Sunday School

The Blacksburg Jewish Community Center offers a quality Jewish education to children in the New River Valley from pre-K through bar/bat mitzvah. We offer religious and Hebrew language instruction on Sunday mornings during the academic year.

We use the Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) curriculum. The ISJL’s mission is to help Jewish communities like ours to offer quality Jewish education. Through its curriculum, your child will learn what it means to be Jewish. The school provides a 1:3 student-teacher ratio, which is particularly helpful with Hebrew instruction.

We have a Madrichim program for high school students, who serve as assistant teachers. In addition, we have a teen program. If you have a child in high school who would be interested in participating in either of these programs, please contact us for more information.


Classes are held weekly during the school year. We start with a short opening service which is an all-school lesson highlighting Jewish values, songs, and stories. We then have lessons in Judaic Instruction followed by a healthful snack (including appropriate prayers), and Hebrew lessons.

Religious School Fee Schedule
• Pre-Kindergarten: $200
• Kindergarten through 7th Grade: $350
• Teen group: $100

Payments may be made in installments. Financial aid and reduced fees are determined on a case-by-case basis by our Treasurer.

Checks should be made out to “BJCC.” Please write “Sunday school” on your check’s memo line and send to: BJCC Treasurer, PO Box 782, Blacksburg, VA 24063, or use the PayPal Donate button below, writing “Sunday school” in the “Add a Note” field.

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