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Curriculum

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We are enthusiastic about the beautiful lessons that Judaism has to offer, and we hope to transmit that excitement to the children through the excellent Chabad Hebrew School at OTC.

The Chabad Hebrew School offers an outstanding program that will give your child a solid foundation in the fundamentals of Judaism, and will instill in your child the faith, beauty and values of our heritage.

All lessons will be taught in a manner that will give the children a great appreciation of our rich Jewish heritage.  Role-playing, arts & crafts, hands-on experiences, and songs will be incorporated to help make the lessons enjoyable.

We plan special programs during the year, such as Shabbat experiences, Shofar Factory, Chanukah Activities, Purim Extravaganza and more.  We believe that the joy and pride in Yidishkeit (Judaism) that will be experienced at Chabad Hebrew School will make an indelible impression upon the children.

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Children will become familiar with the Hebrew alphabet, learn to read, and become accustomed to Hebrew vocabulary. We will implement the Aleph Champ Reading Program. Based on the marital arts philosophy of colour coded levels, the Aleph Champ Program provides motivation and inspiration for great success.

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. Students understand that their teacher is a black aleph champion and their goal is to reach that level. 

LIVING JUDAISM:

A Hebrew school experience should prepare your child to participate in Jewish life. Our students will receive the tools they need to comfortably participate in a service at the Synagogue. Children will start to learn simple, basic prayers and blessings. They learn about the land of Israel through Israeli music, dance and food. They learn about keeping Kosher by searching for kosher symbols in the supermarket. Students are taught how to make “kidush” and to celebrate the Shabbat. Children will be taught the meaning of Mitzvot - Torah commandments. Some Mitzvot that will be emphasized include Tzedakah, loving one another, hospitality, honoring parents, mezuzah, and brachot (blessings).

CHAGIM – JEWISH HOLIDAYS:

Children will learn to appreciate the special quality and holiness of the Holidays.  They will become familiar with the historical background, customs, and observances of each festival through stories, songs, activities and projects. Together we help build a succah, bake Matzah and practice holiday rituals. Our “hands-on” style allows Jewish tradition and culture to become relevant in your child’s life.

JEWISH HISTORY:

Children will learn to view our Avot (patriarchs) and Imahot (matriarchs) and other Jewish heroic figures as role models.  They will be taught morals and ethics from people highlighted in the weekly Torah portion.  The children will gain knowledge of and a love for the land of Israel and its people. 

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It's so much fun learning about the Jewish Holidays, competing in Aleph Champ, collecting Hebrew School coins for great prizes...