Muswell Hill Synagogue
Haazinu 11/12 October 2019 6.02pm 7.01pm

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.

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 3 / 4 we use the Aleph Champ workbooks. Years 3 / 4 to Year 6 use the New Hebrew Primer
  • Learning about Jewish identity and values.

Planned weekly topics (all years) for 2019/20 Term 1 are below:

Week

Date

Topics

1

15th September

Rosh Hashanah

2

22nd September

Yom Kippur

3

29th September

Sukkot

4

6th October

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

5

13th October

Festivals Fun Day

 

20th October

Half Term

 

27th October

Half Term

 

3rd November

Staff Inset Day

6

10th November

Understanding Mitzvot

7

17th November

Charity / Tzedaka

8

24th November

Key Blessings

9

1st December

Mitzvot in Practice

10

8th December

Chanukah

11

15th December

Chanukah Fun Day

TERM DATES 2019 / 2020 (inclusive)

Term 1 – Sunday 15th September to 15th December.

Half term: 20th and 27th October

Staff inset day: 3rd November

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 o