Hebrew School

Hebrew School Model SederThe Hebrew School strives to create a rich, vibrant learning environment in which we can nourish our children’s growing Jewish identities, create a community of peers that is part of the larger community at BJ and the global Jewish community, and build the skills that children will need to be participatory members of their community.

The Hebrew School is a place where our children can learn new skills and ideas, struggle with questions of theology, meaning, and connection at an age-appropriate level, and test what they have learned through prayer, discussion, and interaction with BJ’s spiritual leaders and staff.

Please see our Vision Statement, and download copies of our Family Handbook and calendar for the year.

Schedule

The Hebrew School meets at 270 West 89th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue) on Mondays and Thursdays, 4:00-6:00PM. The first day of Hebrew School is Monday, September 15.

Gan and Aleph (Kindergarten and First Grade) 4:00-5:30PM, Monday OR Thursday
Bet (Second Grade) 4:00-6:00PM, Monday OR Thursday
Gimmel, Dalet, Hey and Vav (Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grades) 4:00-6:00PM, Monday AND Thursday
Zayin (Seventh Grade) 4:00-6:00PM, Monday only

“Both my son and my daughter attended Hebrew School and became b’nai mitzvah at BJ. It was a very enriching and satisfying experience for us all.” — BJ Member

Registration

For more information, including membership requirements, financial aid, and payment schedules, and registration forms, click here.

 

 

 

Upcoming Hebrew School Events

Keshet Open House

Tuesday, September 9 | 7:00PM | 89th Street Community House Sixth Floor
In partnership with the Israeli American Council, BJ is launching a new Hebrew immersion program, Keshet, for Hebrew-speaking children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. The program aims to raise lifelong learners, motivated by passion and creativity, proud of their Jewish and Israeli heritage and excited to form bonds with other Jewish and Israeli peers. Join us for an open house to learn more and to hear from the program’s staff and educators. Click here to get a taste of the Keshet experience via YouTube. R.S.V.P. to Allison Kapusta.

Register for the 2014-2015 BJHS/JJP Program

Interested in Jewish education for your children that embraces what BJ does best: music and song, spirited learning, and a strong emphasis on social justice and community building? Then register your child for the 2014-15 Hebrew School/Jewish Journey Project Program! Sign up online via our registration system (please note that our online application requires payment in full when registering), or download the paper application to pay by check or set up a payment plan, and send it to the BJ office with your $300 deposit. See our registration page to learn more about tuition, membership requirements, financial aid, and more. Email Kristen Kersey with any questions.