Teaching Philosophy

Our classroom learning is creative, engaging, thought provoking, hands-on, multi-sensory and joy-filled experiences;  ensuring that our children experience the ultimate in after school Jewish and Hebrew education.

Through the use of fine and performing arts including puppetry, drama, music, cooking, workshops, debates, sports, games, apps and more – Jewish learning and living comes to life.

Jewish Heritage

WE FOSTER A POSITIVE SENSE OF JEWISH IDENTITY AND PRIDE, BY IMPARTING IN EACH CHILD AN APPRECIATION OF JEWISH HISTORY, CULTURE AND VALUES. 

Our children gain excitement in the lead up to holidays, appreciate Jewish history, and understand the importance of Jewish values and ethics through our cutting-edge Judaica curriculum. Through the years at Hebrew School, students gain an appreciation and understanding of Jewish history, Mitzvot, Israel, Jewish moral values, and general Jewish trivia. 

Festivals are preceded with carnivals, Shabbat learning comes to life with an exuberant Shabbat dinner and spirited Havdallah service, Purim brings a ‘Mini Chefs’ hamantashen bake, and Passover learning culminates with ‘Chopped – Passover Edition’ and a traditional Model Seder. Jewish heritage has never been so relevant, meaningful and alive.

Throughout our curriculums, we imbue within our children the importance of being a ‘mentsch’; a moral, compassionate, responsible and giving individual. We encourage our children to take responsibility and leadership roles in their home and school environments. 

 

Hebrew Language

Hebrew is the language of our people.

Mastering Hebrew will enable our children to meaningfully participate in Jewish experiences.

At Hebrew School we prepare our children to fully experience Hebrew through our syllabus on listening, reading, writing and conversational Hebrew. 

Our motivational Aleph Champ reading program enables our children to master Hebrew reading skillfully and quickly.

Aleph Champ is a karate motivated Hebrew reading system that follows the age old, tradicional mesorah.

 

FESTIVALS & CELEBRATION

 Together with our parent organization WCRJ Synagogue, we host incredible Jewish holiday events and family celebrations bringing our learning and heritage to life. From engaging and meaningful High Holiday services, a pop up Sukkah in the park for Sukkot, Chanukah extravaganzas, a Grand Purim party & masquerade, a Lag B’omer bonfire and kumzitz, and a hearty Shavuot ice cream party – our events are not-to-be missed heartwarming community celebrations. 

Through drama, song, art, baking and stories we bring Judaism to life. Our innovated methods make learning fun and memorable.    
     
The lessons are multi-sensory and hands-on, ensuring that the students truly experience what they are being taught. The lessons are structured with discussion-starters, to create a lively, interactive classroom experience. The information truly becomes the student's own.

Our Program uses the acclaimed Aleph Champ program to ensure that your child will read fluently at the end of his/her Hebrew School experience.