Muswell Hill Synagogue
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Cheder

Rishon Cheder @ MHS

OUR AIMS

At Rishon our aim is to inspire every student with an enjoyable and positive Jewish and Hebrew learning experience each week.

Rishon is led by Raviv Rahmani. He has a team of enthusiastic teachers who, together with assistants drawn from the young people in the community, bring a wealth of experience and energy to their roles. The team are also supported by our wonderful Rabbi and a team of active parent governors.

Rishon is open to both members and non-MHS members.

AMBITIONS FOR OUR STUDENTS ARE:

  • A strong sense of Jewish identity appreciating its values, building a sense of community and belonging
  • Fluency in Hebrew reading and progress in writing as part of a focused curriculum led by dedicated teachers
  • Understanding Jewish festivals and holidays and their significance and associated practices
  • Building lasting friendships and having fun with other children in the Muswell Hill community.

MUSWELL HILL AND MILAN UNITED

As part of our focus on Jewish identity, we have teamed up with a cheder in Milan (Talmud Torah della Scuola del Merkos Italy). We are holding fun interactive video calls between the year groups on Jewish customs and festivals such as Chanukah.

OUR LEARNING TIMETABLE

Rishon runs every Sunday during term time from 0945 to 1200. A typical Sunday morning includes three core elements:

  • An enjoyable assembly for all students
  • Tailored Hebrew reading and writing – For Years 1 to 4 we use the Aleph Champ workbooks. Years 4 to Year 6 use the New Hebrew Primer. All children are taught in small groups according to their ability.
  • Learning about Jewish identity and values.

Planned weekly topics (all years) for 2020/21 Term 1 are below:

Week

Date

Topics

1

13th September

Festivals Day

No Cheder

20th September

Holiday – Rosh Hashanah

2

27th September

Festivals Day

No Cheder

4th October

Holiday – Sukkot

No Cheder

11th October

Holiday – Sukkot

3

18th October

Mitzvahs

4

25th October

Mitzvahs

No Cheder

1st November

Half Term

5

8th November

Mitzvahs

6

15th November

Synagogue and world communities

7

22nd November

Synagogue and world communities

8

29th November

Synagogue and world communities

9

6th December

Chanukah

10

13th December

Chanukah

11

20th December

Chanukah Fun Day

 

Term Dates 2020 / 2021 (inclusive)

Term 2 – Sunday 10th January to 21st March

Half term: 14th and 21st February

Term 3 Sunday 25th April to 18th July

Shavuot (No Cheder) 16th May

Half term: 30th  May and 6th June

 

PROTECTIVE MEASURES WE ARE TAKING IN LIGHT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

The safety of the children and of teachers is our top priority. We will be following the latest United Synagogue and government guidance.  This will allow us to open within the synagogue building as safely as possible, focusing on measures that will help limit the risk of coronavirus transmitting within our setting.

Further Information

We welcome feedback or questions from existing and future parents.

Please contact: 

Raviv Rahmani – Rishon Co-ordinator  – or