We offer a variety of options and can tailor our workshops to fit your constraints of schedule and budgeting.
If you have any questions, please ring Rebbetzin Shira on 07931747316 or email re@JCoB.org
If you are ready to book a visit, then please fill out our visit details form to let us know what sort of visit you want.
We are now performing visits in person again to schools within a 90 minute drive of Reading.
Our virtual visits are here to stay, and are available to any school in the UK. We can discuss which option is most appropriate for you.
We can also send you materials to use on site for virtual visits, such as seder plates and shabbat (LED) candlesticks, so that the workshops can still be properly hands-on even over zoom. These are also available with in person visits but are not usually needed as Rabbi Zvi brings props with him on the day.
In Person Visit Rates
• These rates apply to new bookings for the 2023-2024 acacdemic year.
• If you booked your visit before August 2023, then last year's rates apply.
• A travel surcharge may also apply.***
• Costs below do not include any optional extra items such as challah.
Virtual Visit Rates
• These rates apply to new bookings for the 2023-2024 academic year. If you booked your visit before August 2023, then last year's rates apply.
• Costs below do not include any optional extra items such as candlesticks or seder plates.
*To encourage schools to utilise gaps in the diary, we often discount short slots by up to £15. There is also a premium of up to £30 on free dates to encourage schools to book short visits on dates that are already designated as virtual, so that the diary doesn't get too scattered. Please contact us for an updated list of virtual dates and discounted slots.
For slightly longer visits (such as a morning visit for 3.5 hours), additional time is costed at £60/hr. Please note that visits of unusual length are not always possible and that an afternoon visit tends to be better value than a half morning.
Virtual Short Visits (assemblies and 1 hour slots)
We are happy to do short virtual visits (30 - 110 minutes) and we have organised our virtual visit rates to make these visits affordable as the virtual setup makes it much easier for us to visit multiple schools in the same day.
A single slot can be used for three classes simultaneously, whereas previously a whole morning would have been needed to work with each class individually. We can send sufficient reasonably priced props for you to have these in place in each classroom individually.
Short virtual visits will normally take place at the beginning or end of a morning or afternoon. Other times are of course possible, but the cost may then vary depending on the effect on scheduling. For example, a 50 minute visit at 11am or an assembly at 9:30am will typically be costed as 1 hour visits.
Please note that, aside from visits that fill gaps in the schedule, afternoon visits must be either the full afternoon, or else 50 minutes at 1pm or 2:10pm, or occasionally an assembly at 1pm or 2:30pm.
We can discount short visits by up to £15 if you can fit your visit into a gap in the diary. There is also a £30 premium on short visits on otherwise free dates so that the diary doesn't get too scattered. So please let us know if you can be flexible about dates.
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO IN PERSON VISITS ONLY
Full Day visits:
Whole day visits allow a school to have a bit more workshop time than separate morning and afternoon visits, but for a cost that is significantly less, even without accounting for savings on travel, so this is probably your most cost-efficient in-person option. Note that some schools at the edge of our catchment area are designated as full day only for in person visits.
If you can fit your visit around others already scheduled nearby on a given day, then this is a coordination visit. This is the most economical way to organise a visit. Note that such slots are a matter of luck and cannot always be found.
For morning and afternoon coordination slots, the coordination discount is typically £18 plus any travel discount. Occasionally, for coordination slots that are in high demand, only travel costs will be discounted.
Standard Rates include up to 60 minutes / 30 miles round-trip travel (measured by averaging google best- and worst-case scenarios for arrival at 8:30am). For longer journeys, a travel cost will be added to the above rates, costed at £24/hr plus £0.35/mile based on an average of Google maps longest and shortest travel times at 8:30am.
Travel costs and the coordination discount can be shared between schools if we coordinate visits, so please let us know if you are flexible about dates so that we can keep this cost as low as possible.