HEBREW SCHOOL - Options for Everyone!

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Q) When will Hebrew School Begin?

A) We are schedule to begin with a series of pre-holiday classes on September 13th.  The first day of our core Hebrew School will be after the Jewish Holidays on October 13th.

The schedule will be released in a few weeks.

Q) Do we have to be a member at Chabad of Cary to join the Hebrew School?

All of our programs, including Hebrew School, are opened to the entire community. It is our goal to make meaningful and engaging Jewish learning as accessible as possible. Every Jewish child is entitled to a quality Jewish education.

While we fully rely on the support from the community for our operating budget and encourage our Hebrew School families to support our work through free-will donations such as during our December Campaign, there are not set fees (such as membership) outside of tuition costs and a security fee.

Q)  How will you be navigating the challenging Corona situation?

A) The coming school year will require that we continue to be well-prepared to adapt to a quickly evolving situation. We remain committed to navigating uncertainties as a community with humility, transparency, authenticity, compassion, and respect.

Guiding Principles:

1. Prioritize pikuach nefesh, or the preservation of human life, and maintain unwavering commitment to the health, safety, and wellbeing of our community; (Closer to the begin of Hebrew School we will send out our safety guidelines for both Hebrew School and JCONNECT)

2. Continue to provide meaningful, joyful, and intentional Jewish educational experiences for our students

3. Ensure our students’ academic growth across Hebrew School content.

4. Remain open to multiple perspectives, patient and calm in the face of uncertainty, responsive to timely feedback and information, and transparent with our community

Q) I’d love to send my children to Hebrew School but with all the uncertainty and crazy schedules, this just seems like too much!

A) I understand you well! Here is a perspective to consider:

As parents, we all know well, that the lessons we teach our children by modeling behaviors speak volumes and have the greatest impact on our children.

When thinking about Hebrew school this year, perhaps, more then ever, we have a unique opportunity to teach our children the importance of their Jewish education.

We are living in a time of uncertainties. A time where we have to make decisions of what is considered crucial and what is extra. What is a must and what can wait.

Our children are watching us make these choices and are learning from us what their priorities should be.

Choosing to give our children a Jewish education says - my child, this is your identity, this is crucial, and even when so many of your extra-curricula activities may fall aside, this remains.

While the circumstances this year may not allow for the ideal Hebrew School setting, we will be giving our children a chance to connect with their Judaism, consistently, and will be imparting to them the message that this is important.

Q) Are the families that attend the Hebrew School “orthodox.”

A) Not at all.  Our Hebrew School community is made up of a diverse group of families from all denominations and levels of observance. Ask around! You likely know families just like you who attend our Hebrew School.

Our school’s underlying approach is for the children to enjoy the time spent so that they are left with positive feelings and fond memories of their Jewish education. A child equipped with an education and a feeling for Judaism’s beautiful teachings, traditions, and historical lessons is a child better equipped to face the awesome moral challenges of today’s society.

Q) Please explain the various Hebrew School options for the coming year:

After polling our families, hearing the latest advice from health officials, and speaking to our team of medical experts we have made the decision to begin the year with two options: Outside in-person learning as well as virtual learning.  

Our Sunday program will remain our main program program. We will begin the year at large outdoor shelters with strong safety measures. Considering the challenges of outside learning, we do expect our lessons to be slightly shorter and our socialization/activity time to be longer. We hope that at a certain point this year, G‑d willing, it will be safe to return to indoor learning at the Discovery School (our usual location) or another indoor location  if we will need to break up into smaller groups "pod style".

Virtual learning will focus on those subjects that we have found to work best in an online format. This includes Alef Champ (Our Hebrew Reading Program), Bar/Bat Mitzvah Lessons (with enough interest this can become a class), and Jew-Q an exciting study of Jewish general knowledge and competition. Our virtual classes will also touch upon the upcoming holidays. 

We are open to expanding our virtual offerings, depending on interest.

One thing that we have found to be important is that the zoom groups are small enough that all children feel involved in the discussion.   

For those families not yet comfortable returning to in-person classes this is a great way for your children to remain Jewishly engaged and continue to grow in their Hebrew Reading during these difficult times.

Those that register for our Sunday Hebrew School can also attend our virtual classes.

Q) What is JCONNECT

With so many children learning at home away and without as many social opportunities, we are excited to offer a new new program aimed at bringing together Jewish kids for socialization, sports, and a bite of Jewish study. This is a stand-alone program.

JCONNECT will take place Tuesdays after school beginning Sep 1st. (With interest we may offer this program more than once a week at different locations)   F

eel free to call us at 919.651.9710 with any questions. 

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