Hebrew School

Brantford's congregation ran a successful Hebrew School.

The Jewish community in Brantford educated their children at Hebrew School, which was held in the Palace St. Synagogue, then at the Beth David Synagogue. The school's sessions were held on Sunday, so it was often referred to within the community as "Sunday School".

At 'Sunday School', Brantford's Jewish children were taught the basics of reading and writing in Hebrew, Jewish history, and Judaic ethics and principles. This education was undertaken not only by the Rabbi, but by other adult members of the congregation, including members of Hadassah, and learned men from within the community. The whole congregation was also involved in keeping the School running, as the provision of materials and any necessary funding was often undertaken collectively.

Images found in Ontario's Jewish Archives depict 'Sunday School' students putting on plays and playing instruments.


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