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.
“Our family and BJ are integrally woven together. We have been enriched by its members, the people who participate in the daily minyan and Shabbat services and by the spiritual leaders – on a daily basis, and in times of joy as well (and in particular) in times of grief.”
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
Sunday, May 21 | 1:00PM | Citi Field
Members of Garinim, Shorashim, and Ilanot (or non-youth group members in kindergarten through 7th grade) and their families are invited to spend an afternoon at Citi Field watching the Mets play the Los Angeles Angels. Youth Group Members receive one FREE ticket! Email Michelle to claim yours.
Register here (if you are eligible for the free ticket, please exclude this additional ticket from your order so that you are not charged for it).
**This is a family outing. Children should not be in attendance without adult supervision.
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.