Class act at revamped HGS cheder

December 22, 2011

Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue has launched the new Aleph Learning Centre for the shul's 250 cheder children.

Developed with Tribe, the ALC uses an innovative curriculum, making use of the latest educational programmes, interactive study methods and extra curricular activities. This includes Funday Sunday hands-on workshops to prepare children for festivals and musical tefillah assemblies to familiarise youngsters with prayers to aid understanding of Shabbat services.

Chayli Fehler, ALC director, said: "It's essential that from an early age children enjoy a positive Jewish learning experience and gain practical knowledge and skills related to living a Jewish life."

Claire Leek, who has two children at the cheder, said: "I feel lucky our children are young enough to benefit from the huge improvements to traditional Sunday morning classes."

Neil Levinson, HGSS vice-chairman, added: "We are delighted that HGSS has pioneered a new vision of the cheder system and we look forward to developing our centre for the 250 children we have enrolled."

Last updated: 1:38pm, December 22 2011