Belsize Square Synagogue Cheder, for children aged 5-15 years, takes place every Sunday morning during term time from 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Hebrew, Jewish Studies and Liturgy are an integral part of the learning process, as well as giving the children an opportunity to experience Judaism, socialise and become familiar with the ethos of the community.
Head Teacher Caroline Loison – a qualified teacher for 16 years – has been a life-long member of the community, attending the Cheder herself before going on to teach there too.
Message from Head Teacher Caroline Loison:
“Appreciating the unique of Belsize Square and understanding its background and traditions, puts me in a particularly good position to recognise what our members and their families are looking for. Our aim is to create an atmosphere that is conducive to both learning and having fun. We like to focus on Hebrew reading to ensure students are ready for their Bar or Batmitzvah. Educating the next generation has always been my passion, and I can think of nothing better than playing an important role in the education of the children at my own Synagogue, enriching Jewish lives for the better.”
In addition to our great classes, we supplement our programme with trips with Jewish content around London. We also invite outside speakers to teach our children and to tell them about their experiences. Each holiday is celebrated together as a cheder community creating lasting memories.
Students also have the opportunity to join our Youth Choir, which regularly takes part in Synagogue services and performs at outside functions.
Cheder is open to members and non-members – for information please contact Caroline on 020 7794 3949.