Religious Schools

Religious School – Or Chadash

Or Chadash (Flemington) - Grades K – 2 meet on Sundays from 10:15 am-12 pm; Grades 3 - 6 meet on Sundays from 9 am - 12 pm. Grade 7 meets on Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:00 pm; Grades 8 - 10 meet 1-2 Thursdays a month from 6:30 - 8:15 pm for dinner and a program.  Temple Tots, a parent/child Jewish content playgroup, meets one Sunday a month from 11 to 12 noon and gives young families and their children the opportunity to socialize in the Temple setting. The Confirmation students are involved in Tefillah (weekly worship services), music, arts and crafts, library and other special activities chosen to enrich holiday celebrations or curricular themes. The program includes a trip to Washington D.C., to participate in the L’Taken Social Justice Seminar of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. The curriculum for younger grades focuses on holidays, prayers, practices, rituals, and Bible stories. The Jewish Studies curriculum includes life cycle, Torah, Israel, values, Jewish heroes, holidays, activities of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) through a Jewish lens, and modern Jewish history. Students learn the Hebrew of the synagogue service, study Jewish history and ideas, and learn to love being Jewish.

Religious School – Chabad – Hunterdon

Chabad Hebrew School (Clinton) -  Kindergarten through Grade 7.  Meets during the scholastic year on Sundays. Our Hebrew reading program begins with letter recognition for our youngest children. Grades 1 through 7 use the Cap It! Learn to Read Hebrew program. Our goal is that upon graduation, every child will be fluent in and comfortable with reading Hebrew, especially the common parts of the liturgy. Lessons on each Jewish holiday fill the calendar as we proceed from Rosh Hashanah and the High Holidays through Chanukah, Purim, Passover and the festival of Shavuot.  Prayer time focuses on the study and understanding of prayer and the Siddur (prayer book). They also learn wonderful songs both from the liturgy as well as songs about Jewish life and traditions.

Religious School – Har Shalom

Temple Har Shalom (Warren) - Kindergarten through 6 grade meets Sunday mornings. Grades 3-6 also have Hebrew classes Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and Grades 7-12 meet Wednesdays from 6:15 - 8:15 pm.  Torah Tots is an informal educational program for children ages 3-5 and their parents. Programs are FREE to attend and open to the entire community: members, non-members and families, regardless of their religious backgrounds.

Religious School – Chabad BR

Breitman Family Chabad Hebrew School (Chabad Jewish Center at Basking Ridge) - Kindergarten through Grade 7.  Meets during the scholastic year on Sundays from 9 - 11:30 am, and on Wednesdays 4:30 - 6 pm for grades 6-7. Explores Judaism in a fun and meaningful way, and strengthens students’ “Jewish connection” through hands-on activities (cooking, crafts, song, art), discussions, and texts. Uses the acclaimed Aleph-Champ Hebrew reading program. We developed and published our own curriculum, which has been translated into multiple languages and is utilized globally. We have a unique approach to Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations, and the “training” and preparation towards the event.

Religious School – Kehilat Shalom

Kehilat Shalom (Belle Mead) -  Kindergarten through 7th grade; meets on Sundays from  9 am - noon, September - May.

Religious School – Beth-El

Temple Beth-El (Hillsborough) - Sunday mornings from 9 to 11 am for children in Pre-Kindergarten through grade six. Afternoon Hebrew School meets on Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. We designed our religious school program to meet our children where they are emotionally and intellectually, starting with our youngest learners (three and four years old) through our high-schoolers in Post Confirmation.