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 and calendar for the year.

“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 is now open for the 2015-16 school year. Click here to register online.

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 OR Thursday
Bet (Second Grade)4:00-6:00PM, Monday OR Thursday
Gimmel (Third Grade)4:00-6:00PM, Monday AND Thursday OR
4:00-6:00PM, Monday AND Shabbat morning
Dalet, Hey and Vav (Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grades)4:00-6:00PM, Monday AND Thursday
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

Visions of Israel – BJ Family Trip 2015 - registration now open!


Wednesday December 23, 2015 – Saturday January 2, 2016 | Israel
Join us on our upcoming trip to Israel. We will explore places, meet people, spend Shabbat with our partner communities and create bonds to last a lifetime. For all information regarding cost, registration and itinerary please go to www.bj.org/trips.

K-2 Sukkah Party

Sukkah Photo: Forestfortrees, 2004, Flickr

Sunday, October 4 | 2:00-3:00 PM | 89th Street Sukkah

Come join your BJ friends for an afternoon of kids only fun in the BJ Sukkah! Join us for music, arts and crafts, games, and snacks as we celebrate Sukkot together. This program is open to all BJ youth in grades K-2. $5 per child. Please register here.

Sign up for the BJ Babysitting List

Are you interested in babysitting kids in the BJ Community? If you are at least 14 years of age and have some free time, sign up for our Babysitting List, and make your name available to the community. Fill out our Google doc and email Esther with any questions.

Register for 2015-2016 BJHS and JJP Program

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 2015-16 Hebrew School/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.

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.