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As many of us are aware, Beth Jacob Synagogue is currently still searching for a new Rabbi.  Rather than forgoing Talmud Torah instruction entirely until a Rabbi is found, we ask that parents and children consider an interim approach for the 2018-2019 school year.

After much research and discussion, we are pleased to recommend the program devised by Chabad Waterloo.  The approach is different, but will still provide a fundamental Jewish education for the children in the KW community. We believe that this approach is sustainable in the short term, and helps build towards even better solutions in the long term.

What is the interim approach?

It would be a combination of Chabad's current Online Hebrew School, which has been successfully operating for close to 10 years, overlaid with regular, periodic local events where children can gather in person for supplemental educational activities. We have every reason to believe that this program can and will produce students who are able to read Hebrew and possess the fundamental knowledge of Judaism that every Jewish child ought to have, along with a healthy dose of a strong and proud Jewish identity.

The online Hebrew school runs once a week, at two different times for your convenience. Sundays from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, or Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 PM. Your child participates in live lessons from the comfort of their home; all that is needed is a computer, webcam and headset. Tuition is just $79 USD per child (under $20/lesson).

We will keep you informed of our schedule developments as they occur.

If you have questions about whether this program would work for your family, please feel free to reach out to us at and we will be happy to answer your questions.




Sat, September 25 2021 19 Tishrei 5782