Kingston Cheder is held every Sunday 9.30 am -12.30 pm during term time and is attended by students aged 3-16.
Give your children a strong Jewish background
Kingston has always been renowned for its outstanding Cheder, educating Kingston community children and welcoming children from nearby communities. The Cheder caters for children aged 3-15 and is held every Sunday morning in term time from 9.30am-12.30 pm at the Synagogue.
There is a thriving nursery class for children over 3 years, and other classes up to GCSE level. The GCSE class students have achieved excellent grades taking their exams in year 10, enabling them to get an excellent GCSE qualification a year before they take the rest of their GCSE examinations.
The Cheder syllabus includes a broad Jewish education covering festivals, Shabbat and Kashrut, Hebrew reading and beginner’s Ivrit. The children are introduced to the history and geography of Israel and develop an understanding of the significance of the Jewish homeland
The popular Cheder Choir have sung at many Synagogue events including Prize Day, Purim and Chanukah and at Kingston Guildhall for the Holocaust Memorial Service. The children sing in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino songs and enjoy performing these lovely songs
We encourage a Jewish social life and the children interact across the age groups and make lasting friendships. At break time the Tuck Shop is a great Cheder tradition. Themed breakfasts are a fun way to learn about festivals and traditions and are held once a term for Sukkot and Shavuot and Tu B’Shvat.
A “Cheder Shabbat” is usually held once a term with the children taking part in the Synagogue service and presenting readings. These are always lovely family and community occasions, which enable the children to feel confident and comfortable in the Synagogue.
In addition to excellent teaching staff, there is also one to one tuition with our student Reading Assistants and Parent Volunteers. Prize Day marks the end of the Cheder year and is a lovely celebration usually followed by an Israeli Brunch or BBQ for parents and children.