. Just another way YCQ gives our children a chance to be challenged educationally while having fun in a safe environment.


Mishna

Under the direction of Rabbi Ophie Nat, YCQ’s Mishna program gives a group of approximately 20 hand-picked 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys the opportunity to study mishna in much greater depth. Meeting after school once a week for the three years of the program, these students work with Rabbi Nat and in chavruta workshops with each other to study the mishna and commentaries.

By the time they finish the program, students have completed the three tractates of Baba Kama, Baba Metzia, and Baba Batra. Their learning culminates in a siyum celebration to which parents are invited, and each students proudly presents his chosen section of the text to his parents and peers.


SET3-STEM Club

YCQ’s 8th graders are able to partake in the SET3-STEM CLUB. SET3 introduces engineering, science, technology and math through hands on experiments and projects, teaching students how to apply these concepts to their own lives as they experience the world around them.  They are given problems and work together to come up with solutions. The goal is to engage and maintain student interest, as well as prepare them to continue in the STEM programs offered by the Yeshiva High Schools.