Chabad’s Chai Central Hebrew School offers an education and memories that will inspire children for a lifetime. We create an environment that fosters creativity and supports your child’s unique style of learning. Our curriculum instills pride, a sense of history, love for the land of Israel and a genuine understanding of what Judaism is all about.
Chai Central Hebrew School offers a unique approach in Judaic studies. Our program is designed for elementary school-age children (ages 6-14) who are otherwise not receiving a formal Jewish education.
At our Hebrew School, we strive to stress the beauty and warmth of Judaism and its Mitzvot. Our students are able to explore and discover the beauty of their heritage in an atmosphere of joy and warmth.
Many children are out of touch with an entity that has preserved us for thousands of years, an entity of beauty and deep significance and one which is inherently their own. At our Hebrew School an area of particular emphasis is in the inculcation of Jewish values and ethics. Mutual tolerance and respect for fellow human beings are taught as basic principles of the Jewish faith.
Our school is a traditional learning center that successfully caters to Jewish families from all walks of life.
Everyone can feel comfortable with our style and approach. Our school welcomes every Jew, regardless of religious background or level of observance. It is for this reason that our school does not require any membership or prior affiliation as a condition for enrollment.
The underlying strength of our school is in its general warmth and spirit, providing a learning experience in an atmosphere of joy and liveliness. Audio-visual presentation such as Shofar Factory, Chanukah Wonderland, Model Matzah Bakery, Friday Night Dinners, Havdallah ceremonies, school contests, field trips, hand-on educational children and family workshops as well as games, drama, songs, parties, and arts n crafts are blended with the curriculum. This will ensure that your child will receive a stimulating educational experience in a fun and exciting way.
As a boy or girl approaches the age of Bar/Bat Mitzvah, preparations for the big day begin. Our course on basic Jewish traditions and Bar/Bat Mitzvah training includes stimulating discussions and presentations on intriguing areas of Jewish life that the children will not have encountered in Hebrew School . These sessions will provide the child with valuable information that will prepare them for a most meaningful Bar/Bat Mitzvah. This program will ignite in them a love and pride in their Judaism and will help them define who they are as Jews.
The girls also cover a selection of Torah portions and prayers, create a speech which includes their Torah portion/Parsha and an explanation of its deeper meaning, and details of how the mitzvah of lighting the Shabbat candles is fulfilled. The boys learn how to put on their Tefillin, the Brachot for the Torah, and tune for the Haftorah.
Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah training course will include assisting your child in preparing an appropriate Bar/Bat Mitzvah speech. Each child will be provided with an outline and guide
lines with which to create his/her speech.
Students and teachers are very excited about our innovative, cutting edge Aleph Champ program based on the martial arts motivational philosophy of color
coded levels. Students start out as “White Aleph Champs”, working their way up the colors to be a “Black Aleph” like their teachers. Students have color-coded bookmarks which earn stripes as they progress in their reading level – keeping the goals clearly defined and making Hebrew reading fun.
The Curriculum is updated yearly by the Chabad National Hebrew Education Network. Our program is able to provide our children with the highest level of Hebrew education possible.
Areas of academic emphasis include: hspic
1. Hebrew reading, writing, and vocabulary.
2. Jewish history, its heroes and heroines.
3. Holidays and traditions
4. Culture and current events.
5. The land of Israel.
6. Prayer and Synagogue familiarity.
General Hebrew School information:
Ages: Boys and Girls 6-14
Dates: September – May
Hours: Sundays, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Tuition: $825 per school year which ncludes all books, materials, snacks, and prizes. Discount of $100 for second child. There are no membership dues or building fund fees.
Location: Chai Central – Chabad
3 Lexington Ave
East Brunswick, NJ 08816