B’nai Jeshurun is a nonaffiliated Jewish synagogue community that strives to experience God’s presence by praying, studying, teaching, volunteering, celebrating, and caring for each other and our world. Our services are joyful, musical, socially progressive, and accessible, weaving together tradition with contemporary life.

Our elective-based Hebrew School model for 2018-19:

  • Places an emphasis on music, spirituality, and tefillah (prayer)
  • Emphasizes student and family cohorts, and the creation of meaningful human connection
  • Makes Judaism relevant, connecting our values and traditions to being good human beings
  • Aims to foster a deep sense of Jewish identity, creating socially aware and empowered individuals
  • Provides individualized prayer-based Hebrew learning
  • Prioritizes the professional development of our teaching faculty
  • Offers scheduling flexibility and a variety of elective options, ensuring that our students feel ownership and passion over their Jewish learning and identity formation

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KADIMA@BJ: 2018–2019

Gan (Kindergarten)Tuesdays 4:00-5:30PM• One family Shabbat dinner
• Experiential holiday programming
• Kadima@BJ excursion
Aleph (1st Grade)
Bet (2nd Grade)Tuesdays 4:00-6:00PM
Gimmel (3rd Grade)• Tuesdays 4:00-6:00PM
• Hebrew Homepage
• Three electives (Thursday afternoons plus weekend options)
• One family Shabbat dinner
• Reach for Shabbat Retreat
• Hebrew
Homepage: 24 individualized online tutoring sessions
Dalet (4th Grade)
Hey (5th Grade)
Vav (6th Grade)
Zayin (7th Grade)Wednesdays 6:00-7:30PM• Weekly pizza dinner
• Family Shabbat dinner
• Immersive experience to Washington, D.C.
Het (8th Grade)Wednesdays 6:00-7:00PM
(Various course options throughout
the year)
• Two Hitoreri Shabbat dinners
Tet (9th Grade)


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