MFJC’s Hadar Family Hebrew School educational philosophy emphasizes experiential learning. We want our students to feel that this Jewish environment is welcoming, loving and sincere. Student’s earliest impressions of Jewish communal setting will shape their connections for their lifetime. Torah, Tefillah/Prayer, Mitzvah/Commandments, Values, Service, the Land of Israel, Shabbat and Holidays are the keys to a comprehensive, full Jewish life.
Our Tefillah program is at the core of our learning experience. The prayers are based on our school siddur, prayer book. We sing all our prayers with musical accompaniment. All the prayers are classic selections from the prayer book, songs and passages that our parents and grandparents grew up singing. These also are prayers that our bnei mitzvah will need when they lead services on the day of their bar/t mitzvah and beyond. This is a special moment for the students to connect to community prayer and the songs and sounds of Jewish experience
Our first class of the day is language instruction which follows the key words and prayers from the Prayer book. In the short amount of time we meet with our students every week, language acquisition is fostered by the implementation into real experience. When students can synthesize the letters, vowels and words in their Hebrew language classes with their prayer, the chances of successful language acquisition becomes more likely. The process is rewarding and students feel successful. We hope that this will create a positive feedback to encourage more learning and growing.
Our second formal class instruction is geared to the corpus of Jewish knowledge. We focus here on Jewish values that come from the Torah. Jews are called the ‘People of the Book.’ Literacy and familiarity with basic concepts around Jewish experience and holy times make up the core of what our students work on in our school setting. Our staff is open and welcoming. They encourage questions and do not push dogma or ideology. Jewish life and practice is multifaceted and rich. We aim to invite students into their own heritage and their family’s heritage with gentleness and warmth and love.
Finally, every Hebrew School day features the singing of the Hatikvah, Israel’s National Anthem. We pride ourselves as a community that supports and hopes for the success of the State of Israel. Hatikvah is a prayer that embodies that hope.
By the end of your child’s experience at the MFJC Hadar Family Hebrew School, we want students who will feel a kinship, a sense of belonging to their synagogue, their community, their rabbi, their teachers and their faith.
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