A Moment of Silence For Our Own – The Discussion Continues

By: Rabbi Chaim Yitzchok Vogel Rabbi Chaim Yitzchok Vogel lives in Montreal and teaches in the Shluchim Online School. With the recent discussion about a Moment of Silence, I started reflecting on how this campaign of the Rebbe isn't only for the public schools, but for our schools as well. This pause in the daily routine can help instill Yiras…

A Moment of Silence: Not Just for Public Schools

A Moment of Silence: Not Just for Public Schools How the Rebbe’s call for a Moment of Silence can be applied in a Chabad classroom   By Rena Udkoff   In the aftermath of the shocking attack at the Chabad House of Poway, California, many Shluchim around the United States have renewed a push to introduce a “Moment of Silence”,…

By Leaps and Bounds: A Pesach Message

by Rabbi Zalman Shneur, Founder and Executive Director of MEF The name of the upcoming Yom Tov of Pesach derives from the word meaning “and Hashem will leap over.” Rashi in his commentary explains further: “The festival is called Pesach because of [Hashem’s] leaping.... Therefore, perform all its aspects in a manner of bounding and leaping.” Pesach has a special characteristic of…

Menahalim Blaze the Trail for Chabad Chinuch

The מנהל מוסד חינוך serves in a unique Shlichus today, with the potential to impact not only the school that he leads but also an entire community. With this potential comes tremendous responsibility, and MEF formed the MMC (Menahel Moisad Chinuch Chabad) training program in order to train and empower current and aspiring Menahalim to fill that role. This February,…

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, Educational Director of the Menachem Education Foundation 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…