The SWHC Cheder, is led by Headteacher Rebbetzin Chaya Faigie Bar.
The children are given a solid grounding in Judaism, beginning with learning to read and write Hebrew. The Aleph Champ course is used. They also learn a varied programme of religious, social and historical Jewish matters. Themes include Davening, Shul, Yom Tov (as each festival comes around in the year), Matzah/Hamentashen/Challah Baking, Succah Decorating, Clay Chanukiah Making and so much more.
Children from the age of 5 to 13 are welcome. Cheder is from 4:45pm – 6:15pm on Tuesday evenings with a free snack from 4:30pm. Cheder takes place in our well-equipped Talmud Torah building and the children take local trips to learn more about Jewish life in Southend.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class
Rabbi Bar teaches the Bar Mitzvah boys and a Bat Mitzvah programme with Rebbetzin Bar is available too.
Cheder and Bar Mitzvah classes are free for members of the SWHC, but non-members are very welcome as well.