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Curriculum & Program

Curriculum & Program

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First TasteAges 4 - 6 
This program is designed to grab a child's attention with Jewish songs, art, theatre and games. By exposure to the aleph-bet, holiday studies, Torah tales and prayer through song, a child gains a sense of pride and love for Judaism.
Tier IIClass 1: Age 7-8, Class 2: Ages 9-11
This program offers a more advanced Hebrew and Jewish studies curriculum. The students learn to read Hebrew and gain an appreciation for the who, what, when and why of Jewish life and tradition.
Tier IIIAges 12-13
The transition from child to teenager is an important milestone in any child's life. Jewish Education extends extends continuously past the Bar & Bat Mitzvah years.  These lessons give a child the tools he or she needs to properly navigate life as responsible adult.

CHS is dedicated to providing a positive environment that is sure to engage the mind and heart, thereby forming an everlasting impression - to last a lifetime. We therefore go to great lengths to create a very warm and exciting classroom atmosphere, incorporating art projects, songs, games, and contests into all of our lesson plans. Our school is a contemporary learning center that is committed to making each lesson relevant and interesting. Our “hands-on” learning style allows the children to experience authentic Judaism. CHS will teach children about car-ing for others, bringing the lessons to life, by enhancing their Midot Tovot - true morals and values. At Chabad the children are happy to come and learn, because learning is fun! With this in mind we have prepared a full and thor-ough 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. Learning is on an individual basis, and each child is encouraged at his/her level. Additionally, we are integrating a new multi-sensory program called “Cap-It” which provides tactile visual mnemonics which will add a whole new dimension of fun and simplicity to learning how to read Hebrew successfully.

Beis Hamikdosh2. 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 modern day Israel 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.

3. Jewish Values & Ethics

Using age-appropriate textbooks students will read and discuss real stories and case scenarios that have prac-tical 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 right. Beginning with the origin of the Mitzvot, our students will ex-plore a personal Jewishness.

4. Shabbat & Holidays

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Providing a deeper understanding of Shabbat, we will explore its traditions and customs, and the reasons be-hind 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 each year, the students will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of each holiday, its traditions and customs.

Hand crafted and decorated Menorahs, Kiddush Cups, Seder plates, Matzah baking and more will bring our holidays to life and enable the children to bring home a taste of Jewish life.

Chabad Hebrew School will also host holiday & Shabbat celebrations for students and their families.

Shabbat Table 5. Extra Curricular and Rewards

Chabad Hebrew School will offer a variety of exciting extra curricular activities such as Friday night Shab-bat dinners, family fun days and contests. These events will allow our students to experience Judaism in its entirety. A Torah Token point system based on in-class participation will allow students to earn rewards and prizes.

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