Curriculum - Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie
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Curriculum:

Our Judaic studies curriculum is comprised of selected material culled from award-winning educational programs such as ToraPedia, Jewish Lifecycles and Jewish Children International’s Lessons in Hebrew Holidays.

We keep our curriculum diverse by covering the widest possible range of Jewish traditions, heritage, history and culture, and provide a setting where each child is comfortable and able to learn at a relaxed pace.

Areas of emphasis include:

Jewish History:
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.

Bible Stories:
Study of various Torah portions & stories to pique the children’s interest

Israel:
Our students understand that Israel is not just another country but our own homeland; a land that is truly the “Promised Land”, both spiritually and physically.

Jewish Culture:
The students gain an appreciation of our heritage and culture that has been preserved throughout the ages through various cultural crafts, literature, and songs, presented throughout the year.

Hebrew Alphabet:
Our Hebrew reading curriculum is based on the internationally acclaimed Aleph Champion™ Reading Program. (Read more about Aleph Champ here.) This highly motivational system is time-tested and proven to be the fastest and most effective method of teaching Hebrew reading and writing to the North American child.

For children who have mastered Aleph Champ, our continued curriculum includes conversational Hebrew.

Chesed - Social Action:
Through projects focused on sharing and giving, the students will form a special relationship with other Jewish children around the world, experiencing first-hand how they can make a difference in another child’s life.

Holidays & Shabbat:
Hands-on lessons on each Jewish holiday will fill the calendar as we begin with learning about the High Holidays and continue throughout the year. By the end of the year, the students will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of each holiday, its traditions and customs, and on Shabbat, and its special meaning to the Jewish people.

Jewish Values & Ethics:
Beginning with the origins of the Mitzvot, students will explore, read, and discuss practical applications of good deeds, and ways of bringing it into the life of a little child. Children will understand that our religion is based on a G‑d given set of values and morals, and will gain an appreciation for their meaning.

Extra-Curricular Activities:
A point-based system includes in- and out-of-class participation and encourages students to receive class incentives, and individual prizes. Chabad Hebrew School will offer a variety of extracurricular activities such as Friday night dinners, family fun days, and Holiday celebrations. These events will allow our students to experience Judaism in the context of a community

Individualized Attention:
Every child enjoys individual attention from instructors who are carefully selected for their abilities to connect with, appropriately assess, and cater to the needs of each student.

Staff:
Our superior faculty is comprised of highly motivated teachers with a proven track record of caring, devotion, and academic expertise.

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