As a new school year approaches, many parents are looking for fresh ways to rekindle their child’s spark for Jewish – and general – learning. Chabad Richmond Hebrew School has put forward a curriculum that offers children an immersive experience.
“Over the course of last year and throughout the summer, we have had moms and dads asking us for advice on how to nurture their child’s Jewish identity,” said Chana Gordon, director of Chabad Richmond Hebrew School. “We believe that … knowledge is power and if you provide a safe and inclusive environment which teaches Jewish values, history and culture, children will thrive mentally, emotionally and in many other aspects of their life.”
Chabad Richmond Hebrew School constantly works to have a curriculum with fresh, new activities and crafts. Using modern methods of teaching, including STEM, they seek to accommodate the needs of every child.
For example, the learning program includes Bereishit: The Story of My Life, which explores the history of the Jewish nation. Beginning with the story of Adam and Eve, and through the birth of the Jewish people, students are taken on an immersive journey allowing them to use their creative minds and imagination.
Through interactive storytelling, inclusive activities and a comprehensive knowledge base, students are encouraged to take an active role of leadership and to express themselves. The program’s aim: students who have a nurtured Jewish identity, a healthy self-esteem, long-lasting friendships and a sense of community.
Chabad Richmond Hebrew School is an affiliate of the Chabad Children’s Network (CKids), which has chapters in 26 countries and engages 25,000 children each year with Jewish education and experiences. To register your child(ren), visit chabadrichmond.com/hebrewschool.
– Courtesy Chabad Richmond Hebrew School