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
Family programming at each location on the High Holidays
Ice cream sundae party and family lunch in the Succah
Simchat Torah celebrations
Chanukah family and community celebrations
Tu Bishvat seder and fruit tasting
Purim carnival and festivities
Passover model seders and family learning experiences
Lag B’Omer Annual Barbeque and Sports event
Cheesecake making and tasting for Shavuot
Pre School Programs
Periodic programs will be held at each location for the younger set and their parents. Activities are holiday related and free to the community.
Special Programs and Activities
Kehillah Program – 6th and 7th grade students join kids from 10 other congregations for special educational programming several times a year. This is partially funded by the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.
Family Education programs
Friday night dinners
Student participation in synagogue services
School trips to places of Jewish interest
UJANNJ Mitzvah Day participation
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
Kindergarten through 2nd grade
Our Kindergarten through 2nd 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.
3rd through 7th grades
Our 3rd 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)