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Hebrew School

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

Please contact info@ijc.be to arrange a one session trial. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Click here for the Registration Form

Adult Education

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.

For details, please contact info@ijc.be.

Tricks of the Trope: Chanting from the Torah
A Course taught by Anneke Silverstein

“When I chant from the Torah, the text comes alive. I sing the ta'amim and notice how beautifully the melody fits and enhances the words. There is nothing more empowering than bending over the Torah scroll with the yad in your hand and chanting the ancient sacred melodies!”

Chanting from the Torah is a beautiful mitzvah for our community, and we are looking for people to join our Trope Team.

 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to chant (leyn) from the Torah?

Have you read Torah previously, but would like a refresher? We are organizing a 6-week course starting in January 2023.

 

Click here for more info or contact:

annekesilverstein@hotmail.com.

Biblical Hebrew for Absolute Beginners

January – June 2023

12 x 1.5hr Sessions – Tuesdays @ 7pm

Starting January 10, 2023

A commitment to the full course and independent preparation between classes should prepare you to read Biblical Hebrew with confidence and read many of the essential prayers from our Siddur

Reading Biblical Hebrew -Intermediate/Advanced

Reading the Book of Ruth with the focus on language, grammar & poetics


12 x 1.5 hr Sessions – Tuesdays @ 7pm Starting April 11, 2023

Courses taught online – materials provided


Click here for more info or contact:

rabbi.brian.ddb@gmail.com