Hebrew School

Kitah Aleph with RolyThe 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.

“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

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is open. Please register here for Hebrew School.

Registration for all Kadima@BJ courses is now open. Please register here.

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

Schedule

The Hebrew School meets at 270 West 89th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue) on Mondays and Thursdays, 4:00-6:00PM.

Gan and Aleph (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)4:00-5:30PM, Monday OR Thursday
Bet (Second Grade)4:00-6:00PM, Monday OR Thursday
Gimmel (Third Grade)4:00-6:00PM, Monday AND Kadima@BJ OR
4:00-6:00PM, Monday AND Shabbat morning
Dalet, Hey and Vav (Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grades)4:00-6:00PM, Monday AND Kadima@BJ, + Hebrew Homepage
JJP (Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grades)4:00-6:00PM, Monday Meet-up AND JJP Courses
Zayin (Seventh Grade)4:00-6:00PM, Thursday only

 

 

 

Upcoming Hebrew School Events

Register for B'nai Jeshurun Hebrew School

September 2016 – May 2017 | 4:00-6:00PM | 89th Street Community House

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 2016-2017/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.

Kulanu (Shabbat morning services for 3rd-6th graders and their whole families)

Saturdays from September 17, 2016 – May 27, 2017 | 10:20AM-12:00PM | 86th Street Social Hall

Join Rabbinic Fellow Arielle Rosenberg, BJ rabbis and a team of musicians in a family-friendly celebration of Shabbat with song, games, prayer, art and open sharing. Geared toward kids in 3rd-6th grades and their whole family!

Previously known as Junior Congregation, Kulanu is a celebratory, participatory prayerspace meant to build skills and open the heart. Join us!

We will meet in the main sanctuary of 86th Street at 10:20AM to take the Torah out of the ark and dance together to the Kulanu space downstairs.  With questions or to get involved, please contact Arielle at arosenberg@bj.org!

Register to be an Ozer/Ozeret in the Hebrew School

Ozrim (Hebrew for helpers) serve as classroom aides at the BJ Hebrew School and as services leader’s aides at weekly Shabbat children’s services and Junior Congregation. This hands on experience working with kids in an educational setting and serving as role models to students in our community is a great way to give back to your BJ community. Community service hours are awarded to participating Ozrim, and returning Ozrim can elect to be paid. Ozrim form important relationships with their students, and are invaluable to our Hebrew School community. Click here to complete your application, and feel free to be in touch with any questions.