The 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.
“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.”
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
Saturday, April 1 | 2:30-4:00PM | 89th Street Community House
Do you love Passover? Do you love chocolate?! If you are in 3rd-5th grade and answered yes to either of these questions, then this event is not to be missed! Come celebrate Passover in the most delicious way possible as we make our way through the Passover seder using interactive activities, Shabbat-friendly crafts, and–you guessed it–chocolate!
Members of Shorashim, email Michelle to R.S.V.P.
All other members may register here.
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.