Cheder & Beyond

Welcome to EL-Squared: our Cheder at ELELS

We have a thriving youth education system for ages four to 16 covering Cheder, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, and post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah (Yachdav and Kabbalat Torah). EL-Squared offers an enriching Liberal Jewish education in a fun and engaging setting. 


Classes have continued to thrive online since April 2020 on Zoom (click here to find out more about Cheder on Zoom). They take place on Shabbat mornings from 9.30-10.45am. We hope to bring our learning community back to the building when it is safe to do so. At that point our sessions will revert to 10:20am to 12:30pm. Whether online or in person, our curriculum includes Jewish studies based around festivals, stories traditions and culturally significant topics, alongside comprehensive Hebrew lessons.

This mixture gives a seasonal structure to the year and offers a well-rounded learning experience within a vibrant community.

In January 2020 we welcomed Jonathan Young as our new Cheder Head Teacher. You can find out more about Jonathan in this blog post.

If you would like your child to attend EL-Squared, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Jonathan at, who will be happy to help with any questions. 

For more information or to enter your child into EL-Squared you can download our brand new 2020/21 Welcome Pack here. The Welcome Pack includes term dates, our programme, registration forms and other useful practicalities.