At JCoB, children are at the core of what we are.
Next Special Event: Children's 'Frogs Shabbat'
Our Cheder is the only weekly Jewish religion school in Reading and has been running for 9 years. We use the latest materials to teach Hebrew Reading, Festivals, Ethics and Prayer, catering to children from toddlers to teens. Our cheder is great fun – intellectually stimulating and socially buzzing.
AT JCoB, children are always at the heart of our services. This means that as well as actual children's services, the service itself is welcoming to children. Rebbetzin Shira helps them to join in, and they are invited to come up to the bimah at key moments to feel a real part of things.
In addition to our Shabbat children's services (which we can't photograph of course), we have a weekday children's service as part of assembly every Sunday morning at the start of cheder.
This spring we also look forward to a double bat mitzvah of two of our cheder pupils.
Every year we hold a Chanukah Party for familes. This year was our 10th annual event. Children enjoy chanukah crafts, followed by candle lighting, latkas, doughnuts, and veggie pizza and hot dogs and the annual dreidel tournament.