The Havaya Summer Experience combines the caring, thoughtful, and stimulating learning environment of the Beit Rabban school program with the relaxed, adventurous atmosphere of summer vacation. In addition to all of the pleasures of summer activities and our Central Park location, the summer program also features Hebrew, Jewish learning, field trips, and swimming at a neighborhood pool.

Early Bird Pricing Extended!! Sign up by April 9th, 2018 for Early Bird pricing and to reserve your spot.

Havaya 2018

Dates & Hours

Full Summer Program: June 25, 2018 - August 3, 2018

Weekly Registration Available

The day begins at 9:00 AM and concludes at 3:30 PM with an 8:30 AM early drop-off for a small, additional fee. 

There are three groups: Two Early Childhood groups (ages 3-4 years and PreK-Kindergarten) and an Elementary group (ages 5-7 years).  Each mixed-age group of 10-15 children is supervised by two adults with age-appropriate activities and field trips for each group.

Special Addition! 

Aline’s Alumni Adventures for BRDS 2014-2018 graduates. August 20, 2018- August 24, 2018.

Did you ever go on an amazing field trip that you wished would last more than a day? Now’s your chance! New York City will be your campus and Aline will be your guide! Join us for a weeklong “field trip” as we explore the arts, literacy, science, Jewish history, heritage and contemporary life, immigrant communities, politics and government, nature and ecology, in a whirlwind, five-day, five-borough tour of New York City’s highlights. Ice cream included. With Aline Linden.


About Our Directors

Nadya Goldman is in her third year at Beit Rabban after extensive experience with children as an educator, dance instructor, and occupational therapist. Nadya worked within the Israeli educational system as a private tutor teaching reading, handwriting, organizational skills, dance, fine and gross motor development skills with both Gan and elementary-age children. Nadya holds a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the Ono Academic College in Kiryat Ono, Israel and was a captain in the Israeli Air Force. Nadya also managed the children’s dance program for the Dorot dance group and brings her love for yoga into the classroom environment. Nadya is fluent in English, Hebrew and Russian.

Danielle Cohn is in her fifth year in the Gan at Beit Rabban Day School. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Danielle is a co-founder of Bitty City Players, a New York-based company that provides innovative and creative education to young children. In addition to her work with children in the early childhood years, she was a lead actress in the national touring company of Artspower’s The Rainbow Fish and Are You My Mother? She lead interactive sessions with children around the USA as a part of daily performances. Danielle is a day school graduate and a fluent Hebrew speaker.

Sample Schedules

Sample Schedule- Elementary Group

Sample Schedule 2- Pre-Kindergarten Group

Sample Schedule 3- Ages 3-4 

Prices and Registration

Please fill out one registration form per child.

Please fill out a Swim Release form, Health form, and Transportation form

Any Child not currently enrolled at BRDS must fill out the following DOE Medical Form, DOE Allergy Form 1, DOE Allergy Form 2

Any Child with Asthma must fill out the DOE Asthma form.

DEPOSIT: To guarantee a spot at Havaya, a deposit of $525 should be received with your registration form. To guarantee your spot at Aline's Alumni Adventures, a deposit of $500 should be received with your registration form.

EARLYBIRD: To qualify for Early Bird pricing you must register and pay the deposit by April 9th, 2018. 

FEES: Full payment for both pricing levels must be received by May 1, 2018 in order to hold your spot in camp.
                           Register by 4/9/18                          Register by 5/1/18

Weekly Rate             $525                                                    $575
Full Summer             $3,150                                                 $3,450

Alumni Adventures  $500                                                 $550

$50.00 per week, per child for early drop off

$6.75 per week for pizza on Fridays.  If you would like to register for Pizza Fridays, fill out the registration form here.

Current Beit Rabban families may pay via check or through their FACTS account. Please contact Emily at to set up your payment through FACTS. Families not currently enrolled in Beit Rabban must pay by check. Please make all checks out to Beit Rabban and please put "Havaya" in the memo.


We look forward to a summer of adventure with your children!