Cheder

We have a thriving Cheder (religious school) for children aged 3-15. Our programme begins with nursery age children, who are introduced in a fun way to stories, festivals and Hebrew letters. It culminates in Kabbalat Torah (receiving the Torah) following two years of study post-bar/bat mtizvah, in which the participants explore, the ethics, beliefs and practices of Judaism in at a more adult level. The Kabbalat Torah course also involves weekends away in the UK and abroad.

Our leadership team consists of Rabbi Jacobi (Principal), a head teacher and an administrator. They are always glad to answer questions and respond to suggestions. We are fortunate in having committed parents and university students as teachers and our own young people become teaching assistants following their Kabbalat Torah.

Our classes take place in purpose-built classrooms and have six to twelve pupils, covering two school year groups. The learning is informal, in the belief that our children will only want to come if they enjoy learning and make friends, and there is often a strong sense of friendship as the pupils grow up through the cheder together.

Our young people are also active in LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism (http://www.ljy-netzer.org/) and lead occasional youth activities at the Synagogue.

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