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We will be starting in person instruction on Sunday, September 12! Welcome back!
Building the community into our Community Hebrew School
Over 100 years of Jewish education experience
Hours of Instruction
Pre-K/Kindergarten (Gan) and First Grade (Aleph)
Sunday 9:30-12:30 a.m.
Second (Bet), Third (Gimmel), Fourth (Daled), Fifth (Hey), Sixth (Vav), and Seventh (Zayin) Grades:
Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday 4:00 -6:00 p.m.
Jewish Community Center of Paramus/Congregation Beth Tikvah
E. 304 Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
The Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel
10-10 Norma Avenue, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Bar and Bat Mitzvah Preparation
Students will receive Bar and Bat Mitzvah training at their home synagogue. JCCP/CBT students will receive individual tutoring with the JCCP/CBT Cantor. The Hebrew School curriculum will include prayers needed for Bar and Bat mitzvah.
Technology in the Classroom and beyond
Smart boards and individual technology devices in the classrooms
Zoom remote learning will be set up as needed
Fun Holiday Celebrations
Pre School Programs
Special Programs and Activities
Parent Involvement Program (PIP)
This program provides an opportunity for parents to become more familiar with Shabbat prayers and rituals. Parents will learn the basics of synagogue service participation with synagogue members Eileen Schneider and Rob Chananie. Dates will be announced for this program, which will take place on Saturday mornings during Shabbat services and Sunday mornings while your children are in school.
Outline of the Hebrew School Curriculum
Pre-K/Kindergarten through 1st grade
Our Pre-K/Kindergarten through 1st grade meet once a week. The children learn about the holidays, the synagogue, prayer and Jewish values. They enjoy music, art and dance while developing a repertoire of Jewish songs, dance, and prayers.
2nd through 7th grades
Our 2nd through 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-including a unit on the Holocaust, 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.
Our outstanding devoted faculty, creative curriculum, and exciting programming allow our students to achieve great things during their time at the Community Hebrew School of Bergen County at both our Paramus and Fair Lawn locations (split throughout the school year)
For More Information
Please contact Educational Director Marcia Kagedan, for more information. (201) 815-8136 or EDUdirector@CHSBC.org