Hebrew School of The Arts offers a stimulating and friendly environment where children embrace their Jewish roots and gain a true sense of Jewish pride, no matter their level of observance or affiliation. A trendsetter in Jewish education, Hebrew School of The Arts makes Judaism come alive in the minds and hearts of children through hands-on creative expression.
Our educational approach sees the student as an active learner, a dynamic explorer rather than a passive recipient of knowledge. As such, our curriculum cultivates the student's natural enthusiasm for learning, so that s/he emerges with the values, knowledge and pride necessary for a solid foundation of life-long Jewish living and learning.
Our lessons are multi-sensory and interactive, ensuring that the students truly experience what they are being taught. The classes are structured with discussion-starters, activities, visual aides, music, arts and crafts to create an engaging classroom experience.
The 5 Books of Moses – using hands on activities, workbooks and scrapbooking.
Parsha- “Living With the Times.” The Torah Portion of the week is discussed with emphasis on practical application to our daily lives.
Modeled after the Karate/Martial Arts motivational system. A color-coded reading and writing system where each child learns the Aleph Bet and progresses at their own level and ability.
During Hebrew reading the class is divided into small groups that rotate among various Hebrew reading, writing and game centers.
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 also host holiday celebrations for students & their families.
Torahpedia – 22 Jewish concepts in alphabetical order are discussed in depth with a giant workbook accompanying the lessons.
Building a Better Me – a curriculum designed to build proper middos- (character)
Life Cycles Course using the Life Cycles curriculum and workbook. Students will gain an in depth understanding of Jewish life cycle events, customs and traditions from birth and onward.
Jewish History & My Family Tree
Jewish Journeys History course, exploring the rich history of our people over thousands of years until modern times. My Family Story in conjunction with the Beit Hatfutsot Museum.
Students will master prayers using the Siddur – prayer book and will become familiar with daily and Shabbat prayers. Prayers are taught through songs and chants. Some of these prayers are The Morning blessings, Ma Tovu, Adon Olam, Baruch She’amar, Shema, Ain Kelokanu, Alenu and Lecha Dodi (recited on Shabbat).
Magic of the Holy Land; Our students will attain an appreciation and affection for our homeland Israel, and its central place in Jewish history, life, observance and destiny.