Free Hebrew School Through September: Imparting a Sense of Tradition Using Modern Teaching Techniques
By Rabbi Moishe Kievman - Chabad Chayil
September 8, 2022
CHAP, as it’s known, is not just a once a week Talmud Torah. Its an all encompassing daily after-school program geared towards Jewish children in public schools who have no formal Jewish education.
Registration is now open for a new year of Hebrew School for children of South Florida. This supplementary program is designed for boys & girls ages 5-12, attending AWK8, American Heritage, BridgePrep, Charter, Country Dade, Nova, Pine Crest, Riviera, VABHOE and anyone looking for a daily after-school Hebrew School.
As we did the last few years, the program will be completely free with no cost and no obligation through the month of September. There are no memberships, background Knowledge or affiliations required to enroll. After the holidays, regular classes will continue at super affordable pricing with an option for no cost at all to parents that need it! The program starts together with public schools and will meet daily right after school. Classes are conveniently located in Highland Lakes, at Chabad Chayil across from Aventura Waterways K-8.
The curriculum Includes: Traditions, Holidays, Jewish History, Parsha, Jewish Art, Prayer & Judaic study with a primary focus on Hebrew Reading custom designed to teach each child at whichever level they may be. This program will offer a first taste of Jewish learning in a creative, joyful, hands-on and interesting way. We try to impart a sense of tradition using modern and innovative teaching techniques. This is a Hebrew School of the highest quality that kids can’t wait to go to!
An educational consulting company hired by Miami-Dade to rate all county after-school programs, has rated Chabad Chayil’s program one of the best. After spending two weeks observing and analyzing every aspect of Chabad’s program, Cynthia Serure, President of A Gift for the Soul, Inc. concluded that the program was exemplary. “This program scored at the top on virtually all analytical criteria including quality of staff, student-teacher interaction and curriculum,” said Serure. “It is a model program.”
According to all studies, Jewish education is a proven factor in ensuring Jewish involvement and continuity. We seek to ensure that every single child has access to a high-quality Jewish education. Chabad is the place to experience Jewish enrichment classes in a fun, yet meaningful way. It’s where parents feel comfortable and where kids don’t want to miss a day!
CHAP attracts children ages 5-13 from 7 different schools and is extremely popular in the area for homeschoolers as well. There is a waiting list for some classes and Chabad is working hard to build at their own location so they can expand accordingly. Construction is already on the way! For updates, see: ChabadChayil.org/build
As far as transportation, there are many parents getting together to carpool from different schools. CHAP will also be providing transportation for children in schools that have enough of a group to form a van or bus.
The school welcomes every Jew, regardless of religious background or level of observance. This school does not require membership of any sort as a condition for enrollment.
Chabad Chayil's mission is to promote and strengthen Jewish awareness, pride and observance, by providing educational, cultural and social activities to all Jewish individuals and families regardless of background or affiliation. One of our main programs is CHAP, whose mission is to provide affordable and effective Jewish education to children not enrolled in Jewish schools. Our goal is to enable parents to retain their jobs, confident that their children are safe & happy. CHAP keeps its students fit while instilling in them (and their families) a sense of warmth, pride and love for their heritage & Israel.
To register or learn about other after school activities (Leadership 4 Kids, Homework Help, Bar Mitzvah Academy, JewQ International Competition, Once-a-week options, Tutoring or Camp), please contact the School Director, Mrs. Layah Kievman at: (305) 770-1919. Or visit: HebrewSchool.info
About the author:
Rabbi Kievman together with his wife are the Ambassadors of The Rebbe to Highland Lakes, Florida. They are the founders of CHAP - an afterschool program for Jewish children in Public Schools and direct Chabad Chayil. He’s the Rabbi at The Family Shul and can be reached at: (305) 770-1919. Or you can sign up for his weekly Torah Thought & Newsletter at: rabbi@ChabadChayil.org.