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

“Each year being a member of BJ has become more important to me. Coming to BJ has influenced our family life, improved our marriage and has opened my eyes to the importance of acting on social values.”— BJ Member

Registration

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

 

 

 

Upcoming Hebrew School Events

Gabrieli's Pop-up Shop for BJ Families and Friends

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Saturday, January 31 | 6:30PM | 89th Street Community House
Special invitation to an exclusive opportunity for BJ families, friends and supporters to come together post Havdalah for schmoozing, browsing and shopping, with benefits.  For the 2nd year in a row, a representative from the highly regarded Israeli boutique Gabrieli will offer a private showing of their custom, hand made talitot, tablecloths, unique judaica art and jewelry.  If you make a purchase, a portion of the proceeds will benefit BJHS.  Please stop by the first floor after the Community Havdalah, approximately 6:30pmFree, no need to register but R.S.V.P.s are appreciated. Email Galit, Melanie, and Nadine.

 

Havdalah & Karaoke Night

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Saturday, January 31 | 5:55 – 8:00PM | 89th Street Gym
End Shabbat with a night of singing in this special Havdalah & Karaoke night! Families will join the More Shabbat community Havdalah at 5:55pm, and then 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will join Rabbinic Fellow Bryan Wexler for a special event in honor of Shabbat Shira featuring live Karaoke, a sing-off, pizza and ice cream! The cost for the event is $20 per child, $30 at the door. Please register online and email Esther with question.

 

After-School Programs in Hebrew (K-third grade)

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We are excited to launch new after-school programs in Hebrew. Come sing, play, and learn with us in Hebrew. The Keshet and KesheTOT programs that were established in Brooklyn and were instrumental in creating a Hebrew speaking community are coming to BJ. Keshet is the Hebrew word for rainbow and is also a Hebrew acronym for Kehillat Safa V’ Tarbut – Community of Language and Culture. KesheTOT is the plural of Keshet. Click here for a clip about Keshet. The programs are conducted in partnership with the IAC, Israeli American Council. For more information contact Allison Kapusta or Orli Moss

Keshet, K-3rd grade | Tuesdays, October 21-June 9 | 4:00-6:00PM | 89th Street Community House
At the core of this program is creating a nurturing Hebrew/Israeli environment. Through music, classic Israeli children’s authors and poets, arts n’crafts activities children learn Hebrew as well as explore aspects of Jewish and Israeli identity values and holidays through an Israeli prism. Join us for an Open House this Tuesday September 9 at 7:00PM at the BJ Community House 270 West 89th Street to hear more about Keshet. Register here. Cost for the year (30 sessions) $900 BJ memebrs, $950 non-members. Programs start on October 21 and run through June 9.

KesheTOT, Hebrew After School Program (6m-Pre-K). Registration For 2nd Semester Now Open

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Tuesdays, February 3-June 15 | 4:00-5:00PM | 89th Street Community House
KesheTOT is an innovative program for families with infants and toddlers from 6 months-Pre K. It is a place where families with young children can meet and develop a sense of community, flavored by Israeli culture. Programs include art, music, stories and movement. KesheTOT is conducted exclusively in Hebrew. The program is for Hebrew speakers and non-Hebrew speakers alike. Cost per semester:$270 BJ members (1 child) $330 BJ members (2 children), $345 non-members (reductions for siblings). Register here.

KesheTOT Shabbat Morning קשתות בשבת בבוקר

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Saturday, February 21 | 10:00-10:45AM | 86th Street SPSA | קשתות בשבת בבוקר
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Experience Shabbat morning in Hebrew! Join us for a fun, musical,  Hebrew song session led by the educators and musicians of the KesheTOT program. Stay after for Children’s Services which start at 10:45AM followed by a Kiddush lunch. Free for BJ members and KesheTOT weekly participants. Please email Allison or Orli with any questions. Registration required. In collaboration with the IAC.

Sign up for the BJ Babysitting List

Are you interested in babysitting kids in the BJ Community? If you are at least 14 years of age and have some free time, sign up for our Babysitting List, and make your name available to the community. Fill out our Google doc and email Esther with any questions