Muswell Hill Synagogue
Terumah 28/29 February 2020 5.24pm 6.26pm

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 2019/20 Term 2 are below:

Week

Date

Topics

1

12th January

Synagogue

2

19th January

Community

3

26th January

Prayers / Tefilla

4

2nd February

Prayers / Tefilla

5

9th February

Shul and Prayers / Tefilla Fun Day

 

16th February

Half Term

 

23rd February

Half Term

6

1st March

Purim

7

8th March

Purim Fun Day

8

15th March

Shabbat

9

22nd March

Kashrut

10

29th March

Scriptures / Tanakh

11

5th April

Pesach

TERM DATES 2019 / 2020 (inclusive)

Term 2 – Sunday 12th January to 5th April

Half term: 16th and 23rd February

Term 3 Sunday 26th April to 12th July

Half term: 31st May.

Further Information

We welcome feedback or questions from existing and future parents.

Please contact: 

Raviv Rahmani – Rishon Co-ordinator  – or