Richmond Cheder

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Message from Head Teacher
Rabbi Chaim Golker

Richmond Cheder is a warm and friendly Sunday morning cheder that provides a fun and engaging way for our children to learn about their Judaism. 

Our aim is to provide a Jewish education that will enable our children to leave cheder with a solid grounding of Jewish practice and fluency in Hebrew reading. We hope to impart the next generation with a love of Judaism and a positive sense of Jewish identity. Our staff bring high quality, hands-on learning that caters for children of all ages. 

We pride ourselves on our high staff-to-student ratio, including one-to-one Hebrew Reading teachers. We run special events around the Jewish festivals and periodic outings to bring Jewish education to life. 

Most importantly, parents tell us that all the children walk out with big smiles on their faces and look forward to coming each week!

 Head Teacher Chaim Golker is also Richmond Synagogue’s rabbi. He is happy to provide more information and answer any questions you might have about the cheder. 


Classes range from nursery (ages 4+) to Bar & Bat Mitzvah class and Religious Studies GCSE class (ages 14-16). 


Sunday morning: 9:30am- 12:30pm


9:30 – 10:00 – Assembly & Parsha
10:00 – 11:00 – Lesson 1 & Hebrew Reading
11:00 – 11:30 – Break & Snack
11:30 – 12:30 – Lesson 2


We follow local school terms, as closely as Jewish festivals allow, ensuring that there is minimal disruption to the children and their school holidays.


Our curriculum is designed to impart Jewish knowledge and Hebrew Reading in a fun, engaging and interactive manner. Each class will acquire Jewish knowledge which is age appropriate and will build on their prior knowledge on the topic. We pride ourselves on the quality and experience of our teaching staff and enjoy a high staff-to-student ratio, including a 1-1 Hebrew Reading Teacher.

Nursery – Year 2 Class

Hebrew Alphabet
Jewish Blessings
Shabbat and Festivals

Year 3-5 Class

Hebrew Vocabulary
Jewish General Knowledge
Jewish Prayers

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Class

Advanced Hebrew Reading
Hebrew Textual Skills
Jewish Philosophy
Advanced General Knowledge

Religious Studies GCSE Class

Follows AQA GCSE Curriculum
Religious Perspectives on Contemporary Issues
Exam Technique Preparation