Hebrew School

Come LEARN with us at Congregation Or Zarua!

Our dynamic Hebrew School is designed for every age group and level of knowledge.

Kids love learning at Or Zarua’s Hebrew School.

Our K-12 experiences blend Jewish learning and Hebrew language with science, the arts, and cultural Jewish activities. For the youngest scholars, we make learning fun with active and participatory learning. Our B’nei Mitzvah Scholars (grades 6-7) delve into Judaic studies and sacred texts, paving the way for Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations. Our brand new class for 8th and 9th graders deepens the Jewish connection after B’nei Mitzvah celebrations.

Discover the excitement of engaged learning.

Elementary School
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: Mondays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
3rd – 5th Grade: Mondays AND Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Elementary school learners can participate in Hebrew School 2.0 on Monday afternoons, studying Tanakh (Bible), Jewish history, culture and values, religious life and laws, prayer, skills for living Jewishly, Israel and Hebrew language. On Wednesdays the 3rd-5th graders come together again to continue learning. Hebrew School 2.0 provides a comprehensive foundation of Jewish learning for our children.

Now, with after-school pick-up!

Middle School
6th – 7th Grade: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Middle School students, the journey doesn’t end there! Join us on Monday nights for B’nei Mitvah Scholars.  Continue your Hebrew language education with modern conversational Hebrew and work on Hebrew reading and writing. In Judaic Studies classes, enjoy semester-long explorations of Jewish History, Israel, Torah, Mishnah and Talmud, and T’filah.

8th and 9th Grade: Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
New this year is our 8th and 9th grade class on Wednesday evenings. Students have the opportunity for continued weekly study of Hebrew and Judaics, driven by their own interests.

Tastes and Tradition with Rabbi Bolton: Monthly Wednesdays, 6:15 – 7:15 pm
Middle Schoolers are invited to join Rabbi Bolton for his brand new monthly “Tastes and Tradition” class on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 – 7:15 pm. Together students will explore Jewish cultures and traditions from around the world as they enjoy cuisine from the country.

Why Or Zarua?

Hear from our students, parents and educators!

Want to learn more about Or Zarua’s Hebrew School?

Contact Sigal Hirsch at shirsch@orzarua.org or 212-452-2310 x15 for more information and to register!