- (especially in Europe) a private Jewish elementary school for teaching children Hebrew, Bible, and the fundamentals of Judaism.
- (in the U.S.) Talmud Torah(def 2).
Examples from the Web for heder
Historical Examples of heder
There was nothing in what the boys did in heder that I could not have done—if I had not been a girl.
Promptly when custom prescribed, Pinchus, the petted only son, was sent to heder.
The heder was the only beginning allowable for a boy in Polotzk, and to heder Joseph must go.
These developed later into the ivy leaf , or heder distinguentes.Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering
Attendance at the heder was compulsory for all children of school age, approximately from six to thirteen.
- a variant spelling of cheder