Students of Nachlas Har Chabad Seminary are privileged to study under the guidance of many talented and enthusiastic teachers from all over Israel. The curriculum consists of classes of all levels and styles, combining lectures, discussion and textual study to suit every student. Content studied ranges from the Tanya and Maamarei Chassidus to Chumash and Shulchan Aruch. Additionally, there are various psychology courses including child psychology, human relationships and more.
NEW!!!! SPEECH THERAPY: Over the last five weeks, NHCS students were privileged to participate in a brief course on the basics of Speech Therapy, taught by qualified speech pathologist Mrs Barsheshet. They covered the biological aspects of speech problems, explored the various methods used to test for speech defects, and how they are usually treated. It has proved to be a good overview for future mothers, teachers, and those who are possibly interested in speech therapy as a career.
- Rabbi Kuperman This course covers Chumash Beraishis focusing on the elementary, exegetical and mystical meaning of the text. Topics such as the Akeida and Avrahams Mesiras Nefesh; Bris Milah; faith of Jews vs. faith of gentiles; Mitzvos commanded to the gentiles; Mitzvos that our Forefathers observed and those after Matan Torah have been studied using the text with commentaries, as well as Chassidic insights from the Rebbe. Currently being studied in the Parsha of Mikeitz, the story of Yosef and his brothers.
- The study of the book of Shoftim (Judges) in Navi with commentaries. We are presently nearing completion with the story of Pilegesh B'Giv'ah.
- Rabbi Slavin The students discover the basic Halachos governing daily life in the text of " Kitzur Shulchan Aruch including wakening in the morning and relating to ones fellow man.
- The occasional study of Likkutei Sichos with relation to special times, ie. The Month of Elul, Chanuka or the Parsha of the week.
- Introduction to learning Mishnayos focusing on the Tractate Bava Metziah, discussing the laws of acquiring property in Chapter 1, and finding and returning property Hashavat Aveida in Chapter 2.
- Rabbi Levinger; This module comprises Maamorim from Torah Ohr studied in the original text, introducing Chassidic concepts that are related to Parshas HaShavua and applied in practise, referring to ideas in psychology and philosophy. This is alternated weekly with learning Tanya, recently covering Chapters 18-21 which presents the idea of Ahava Mesuteres, the hidden love each Jew has for Hashem.
- The Chabad Chassidic approach to Tefila.
- Rabbi Elchonon Goldberg; Jewish History is covered from the time of Yehoshua using Tanach and its Meforshim, encapsulating the capture of the Land and dividing it amongst the Shevatim, through to the time of the Shoftim in Eretz Yisrael. Additionally, the Gedoilei Yisroel are studied from varying time periods, incorporating Tanoim and Amoraim as well as the Rambam and his era. The students are presented with a sheet listing many sources regarding each personality and are then enlightened about his life, the time period and his contribution to world Jewry.
- Yedias Ha'Aretz: Know Thy Land. Using sources from Tanach, Gemara and other sources in Jewish tradition, the students explore various places in Eretz Yisrael which they then have the opportunity to tour and discover, such as Shefeilas Yehuda, Teverya and the Golan Heights. Additionally, they focused on the topics of Kedushas Eretz Yisroel, current borders of Israel, Kedushas Har Habayis and its borders, Har Zeisim, Yerushalayim, and Chevron.
- Rabbi Horowitz; This course initiates the students to the study of the famous works of the Rambam, including the texts of Iggeres HaRambam and Hilchos Teshuva.
- The mysteries surrounding Moshiach and Geulah are elucidated using texts from throughout the Jewish tradition. These classes have covered Galus and Geulah by looking at various Sichos and discussing the possibilities for Moshiach's arrival enumerated in the texts.
- Rebbetzin Jurkowicz; Based on the text of Sparks of Life, consisting of short vignettes describing concepts in the Jewish life cycle. Topics studied so far have included Prayer, Shabbos, and Jewish Holidays.
- Rabbi Litzman; This class imparts lessons from the stories and sayings of Chazal with Chabad interpretations, based on the text Otzar Pisgamei Chabad.
- Mrs. Faige Pariz; The history of the Chabad Movement including its beginnings with Admor HaZaken in the 17th Century, the relocation of a group of Chassidim from Russia to the Holy Land, and the Tzemach Tzedeks battle with the Haskalah movement. This course teaches the students their glorious Chabad heritage and awakens an appreciation for the Mesiras Nefesh of ones ancestors.
- Mrs. Faige Wolf; Contemporary Chassidic thoughts with regard to the Parsha of the week, the Jewish and Chabad Calendar. The months of Elul and Tishrei, along with the holidays they contain, were explored from many facets using Chassidic interpretations, as well as the Parshios of the week and the holiday of Chanuka.
- Mrs. Piekarski This class weaves together teachings of Torah and Chassidus and contemporary situations, discussing the Chabad woman in society, on Shlichus, in marriage and as the Akeres HaBayis. Lessons often focus on a particular teaching in the weekly Parsha or the Yomim Noraim, and are applied to the abovementioned arenas. The students have recently undertaken a comprehensive research project to discover the Rebbe's opinion with relation to important aspects of the Jewish home and the Jewish religion.
- Mrs. Rochel Vechter; A lecture style class focusing on various concepts in Jewish thought based on questions posed by students. Issues contemplated in the past have included Jews as the Chosen People, the Struggle between Good and Bad, and the descent of the G-dly Neshama into a physical body. More recently we have looked at ideas such as the Holocaust, marriage, and the power of Nigun.
- Mrs. Faige Pariz; UlpanThis module is divided into two classes based on the students level of conversation Hebrew. In the Ulpan, students enrich their vocabulary and become familiar with common phrases regarding My Family, My House, In the Store, and The Kitchen. Other tools are incorporated to familiarize the students with the Hebrew language, including videos, songs and a hands-on cooking experience.
- Miss Ruchama Lerner: This class introduces the students to the treasurehouse of Chabad Niggunim by exploring the background and explanation of each Niggun using sources in Jewish and Chassidic tradition, as well as enjoying the potency and spiritual pleasure sensed in each musical piece.
- The Haftorah of each week is studied with close reference to the text and then explained according to Chabad Chassidus. So far the students have learned the meanings of such classic Haftoros as Tefillas Chana (Rosh Hashana) and messages of comfort from the Navi Yeshayahu.
· Mrs. Blau; This series of classes on child psychology, taught by a successful educator in early childhood, investigates the different techniques in observation and examines understanding influences on perception. Using hands-on practices followed by discussion and analysis, it opens the students to that long-forgotten world of childhood and enables one to better understand their own children or students in the future.
- Rabbi Kaplan: A variety of Maamorei Chassidus from different Rebbeim are studied both as a class and independently bchavrusa, allowing students to cultivate their knowledge of Chassidic concepts and their skills in reading Hebrew. Lofty Chassidic concepts relating to the existence of man, G-d and the universe are explained in a manner that reaches every student and inspires a love for Chassidus. Maamarim covered recently include Basi LGani, Mayim Rabim, and others regarding the month of Elul and the holiday of Sukkos.