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T he Union County Torah Center-Chabad “Aleph Bet Hebrew School” offers a stimulating yet friendly environment where children embrace their Jewish roots and gain a true sense of Jewish pride, no matter their level of observance or affiliation.

The Union Torah Center-Chabad Hebrew School is an innovative school that provides an academic and enjoyable environment where children acquire a broad knowledge of Judaism through a motivating and challenging venue. Through Hebrew reading, writing, Jewish history, holidays and more, the students gain an appreciation for the joys, values and traditions of our heritage as it is vividly brought to life by the dedicated and enthusiastic teachers whose creativity and dynamism make every lesson a unique learning experience.

Jewish values and tradition are taught and brought down to the children in a creative, joyful, hands-on and interesting way. The hands-on learning style encourages the children to be active rather than passive learners.

“Our school’s underlying approach is for the children to enjoy the time spent at Hebrew School so that they are left with positive experiences and a greater appreciation for Jewish education,” explains Lisa Frohlinger director of the Hebrew School. The program is thus carefully blended with games, incentives, crafts, family celebrations and other exciting extracurricular activities.

The Hebrew School is located at the Torah Center, 111 Laurel Place in Westfield, NJ. Classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am -12:00 pm. The Torah center is offering an extra incentive for parents to send their children at a younger age by charging a reduced rate for Torah Tots & Kindergarten-1st grade. Bar & Bat Mitzvah preparation is also provided. Synagogue affiliation or membership is not required. To schedule an appointment please call 908-789-5252 or email us.


My family is not religious; will I feel comfortable in the Alef Bet Hebrew School?

The Torah Center-Chabad is inclusive and non-judgmental, and our programs are open to all Jews.

The teachings of Chabad are imbued with the renowned Jewish spirit and joy, but in no way is the commitment to an Orthodox lifestyle a prerequisite to one’s acceptance at the Center’s programs, activities & schools.

Please feel free to stop by to see for yourself the warmth and welcome everyone receives regardless of their personal religious affiliation and practices.

Do we have to be members of the Torah Center-Chabad to enroll our children in Hebrew School?

The Torah Center-Chabad’s No Membership Philosophy makes our programs accessible to all. Everyone is welcomed as family. Our unique approach and unconditional acceptance of every Jew has created a dynamic and flourishing Jewish community. We are constantly expanding our programs and services, such as our Hebrew School, to serve everyone and we invite you to join us at any time.

Do we have to make any commitments like keeping Kosher to enroll our children in the Hebrew School?

We are not out to make one Orthodox. Our Center is an educational organization dedicated to helping every Jew, regardless of background, affiliation, or personal level of observance, to increase their level of Jewish knowledge, enthusiasm, and commitment.

All of our classes, programs, and services are designed to heighten the awareness and lend valuable insight into your Jewish heritage. Each individual is invited to participate, study, and learn.

Each individual makes his or her own respective religious, lifestyle decisions at his or her own pace.