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 2019

Sunday 8 September – Sunday 15 December

Sunday 8 SeptemberChanukah Term Commences
September 15 – 9.30 am onwardsParent/Carers Welcome Breakfast
Sunday 13 OctoberSuccah Decorating from 10.00 am-12noon
Sunday 20 OctoberHalf Term
Sunday 27 OctoberHalf Term
Sunday 15 DecemberLast Day of Term

 

PESACH Term 2020

Sunday 12 January – Sunday 22 March

Sunday 5 JanuarySTAFF INSET DAY
Sunday 12 JanuaryPesach Term Commences
Sunday 9 FebruaryTu B’Shvat Seder
Sunday 16 FebruaryHalf Term
Sunday 23 FebruaryHalf Term
Sunday 1 MarchBagel Breakfast
Sunday 22 MarchLast Day of Term

 

SHAVOUT Term 2020

Sunday 19 April – Sunday 5 July

Sunday 19 AprilParent Consultation Morning – 10.00 am – midday
Sunday 26 April   Open – Pupils Return
Sunday 24 MayHalf Term
Sunday 31 MayHalf Term
Sunday 14 JuneBagel Breakfast
Saturday (SHABBAT) June 21 (TBC)CLASS VAV – GRADUATION/SIDDUR PRESENTATION
Sunday 5 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.