Your Jewish Homeschool Curriculum Made Much Easier!

Hello Everyone!

I tried to write this post a while ago, but we have a new web hosting package and even though I was assured that I was not losing anything, I really am, and I was not able to write my post without my server resources being used up and having to wait and redo it all! So, I had to come up with another way of posting that will work until I get around to calling them and not having to spend $200 just so I can write text on my blog!

One of the big issues for Jewish homeschoolers has always been in creating a Judaic curriculum. After homeschooling for 12 years, I have finally put together a list of Judaic curriculum resources useful to Homeschoolers, and the grades they usually match up with. Most of the resources are free, and most can be found on chinuch.org. All I did was go through the resources to find the kinds of things that many homeschooling families are looking for – “What do Day Schools teach?” And then, the second question that most people do not get to for they don’t usually get the first question answered, but is in their minds – “How do I do it?” So, I went through tens of thousands of resources posted on chinuch.org and weeded out what I thought were the kinds of materials most appropriate in a homeschool setting. They are grouped by subject and then by grade range they are most suited for.

Firstly, please keep in mind that this is just a starting place! I have definitely included a lot that many people might be able to use my list to create a full curriculum for many years, however, please note that there will probably be some gaps that need filling in after a few years, so keep that in mind. There is still some information I want to include but is not on yet.

1. Most of what is posted are links to chinuch.org. Chinuch.org is part of Torah U’Mesorah. It is a teachers resource site where teachers can submit classroom ideas and worksheets for others to use. Teachers post their materials and someone at Torah U’Mesorah looks them over to make sure they are appropriate before making them available. Most of what is posted is supplementary material. Homeschooling parents are looking for complete programs or themes. I went through a huge portion of these materials to find complete “kits”. Bonus – Everything on chinuch.org is free. ūüôā

2. There are other sites that I have listed. Many of those are not free but are definitely worth looking at if your budget allows.

How do you use my list? All you need to do is find the subject that you are interested in looking at, then go to the grade level (Elementary, Middle School, High School) and see if anything there fits your needs. I tried to find several options for each grade level, though I was not always successful. Just do this for each subject you are looking for.

Again, this was made as a STARTING place, and you might need to fill in the few gaps you may find. The link below will take you to a Google Document of my list. If you have any issues opening it up, please sent me a message. Extra bonus: My list is free, so please pass the link around to your friends who might need it!

Click here for the list

If you have a link that you think would be good, please let me know and I will take a look at it.

Hope you enjoy!

Room613 Class Schedule for 2012-2013


Class descriptions can be viewed by clicking here.

Main Schedule

* Classes with Rabbi Yosef Resnick *
NOTE: All of Rabbi Resnick’s classes are on the main schedule and are included in the Unlimited Learningmembership¬†EXCEPT those marked “elective.”

All times are Eastern Time, except where otherwise noted.

Mondays
Morning
9:30 Р9:45 Davening Circle (*free and open to all member levels)
10:00 Р10:30 Jewish Thought: Hanhagos Tzadikim (Customs of the Righteous)
10:45 Р11:15 Chumash: parshat Chayei Sarah/parshat Toldot
11:30 – 12:00¬†Halacha I: Concepts & Topics in Jewish Law –¬†Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Yalkut Yosef¬†(and other texts)

Afternoon
1:00 – 1:30¬†Torah¬†SheB’al Peh/the Oral Torah: Mishna¬†(mesechta Sukkah, perek 4)¬†and other texts
1:45 – 2:15¬†Nevi’im/Prophets: Sefer Shmuel I (beginning at perek 14)
2:30 Р3:00 Biur Tefillah: Insights into the Siddur & Prayer
3:15 – 3:45¬†Elective¬†“The Thinking Jewish Teenager’s Guide to Life”¬†(for teen boys)4:00 – 4:30¬†Elective¬†¬†Talmud: in-depth study of mesechta Brachos and others

Tuesdays
Morning
9:30 Р9:45 Davening Circle
10:00 Р10:30 Jewish Thought: Hanhagos Tzadikim
10:45 Р11:15 Chumash: Parshat HaShavua/weekly Torah portion (textual study)
11:30 – 12:00¬†Halacha II: Rambam’s Mishneh Torah¬†(various topics)

Afternoon
1:00 Р1:30 Ketuvim/Writings: Mishlei/Proverbs, Tehillim, and other texts
1:45 – 2:15¬†Nevi’im: Sefer Shmuel I (beginning at perek 14)
2:30 – 3:00¬†Basic Torah Knowledge:¬†Yediot Klaliot & Musagim b’Yahadut¬†/ Fundamental concepts in Judaism¬†(based on the Torah u’Mesorah books and other sources)¬†
3:15 Р3:45 Elective Hebrew Language Arts

Wednesdays
Morning
9:30 Р9:45 Davening Circle
10:00 Р10:30 Jewish Thought: Hanhagos Tzadikim
10:45 Р11:15 Chumash: parshat Chayei Sarah/parshat Toldot
11:30 – 12:00¬†Halacha I:¬†Topics in Jewish Law –¬†Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Yalkut Yosef¬†(and other texts, rotating topics)

Afternoon
1:00 Р1:30 NEW! Jewish Service Learning; study of various topics in combination with community service: tzedakah, bikur cholim, etc.
*No classes after 1:30 on Wednesdays

Thursdays
Morning
9:30 Р9:45 Davening Circle
10:00 Р10:30 Jewish Thought: Hanhagos Tzadikim
10:45 – 11:15¬†Chumash: Parshat HaShavua¬†(textual study)11:30 – 12:00¬†Halacha II: Rambam’s Mishneh Torah

Afternoon
“The Shabbos Trilogy”
1:00 Р1:30 Mitzvot & Halachot in the Weekly Parsha РMidrash, Sefer haChinuch, Ben Ish Chai, and more!
1:45 Р2:15 Shabbat Laws & Customs
2:30 Р3:00 Insights into the Weekly Parsha (not textual study) 
3:15 – 3:45¬†Elective¬†for boys ages 7‚Äď9:¬†Kriah, Stories, Parsha & More!
4:00 Р4:30 Elective Talmud: in-depth study of mesechta Brachos and others

Fridays & Sundays
Private classes & tutoring (please contact me to arrange private sessions)

 * Alternative Scheduling Option for LA Homeschoolers *
and all others who are not in the Eastern U.S. time zone
¬†If you’re in a time zone that makes attending our live morning classes impractical, this plan is for you. Our Alternative Schedule offers unlimited access to all of Rabbi Resnick’s afternoon classes on the main schedule. In addition, you have unlimited access to all morning (and afternoon) classes as complete audiovisual recordings, available any time of day or night.

The schedule is subject to change. If you have suggestions or requests, please let us know.