The Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies (BCHSJS) is not your traditional “old school” Hebrew school. We mix relevant Jewish studies with social and community service activities that foster lifelong friendships. For more than 40 years, through this combination of learning and doing, we’ve helped teens to explore their Jewish identity while furthering Jewish continuity.
BCHSJS has changed all aspects of my life, my knowledge of Judaism, my friendships, and my overall confidence as a person.
- Cole C.
Every Sunday when I wake up and go to BCHSJS I think to myself that this is a place where I can be myself and I don’t have to be afraid to show who I really am.
- Ariel S.
BCHSJS truly made a mark on my life. It showed me that continuing my Jewish education did not have to be boring. I made friends, participated in many interesting classes and, importantly, rekindled a Jewish identity I’d felt that I’d lost.
- Jerry V.
My years attending BCHSJS have been truly full of great memories, both with friends and teachers alike. The teachers really made the school a great learning environment where we could both learn and have fun.