HS registration letter

Hebrew School Registration 2017-2018 (5778)

Dear IJC Families, Friends and Parents of prospective Hebrew School students,
The IJC Hebrew School invites you to register your child(ren) for the 2017-2018 (5778) school year. We have exciting and engaging programs for ages 4 years old through to our bat/bar-mitzvah program (12-13 year olds). Our dynamic teaching staff are looking forward to learning with your child(ren).

The IJC is Belgium’s only English speaking Progressive Jewish community. The Hebrew School is a place where our children learn about their Judaism, as well as Jewish culture and values in a comfortable, welcoming and appealing environment. Classes are from 10:00am to 12:30pm on Saturdays during the academic year.

In groups based on age and knowledge, students encounter Hebrew, prayer, religious traditions, and the modern Jewish experience. There is an emphasis on creative expression through crafts and song, especially for the younger children. Each Hebrew School session includes two one-hour class periods, a whole school activity, and a short break/snack. Approximately 50% of class time is spent on Hebrew language instruction. We will have two Sunday outings to engage students with their Judaism and Jewish heritage and aim to have an overnight retreat for our older students. Our students and teachers are multi-lingual and open to children who have limited English. Please visit the Hebrew School page of our website for more information.

Our Hebrew School parents are also engaged members of the community: participating in community events, holiday celebrations, joining their children in services and there are periodic parent education sessions so you can keep up with your children.

The HS calendar, which can be found on our website, is developed keeping in mind Belgian and International school holidays (and certain events such as major races and car free Sunday) to maximize accessibility. For more information about school fees click here. As members of the community, Hebrew School families are asked to make their fair share contributions to the operations of the IJC. For more information click here.

Newcomers can contact Pam at info@ijc.be to discuss the program and/or arrange for one session trial for you and your child(ren).

Please also feel free to contact Rabbi Ira Goldberg or Tammy Harrison, our Hebrew School Director, with your questions. You can reach us at ijc.hebrewschool@gmail.com.

Click here for the Registration Form. Feel free to share this registration link with other interested families.
The IJC Hebrew School team looks forward to seeing you at 10:00am on Sunday, September 3, 2017 for the opening Hebrew School session!