Young people in their teens are questioning, soul searching and forming opinions about who they are and what it means to be Jewish. The majority of them have recently completed congregational Hebrew school and statistics show that their participation in any kind of Jewish learning stops at that point. And yet, this is the most important time to guide our youth into becoming adults with Jewish values, morals and identities. Encouraging your son or daughter to attend BCHSJS sends a clear message about the importance of not only being Jewish, but being part of a broader Jewish community.
BCHSJS is not “old school” Hebrew school! Many parents are concerned that their children won’t want to attend BCHSJS because it will be boring and more of the same lecture style instruction they had in their younger grades. That couldn’t be further from reality. BCHSJS combines a personalized, discussion-based program with a breadth of social and community service activities.
BCHSJS is a practical investment. Juniors and seniors can earn college credit for taking specific courses, which can help defray college tuition costs. Because of our numerous community service opportunities, students can earn credits to meet their high school requirements and/or to enrich their college applications.
BCHSJS is convenient. We know how busy you and your teens are, juggling work, sports practice and other activities. We’ve scheduled BCHSJS at a time when it’s easy to attend – Sundays from 9:30am to 12:45pm – which doesn’t overlap with most extracurricular activities and leaves the afternoon available. Our location at the Moriah School in Englewood, New Jersey is protected with a security guard at the entranceway to ensure safety.