Curriculum

Torah Tots

In this play based and art focused curriculum, Preschool Chadash students will explore the rituals associated with each of the Jewish holidays that fall within the school year and explore synagogue life by examining the Jewish symbols throughout Beit Ha’am.  They will also discover many of the Jewish values taught in the Torah that will help to build them up to become menches within the community and well into their adult lives.

1st-2nd Grade

Our 1st and 2nd grade students will spend the year exploring the stories from the Torah.  They will hear the ancient tales of the Jewish matriarchs and patriarchs and learn to apply the lessons and commandments to their modern everyday lives.

3rd-5th Grade

As students develop emotionally and spiritually within the Chasdash program, they delve into the ritual practices of the Jewish lifecycles and prayer studying from birth to death and everything in between.  Woven into their lessons are the mitzvot (commandments) which dictate Jewish law and the manner in which we conduct ourselves during every Jewish occasion.

6th—7th Grade

Students will engage in a year-long critical in depth study of Holocaust education, modern and historical Anti-Semitism and the current state of Israel with two peoples who claim the land to be their own.  They will explore how all of these topics affect today’s world and discover what they can do as Jewish youth in modern day society.

8th—9th Grade 

Our 8th-9th grade class will begin to examine their place within the Jewish community and outside in the greater global community.  They will do this as they begin to compare different religions with visits to a variety of places of worship.  It is the goal of this class that Chadash students will look beyond themselves and fulfill the commandments of the Torah through social action and by making a difference with social justice projects.

11th—12th Grade (Post Confirmation)
Madrichim (Teacher’s Aides)

 Students develop their leadership skills by working with younger students.  This is a volunteer position that can be used towards the needed leadership hours for school.  A commitment of regular attendance is required to participate.