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Cheder

Cheder classes are open to all Jewish children in School Years 1 -6*, irrespective of whether their parents are members of the synagogue. The Cheder meets on Sunday mornings from 10:00am - 12:00pm. There are three terms a year, roughly corresponding to school terms.

*If your child is in Reception they can join in the Summer Term prior to joining Year 1.

Our 2021/22 term schedule can be found here.

If you would like to register your child for Cheder please fill out and return the form here.

We aim to:

  • Encourage a positive Jewish identity,
  • Provide a broad knowledge and experience of Jewish practice,
  • Achieve fluency in Hebrew reading as a key to Jewish language and texts.

Ethos

Highgate's Cheder blends a relaxed approach with a structured learning system. The Cheder aims to make Sunday mornings exciting, enjoyable and stimulating. There is a structured framework of curriculum content based on the Tribe curriculum with regular assessment of general knowledge and reading ability, rather than with formal examinations. Sephardi pronunciation is used throughout.

The Curriculum

The curriculum attempts to provide a broad Jewish knowledge in an age related way to cover the following areas: Hebrew Reading, Synagogue, Tefillah And Berachot, Shabbat, Chaggim,  Parsha, Kashrut and Middot.

For further information, contact the Rabbi, or the Shul Community Manager.