Fun, engaged learning in a warm, accepting and loving environment.
HCS's Hebrew School creates an environment where families are embraced with love, acceptance, warmth and the sweetness of Jewish life. We ensure that the children always feel at home, with cozy, colorful surroundings, food, companionship and the delight of learning from teachers and community members who care deeply not only about Jewish learning, but about them as individuals.
We teach a living, breathing approach to experiencing Jewish life. Highly attuned to the spiritual, educational and social needs of our students, we strive to connect our students and families to a rich, vibrant and exciting personal relationship with Judaism.
Our education director and teachers connect our students and families to a rich, vibrant and exciting personal relationship with Judaism and the practical, necessary building blocks to read and understand the language of prayer. We strategize about best practices and continually evaluate our teaching and programming so that we can grow, stretch and develop our program in any form, whether online or in person.
We are in the process of making some exciting curriculum changes for the upcoming year. Details will be posted here shortly.
We Guide Our Students and Families
HCS’s students have a voice in their education. We are guides, teaching them about a whole Jewish toolbox of wisdom, skills and history that they can access to develop their inner lives. We support our families as they navigate their personal relationship with God, with how they choose to identify with mitzvot, with Torah learning, Hebrew Studies, Tefillah (prayer), holidays and Israel.
We believe in fun and joyful play as a road to internalizing the deep messages of Jewish life. We don’t just teach prayer – we experience it through song, stories, mindfulness practices, Midrashim, Torah and communal conversations. Our students learn Torah through exploration, nature, listening, pondering, artistic expression, music, and heartfelt discussions. They learn Hebrew from passionate, deeply knowledgeable teachers who impart layers of meaning, the magic and beauty of Hebrew and the practical, necessary building blocks to read and understand the language of prayer.
A variety of resources, including prayers sung by Cantor Ruth with the tunes we use at HCS, are available for use by the Hebrew School community.
Fun, engaged, experiential learning.