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		                                    Welcome to the Hebrew School at Har El		                                </span>

Who We Are

The Hebrew school at Har El, the North Shore Centre for Jewish Life, was founded in 1995 and is the only supplementary Hebrew school on the North Shore. Our program attracts students from Whistler to Burnaby, giving students rich experiences in multi-faceted Jewish culture. Hebrew language, holidays, culture and tradition are taught in an inclusive setting. The program is delivered by our knowledgeable and experienced teachers, our Rabbi, and with the support from our teen volunteers.

Our education program focuses on providing our students with knowledge to develop and understand their Jewish identities, as well as fostering social connections between students and parents to build a community among the families. Apart from classes, we organize programs for Jewish holidays, field trips, and community Shabbat dinners.

Hebrew School Program Information

Hebrew School classes run for approximately 30 weeks from the beginning of September to the middle of June.

We meet on Sunday mornings starting at 9:30 am.

Our Pre-K class runs for two hours from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

The older grades meet for three hours from 9:30 am-12:30 pm.

Grade 5 and 6 also meet online on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm.

School fees for 2023/2024

Fees are set by age/grade level:

Pre K 3 to 4 years old. Sundays from 9:30 to 11:30 am $810
Pre K Aftercare Sundays from 11:30 am- 12:30 pm $180
Grades K-4 Sundays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm $995
Grade 5 Sundays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and Wednesday online class 4-6 pm $1050
Bar/Bat Mitzvah (Gr. 6-7) Sundays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm $995


We believe that every child in every Jewish home deserves an enriching Jewish education and experience. Please contact Noga Vieman, Har El Hebrew School Eduction Director, should you wish to discuss financial assistance for Hebrew school fees.

Hebrew School Calendar 2023/2024

Sunday classes calendar:

Date Notes Holidays
September 10 First Class  
September 17 Family service
and afternoon activity
2nd day of Rosh Ha'Shanah
September 24   Erev Yom Kippur
October 1   2nd day of Sukkot
October 8 No class Simchat Torah & Thanksgiving weekend
October 15   Erev Simchat Torah
October 22    
October 29    
November 5    
November 12 No class Remembrance Day Nov 11
November 19    
November 26    
December 3    
December 10 Hannukah Party First Candle Dec 7
December 17    
December 24 No class Winter Break
December 31 No class Winter break
January 7 No class Winter break
January 14    
January 21    
January 28    
February 4   Tu B'Shvat Feb 6th
February 11    
February 18 No class Family Day
February 25    
March 3    
March 10 Purim Party Purim Mar 24
March 17 No class Spring Break
March 24 No class Spring Break
March 31 No class Stat Holiday
April 7    
April 14    
April 21   Passover Apr 22 (First Seder)
April 28   4th day of Passover 
May 5   Yom Ha'Sho'a May 6
May 12   Yom Ha'Atzmaut May 13
May 19 No class Victoria Day
May 26   Lag Ba'Omer May 26
June 2    
June 9 Last Class  

Calendar For Gr. 5-6 Wednesday online classes for 2022-2023:

Date Notes
September 14 First class
September 21  
September 28  
October 5 No class
October 12  
October 19  
October 26  
November 2  
November 9  
November 16  
November 23  
November 30  
December 7  
December 14  
December 21 No class
December 28 No class
January 4 No class
January 11  
January 18  
January 25  
February 1  
February 8  
February 15  
February 22  
March 1  
March 8  
March 15 No class
March 22 No class
March 29  
April 5 No class
April 12 No class
April 19  
April 26  
May 3  
May 10  
May 17  
May 24  
May 31  
June 7 Last class


Contact our Education Director, Noga Vieman


Wed, April 17 2024 9 Nisan 5784