The CHAI curriculum is a flexible educational system based on the values of Torah, avodah, and g'milut chasadim, and is designed to facilitate lifelong Jewish learning within Reform congregations. The curriculum core includes 27 complete one-hour classroom lessons for religious school students in grades 1-7. CHAI also offers materials and resources for synagogue boards and education committees, parent and family education, as well as complementary lessons about Israel.
This student journal is designed to enhance and reinforce the materials taught in CHAI Level Three Core Curriculum. This full-color workbook contains numerous activities and exercises to make the entire experience more exciting and interactive.
This student journal is designed to enhance and reinforce the materials taught in CHAI Level Four Core Curriculum. This full-color workbook contains numerous activities and exercises to make the entire experience more exciting and interactive.
The teaching of Israel has become a high priority for our congregational school system in recent years. There is a documented decline in commitment to Israel among young Jews. The Reform Movement is confronting this challenge in a number of ways. The CHAI Israel Strand Curriculum is a tool to be employed in our classroom to nurture our students' connection to Israel: the land, the people, and the culture. This strand is composed of nineteen lessons, two or three lessons for each CHAI level 1-7, and can be used on its own or complement the rest of your CHAI curriculum. Each of the seven levels focuses on one aspect of Israel and our connection to it as North American progressive Jews. As with each CHAI Curriculum Core, the Israel Strand Curriculum Core includes all the necessary teaching material for each lesson. The full-color workbooks are filled with photographs, maps, and student activities.