The Summit JLC Hebrew School was established by Congregation Ohr Shalom (The Summit JCC) as an egalitarian, progressive synagogue, located in the heart of Summit, New Jersey. For nearly a century, we have been a spiritual and social home for congregants who are drawn to our vibrant, inclusive Jewish community that embraces our tradition while welcoming members of diverse backgrounds and levels of observance.
The Hebrew School supports high-quality Jewish learning. We engage our students’ ages 5 to 18 in conversations whch are critical for childrens’ intellectual and emotional growth. We engage our students through a strong sense of commitment to cultivate a deep connection for Hebrew language, Jewish culture, Jewish heritage, encouraging wonder and engaging their spirit with hands-on learning, Hebrew prayer, Jewish music, and stories deeply rooted in our heritage. Students of all backgrounds, cultures, and gender identities are welcome.
The Summit JLC now offers Sunday in-person, morning classes. Our Wednesday program combines remote afternoon classes for Hebrew reading and in-person experiences for all other subjects.