Welcome from the Headteacher – Rabbi Ronen Broder

It has been my pleasure and privilege to join such an exciting and successful cheder in September 2013. When I am not running the cheder, I head the Jewish Studies department of North West London Jewish Day School, where I have been teaching for over fifteen years. We are instilling the same professional standards and expectations that are found in a Jewish Day School within the cheder system and we have regular staff meetings and staff training to ensure that we are keeping up-to-date with the latest teaching materials and methodology. It is wonderful to see young children develop: learning to read, to pray, the Parasha story, how to keep the Festivals, Shabbat, Kashrut, and about Israel. It is wonderful to see young children develop: learning about Isreal and learning to read hebrew, to pray, to study the Parasha, to keep Festivals, Shabbat and Kashrut.

We have recently adopted a new curriculum which is being developed and is under ongoing review and which caters for our children by making Judaism more relevant to their lives. We will focus on areas which we really want the children to know well, like how to run a Seder or how to make Kiddush, and will touch on other areas like Lag B’Omer, whetting their appetites and enabling them to understand these topics better when they revisit them at a later stage in their lives. My aim will be to ensure that the children understand what they learn, with a more hands-on teaching methodology, rather than giving them a broader basic knowledge.

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Our cheder is open to all Jewish children aged 5-11 years old and there is also a thriving GCSE class to join. Admission is in accordance with the criteria set by the United Synagogue and the Chief Rabbi.

Classes take place on Sunday mornings from 9.45am to 12.45pm at St John’s Wood Synagogue, 37/41 Grove End Road London NW8 9NG. There are three terms, normally corresponding to the school calendar.

If you wish to visit the cheder or enrol your children, please contact me by email rabbibroder77@gmail.com or by phone 07941 087 701.