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.
Join BCHSJS and The Maccabeats for a night of music and fun!
In an extraordinary year, BCHSJS, the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies, still provides a space for our students to be together, continue learning and deepen their Jewish connections. We teach Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and Gemilut Chasadim (providing kindness) and we feel an obligation to reflect these core Jewish values in everything we do. To that end, we are proud to be setting aside a percentage of what is raised from this year's fundraising to donate to some of the local food pantries. The remaining donations will go to sustaining BCHSJS, so we can continue to thrive and provide a community space for our teens.
Please support BCHSJS by placing a tribute ad in our online journal, buying a ticket, or making a donation!
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.
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.
- Tamir B.
Attending BCHSJS was something I did not want to do, but it turned out to be the changing moment for me.
- Benjamin N
BCHSJS has changed all aspects of my life, my knowledge of Judaism, my friendships, and my overall confidence as a person.