The Rebbetzin’s 31st yartzeit/hilula is just one week away.
In the period following the Rebbetzin’s passing it became clear from the Rebbe’s words to us how central a place the Rebbetzin held in the Rebbe’s leadership. Over the years following Chof Beis Shvat, the Rebbe marked this day together with the chassidim and continuously encouraged us to learn from the Rebbetzin.
Following last year’s resounding success when the “Take to Heart” curriculum about the Rebbetzin was used by 89 schools benefitting over 15,000 students, JEM in conjunction with Vaad Or Vechom Hahiskashrus is pleased to once again share it with teachers and principals across the globe.
“Take to Heart” is an easy to use and adaptable curriculum that gives teachers and educators the tools to mark this day and learn from the Rebbetzin together with their students.
The curriculum consists of 3 lessons: The relevance of Chof Beis Shevat to every Chossid, Sixteen stories of the Rebbetzin that teach valuable lessons, and Practical Suggestions for Hachlotos in honor of Chof Beis Shevat. It includes a PowerPoint presentation, videos, engaging activities and a Teacher’s Guide to explain it all. Designed for each teacher to customize it for their classroom through choosing which points and stories s/he wants to give over to his/her students, the curriculum can be used for everyone – from preschool all the way to seminary.
Three curriculums developed by Mrs. Devora Krasnianski under the auspices of Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin of JEM in conjunction with Vaad Or Vechom Hahiskashrus have been offered over the last few years, and each have been met with tremendous excitement by principals, teachers, students and parents alike.
In reference to using the Chof Beis Shevat curriculum last year, Rabbi Yossie Denburg of Hebrew Academy, Margate FL wrote: “The material you provided benefitted all of our students. Beyond this, it was also very helpful for our teachers, as many teachers don’t have time develop their thoughts on a day like 22 Shevat… These stories helped bring the idea that the Rebbe spoke about so many times – to learn from the Rebbetzin – in a very practical way to the teachers and to their students.”
For a collection of many resources relating to Chof Beis Shevat click here.