Hebrew Academy’s rich Judaic Studies program aims to imbue our children with a strong sense of Jewish identity, a love of Israel, and an ardent commitment to Shmirat Hamitzvot. Our curriculum emphasizes the study of classical Jewish texts. Our goal is for our students to be passionate lifelong Torah learners, interested in playing active leadership roles in the community.
Together with the Bnot Sherut and Kollel Shlichim, Hebrew Academy teachers cultivate students’ love for Medinat Yisrael, as religious Zionists.
The school day begins with Tfilla. Class time is dedicated to explaining the Tfillot, and by Grade 6, students are fluent in the entire Tfilla of Schacharit. Chumash and Hebrew language form the core of the elementary school curriculum. All grades study Dinim prior to each holiday. The study of Navi begins in Grade 4, while Mishna is introduced in Grade 6.
Hebrew Academy utilizes the TALAM curriculum in Grades 1 to 5. The structure of the TALAM program is based on the notion that the best learning environment for children is one in which knowledge is acquired through a variety of activities, using each of the five senses. In addition to studying from textbooks, students benefit from music, games and visual aids to master the Hebrew language and to develop a keen understanding of Jewish concepts and values. Students’ Hebrew and heritage literacy is honed gradually, whereby new ideas are added to their existing knowledge-base. By making the study of Hebrew and Judaism relevant to our children’s everyday lives, the Judaic Studies program fosters students’ appreciation of their heritage and an understanding of the imperative for lifelong Jewish study.