Hebrew School

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

What makes Or L’Atid Hebrew School different?
Our commitment to Jewish tradition, a family feel and an emphasis on Hebrew literacy, right from the start.

As the new school year draws near, we are excited to share some news about Hebrew School for this fall.

At this time, we plan to begin the school year with in-person learning!

The Hebrew School schedule will be similar to years past, but with some changes to ensure the highest quality of learning. Stay tuned for exciting new pieces of our curriculum, plus brand new offerings!

Click HERE to register for the 2021 – 2022 School Year!

Early Bird rates will be automatically applied if you complete registration on or before August 1.
Sign up by July 4 for an additional re-enrollment discount for returning students. A credit will be applied to your account for the re-enrollment discount ($100/child) after your enrollment is submitted.

Please see below for more information, or contact Sigal Hirsch.

Interested in learning more about Or Zarua’s Hebrew School?

Please contact Sigal Hirsch to set up a informational call or in-person tour of Or Zarua!

Hebrew School Schedule

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Mondays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Our youngest students, Kindergarten – 2nd grade, begin their journeys of Jewish learning focusing on the most fundamental Jewish skills and knowledge.

Students will:

  • Learn the aleph-bet and begin building a Hebrew vocabulary through immersive games and activities.
  • Begin learning basic prayers in t’filah and gaining literacy in weekly parashah stories from the Torah.
  • Learn about the Jewish holidays with creative explorations and projects.

3rd – 5th Grade
Mondays AND Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

In 3rd – 5th grade, students will build on existing skills and knowledge and dive deeper into Jewish learning.

Students will:

  • Continue developing Hebrew language skills and vocabulary and strengthening reading abilities.
  • Use new Hebrew skills to engage with Israeli culture.
  • Lead younger students in t’filah as they grow as role models in our community.
  • Learn Kabbalat Shabbat, preparing for active participation in our OZ communal Friday evening services.
  • Learn Torah stories as we study the weekly parashah
  • Deepen knowledge about Jewish holidays with fun activities and projects.

B’nei Mitzvah Scholars (6th – 7th Grade)
**NEW DAY AND TIME** Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Our B’nei Mitzvah Scholars, 6th and 7th grade students, will continue their Jewish learning as they approach Bar and Bat Mitzvah.

Students will:

  • Continue with Hebrew learning.
  • Strengthen reading skills and continue building a modern Hebrew vocabulary.
  • Explore Jewish history, Israel, t’filah and more as we delve deeper into our Jewish roots.

Judaism, the Deep Dive with Rabbi Bolton
Great Jewish Debates on Fundamental Jewish Values
for Middle School and High School
Monthly Mondays, dates to be posted, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

This class will be co-taught by Rabbi Bolton and Sigal. We’ll split up into two groups so that students can all engage with the material at an appropriate level.

The topics will include:

  1. On Gratitude and Dessert: What do we deserve? What are we entitled to, and what is a blessing?
  2. On Right and Wrong: Which is better – never to do wrong or to exercise self-control? What is our understanding of yetzer hara?
  3. On Tzedakah: What are limits on giving tzedakah and being charitable?
  4. On Speaking of Others: When can we talk about others, and when is it lashon hara?
  5. On Truth and Falsehood: Is it ever ok to lie?
  6. On Love, Hate, Revenge and Being Human: What love is proper? Is hatred ever ok? Do I have to think of all my behavior as Mitzvot?

Hebrew Class for 8th Grade and Up, Zoom Class with Sigal
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 pm

Join Sigal for weekly conversational Hebrew classes over Zoom.
Get ready for your next trip to Israel with the fundamental skills needed to communicate
in our Jewish homeland!
This class is geared towards Hebrew School students.

Click HERE to register for the 2021 – 2022 School Year!
See you at OZ in the fall!

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!