Chabad Women Principals and School Leaders Gather

Following the Kinus Hashluchos in Crown Heights, 25 women gathered over כ"ב-כ"ג שבט for further training and inspiration in their unique shlichus: Chabad School Leadership. Principals, assistant principals and curriculum directors from around the world came together to delve into the theme of communication as the cornerstone of effective leadership. They enjoyed workshops with Rabbi Yossi Rosenblum, acclaimed principal and…

Teaching Our Students How to Think

by Rabbi Shais Taub Scholar-in-residence at Chabad of the Five Towns, and Internationally Noted Author and Lecturer (SoulWords.org) The Jewish people accepted the Torah with a promise of “naaseh v’nishma” (we will do and we will understand.) First we give Hashem our doing, next we give Hashem our understanding--not just behaving like Jews but learning to think Jewishly as well.…

Chinuch Al Taharas Hakodesh

by Rabbi Yossi Paltiel   Rabbi Yossi Paltiel is a teacher in Teacher at Chovevei Torah, Machon L’Yahadus, and Beis Medrash L'Nashim in Crown Heights, and a noted lecturer. His talks can be accessed on InsideChassidus.org, TheYeshiva.net, and many other media outlets.   I would argue the number one challenge facing Jewish education today is keeping the schools and the parents on the same…

Parshas Hashavua: Aiming Higher

Parshas Hashevuah: Aiming Higher by Chanah Rose Parsha. It’s a spiral that takes us higher each year, revisiting familiar stories on deeper levels, with new relevance for the new year. In schools, we need to make sure that Parsha class is indeed a spiral that cycles upwards, and not mainly repetition. Parsha is perhaps the only subject which is taught…

Kriah: It’s Not Just Reading

by Rabbi Moshe Schwartz Every year, children sit down on the first day of Pre1A, excited to learn. They are graduating from the childlike way they learned before, ready to build a strong foundation for their future in Yeshiva. They open their books, looking forward to being able to read just like their big siblings, or older cousins. Sadly, not…

Four Students- Part 4

By Mrs. Chana Rose The fourth son of the Haggada is the silent son. The “she’ayno yodei’a li’sh’ol” is the child who does not know enough to formulate a question. Or, he does not know that he is allowed to ask a question, or may be too timid to do so. The Haggada teaches us, “at p’sach lo - you…

Four Students- Part 3

By Mrs. Chana Rose In the passage of the Arba Banim, the Haggada first addresses two extremes - the Chacham and Rasha, whom we have discussed in the past two weeks. The next son addressed is in the middle - the Tam, the simple son. In educational terms, we would call him (or her) the “middle third” - the child…

Four Students- Part 2

By Mrs. Chana Rose The first thing that we need to realize about the second son described in the Haggada, the Rasha, is that he is here at the table. This is not the fifth son who, the Rebbe taught us, does not even know it’s Pesach, nor is it the son who has gone so far that he does…

Four Students- Part 1

The Haggada is our guidebook for Chinuch, with the passage of the Arba Banim holding a prominent place in its instructions for Mechanchim. The first of the four sons is the Chacham - we all know one or more like him. However few or many of these bright and eager children we have in our class, they are the ones…

Which Child First?: A Pesach Message

Teachers are often faced with a dilemma when multiple children are clamoring for their attention: which child’s needs to address first? With limited time and resources, educators are forced to prioritize their responses based on the most urgent and pressing needs. The Rebbe addresses this dilemma with a question on the Haggadah, teaching us a valuable lesson in education. The…