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The Curriculum

The Curriculum

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A SNEAK PEEK AT OUR CURRICULUM!

 

We're impressed with our curriculum, now it's your turn! The lessons are multi-sensory, & hands-on, ensuring that the students truly experience what they are being taught.  Asheville’s Hebrew School of the Arts is an affiliate of the Chabad International Hebrew Education Network, who stand at the forefront of Jewish education worldwide, providing our children with the highest level of Jewish education possible, in a Sunday & Hebrew School setting. Areas of Academic 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.

 

JEWISH SONG & DANCE

Through Song and dance, our students are taught to develop an enjoyment and understanding of a variety of both traditional and Israeli songs. Each song is taught through rhythm, movement and educational activities.

 

HEBREW LANGUAGE

The children will learn various vocabulary words, and common language words in the Hebrew language, through circle & play time, hanging posters, contests, songs, and dances. The advanced Hebrew Language Program on Wednesdays will include conversational Hebrew, Grammar, Short Stories, and more.

 

HEBREW ALPHABET

The children will learn and befriend all the letters of the alphabet through a hands-on Alef-Bet train.  Phonemic awareness will be integrated into these lessons, so each child can match letters, with their sounds.

 

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 system based on in-class and out-of-class participation will allow students to reach different award levels, and receive both class incentives, and individual prizes.

Chabad Hebrew School will offer a variety of extra curricular activities such as Friday night dinners, family fun days, Holiday celebrations, and contests.  These events will allow our students to experience Judaism in the context of a community.  

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