The Jewish Community Religious School is a special place where all Jewish children in Central Oregon are welcome. It is a place where teachers can connect with students and not only share knowledge and create lifelong learners, but help to foster relationships among young families in Bend and the surrounding areas. We are a small community and depend on parent volunteers to help our teachers on Sundays, as well as organize special events.
From Religious School education to Hebrew lessons, to Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation to continuing education courses, our curriculum strives to serve everyone, from our youngest early learners to our teenagers eager to continue their Jewish education.
Our religious school serves all - we are not affiliated with any one congregation, and membership to a particular synagogue, while encouraged, is not required.
If you are interested in teaching, volunteering, planning events, fundraising or joining our governance committee, we want to hear from you! Click here to submit an application!
MEET OUR school COMMUNITY
K/1 JUDAICA &
HEBREW YEAR 1
Mimi moved to Bend with her family in 2007 to establish the Chabad Jewish Center in Central Oregon. She is passionate about sharing her love of Jewish traditions and the warmth and joy of Judaism with all in our community. She has been teaching in our community Religious School and Hebrew School since 2012 and loves watching the students grow over the years.
HEBREW YEAR 3
ALEX CHARNEY COHEN
Alex is originally from Lexington, KY but has lived all around the US,
with a 3 year work assignment in Israel for HP. He originally learned Hebrew fluently during a gap year between high school and college. He has taught Hebrew School and Sunday School off and on for the past 25 years, the last 13 in Bend. He loves spending time with his family, as well as playing board games and watching movies.
JEWISH COMMUNITY SCHOOL DIRECTOR
Noah grew up in south Florida, and went to school in Israel. He loves hiking, camping, rock climbing and really anything outside! His goal is to explore our Jewish homeland, history and experience together.