Chabad of Charleston Hebrew School ​will focus on educating children through art, music, and drama, enabling them to experience the ideas and ideals which are taught in a relevant and artistic manner.

We hope to engage your child's sense of identity by capturing his/her imagination and attention. So, we put a lot of effort into providing our students with substantive lessons and a positive atmosphere.

The lessons are multi-sensory and hands-on, ensuring that the students truly experience what they are being taught. The lessons are structured with discussion-starters, to create a lively, interactive classroom experience. The information truly becomes the student's own.

Aleph Champ 
Our Hebrew School uses the new, acclaimed Aleph Champ program to ensure that your child will read fluently at the end of his/her Hebrew School experience.

Hebrew Hebrew is the language of the Jewish people and it connects us to our past. The Hebrew language and prayer unite us with a sacred commonality. Our program integrates Hebrew and prayer into each weekly session by beginning each day with communal tefillah (prayer), and with our Hebrew sessions.

Our Hebrew reading program, the Aleph Champ, affords our students the ability to progress at their own pace. Torah: A basic study of the five books of the Torah. This subject will provide our students with an overview of each portion, its highlights and practical lessons that apply to daily life. The students begin this study in Kindergarten and finish in the sixth grade. Prayer: Aimed at the study and understanding of prayer and the Siddur (prayer book), focusing on the meaning of each prayer as well as some key words to remember. We want each child to be comfortable with the Siddur during services.

Holidays: Lessons on each Jewish holiday will fill the calendar as we proceed from Rosh Hashana and the High Holidays through the holiday of Shavuot. The students will have a deeper understanding of each holiday and its traditions. Mitzvot: The children at Hebrew School will learn about many things that Jews practice and the reasons these things are done. The Jewish life cycle will also be covered in this class. Jewish Music & Song: Led by our teachers, the students will learn many Jewish songs connected to the lessons being taught. Arts & Crafts: The students will enjoy creating many different art projects with Jewish holiday and Mitzvah themes that will add a taste of Jewish life to your home.

Our students will attain a recognition of the uniqueness of our homeland, Israel.

Jewish Culture 
The students gain an appreciation of our heritage and culture that has been preserved throughout the ages through various cultural crafts, literature, and songs, presented throughout the year.

Links: Connecting to our Jewish History
Jewish history will come alive as students tackle the time period of Yehoshua until current times. Specific emphasis will be placed on application of history; the students will explore how lessons gleaned from history formed the identity of the Jewish People today. Most importantly, students will gain an appreciation for the impact of Jewish history on their “Jewishness” and their lives.

Holidays and Shabbat 
Hands-on lessons on each Jewish holiday will fill the calendar as we begin with learning about the High Holidays and continue throughout the year. By the end of the year, the students will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of each holiday, its traditions and customs, and of Shabbat, and its special meaning to the Jewish people.

Jewish Values 
Beginning with the origins of the mitzvot, stressing practical applications in our daily lives, our students will explore a personal Jewishness.