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Curriculum

Curriculum

Curriculum 

We're impressed with our curriculum, now it's your turn! We hope to engage your child's sense of identity by capturing his/her imagination and attention. So, we put a lot of effort into providing our students with substantive lessons and a positive atmosphere.   

 

The lessons are multi-sensory and hands-on, ensuring that the students truly experience what they are being taught. The lessons are structured with discussion-starters, to create a lively, interactive classroom experience. The information truly becomes the student's own.

Our Hebrew School uses the new, acclaimed Aleph Champ program to ensure that your child will read fluently at the end of his/her Hebrew School experience.

Explore the curriculum journey that your children are embarking upon!

Hebrew

Beginning with letter recognition, The Aleph Champion Program© program leads them through phonetic decoding, reading vowel recognition, reading accuracy and fluency, until they reach Hebrew literacy.  Our goal is that every child be fluent and comfortable with Hebrew Reading.  The Aleph Champ Program is on the cutting edge of Hebrew reading today. Modeled after the Karate/Martial Arts motivational system, it works by dividing different reading skills into levels defined by color. Readers, workbooks, flashcards and activities motivate students to reach the next level.

Torah and Jewish History

Our Torah class is a review of the weekly Torah portion.  This subject will provide our students with an overview of each portion, its highlights, and practical lessons that apply to our daily life.  Our History course will take the students from Creation to the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. 

Holidays

Lessons on each Jewish holiday will fill the calendar as we proceed from Rosh Hashana and the High Holidays through the holiday of Shavuot.  The students will have a deeper understanding of each holiday and its traditions and customs. Chabad Hebrew School will also host holiday celebrations for our students and their families. 

Jewish Values and Ethics

One of our primary goals at Chabad Hebrew School is developing a strong sense of Jewish pride and identity.  Students will learn about our values and ethics as Jews.  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.  This course will involve home discussions and surveys as well as other extra-curricular activities.

Mitzvot:  Why We Do What We Do

Why do women light Shabbat candles?  Why is Shabbat such a special day in the week?  Why do we have a Mezuzah on our doors?  Why is the bride veiled at a Jewish wedding?  This class will teach basic Mitzvot to younger grades and provide insightful meaning of more complex Mitzvot to grades older grades.

Current Events and Israel

The students of Chabad Hebrew School will follow any current event concerning Jewish issues and Israel.  Students are encouraged to bring in newspaper clippings, and discussions will follow, keeping our students well informed of the world and its relationship to the Jewish people. 

Arts and Crafts

Art projects are incorporated into our curriculum to add excitement to the upcoming holidays and Mitzvot.  Our projects will have Jewish holiday and Mitzvah themes and will add a taste of Jewish life to your home. The younger students will be doing art more often than the older grades.

Extra Curricular

Chabad Hebrew School will offer a variety of extra curricular activities such as Friday Night Shabbat Dinners, Holiday Celebrations, Saturday Night Havdallah and Pizza Party, and Ceramic Painting.  These events will allow our students to experience Judaism in its entirety, both in and out of the classroom.  A point system based on in-class and out-of-class participation and involvement will allow students to reach different award levels.  More details will follow once the school year begins.

 K'tav B'kalut (Hebrew script)

K’tav B’kalut (blue & white cover) is for children who know the Hebrew print alphabet and are ready for script at day school (higher grades) or Hebrew School (older students).

  • Students learn to identify and write script letters, words, and simple sentences.
     
  • Letter pages show large script models with the familiar Hebrew letter.
     
  • Lessons are planned according to stroke formation and letter complexity.
     
  • Teaching suggestions are included in a separate section at the back of the workbook.
     
  • Large step-by-step models show letter formation.
     
  • Word (and sentence) pages give review and practice on smaller lines.

 

 

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Hebrew School Begins Sunday September 10th 2017