Muswell Hill Synagogue
Shoftim 17/18 August 2018 8.05pm 9.09pm


‘Rishon’ at Muswell Hill Synagogue

Sunday morning programme

Rishon is the new, exciting Sunday morning cheder programme offered at Muswell Hill Synagogue.  Our small and friendly community of teachers, parents and pupils welcomes you to join us. We have been teaching Jewish education to young people for 20 years instilling a love and real knowledge of Judaism as well as solid instruction in Hebrew reading every term-time Sunday morning.

More than 60 young people from Muswell Hill and nearby communities study here and are taught by teachers who are handpicked for their knowledge, enthusiasm and ability to engage with their pupils. Our ethos is that Rishon should be fun for the pupils and deliberately interactive with events ranging from a shofar-making workshop to a family Seder meal with the whole community. Our success comes in knowing the children come out of Rishon with a smile on their faces, enthused by the morning and eager to share with their parents all they have learned.

We teach children from reception to year 6 on a Sunday morning and our Bnei Mitzvah class and our well established iClub are on a Thursday evening.

Our experienced GCSE teacher is on hand to teach students the new ‘World Religions’ GCSE on a Sunday morning.

Our morning

9.45am           Welcome, assembly & Tefillah

10.05-10.55   Hebrew Language (Shalom Ivrit)

10.55            Break time

11.10            Experiential learning (festivals, stories, being jewish)

12.00            Home time


Every Rishon morning starts with a short assembly for all the pupils in the synagogue, often led by Rabbi David. This is a fun and engaging way for our students to really feel part of the community and to feel comfortable reading in the shul

Term dates

17 September – 17 December 2017

(22 October & 29 October 2017 half term)

14 January – 25 March 2018

(11 February & 18 February half term)

15 April – 16 July 2018

(27 May & 1 June half term)


Members rate

1st child £200.00 per term

Sibling £175.00 per term

Non-member rate

1st child £235.00 per term

Sibling £210.00 per term


For more information

Please contact:

  • , Rishon Co-ordinator
  • , Co-Chair of Governors
  • , Co-Chair of Governors