Union for Reform Judaism

“What kids are coming up with is mind-blowing”

CHAI Is...  
  • a flexible educational system for Reform congregational schools based on the values of Torah, Avodah , and G’milut Chasadim
  • a curriculum for grades 1-7 that helps students learn and grow over time
  • based on the most important concepts and values of Jewish life, helping students grow into committed and thoughtful Jewish adults
  • 27 complete one hour high-caliber lessons for each level from which teachers can both teach and learn

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  • Have a question? Submit it here.
  • CHAI dictionary - Hear Hebrew vocabulary from the curriculum pronounced.
  • Books and music list - A complete list of books and music needed for each lesson will help you to prepare.
  • CHAI for Conservative congregations - Rabbi Krishef from Grand Rapids, MI has created a guide that goes through the curriculum page by page and explains adaptations so that CHAI can be used in Conservative or combined schools.
  • Israel Strand

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