This is an opportunity to run, play, think, and socialize with the members of our community in a way that you often don't have time to.
Park East Synagogue opens the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School Gymnasium into a “Shabbat Game Room” every Shabbat. Shabbat Game Room is for Kindergarten through 8th grade and younger children with an accompanying adult. Both children and parents are always excited about this part of the Shabbat Day from 1:00 – 3:00.
Here children have a chance to play Ping Pong, Foozball, Knock Hockey and Shuffle Board as well as Jenga, Checks, Checkers, Mancala. For our younger members we offer Uno, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Ice Breaker, Connect Four and many more classic and new board games.
Besides all the classics, the children get a chance to play in some of the most popular gym games such as Knock Out, Soccer Shoot Out and Crack-Em-Out.
Donny Wechsler has been overseeing the Jr. Congregation Department since 2013. Under his direction, he has seen tremendous growth in the Jr. Congregation Services and High Holidays Programs. He has been a part of the Park East Community for the past 25 years. He is the school’s Physical Education teacher and Director of Student Activities. He also coaches multiple school sports teams. Donny implemented the Park East Youth Group Trip Program and has taken children on adventures both in and out of New York City. In the summer months Donny and Heidi Wechsler run a sleep-away camp, Camp Poyntelle, and are always eager to return to Park East. His son, Alexander Philip, is a student at Park East Day School