Muswell Hill Synagogue
Bamidbar 26 & 27 May 8.47pm 10.04pm

SERVICE TIMES – 26 May to 3 June 2017

Shabbat – 26/27 May
Starts – 8.47pm
Ends – 10.04pm

Kabalat Shabbat

Shabbat Mincha 
9.00pm – followed by Ma’ariv

Sunday, 28 May
Shacharit – 8.15am – Followed by breakfast

Monday, 29 May
Shacharit – 8.30am

Tuesday, 30 May – Erev Shavuot
Mincha – 7.15pm followed by Ma’ariv
Starts – 8.52pm

Wednesday, 31 May – 1st Day Shavuot
Shacharit – 9.15am
Mincha – 7.00pm followed by Ma’ariv

Thursday, 1 June – 2nd Day Shavuot
Shacharit – 9.15am
Mincha – 9.10pm followed by Ma’ariv
Ends – 10.12pm

Shabbat – 2/3 June
Starts – 8.55pm
Ends – 10.14pm

Kabalat Shabbat

Shabbat Mincha 
9.00pm – followed by Ma’ariv


Muswell Hill Cheder reopened in 1997 with just a handful of children. Since then we have grown to over 100 children but we still retain the warmth and sense of community that makes this a very special place. We want the children to discover that Judaism is enjoyable by learning about it in a fun way.

Our mission
To promote a love, knowledge and practice of Judaism in a creative and fun way.
‘Lilmod ulelamed lishmor vela’asot…be’ahavah’
To teach, to learn with all your being and with kindness

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Open Morning – Sunday, 26 June – 10.30am

Whether your child is looking to join Cheder in Reception class, Year One or perhaps is starting a bit later in their schooling, we would love to show you around Muswell Hill Cheder.

Please join us on Sunday, 26 June 2016 from 10.30am when we can answer your questions and give you an idea of what your child would experience on a Cheder morning.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Rachel Hope ( or Samantha Blendis ( who will be happy to help.


Term dates 2015/16

Autumn term 2015

Starts First day: 20 Sept (Short morning: 27 Sept)

Half term: 4 & 25 Oct 26

Ends: 12 Dec

Spring Term 2016

Starts: 10 Jan

Half term: 14 Feb, 27 March & 3 April

End of term: 17 April

Summer term 2016

Starts: 8 May

Half term: 29 May & 12 June

Ends: 10 July


Members per Term:

First child £155

Sibling £130

Non-Members per Term:

First child £190

Sibling £170

There is also a £9 per term, per child charge for security provisions.


Download an application form here

For more information about joining the Cheder, plesae contact Rachel Hope: Home tel – 020 8883 0898  Mobile – 07956 581316  Email –

Our structure

In Years 1-6 our pupils follow a Hebrew reading scheme called Aleph Champ which encourages them to move up different coloured ‘belts’ as they progress. .

Year 1:

Children are taught through song, arts and crafts and gentle encouragement and ensures that our youngest class settle in well to the cheder and most importantly are happy. They have an introduction to the aleph bet.

Year 2:

Class 2 is where pupils begin to learn more about the practices of Judaism as well as to read Hebrew. They also start to learn about The Patriarchs and Matriarchs

Year 3:

In class 3 the children begin their shul project and learn about the shabbat service. This will help them feel confident and at home at the shul.


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Year 4:

By this stage in the Cheder, children are starting to learn more about the Jewish lifecycle and to understand and experience its rituals.They also learn about the Israelites in the desert

Year 5 and Year 6:

In these classes, children are gaining a deeper understanding of Torah values and the deeper meanings of Jewish practice as well as more about certain prayers, and some of the stories of the prophets and Kings of Israel


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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program:

(Year 7/8) This is a brand new program developed by Rabbi David and our Head Teacher. Run over two years, it is an exciting and dynamic way for young people to continue their Jewish learning by taking part in various challenges. A full program for this program is available from the head.


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GCSE (Year 9/10):

This is a two-year programme and can be joined in either year. Pupils study for the OCR World Religions (A) exam.

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