Our students receive an all-round Jewish education which includes Hebrew (with a view to fluent Siddur reading), Bible Studies, Jewish History, Festivals and Rituals, and preparation for Bar and Bat Mitzvah.
The Cheder has approximately 40 students aged 5-15, divided into classes by age. The NWSS Cheder meets on Sunday mornings during the school term.
We begin each morning with a 15 minute Shacharit (morning prayer) to build familiarity with and encourage participation in services; parents are encouraged to stay for the assembly with their children. After the morning prayer, there are two hour-long lessons: Hebrew and Jewish Studies. There is a break between sessions, when juice and healthy snacks are available.
There is a well-stocked mobile library, for students and their parents, to encourage extra-curricular reading. There are occasional parent discussion groups, either in connection with one of the Festivals, or Israeli current affairs.
We encourage parents to bring their children to Family Services.
Children of NWSS members may attend the Cheder free of charge, although there is a small fee for materials.