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.

Sign up by March 1, 2017 for Early Bird pricing and to reserve your spot. Space is limited!

Havaya 2017

Dates & Hours

Full Summer Program: July 6, 2017 - August 18, 2017

Session One: July 6, 2017 - July 28, 2017

Session Two: July 31, 2017 - August 18, 2017

Weekly Registration Available

The day begins at 9:00 AM and concludes at 3:30 PM with an 8:30 AM early drop-off and 4:00 PM late pick-up for a small, additional fee. On Fridays, the program concludes at 3:30 PM with no late pick-up. 

There are three groups: Two Early Childhood groups (ages 2.5-4 and PreK-Kindergarten) and an Elementary group (1st and 2nd Grades).  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 August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017 for BRDS 2014-2017 graduates.

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 Director

"I am so excited to be the new director of Havaya! This summer we will "travel" around the world, and visit many countries and explore different cultures. While "visiting" each country, we will learn about the famous landmarks, cook traditional food, visit museums, play some countries' national sports, explore different types of art, and more! We will also be tourists--we will make sure to collect souvenirs, take pictures, sign our passport, build a suitcase (for all of our stuff), and other exciting projects. I hope you will join us for this worldwide summer experience!"

Saifan Man is in her fourth year on the Beit Rabban faculty after working for three years as a teacher in Israel in both religious and secular schools, teaching math, Hebrew, science, Torah, art and social studies. An instructor for children at risk with WIZO, Saifan served in the IDF in operations. Saifan holds a Camp Counselor certificate from Tel Aviv University and worked both as a camp counselor and as a camp director in Israel. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood education from Beit Berl College. 

Sample Schedules

Sample Schedule - 2.5-4

Sample Schedule - PreK-K

Sample Schedule - Entering 1st Grade-Entering 2nd Grade

Prices and Registration

Please fill out one registration form per child.

To guarantee a spot at Havaya, a deposit of $500 needs to be received with your registration form.

To qualify for Early Bird pricing you must register and pay the deposit by March 1, 2017. 
Full payment for both pricing levels must be received by June 1, 2017 in order to hold your spot in camp.
                           Register by 3/1/17                          Register by 6/1/17

Weekly Rate                                                                              $675
Session One              $1,955                                                 $2,105
Session Two              $1,725                                                  $1,875
Full Summer              $3,450                                                 $3,750

Aline's Alumni 
Adventures                $550                                                     $600

$50.00 per week, per child for early drop off/late dismissal

$6.75 per week for pizza on Fridays

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!