Our Vision …

Is to engender in our students a love of Judaism and a desire to become committed participants in the Jewish community. We seek to achieve this by providing them with a positive experience of Judaism, Hebrew, Israel, spirituality and community.
We meet Sunday mornings at the synagogue from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (term time) for those between Reception age and Year 6.

The atmosphere at Religion School is always relaxed and we encourage parental and family participation, offering the opportunity of attending workshops with our rabbinic team, as well as occasionally working in class with the students.
We use a variety of teaching methods, including text study and discussion, music, dance and arts and craft.
We welcome family participation and meet regularly for Breakfast and parents have the opportunity of supporting our PTA who organise social and fund raising events on behalf of our Religion School.

Our pupils have the opportunity to take part in our ‘Shofar Club’, Israeli Dancing, visiting the Jewish Museum (Camden) and going on Jewish East End or relevant ‘Walks’ with an education guide.
Our Rabbis visit and conduct workshops with pupils as well as Sha’arei Tsedek’s Sopher who explains his role and demonstrates to pupils how Hebrew Letters are written in Torah.
Sha’arei Tsedek’s Musical Director, Louise Katin joins us regularly to teach all pupils songs for the Chagim and Shabbat.
Pupils are welcome to join us when they are rising 5, Reception Class (Kittah Aleph) and attend ‘Lower School’ until Year 6 (Kittah Vav)
On Graduating from Lower School (Yr 6) they will join the B’nei Mitzvah Group in Yr 7 (Upper School) in preparation for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah Programme.

For more information or to enrol your child please email: school@shaarei-tsedek.org.uk

All teachers hold relevant qualifications, some having gained the Foundation Course Diploma in Jewish Education from Leo Baeck College –

CHANUKAH Term 2018

Sunday 16th September – Sunday 16th December

Sunday 16th SeptemberChanukah Term Commences
September 23rd  9.30 onwardsParent/Carers Welcome Breakfast
Sunday 23rd SeptemberSuccah Decorating from 10.00am-12noon
Sunday 21st  OctoberHalf Term
Sunday 28th  OctoberHalf Term
Sunday 16th DecemberLast Day of Term

 

PESACH Term 2019

Sunday 13th January – Sunday 31st March

Sunday 6 th JanuarySTAFF INSET DAY
Sunday 13th JanuaryPesach Term Commences
Sunday 20th JanuaryTu B’shvat Sedar
Sunday 3rd  FebruaryBeigal Breakfast
Sunday 17th  FebruaryHalf Term
Sunday 24th FebruaryHalf Term
Sunday 31st MarchLast Day of Term

 

SHAVOUT Term 2019

Sunday 28th April – Sunday 7th July

Sunday 28th AprilTerm Begins
Sunday 5th May /12th May/19th  May   Open
Sunday 26th MayParent Consultation morning
Sunday 2nd JuneHalf Term
Sunday 9th JuneShavuot (Yom Tov) Childrens service/activities
Sunday 16th JuneBeigel Breakfast
Saturday (SHABBAT) (TBC)CLASS VAV – GRADUATION/SIDDUR PRESENTATION
Sunday 7th JulyLast day of term

 

 

 

We also aim to celebrate some of the Chagim on a Shabbat. When we do this we will not have a Sunday class.   We will advise you of these dates asap.