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?
Cheder term dates are sent to parents at the beginning of each school year.