Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey

The Mike Weiner School of Jewish Learning

The Mike Weiner School of Jewish Learning, dedicated on September 22, 2013, is for children ages 6-13 (typically grades 1-7). School is held Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to noon, with classes which include: reading and speaking Hebrew; services and prayers; meaning of holidays and traditions; special events; and music.

The school is named for long-time teacher (grades 4-5) and friend of the JCNWJ Mike Weiner who was forced to step down by illness, but not before leaving an indelible mark on all who were in his class. (See former school principal Rabbi Emerita Lewis' In Loving Memory of Michael Weiner.)

As a co-op school, the entire congregation takes responsibility for our children's education. The school is tuition-free for any child of a member in good standing. (Books, supplies and activities costs are billed separately.) Teachers and B'nai Mitzvah tutors are all temple members, so they are doubly committed to our children's education. An active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) provides essential support to the operation of the school.

School students enjoy celebrating Tu'Bishvat
School students enjoy celebrating Tu'Bishvat
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First day of school puzzle project
First day of school puzzle project.
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Children are taught Hebrew, customs and traditions, history and the meaning of Judaism. They celebrate the holidays in festive fashion and join the congregation for such holidays as Sukkot, Chanukah and Purim. Special activities, such as making applesauce for Chanukah latkes, are held to bring the traditions of Judaism to life.

There is also a Confirmation Class (grades 8-10) which meets monthly - our students routinely continue their education.

See the JCNWJ Combined Calendar for Hebrew School and Confirmation Class dates.

For more information please call the Jewish Center at (908) 689-0762 and leave a message.

Hebrew School Registration Packet Cover Letter (pdf, 150kb - School forms are available on the Forms page. Forms include the student registration form and photo consent form.)
Religious School Parent Manual (pdf, 185kb)

Chanukah 2012 Craft Activity
Chanukah 2008 Craft Activity

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Last updated: March 2, 2017