Israel/Zionism

HAFTR is committed to providing students with a strong understanding about the importance of the Land of Israel to the Jewish people.  Our Israel curriculum is innovative, interactive and engaging.  Students learn about Israel’s history, its geography, resources and culture. Students are introduced to important Israeli figures in politics as well as the arts.  Building on the curriculum we designed, we have introduced the Lookstein Center’s Israel curriculum as an additional resource.  Our love for Eretz Yisrael can truly be felt at our Yom HaAtzmaut Family Celebration.  Daglanut, Mini-Israel, music and dance performances are a few of the exciting activities that are showcased as we celebrate Israel’s birthday.

HAFTR participates in Israel’s Sherut Leumi program, enabling Orthodox young women to complete their national service.  The Bnot Sherut enhance our school by bringing special programs about Israel to our students, from parsha plays and games at Oneg Shabbat to the celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut.  The Sherut Leumi program supports our mission to promote a love of Eretz Yisrael and facilitate the use of conversational Hebrew for our students.