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.

“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 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.


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
Bet (Second Grade)4:00-6:00PM, Monday
Gimmel (Third Grade)4:00-6:00PM, Monday AND Kadima@BJ
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

Kulanu Kids

Saturdays, October 8, 2016 – May 13, 2017 | 10:20AM – 12:00PM |  86th Street Social Hall

Join Rabbinic Fellow Arielle Rosenberg, the BJ rabbis, and a team of teen musicians in a family-friendly celebration of Shabbat. Previously known as Junior Congregation, Kulanu is a participatory prayer space in which 3rd-6th graders and their families will use song, games, prayer, and art to make Shabbat morning come alive. Upon meeting in the main sanctuary, we will take the Torah out of the ark and dance our way to the Kulanu space downstairs. For more information, contact Arielle Rosenberg.

 *On the second Saturday of every month, Kulanu is kids only.


Escape the Room with Ilanot, BJ’s 6th & 7th Grade Youth Group!


Sunday, November 13 | 2:30-4:00PM | Location TBA
Join Ilanot, BJ’s brand new 6th & 7th grade Youth Group, for its official inaugural event. Students are invited to work as a team and figure out how to Escape the Room in this interactive, brain-teasing challenge that has taken NYC by storm. Space is limited. Discounted price for Ilanot members. Register here. For more information, email Michelle.

Parenting in The Tragic Gap: From Anxiety to Authoritative Child-rearing


Tuesday, November 15 | 7:00PM | 88th Street Sanctuary
The gap between who our child is and who they are supposed to be in societal and academic contexts is a source of everyday anxiety for most parents. Despite the discomfort this disparity may cause, it can also be utilized as a tremendous opportunity for growth. In this first-time workshop, we will present a unique combination of spiritually and scientifically anchored child-rearing strategies designed to create a healthier foundation for your child and to release them (and you) from the destructive aspects of our pressured, modern lives. Register here.