[ MiYaD Hebrew/Judaic Curriculum ]

Curriculum Outline

HEBREW - Our students learn to read Hebrew (all letters & vowels: fluency is our goal!) and to write Hebrew script. They also learn to pray from the Siddur, allowing them to follow along at Synagogue services.

TORAH -This subject offers an overview of the weekly Torah portion, its highlights and the practical lessons that are relevant for our day and age.

HISTORY - We take our students from Creation to modern-day Israel including Exodus from Egypt, The Ten Commandments and the era of the Prophets and Kings. We also focus on Jewish life in medieval times, the Spanish Inquisition, the Holocaust and Jewish Heroes/Heroines of yesteryear and today.

HOLIDAYS - In addition to teaching the customs and reasons behind the rituals, our holiday curriculum is imbued with the spirit and excitement of our beautiful festivals. Hands-on demonstrations fill the calendar as we advance from Rosh Hashanah to the holiday of Shavuot.

JEWISH VALUES -An important component of a Jewish education is the understanding that our religion is based on a G-d given set of values and ethics. Our students learn about Mitzvot and gain an appreciation for their relevance in the 21st century.

ARTS & CRAFTS - Our Arts & Crafts have Jewish holiday and Mitzvah themes, letting your kids get hands-on, and will add a touch of flavor, fun or elegance to the Jewish decor of your home.

ISRAEL - A primary focus of the school is to inspire and instill feelings of pride and affection for our heritage and for the Land of Israel. Our students understand that Israel is not just another country, but it is our own eternal homeland.


We offer a variety of extra curricular programming such as guest speakers, Shabbatons, contests and Rosh Chodesh assemblies. These activities add a wonderful dimension to our school curricular. 

Goals and Outcomes to Achieve

Our philosophy is that every Jewish child is entitled to a Jewish education.  To achieve this goal, we have opened a unique Hebrew school to bring this opportunity to the children of our community.  MiYaD offers a warm and lively Jewish atmosphere where children can attain a unique and exciting awareness of their Jewish identity.

At MiYaD Hebrew/Judaic School we endeavor that our students should...

  • Attain a strong sense of love of Judaism and pride in being Jewish.

  • Discover & explore the Torah (Bible), the incredible history of the Jewish people & see its relevance in today's day & age.

  • Gain an understanding of the practices & traditions of Judaism.

  • Know the morals, values & ethical behavior mandated by the Torah.

  • Have a hands-on experience & appreciation for all Jewish holidays.

  • Master Hebrew skills of reading & writing.

  • Understand basic Hebrew words.

  • Learn basic prayers so that the students will feel comfortable when attending services.

  • Identify with the land of Israel and its inhabitants.

  • Allow for students to express their opinions and questions about G-d, Torah & Spirituality.

Indeed, a child equipped with an education and a feeling for Judaism’s beautiful teachings, traditions, and historical lessons is a child better equipped to face the awesome moral challenges of today’s society.

Our school’s underlying approach is for the children to enjoy the time spent so that they are left with positive feelings and fond memories of their Jewish education.  Our program is thus carefully blended with songs, games, incentives, arts and crafts, drama, field trips, family celebrations and other exciting co-curricular activities.

Private Tutoring

MiYaD is pleased to offer our Private Tutoring program.  Our one-on-one format allows your child to grow at their own pace, and to receive the undivided attention of a skilled educator or Rabbi.

Please call 516.336.9077 or info@miyad.org for scheduling and rates.