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Hebrew school in Ranch promises innovation, learning, and fun for students

RANCHO SANTE FE — In an effort to promote Jewish awareness and education, The Rancho Santa Fe Hebrew School is offering an environment where children can embrace their Jewish roots and gain a sense of Jewish pride, no matter their level of observance or affiliation.
“There are many parents who are not ready to make the commitment to enroll their children in a full-service Jewish Day School,” Rabbi Raskin, director of the Chabad Jewish Center of RSF said. “The RSF Hebrew School offers a first taste of Jewish learning in a creative, joyful, hands-on and interesting way.”
The school says its curriculum is hands-on, creative and innovative. As an example, Hebrew reading is introduced through the nationally acclaimed Aleph Champion Program. Based on the martial arts motivational philosophy of color-coded levels and testing, Aleph Champ provides motivation and inspiration for RSF Hebrew School students.
“Jewish values and Hebrew lessons are taught and brought down to the children in a way that no other Jewish Hebrew School has been able to do,” parent Amy Cohen said. “I only wish my Hebrew school experience was as special as my daughter’s.”
“Our school’s underlying approach is for the children to enjoy the time spent at Hebrew School so that they are left with positive experiences and a greater appreciation for Jewish education,” Morah Devorah said. The program, educators describe, is thus carefully blended with games, incentives, crafts, dramatics, family celebrations and other exciting extra curricular activities.
The Rancho Santa Fe Hebrew School also takes a unique approach to Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation through its Bar/Bat Mitzva Clubs. The club prepares the Bar/Bat Mitzvah by fostering awareness that the Jewish milestone is only the beginning of Jewish life.
The Rancho Santa Fe Hebrew School welcomes every Jew, regardless of religious background or level of observance. This school does not require any membership or prior affiliations as a condition for enrollment, and the say no child will be turned away due to lack of funds.
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