Shalom and welcome to The Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School and Kindergarten.

The Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a developmentally appropriate and child centered program. We believe that children learn through their play and through their experiences. Our warm and nurturing teachers are highly qualified and experienced, and provide hands on and experiential opportunities for our students to learn, grow, and thrive each day. It is our goal for children to become independent, confident, responsible, and successful learners in our loving and secure environment.

We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and your children and invite you to come visit us and learn more about our school. Schedule a private tour by contacting Elissa Yurowitz, Early Childhood Operations Director, at or 201.408.1436.

Sarah Koffler
Interim Early Childhood Director

Hand in Hand: Building our Future
Nursery School children and alumni have the chance to become part of the impressive mosaic of handprints which is mounted in the halls of our school. Seize this wonderful opportunity to capture a moment in your children’s lives. With the completion of this project, more than 500 children will have taken part in creating an important moment in JCC history through linking hands—a wonderful way to instill the joy of sharing in our children. Each time they walk through the halls of our JCC, they will know that their handprints helped support a myriad of programs in their pre-school and around our Center. These hand prints represent their legacy to future generations at the JCC. Tiles can be purchased through Friday, May 27. Limited tiles available, first come, first serve. Click here to purchase your tiles today!