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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 2022/2023

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 2022/2023

Sunday classes calendar:

Date Notes Holidays
September 11 First Class  
September 18    
September 25   Erev Rosh HaShanah
October 2   Yom Kippur Oct 5th
October 9 No class Erev Sukkot & Thanksgiving weekend
October 16   Erev Simchat Torah
October 23    
October 30    
November 6    
November 13 No class Rememberence Day Fri Nov 11th
November 20    
November 27    
December 4    
December 11 Hannukah Party  
December 18 No class Winter Break, 1 st candle of Hannukah
December 25 No class Winter break, Last candle of Hannukah
January 1 No class Winter break
January 8    
January 15    
January 22    
January 29    
February 5   Tu B'Shvat Feb 6th
February 12    
February 19 No class Family Day
February 26    
March 5 Purim Party  
March 12 No class Spring Break
March 19 No class Spring Break
March 26    
April 2    
April 9 No class 4th day of Passover & Stat Holiday
April 16   Yom Ha'Sho'a Apr 18th
April 23   Yom Ha'Atzmaut Apr 26th
April 30    
May 7   Lag Ba'Omer May 9th
May 14    
May 21 No class Victoria Day
May 28   Shavuot May 26-27th
June 4    
June 11 Last Class  

Calendar For Gr. 5-6 Wednesday online classes:

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


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