Behind the Scenes at the Kinus Mechanchos Chabad

This summer, on July 15-16 / י”ב - י”ג תמוז , the Menachem Education Foundation (MEF) is hosting its 4th Annual Chabad Chinuch Convention and Retreat at the Crowne Plaza, Stamford. With schools and teachers around the globe buzzing with convention plans, here are 5 questions and answers with everything a teacher might want to know about this one of…

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…

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…

Four Students- Part 3

By Mrs. Chana Rose, Educational Director of the Menachem Education Foundation 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…

Four Students- Part 2

By Mrs. Chana Rose, Educational Director of the Menachem Education Foundation 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…

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…

A Word With: Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Solomon

Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Solomon serves as College Rabbi to Moriah College’s 1,500 students in Sydney, AU, and the author of “The Educational Teachings of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.”  Rabbi Solomon speaks and writes widely about the Rebbe’s perspectives on Chinuch, and it is our privilege to interview him regarding his unique Shlichus in Chinuch.   What inspired you to begin working…