Chabad Jewish Centre of Georgina

Serving the Jewish Community in the Town of Georgina
info@jewishgeorgina.ca   |   (905) 909-8818

Hours 
Sundays 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Ages 
Sundays: Boys and Girls 4-12 (JK-Grade 6) 

Location 
Sundays: 21 Richmond Park Drive

More Information 
If you wish you can schedule an interview with Rabbi Yossi Vorovitch
to discuss all the details of the Hebrew School

COMMUNICATION
We strongly encourage close communication between the school staff and parents. We are deeply concerned about the progress of each individual student, and would be more than willing to spend time discussing your child’s progress with you. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 905-909-8818 should any issue or question arise. Also, every week, your child’s teacher places a short newsletter with the basic information of what was learned that day in the classroom. This way, you can be kept abreast as to what the children are learning.

OUR STAFF
Our teachers are warm and sensitive who endeavour to help every child reach his/her potential. They are all fluent in Hebrew and experienced in teaching. They are creative, fun and passionate about Judaism, so they are truly able to pass on their excitement for our traditions and Holidays.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parents are invited to a scheduled conference with teachers in December. This enables parents to discuss the progress of their children with the teachers personally and individually.

ATTENDANCE
Our school was developed for families who take their Judaism seriously. The first step in the right direction is for parents and children to realize that attendance is the key to a successful school year. Children who take days off not only miss important schoolwork, but also create an atmosphere of “Hebrew School is not really that important”. Parents should schedule all appointments, enrichment programs and extra-curricular activities on non-school days.

PUNCTUALITY
Children are not to be dropped off more than 10 minutes before school. Be sure your child arrives to school on time. Children who arrive late miss the daily prayers. Please see to it that your child is picked up at dismissal time.

DRESS CODE
All boys are required to wear a Kipah for all classes. Hebrew School will initially provide one at no charge. It will be the responsibility of the student to bring it with him to school. Although we prefer a Kipah, we do allow baseball caps.

BOOK POLICY
The $50.00 Book Fee includes the students’ workbooks, folders and very own Prayer Book. All textbooks are provided to your child by our school “on loan”. This means that the books are made available to your child to use in class and take home throughout the school year, but must be returned at year’s end. If your child should lose any of his books, you will be charged our cost per book to have it replaced. Workbooks are the property of every student.

SUPPLIES
We would provide the following: Crayons, markers, pencil, eraser, highlighter, scissors and 2 glue sticks. We will also supply them with a folder, in which the homework and weekly newsletters, and notices will go. Please read the notes that come home, each week, so you will be informed of our programs.

TZEDAKAH
Tzedakah (charity) is a concept, which is basic to Judaism. Our school attempts to develop a commitment among our students to share with others less fortunate than themselves by donating a few pennies a day to charity. Parents are asked to provide young children with a coin daily for Tzedakah. Older children should give Tzedakah from their allowance money. The Tzedakah money raised by our Hebrew School students will go towards the needy in Israel.

MITZVAH NOTE
For the younger classes teachers may ask to send in a Mitzvah note. This is a note that tells something special that the child has done. Children really look forward to hearing what their parents have to say. So please be sure to send one if it’s requested.

SNACK
Hebrew School has a ten-minute recess in which time our students have a chance to catch a breather and enjoy a snack. We provide a nice kosher snack of cookies or fruit and juice. No outside food is allowed in the school, unless your child is celebrating a birthday. In that case, cupcakes or doughnuts from a kosher establishment bearing a COR PARVE will be gladly accepted.