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At Temple Chai, we are all learners. Our school provides learning experiences for Preschool through 12th grades. We also create multiple adult learning opportunities throughout the year.

By the time students finish 12th grade, they will have knowledge of, and experience with, each of the following learning areas:

Personal Jewish Identity Development

  • Seeking Jewish answers to life’s questions
  • Personal Connection to Israel, God, and Jewish Peoplehood
  • Personal, family connection to Jewish history
  • Yiddishkit: cultural vocabulary, local traditions and practices

Jewish Literacy

  • TaNaCH (Torah, Prophets and Writings)
    • Reading Torah, exploring Torah stories, how to find commentary on a given portion, and to write and deliver a D’var Torah (words of Torah)
  • Holidays and Festivals
    • Traditions, practices, and celebrations throughout our Jewish calendar
  • T’fillah (prayer)
    • Reading of prayers, understanding of prayer theme, order of prayer service, leading a service for peers
    • Hebrew decoding/ reading, translation and understanding of the grammatical root structure
  • Jewish History
    • Major time periods, themes and milestones

Reform Judaism

  • Informed Choice of Reform Judaism and knowledge of other streams of Jewish ideology
  • Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), taking actions that improve our world and our community.


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