General Outline

  • Hebrew - Beginning with letter recognition for our youngest children, this program leads students through phonetic decoding, reading comprehension & writing. Age appropriate textbooks & workbooks will be completed throughout the year.  We also implement the successful and effective Aleph Champion Program .
  • Torah (Bible) & Jewish History - The children are introduced to the characters & stories of the Bible.  They are given an overview of Jewish history starting with creation to the giving of the Torah to modern day Israel.
  • Holidays and Shabbat - Each grade examines the holiday from a totally different perspective, making each year's learning a new & exciting holiday adventure.  Hands-on lessons on each Jewish holiday will fill the calendar as we proceed from Rosh Hashanah and the High Holidays through the holiday of Shavuot.  The students will have a deeper understanding of each holiday, its traditions & customs. We will also host holiday celebrations for students & their families.
  • Jewish Values & Ethics - Each grade covers a different aspect of our Jewish values & ethics.
  • Arts & Crafts - Art projects are incorporated into our curriculum to add to the excitement of the upcoming holidays and Mitzvot.
  • Extra Curricular - We offer a variety of extra curricular activities such as special guest speakers, Friday night dinners, and contests.  These events allow our students to experience Judaism in its entirety. 

  Our Curriculum divided by Grades

Torah Tots

This first class will introduce the children to the Aleph Bet. Through color and exploration we have aimed for the students to gain a sense of comfort with the Aleph-Bet letters. During this year the children will be taken on a journey of the Book of Genesis. The children will be introduced to Torah, the Bible, through an understanding of the Genesis storyline.

Kita Aleph

This class has gone on a journey through the Jewish home. My Jewish Home is designed to discuss the Mitzvot involved in creating a Jewish home, such as Kosher, hospitality, blessings etc. Mitzvot are introduced in a large classroom 'home' which is put together with the students. The objective of this curriculum is so that the students grasp that the home is the center of Jewish life - home is where the soul is. Some of the concepts included in this course will be referred to in following years’ curricula, but definitely warrant repetition. *

Kita Bet

The students are taken on a journey of civil and social Mitzvot which allow them to see Judaism and the Torah as a living example of how to live and care for all that we have. Using the book, “Torahpedia”, the students will gain a Torah and Mitzvot encyclopedia with one Mitzvah for each of the letters in the Aleph Bet. 

Mitzvot include:

Recycling; Respect for Elders; Eagerness; Rosh Chodesh; Cleanliness; Gratitude; Talit; Torah; Humility; Protection of Animals; Birthdays; Love of Mankind; Being Happy with ones lot and more

Kita Gimmul

Students are taken on an in-depth journey from Adam and Eve through the miraculous Exodus from Egypt. Students are encouraged to feel as if they witnessed creation and exist alongside the Patriarchs and Matriarchs as they build the beginnings of the Jewish family. Through each episode Students are encouraged to take away the moral lesson we learn from the story as well as the relevant lessons for us today.

Kita Daled

This class will come to understand all aspects of the Life Cycle according to Jewish Law and Tradition. Each detail from Birth to Death will be discussed according Judaism. The students will be giving birth to Twins, Girl and Boy. Each will go on a life journey and all the milestones will be celebrated with an understanding of what happens, when and how. How a life is guided by the Torah and the lessons it has for us will be learned. The students will create a scrapbook depicting all these events.

Kita Hey

LET’S TALK ABOUT BEING JEWISH – As this is the last year in Hebrew School, we at Valley Chabad want to make sure that our students leave with a sound knowledge of all aspects, customs and issues that the students will not have covered in the lower classes. We will discuss G‑d and the meaning of who HE is and how HE is present in our lives. We will focus on all the details that are found in the Shul. We engage in deeper aspects of Shabbat and its significance. We will talk about Jewish Pride and the laws of the sanctification of G‑d’s name. These are but a few of the very important issues that we will cover in the final class at Hebrew School.

 

  Additional Curriculum added during the school year! 


A Class that focuses on the Ten Mitzvah Campaign that the Lubavitcher Rebbe organized. These Ten Mitzvot encompass many aspects in Judaism and the students will learn about these in a fun and creative way.

AHAVAS YISROEL, CHINUCH, TORAH STUDY, TEFILLIN, MEZUZOH, TZEDOKOH, POSSESSION OF JEWISH HOLY BOOKS, KASHRUT, SHABBAT CANDLES, TAHARAS HAMISHPOCHO - The Torah perspective on married life

 

Jewish History

This class will study Jewish History from Joshua’s reign until the reign of the King Solomon. We will discuss, Joshua and his miraculous wars. The period of the Judges, Samuel, Eli the High Priest, King Saul, King David and King Solomon will all be studied and the significance of each of their ruling will be addressed.