Grandparents and Special Visitors Day FAQ’s

What do I need to know about REGISTRATION?
Parents, please work with your child(ren)’s visitor(s) to complete the online form located here.  Alternatively, you may send the attached hard copy form  to the Academic Office to the attention of Judy Smilow by April 29th.  Upon registering, you will receive a ticket in the mail.  Only ticketed guests will be allowed to enter our building.
What is the SCHEDULE for the day?
Our visitors are invited to join us specifically for the one hour program relevant to your child’s grade.  For guests visiting children in different grades and will be staying across multiple sessions, we welcome you to visit our hospitality room and join us for lunch and programming throughout the day (more on special programming to come).
Parents, please review the following program schedule carefully to ensure visitors are aware of what time their program will begin and end.
Pre-K, Kindergarten
Grades 2-3
Grade 1
Grades 4-5
To accommodate our students’ dismissal busing, all guests are asked to exit the campus by 2:30 pm
We welcome you to join us for additional optional programming during the day (designed to keep you busy if you’re staying across multiple sessions and have some downtime in between).  Details of this programming will be announced at a later date.
Where do I park?
Please note we cannot allow parking in our Cherry Lane parking lot due to the large volume of guests.  Shuttle service to/from Steppingstone Park will be available continuously throughout the day.  Steppingstone Park is a 3-minute drive to/from Cherry Lane. Please arrive at Steppingstone Park (38 Steppingstone Lane, Great Neck, NY 11024) at least 30 minutes prior to the session start to allow time to park your car and board the shuttle.  Alternatively, guests may be dropped off and picked up at Cherry Lane.
Where does programming take place?
All programming takes place at our Cherry Lane Campus and includes grades PreK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.  There is no programming at Young Israel or Old Mill Road
What should I do if I have multiple sessions during the day with a break in between?
We welcome you to join us for optional sessions from 10:30-11:15 which will highlight the incredible educational programming our students experience every day at NSHA.  They will include sessions on Inquiry Based Learning with our Science Instructor, Educational Technology Experiences and a studio session with our Art Instructor.
Our seating and hospitality area will be open throughout the day to accommodate visitors who may have gaps in between their sessions.
Will refreshments and lunch be served?
After every session concludes, there will be a reception including refreshments where you can mingle with guests, faculty and our Administration.  A buffet lunch will be served from 11:30-1:15.  Please indicate on your registration whether you will join us for lunch so we can plan accordingly, or contact to let us know you will join us for lunch.
We look forward to welcoming our special visitors and sharing the magic of North Shore Hebrew Academy with them. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Kobrin or Abigail Weiss at

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