Chabad Hebrew School

~ Curriculum ~

Our philosophy is that it is most important for children to have a positive first experience in Hebrew School. We therefore go to great lengths to create a warm and exciting atmosphere in the classroom, incorporating art projects, songs, games and contests into all of our lesson plans. With this in mind we have nonetheless planned a full and thorough curriculum including the following subjects.

1. Hebrew Reading

Our Hebrew reading curriculum - Aleph Champ - is the latest educational breakthrough around. Modeled after the Karate/Martial Arts motivational philosophy of color coded levels and testing, it provides excitement and inspiration, leading the student into a winning cycle of learning.

2. Jewish Values & Ethics

Using the various textbooks the students will read and discuss stories and case scenarios that have practical application to our everyday life. They will understand that our religion is based on a G‑d given set of values and morals and that the “norm” is not always in the right.

3. Torah, Jewish History & Israel

The children will be introduced to the characters and stories of the Bible. An overview of Jewish history starting with creation to the giving of the Torah to Judaism today will be taught through interactive stories and art projects. The students will gain an appreciation for our heritage and culture that has been preserved throughout the ages. They will study the Torah Portions, providing them with practical lessons that apply to our daily lives. They will also attain an affection for the uniqueness of Israel, our homeland.

4. Shabbat & Holidays

Providing a deeper understanding of Shabbat, we will explore its traditions and customs, and the reasons behind them. Hands-on lessons for each Jewish holiday will fill the calendar as we begin with learning about the High Holidays and continue throughout the entire school year. By the end of the year, the students will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of each holiday, its traditions and customs.

5. Arts and Crafts

Art projects are incorporated into our curriculum to add to the excitement of the upcoming holidays and Mitzvot. Our projects will have Jewish holiday and Mitzvot themes and will add a taste of Jewish life at home.

6. Extra Curricular

Chabad Hebrew School will offer a variety of exciting extra curricular activities such as Friday night Shabbat dinners, holiday programs, family fun days and contests. These events will allow our students to experience Judaism in its entirety. A point system based on in-class and out-of-class participation will allow students to reach different award levels.