BCHSJS is a regional Sunday school program for Jewish teens in grades 8-12. We draw from 22 different northern New Jersey congregations (Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist and Orthodox) and have non-affiliated students enrolled as well. For more than 40 years, we have been giving local teens the tools to form a Jewish identity that carries them into adulthood and stays with them for life.
BCHSJS is not Hebrew school like you are used. We are not focused on Hebrew langue or prayer. Our program combines fun social activities with engaging, relevant Jewish studies taught by passionate, inspiring teachers. BCHSJS students get to choose their own path.
We are proud to be one of the only supplemental community high schools.
IMPORTANT HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BENEFITS
While the primary benefit of BCHSJS is helping teens discover their Jewish identity and make lasting Jewish friendships, there are numerous others:
- College Credits: BCHSJS participates in the Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Middle College Program which allows juniors and seniors to earn up to six college credits while taking classes at BCHSJS. Judaism in the Modern World is being offered during the 2018-19 academic year.
- Community Service: BCHSJS offers numerous opportunities for students to engage in community service activities and fulfill high school requirements, and to give back to the community.
- Recommendations and References: The BCHSJS principal will write college recommendations and send transcripts to academic institutions upon request.
Students attend two classes each Sunday and have one social activity lead by our BCHSJS staff. We meet from 11:30AM – 1:30PM.