Chai Elul Inspiration: 18 Hachlatos for Those in Chinuch

At the Kinus Mechanchos Chabad 5779, Mechanchos from around the world gathered to farbreng and inspire each other in their unique Shlichus of Chinuch. Throughout the Kinus, there were various workshops and sessions that provided practical take-home ideas and food for thought to hone the Mechanchos’ approach to Chinuch.  Mechanchos were asked to make one Hachlata Tova for the coming…

Chinuch: A Shlichus for Our Time

Mrs. Chanah Rose is a longtime educator and curriculum writer, and the Educational Director of MEF. She can be reached at [email protected] Is teaching an art, a science, or a calling? The simple answer is, all three. We have all met the “born” teacher, who has been playing school since age five. If you teach, you know the experience of…
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Over 2 Days, Nearly 400 Mechanchos Immersed in Chinuch at Annual Kinus

The Kinus Hamechanchos Chabad took place this Yud Beis Tammuz, with educators from over 79 schools in 62 cities on 5 continents gathering to be informed, encouraged and inspired. Nearly 400 Chabad teachers, educators and principals joined together to address today’s pressing educational questions while rededicating themselves to the holy Shlichus of Chinuch. The two-day Chinuch Convention and retreat in…

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…