Happy Chanukah from GRS Cheder!

On Sunday our cheder children worked on the story of Chanukah. We discussed freedom of worship as part of the story of the Jewish people being forbidden to practice Judaism by the Hellenists. We explained and played the dreidel game, and etched Chanukah symbols in pastels colours. We also had …

Cubs visit to GRS

On 22 November GRS was visited by 40 youngsters from two East Kilbride Cub Scout groups. The Cubs were working toward achieving their Community badge. They were all very interested in the information presented by Eileen and Hilary. It was a great example of interfaith work through engagement with young people …

Reform Youth 70th Anniversary Celebration

An announcement from The Movement for Reform Judaism Our youth movement which was originally YASGB, then RSY and now RSY-Netzer is 70 years old this year. Our world has gone through many changes in the last 70 years, as have the needs of our youth. It is a huge testament …

Final Cheder Activities Spring Session 5777

In our last lesson before summer break, we spoke to the children about the important mitzvah of “Love thy neighbour as thyself” / “ואהבת לרעך כמוך” In these turbulent times, we spoke of the importance of kindness, acceptance and care towards our friends, family and wider society. The children’s activity …

Cheder activities in May

The Cheder has been very busy over the past month with arts and crafts activities. For Lag BaOmer, our Cheder children learned of the holiday traditions, and we created small bonfire sculptures to demonstrate one of the holiday main customs. For Shavuot, our Cheder children learned about the origins of …

Cheder Purim

On Sunday 12 March the cheder children celebrated the holiday of Purim. They created giant masks based on the theme of the עדלאידע Ad-lo-yada, the big mask parades held in the big cities in Israel to celebrate the holiday. We were visited by Joe Grabiner of RSY Netzer, who judged …

Tu B’shvat at Cheder 5777

    On Tu B’shvat we had an “Edible Art” activity for the cheder children. We discussed the meaning of this holiday and the seven species etc. The children designed trees that we learnt about in the poster in the photo, and also as the imagination took them. We used dates, …