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  Please find the answers to some of your frequently asked questions  

 

 1: My child does not want to add any school days to his/her already busy schedule, but i feel it is important to provide him/her with some form of a Jewish Education.

 

 Hebrew School of the Arts is not a typical school We understand that children learn through activities and games and we strive to create an environment which is fun and camp-like, with our focus being on expression through various forms of art so that the students are so busy doing things, they don't even realize hey are learning! 

  2: We are not observant or very religious. Will my child feel out of place at a Chabad Hebrew School?

One of the common myths associated with Chabad, is that it is a place that is only for religious Jews. Although the synagogue is traditional, and our staff are observant, almost NONE of our Hebrew School families are Orthodox. our Students are from a very diverse Jewish backgrounds and most attend public school or non-Jewish private schools. Many of our families identify as Conservative, Reform, or unaffiliated but choose to send their children to Hebrew School of the Arts because of the excellent quality of education we offer. The range of observance is varied, some families attend synagogue or do Shabbat at home, some observe the Holidays, some parents read Hebrew, many do not . when teaching about observance and Mitzvot, our teachers are careful to present in a way that includes all children. our curriculum teaches personal Judaism, without labels or divisions.

3.What is Chabad all about? Click Here

 

Chabad is an educational organization dedicated to helping every Jew regardless of back-ground, affiliation, or personal level of observance, to increase their knowledge, enthusiasm , and commitment. Chabad invited you to explore the complex areas of Jewish religion, tradition, and practice in an open-minded and non-judgmental atmosphere. All of Chabad's classes, programs, and services are designed to heighten the aware-ness and lend valuable insights into one's heritage, traditions, religious practice, laws and rituals. Each individual is invited to participate, study and learn. Each individual makes his or her own perspective religious lifestyle decisions  at his or her own place, and each Mitsvah stands on its own as an important  step in ones personal growth. Chabad is inclusive and non-judgmental, and our programs are open to all Jews. In fact the majority who participate in programs at Chabad art not orthodox. The teaching of Chabad are imbued with the renowned Chassidic spirit and Joy, but in no way is the commitment to an orthodox lifestyle a prerequisite to one;s acceptance at Chabad functions.

 

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