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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.

The 2021-2022 school year will open in accordance with provincial regulations for school openings during the pandemic. As of now, we assume that the school will open for in-person classes on Sundays. Our specific polices will reflect the updated information as we learn more over the summer.

To get a better sense of the ways in which we are handling this pandemic while giving students the best educational experience possible, you can read our plan for the last year here. Things will likely be different this fall, but we will continue to prioritize safety in creating the best learning environment possible.

School fees for 2021/2022

Fees are set by age/grade level:

Pre K- K 3 to 5 years old. Sundays from 9:30 to 11:30 am $785
Pre K-K Aftercare Sundays from 11:30 am- 12:30 pm $170
Grades 1-4 Sundays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm $970
Grades 5 & 6 Sundays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and Online Classes on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm $1020
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Sundays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm $970


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

Hebrew School Calendar 2021/2022

Contact our Education Director, Noga Vieman


Sun, May 22 2022 21 Iyyar 5782