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Hebrew School

Kindergarten through Grade 7
 

"And you shall teach them diligently unto your children..." (Deuteronomy 6:7)

An integral part of the Glen Rock Jewish Center, our Hebrew School encourages our students to discover their Jewish identity as they explore a rich curriculum designed to nurture an appreciation and understanding of Jewish heritage, ritual and culture.

Our school offers a comprehensive program with classes for kindergarten through grade seven.  Additionally, there is a class for children with special needs that can lead to a bar or bat mitzvah.  Our youngest students attend Sunday School for two hours twice a month.  Students in first and second grade attend Sunday School for two hours weekly.  Students in grades three through seven meet in class twice a week and also attend synagogue services.  Students who have completed our program are encouraged to attend the Bergen County High School for Jewish Studies in nearby Paramus, New Jersey.

The GRJC Hebrew School faculty is experienced and dedicated to making our students' experiences satisfying and meaningful.  They are led by Rachel Blumenstyk, our principal of 25 years.

Prayers and study of text are woven into our curriculum, along with Jewish history, culture and Hebrew language to foster a strong connection with their Jewish heritage.  As part of weekday classes, students assemble to pray minchah (the afternoon service) where they also learn basic aspects of Jewish ritual and have fun learning new words in Hebrew.

In keeping with our major goal of preparing our young people to become active members of the Congregation, each class has several hands-on programs throughout the school year.  These include Shabbatonim (participation in Friday night or Saturday services) and life-cycle events.  Parents are invited to become actively involved in their children's religious education through classroom visits, attendance at special programs, and parent and family workshops held during the school year.

Goals


The Glen Rock Jewish Center Hebrew School strives to make our students life-long Jewish learners.  Our goals are:

  • to instill in our students an understanding of what it means to be a member of the Jewish community, and to promote a sense of pride in their Jewish heritage
  • to enable each student to participate in services, text study and rituals at home and in the synagogue, and to feel welcome as a participant in the synagogue
  • to graduate students who possess the knowledge, skills and desire to be responsible, active members of the Conservative Jewish tradition in the synagogue and at home
  • to integrate Jewish values and traditions into the student’s way of life
  • to stimulate the desire for life-long Jewish learning.

School Schedule

Calendar is subject to change.  Please check the online calendar on the GRJC website for the most up-to-date information.  Unless otherwise noted, classes meet during the following times :

Gan (K) : Sundays 9:00-10:55am 2x/month

Kitah Achat (1st grade) : Sundays 9:00-10:55am

Kitah Shtaeem (2nd grade) : Sundays 11:10am-1:10pm

Aleph (3rd grade) : Tuesdays 3:45-5:45pm and Sundays 11:10am-1:10pm

Bet (4th grade) : Tuesdays 3:45-5:45pm and Sundays 11:10am-1:10pm

Gimel (5th grade) : Thursdays 3:45-5:45pm and Sundays 9:00-10:55am

Daled (6th grade) : Thursdays 3:45-5:45pm and Sundays 9:00-10:55am

Kulanu : Sundays 9:30-10:55am

Please note : Gimel and Daled classes do NOT meet on Sundays during Shabbat School months (Dec., Jan. and Feb.)

Registration
 

To register your child for our school, please contact office@grjc.org or (201) 652-6624.  You may click HERE to view the GRJC Hebrew School Handbook.

Please note : Once your child is registered for school, tuition is non-refundable.

Thu, October 19 2017 29 Tishrei 5778