Our cheder is a grassroots organisation, created and run by parents for the children of our community. Our teachers are well versed in either Judaism and/or Hebrew language, and teach according to their own strengths.
We follow a set curriculum at cheder, and each day is divided into two parts: A Hebrew Class, where the children are taught to read and understand Hebrew, and a Jewish Studies class, where they learn about Jewish culture, our stories and our traditions. The children are also taught Jewish Music, incorporated into our assembly to which the parents are invited, making cheder a family oriented experience.
We often have ‘extras’, such as a ‘cheder seder’ on Pesach, Hamentaschen baking on Purim, and our annual Chanuka party, to which synagogue members are invited. Youth groups run after cheder on many Sundays, giving our children more opportunities to form friendships that we hope will last a lifetime.
Our Cheder is more than just a Sunday School. It’s a community, a place for a child to make friends with other Jewish children, and to experience Judaism in a positive light. What better way to ensure our children will want to pass Judaism onto theirs?
The table below provides the Cheder Term Dates for 2014/15:
CHEDER TERM DATES 2014/15
|Term||Dates||36 Teaching Weeks|
|Chanukah 2014||Sunday 7 September INSET DAY||1 week|
|14 September –Sunday 19 October||6 weeks|
|NO CHEDER Half-term 26th October||1 week|
|Sunday, 2nd November – Sunday, 14th December||7 weeks|
|NO CHEDER Break 21st /28th December||2 weeks|
|Purim 2015||Sunday, 4th January – Sunday 15th February||7 weeks|
|NO CHEDER Half-term 22nd February||1 week|
|Sunday, 1st March – Sunday, 22nd March||4 weeks|
|NO CHEDER Break 29th March, 5th /12th April||3 weeks|
|Shavuot 2015||Sunday, 19th April – 26th April||2 weeks|
|NO CHEDER BANK HOLIDAY 3rd MAY||1 week|
|Sunday, 10th May- 17th May||2 weeks|
|NO CHEDER Half-term 24th May||1 week|
|Sunday, 31st May – Sunday, 12th July||7 weeks|