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Kehilatainu - our Cheder

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What is Kehilatainu?

Kehilatainu means ‘our community’. This was a name chosen by our students to reflect the warm and happy community spirit that makes our Sunday morning school so special.  Kehilatainu is for primary aged children who do not attend Jewish schools.

We meet every Sunday between 9.30am and 12.30pm during term time. We are open for members of our community and other Masorti communities who do not have such provisions.

What do we teach?

Our syllabus covers Hebrew, Bible, Jewish values and ethics, history and festivals. Each year group has its own curriculum, building on the children’s previous knowledge.

We use a variety of approaches to teach our students including, stories, texts, songs and experiential activities such as cooking, drama and art to help the children understand the content.

Learning at Kehilatainu is not limited to the child’s academic experience. We also have a dedicated curriculum to develop children’s emotional and social learning within a Jewish context.  Children are encouraged to integrate Jewish values into their interactions with others, their sense of self-worth and their attitude towards learning.  Our approach is based on the tradition of Jewish middot (personal qualities), we expect students and staff to be striving to grow as menches (good people). Every month we focus on a different middah and challenge our students to consider how they can integrate the Middah into their behaviour. We award students who work really hard on developing a middah in our monthly Mensch of the Month award ceremony.

Mon, 18 October 2021 12 Cheshvan 5782