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.
Attending BCHSJS was something I did not want to do, but it turned out to be the changing moment for me.
- Benjamin N
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.
BCHSJS helps keeps Jewish teens Jewish!
- Susan P. (parent)
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.