Hebrew School

Framework For Excellence School

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Framework For Excellence School
Our Hebrew School has been recognized as a Framework of Excellence School, meeting the high standards and fulfilled all the criteria set by of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. As of December 2009, our Hebrew School is one of only 11 accredited Hebrew schools in the entire state of New Jersey, and 1 of only 2 in Bergen County.
    Two Days per Week Class Schedules  
Our Kindergarten and 1st grade meet on Sunday mornings, and our grades 2nd thru 7th meet twice per week on Sunday mornings and Tuesday afternoons.
    Optional Extended Day  
For our Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students, a one hour optional extended Sunday schedule is available for additional learning, activities, and fun!
    Bar and Bat Mitzvah Preparation  
Our students receive complete Bar and Bat Mitzvah training, which includes individual instruction with our JCCP/CBT Cantor, and classroom lessons as part of our school curriculum.
    Weekly Music Classes  
All students have a weekly music class in which they learn popular Israeli and Jewish songs along with Jewish prayers.
    Fun Holiday Celebrations  
  • Ice cream sundae party in the Succah with our Rabbi,
  • Simchat Torah celebrations,
  • Marathon Dreidel spinning competitions at our Chanukah Extravaganza,
  • Tu Bishvat fruit tasting,
  • Purim carnival and festivities,
  • Passover model seders, and
  • Cheesecake making, and tasting, for Shavuot!
    Special Programs and Activities  
  • Family Education programs,
  • Tzedakah programs,
  • NYC Salute to Israel Parade participation,
  • Friday night dinners,
  • Student participation in synagogue services,
  • Community Service requirement for 6th and 7th graders,
  • Trips to places of Jewish interest, and
  • UJANNJ Mitzvah Day participation.
    Candle Club Pre-School Program  
Candle Club, our award winning, once a month program for pre-k students, gives the children a taste of the Jewish holidays through story, song, music, crafts and delicious snacks! This free class is open to members and non-members of our synagogue.
    Kindergarten and 1st Grade  
Our Kindergarten and 1st grade meet once a week. The children learn about the holidays, the synagogue, prayer and Jewish values. They enjoy a music class where they develop a repertoire of Jewish songs, dance, and prayers.
    2nd Grade  
Our 2nd grade meets twice a week, on Sunday mornings and Tuesday afternoons, for a total of 4 hours a week. A highlight of their curriculum is learning to read Hebrew, along with the study of the holidays, Torah stories, Israel, music, and mitzvoth.
    3rd thru 7th Grades  
Our 3rd thru 7th grades meet twice a week, on Sunday mornings and Tuesday afternoons, for a total of 5 hours a week. Children develop their Hebrew reading skills, their prayer fluency, and their understanding of the words of the prayers. The 5 year curriculum includes a detailed understanding of the Jewish Holidays, the weekly Torah readings, Jewish history and values, Mitzvot, and Jewish current events locally and around the world. They study the history of the State of Israel, and become familiar with Israel today.
    Devoted Faculty  
Our outstanding devoted faculty, creative curriculum, and exciting programming allow our students to achieve great things during their time at the JCCP/CBT Hebrew School.
For More Information
Please contact Marcia Kagedan, Education Director, for more information.
(201) 262-7733

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Jewish Community Center of Paramus / Congregation Beth Tikvah
E. 304 Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 262-7691 - Fax: (201) 262-6516
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