Authentic Chabad education denotes that the school, its environment, and its teachers embody Chabad values, the Rebbe’s directives, and our holy Torah, without any compromises.
The curriculum at OYYL follows the Rebbe’s unique vision of what a pure Chassidic Education entails. The education we provide is “al taharas hakodesh,” both in its subject matter and methodologies, using practical lessons and teaching techniques firmly rooted in the Torah.
We believe that one can find everything in the Torah. So while we explore academic studies that measure the effectiveness of various educational models, we only incorporate principles and practices that we can authenticate from a Torah perspective.
Our students receive the highest caliber of education, adequately preparing them for their future. For example, they learn general knowledge through the prism of the Torah. As the famous quote in Pirkei Ovois states, “הֲפֹךְ בָּהּ וַהֲפֹךְ בָּהּ, דְּכֹלָּא בָהּ” – “Turn it over, and [again] turn it over, for all is therein.” Since the Torah is the world’s blueprint, everything is present within it. Accordingly, by investing our efforts in studying the Torah and the performance of Mitzvos, we have all the tools that we need to navigate the world around us.
To learn Torah properly, a child must know to count, their colors, read the time, and so forth. Therefore, we have wisely constructed our curriculum to teach these concepts through the prism of the Torah. For example, by learning how to calculate and establish a Jewish Calendar, which requires extensive math skills, our students learn mathematics’s basic rules and properties.
We began this school intending to strictly follow the Rebbe’s directives regarding Chinuch. The Rebbe is adamant that children, especially at a young age, should focus solely on learning Torah and not be exposed to any non-Jewish content. Accordingly, we have structured our school on the principles of “chinuch al taharas hakodesh,” while ensuring that our students receive the highest level of education in a holy and pure manner.