Hebrew School

Registration 2023

After a long Pandemic hiatus we are excited to start planning again for in person Hebrew School classes at the synagogue. We have been operating for the past four years in this Newmarket location on Davis Dr.

During the Pandemic lessons were conducted online virtually at the request of interested parents. Tentatively, plans are being made to start the 2022/2023 school year off on Sukkot, October 16, 2022 with a very special family event (please stay tuned).  Please note that if we cannot get together on Sukkot then our Hebrew School is planned to start at the synagogue on Sunday , Oct 16 with in person face-to-face learning. If necessary all precautions will be taken to ensure adherence to health advice. 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 are planning an open house on Wednesday August 17, 2022, 7-8PM, for parents and students to meet and greet our teachers and become acquainted with the school facilities.