The IJC's Hebrew School aims to strengthen our children's Jewish identity and create informed Jewish citizens. Classes range from toddlers to B'nai Mitzvah.
When We Meet
Classes are held regularly on Saturdays and Sundays at the synagogue, with breaks for school vacation. Check out our schedule for more details.
Our Diverse Community
The IJC welcomes children and their families from a range of Jewish cultures and beliefs, including children of interfaith couples. While the primary language of instruction is English, the majority of our students and teachers are multilingual. All children, regardless of English ability and prior instruction in Jewish studies, are welcome.
What We Teach
The curriculum includes Hebrew language, religious holidays and traditions, prayer, and the modern Jewish experience. For youngsters, we emphasise crafts and song. Teenagers prepare for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
Registration and Contact Information
The IJC offers opportunities for adults to learn more about Judaism. Check our calendar for details.
Torah Breakfasts are held on Saturday mornings at 9 am before morning services.
Sunday Lectures: The IJC is not just about religion; our lectures offer a range of secular topics, often with a Jewish theme.
Shiurim: Offered on various topics throughout the year by the rabbi and other guests.
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Tricks of the Trope 1
Chanting from the Torah
Have you ever wanted to learn how to chant (leyn) from the Torah? Have you read Torah previously, but would like a refresher? Then it’s time to join us for this exciting, hands-on course. In 6 sessions you too can learn how to sing from the Torah.
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Tricks of the Trope 2
God is in the Details Deepening our Knowledge of Trope
Have you graduated from our ‘Tricks of the Trope Level 1’ course or do you have previous knowledge of Western Ashkenazi Trope and you are curious to go deeper? Then this course is for you. Join us for this exciting, hands-on course. In 6 sessions we discover more secrets about the wonderful mystery that is cantillation.
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Aleph isn't Tough
Biblical Hebrew for Adults
Introduction to the Hebrew alphabet and Hebrew reading, rooted in the context of Shabbat services and Jewish life.
As we learn the Hebrew letters and the basics of Hebrew grammar, we immediately apply it to simple prayer reading, blessings, songs, and home rituals.
This is a very hands-on interactive and lively course, no time to get bored!