1. Will my kids learn Hebrew?
Hebrew School for America (HSA) is thrilled to have partnered with Jewish Interactive to provide a Hebrew curriculum that is engaging, cutting edge, and can be accessed anytime and anywhere using the Ji Tap digital learning platform. Using online and cooperative interactive learning activities, teachers will develop Hebrew reading and vocabulary skills. We will group students across four Hebrew levels, assigned based on the information parents provided in the application.
2. How will my kids be ready for their Bnei Mitzvah?
Rabbi Simcha Tolwin has been providing Bnei Mitzvah training for over 20 years. Each family subscription includes two 30-minute sessions to prepare for the big day. A Torah portion will be chosen and a recording provided for the kids to practice from. A MItzvah project will be identified and the kids will be on their way! Additionally, you will receive 12 Hebrew tutoring sessions which can be used for the Mitzvah prep. This should be enough and If you want more time, additional Bnei Mitzvah tutoring is available.
3. What does each hour of Sunday school include?
Each Sunday session (Thursdays during September and October) is divided into 4 modules:
Teffilah -Daily prayers
Hebrew as described above
Core curriculum - covers Jewish Holidays, Ethics, Mitzvot, Torah
Socialization time. an opportunity for the kids to have a great time and meet their classmates.
4. What ages is HSA for?
Your entire family is welcome to hop on the ZOOM and enjoy the one hour of Jewish edutainment. Everyone will learn something. The first hour is for the yonger grades and the second hour is for the older grades.
Hebrew is divided by level and not by age
Social time is divided by city
5. What is the Schedule?
HSA meets for two hours. The first hour is grades 1, 2nd, and 3rd. The second hour is grades 4,5,6 and 7th until Bnei Mitzvah's age. Please see our calendar page for the full schedule. The first semester we will be streaming classes on Thursday nights at 6 PM and 7 PM EST because all the holidays are on Sundays. The second-semester classes will be on Sunday mornings 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM EST