We’re impressed with our curriculum, now it’s your turn! We hope to engage your child’s sense of identity by capturing his/her imagination and attention. So, we put a lot of effort into providing our students with substantive lessons and a positive atmosphere.
The lessons are multi-sensory and hands-on, ensuring that the students truly experience what they are being taught. The lessons are structured with discussion-starters, to create a lively, interactive classroom experience. The information truly becomes the student’s own.
Our Hebrew School uses the new, acclaimed Aleph Champ program to ensure that your child will read fluently at the end of his/her Hebrew School experience. Our students learn to read & write Hebrew. They gain confidence and familiarity with the Siddur-Hebrew Prayer Book.
Explore the curriculum journey that your children are embarking upon!
This year’s program is titled Israel Quest: Making Judaism come alive through experiential, interactive and creative learning.
Our curriculum has been designed to be taught through a diverse set of mediums, including drama, art, construction, STEM, and stop-motion animation. The subjects will come alive as students learn about the Jewish holidays, empathy, respect and integrity amongst other life skills and Jewish values.
With the creativity and beauty of modern-day art. Every month will focus on one of the arts, offering a hands-on experience to truly understand it’s depth, meaning, and connection to Judaism. We will be joined by visiting artists and specialists to share their journey, and bring out the potential and talent in each of our students.
At JYN Hebrew School we recognize that each child is a unique individual with different learning styles and abilities.
Our teachers, trained Judaic teachers, are the true life behind our Hebrew School. They actually live the material that they teach – and there is nothing like a living example.
Goals and Outcomes
Our philosophy is that every Jewish child is entitled to a Jewish education. To achieve this goal, we have opened a Hebrew school in Thornhill to bring this opportunity to the children of our community. JYN Hebrew School offers a warm and lively Jewish atmosphere where children can attain a unique and exciting awareness of their Jewish identity.
At JYN Hebrew School we endeavor that our students should…
- Attain a strong sense of love of Judaism and pride in being Jewish.
- Discover & explore the Torah (Bible), the incredible history of the Jewish people & see its relevance in today’s day & age.
- Gain an understanding of the practices & traditions of Judaism.
- Know the morals, values & ethical behavior mandated by the Torah.
- Have a hands-on experience & appreciation for all Jewish holidays.
- Master Hebrew skills of reading & writing.
- Understand basic Hebrew words.
- Learn basic prayers so that the students will feel comfortable when attending services.
- Identify with the land of Israel and its inhabitants.
- Allow for students to express their opinions and questions about G‑d, Torah & religion.
Indeed, 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.
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. Our program is thus carefully blended with songs, games, incentives, arts and crafts, drama, field trips, family celebrations and other exciting co-curricular activities.