We see our task as empowering our children to live more meaningful Jewish lives. We believe that all exposure to education in formal or informal settings, and in conjunction with family and home, should create positive Jewish memories and meaningful Jewish experiences for children.
ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN
AFTER-SCHOOL HEBREW PROGRAM
Sponsored by MARVIN AND SUSAN TUCHKLAPER FAMILY
dedicated to Jewish Education for Future generations.
A UNIQUE AFTER-SCHOOL JEWISH PROGRAM GEARED TO STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS (K-5)
Its curriculum reflects all components of Jewish content, delivered in an after school format.
The program is currently offered to Aventura Waterways K-8 Center & Virginia A. Boone Highland Oaks Elementary School (VABHOE) students. The program operates at the school twice a week, Tuesday and Thursdays from 1:50 to 4:30 pm.
Note: Not affiliated with Miami Dade County Public School.
The curriculum is designed to impact the learners intellectually and emotionally as Jewish children of the world, in Jewish ways and with Jewish flavors. All activities are geared to positively impact body, mind and soul of the participant while embracing universal and Jewish values.
Dr. Gabriela Rascovsky - Director of Lifelong Learning
CHAI CLUB AT A GLANCE
The Chai program (operated by Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus) strives to provide top-quality Jewish after school education that helps our children develop positive attitudes toward their Judaism and gives them a sense of commitment to their tradition and heritage.
At the end of their educational process, students should be able to feel connected to “Klal Israel“(Jewish People), American society and the State of Israel as entities that require their love and commitment.
Through formal and informal activities, it is our goal that students will create new social Jewish networks, enabling them to widen their existing social networks from school.
Culturally we strive to infuse art, music, celebration, food, and terminologies that are common in Jewish culture.
CLOSING OUT THE YEAR
Chai Club Closing ceremony video 6/1/23
The curriculum is designed to impact learners intellectually and emotionally as Jewish children of the world, in Jewish ways and with Jewish flavors. All activities are geared to positively impact body, mind and soul of the participant while embracing universal and Jewish values.
- Hebrew language.
- Judaic Studies: Torah weekly portion, Jewish holidays, traditions and observances.
- Israel studies.
- Jewish culture through music, movement, art and culinary activities.
Students who have progressed through the Chai Club from kindergarten through fifth grade can expect to gain familiarity and knowledge in Hebrew, Israel, Jewish holidays, traditions, prayers, and culture as the legacy of the Jewish people.
CURRICULUM IN PRACTICE
The curriculum is delivered in hands-on and experiential ways.
We do so through:
- Hebrew teaching as the fundamental milestone that connects the Jewish people to its past, present and future.
- Torah study, weekly portion.
- Israel connections studies to instill and develop the love to our Jewish Homeland.
- Jewish holidays and traditions experience to preserve the continuity of the Jewish people.
- Jewish culture tasting to experience the flavors of the Jewish legacy.
- Shabbat experience that sums up every week with the celebration of the creation of the world, its prayers, melodies and customs.
SCHOOL YEAR 2023-2024
To complete the registration process you must follow:
Fill out the registration form online
Click on the button below to complete, sign and submit (via DocuSign) the mandatory Back to Chai Club package
FOR NEW STUDENTS – Please include a student’s picture
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Dates, times, and details subject to change
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT DR. GABY RASCOVSKY
JOIN THE BETH TORAH FAMILY!
If you are not a member of our synagogue yet and want to join us, take advantage of our Membership discounts for Chai Club Families.
Get 25% off of membership dues for the first year.
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