Curriculum

HEBREW

Here at Chabad Hebrew School we utilize a highly successful reading program called the Aleph Champ program. This program is designed with a theme and motivation similar to that of the traditional Karate system: using different colors to represent a hierarchy of levels in proficiency. This system is an incredible tool for our students, since it enables each student to work at his/her own pace and take pride as they master one level and move up to the next. 

Our goal is that upon graduation, every child will be fluent in and comfortable with reading Hebrew especially the common parts of the liturgy. 

We also offer an advanced Hebrew program introducing conversational Hebrew, as well as Hebrew script writing. 

HOLIDAYS

Lessons on each Jewish holiday will fill the calendar as we proceed from Rosh Hashanah and the High Holidays through Chanukah, Purim, Passover and the festival of Shavuot. The students will gain practical instruction in the traditions through arts & crafts and hands-on learning. They will also learn about the meanings of each holiday and their relevant customs and importance today.

HISTORY 

The students will learn all about our foundation and Jewish roots through the fascinating stories and characters from the time of creation through the present.

PRAYER & SONG

Prayer time focuses on the study and understanding of prayer and the Siddur (prayer book). Students learn the meaning of each prayer as well as some key words to remember. They also learn wonderful songs both from the liturgy as well as songs about Jewish life and traditions.

Jewish LiFE

Students will explore and experience essential Jewish Mitzvot such as Shabbat, Kosher, Mezuza, Tzedaka (charity), Respecting Parents, making Blessings and more. 

ISRAEL

The land of Israel, which we refer to as the ‘Holy Land’ is at the center of our Jewish tradition. The special Israel Project will help the children learn about biblical and modern Israel: the history, geography, people, food, technology, etc

MIDDOS  

Our sages teach us that fine character traits are one of the most important things to learn and acquire. The Hebrew word for character trait is ‘Middos’ and every month we will focus on one trait and help the children learn the significance of it and how to practically apply it.

Bar Mitzvah 

The transition from child to teenager is an important milestone in any child's life.  Our emphasis is to foster an awareness that this milestone is only the beginning of Jewish life and help attain a greater appreciation of a Jewish adult's responsibilities.  Regardless of where the celebration and service are being held, private tutoring can be arranged to help your child prepare for this special day.