Shalom and welcome to the Burquest Children's program, a committed and caring learning environment that focuses on Jewish history, traditions, holidays and cuisine. Our children’s program is the oldest institution within Burquest's organization, reflecting the high priority our members put on our purpose to encompass Jewish heritage, promote pride and joy among our children and create a sense of community and belonging for families.
Our children’s program strives to fulfil the social and educational needs of families living in the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, Belcarra), Burnaby, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and the Fraser Valley. We also serve families who come from outside these geographical boundaries. At Burquest, we welcome children with special needs and will do our best in working together with families to accommodate their needs.
Introducing a new and exciting structure!
The Maccabees program meets 11:00-12:30 on Sunday mornings at our Burquest Jewish Community Centre. The school year runs from September through June. Classes do not meet on Jewish or non-religious holidays. (Non-religious holidays are determined according to the School District 43 schedule.)
Every Maccabees lesson, the children will be introduced to Jewish food, which they will prepare themselves and then eat – providing them with a delicious lunch.
We also offer an optional Hebrew instruction program which meets from 10:00-11:00, just before the Maccabees.
Not sure if you can commit to the entire year? Or just want to try it out? Drop-ins welcome! (See our Registration page for more details.)
Coffee and Knishes: Parent and Tot Drop In!
Coffee and Knishes (634 KB)
The parent and tot drop in meets 9:15-11:15am on Thursday mornings at our Burquest Jewish Community Centre. The programs runs from November 10th to December 15th Thursdays. Please join us for a weekly drop in at Burquest, come meet others from our community, learn new songs, celebrate Jewish traditions and enjoy coffee and Knishes!!
We invite all families to join our children’s program.