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.
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
Members per Term:
First child £155
Non-Members per Term:
First child £190
There is also a £9 per term, per child charge for security provisions.
For more information about joining the Cheder, plesae contact Rachel Hope: Home tel – 020 8883 0898 Mobile – 07956 581316 Email –
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. .
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.