Hebrew School

Hebrew School Registration 2023

We have resumed in person classes after a long Pandemic hiatus. We are excited to start planning again for the 2023-24 Hebrew School year. We have been operating for the past five years in this Newmarket location on Davis Dr. and hoping to grow productively with the Jewish community in our Northern York Region.

We usually plan to start the 2023/2024 school year off on Sukkot. This coming Sukkot will be on Oct 1, 2023, and by our tradition with a very special family event (please stay tuned).  Please note that the regular classes will start after Sukkot.  School runs from 9:15 to 11:45 AM on Sundays.

A wonderful and meaningful program is being developed by the teachers. We teach about Hebrew holidays, symbols, history, influential characters, Hebrew reading, and minor bar/bat mitzvah prep.

Howard Lindo (Principal; howard_lindo@hotmail.com) is the main teacher and can be contacted for further information.

Michael Davis (michael@orhadash.org), the assistant teacher,  will serve as the Registrar and can be contacted for enrolling your children. Register today by emailing to contact@orhadash.org or directly to the Registrar. Parents wishing to enroll students beyond the start period are most welcome to contact the registrar or the school principal to work out the best program of study for your child.

Our curriculum is professionally developed and delivered. If you have ever attended a Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration at Or Hadash, you were able to see that our students stand out.

Our  children are the builders of our future and we are proud to have been the center of Jewish education for residents of Northern York Region for over twenty years. Our students work towards the educational foundation necessary to be formally welcomed as adult members of the Jewish Community.

Historically this happened for boys at the age of thirteen through a ceremony known as “Bar Mitzvah”, literally, “son of the commandment”, which recognized that they had reached the age when they were no longer a minor according to Jewish law, and thereby took on new religious privileges and responsibilities of an adult. In Reform Synagogues, girls, like boys, mark this symbolic entry into Jewish adulthood through an identical ceremony known as “Bat Mitzvah”.

Just as our community believes that our children are the builders of our future, so too do we believe that no child should be denied a Jewish education because of financial considerations. No matter what your circumstance, we will ensure that your child gets the education they need to carry our sacred traditions forward.

Please contact us for more information about our program and enrolment options.

**Please note that we will be planning an open house in mid August for parents and students to meet and greet our teachers and become acquainted with the school facilities. Further updates to follow.