Chabad Jewish Centre of Georgina

Serving the Jewish Community in the Town of Georgina
info@jewishgeorgina.ca   |   (905) 909-8818

Curriculum

HEBREW
The students learn Hebrew through a fun and competative Aleph Champ program.

TORAH AND JEWISH HISTORY
Our Torah class is a review of the Torah portions. Classes learn different books of the Torah each year, starting with the story of creation, until the Jews leaving the desert and beginning to prepare to enter the land of Israel.

HOLIDAYS
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 and its traditions and customs. Chabad Hebrew School will also host holiday celebrations for our students and their families.

MITZVOT: WHY WE DO, WHAT WE DO.
Why do women and girls 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 the younger grades and provide insightful meaning of more complex Mitzvot to the older grades.

SIDDUR
As an added dimension to our student's Hebrew School education, we will be strengthening our students' Prayer skills through the use of a Siddur. All students in Grades 6 are required to have a Siddur at all Hebrew School classes.
Our goal is to instill confidence in our students' Prayer skills and to enable our students to participate more in Shul, as well as to increase their Hebrew reading and vocabulary skills.
In order to derive the most benefit from this enhanced curriculum development, standardized text has been chosen.
The Siddur Tehilat Hashem by Kehot was chosen for its many merits including:

*Large clear print with vowels
*Numbered lines
*English Prayer instructions
If you need to order the siddur, the Hebrew School has received a bulk discount and we are happy to pass the savings directly to you. The cost price per Siddur is $25.

CURRENT EVENTS AND ISRAEL
The older 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 & 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 special guests, Shabbatons, field trips, contests, etc. These events will allow our students to experience Judaism in its entirety, both in and out of the classroom. More details will follow once the school year begins.