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A new and innovative online Hebrew language and Jewish heritage program for students ages 6-11!

We are so excited that you have chosen to study, sing, and play with us!

With iTaLAM you can:

  • Get to know the Hebrew alphabet
  • Listen, read, write, and speak in Hebrew at your own pace
  • Acquire an expansive vocabulary and key grammar skills in a gradual and structured manner.
  • Learn about the Jewish holidays and how they are celebrated.
  • And you can do it all through songs, stories, animated videos, activities, games, and creativity
  • iTaLAM is intended for use on PC or iPad. Please make sure your personal device meets the necessary technical requirements to use the program before making your purchase.
  • The program is NOT supported for use with phones
  • ”iTaLAM at Home” is a digital, online-only program and does not include printed materials. 

Courses

This year, iTaLAM will be offering a comprehensive package which includes a condensed version of the rich and innovative digital program used yearly in over 350 Jewish day schools around the world, adapted specifically for students who will be learning from home this year due to COVID-19.

“iTaLAM at Home” offers a range of courses on Jewish life as well as courses that teach Hebrew language skills from beginner to advanced levels. The courses are intended for children grades 1–5 who will be learning independently from home this year.

To use the program, children will require the assistance of an adult with basic knowledge of Hebrew.

Select a Grade

(Ages 6-7)

(Ages 7-8)

(Ages 8-9)

(Ages 9-10)

(Ages 10-11)

Course Details

Click on the course title to see a description of the course.

iTaLAM at Home 1

Course 1

The Alef Bet

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Want to get to know the Hebrew alphabet?  Join us in the world of Aleph-Bet letters, where we will sing, play, and create! For each letter, we will listen to a Hebrew song and a story that presents amusing animated characters.

What else? We will write the letters and decorate them, we will play with the letters and add vowels, stars, and medals.

Course 2

Reading & Writing in Hebrew

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Want to learn how to read and write in Hebrew? Join us in the world of stories, songs, games, and riddles in Hebrew! For each letter in the Aleph-Bet we will set out on a wonderful journey, where we will meet the letters, words, and sentences. We will learn to read through stories, and we will be able to record what we have read and then play it back for family and friends. We will also learn to write in Hebrew, compose words and sentences and decorate our creations.

Along the way, we will collect points, stars, and medals and become Hebrew reading and writing champions!

Course 3

The Jewish Year

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Why isn’t every day Shabbat? And Chag?

Let’s learn how to prepare for Shabbat and for each holiday. We will get to know the values of Shabbat and why everyone loves Shabbat.

You are invited to get acquainted with Shabbat and with the holidays. Together, we will learn the historical stories of the holidays, the special mitvot, the customs and the blessings–thus developing a warm and deep affection for Shabbat and the Jewish holidays.

Through songs, stories, and games, we will learn about every holiday.

Join us!

iTaLAM at Home 2

Course 1

Tov Babayit

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Boost your everyday Hebrew skills through fun and engaging games, songs, stories, animated clips, and more! 

Expand your day-to-day vocabulary with a focus on daily activities both inside and outside of the house. Learn about different types of food and clothing, and practice speaking about your daily routine: What do you do in the morning, afternoon, and evening?

Explore the different rooms of the house, i.e., the dining room, the kitchen, the living room; learn to identify household items; and discover the Hebrew names for the different members that make up a family unit. You’ll be speaking Hebrew in no time!

Course 2

Our Holidays

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Prepare for the Chagim in this fun and interactive unit where you will review the core symbols and significance of each Jewish holiday.

Gain a deeper understanding of the origins of each holiday through stories from the Torah and Jewish history. Learn how each holiday connects to Israel and discover the vast array of important religious practices and customs observed by Jews around the world to this day!

Course 3

Shabbat Shalom

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Shabbat is a very important and central part of Jewish heritage. In this experiential and especially meaningful unit, the content and the songs highlight both Sephardic and Ashkenazi liturgy. The lessons and activities impart a strong appreciation for the diversity of the global Jewish community, emphasizing the different ways in which Shabbat is observed around the world.

The unit begins with an introduction to the Shabbat rituals: Candlelighting, Kabalat Shabbat and Tefilot, the Shabbat meals, and Havdala. Learn what makes Shabbat so unique and the important values that it represents: Holiness, remembrance, peace, family, community, and more.

As you make your way through the activities, you will utilize your skills from the everyday Hebrew units and further expand your vocabulary and reading comprehension skills!

iTaLAM at Home 3

Course 1

Matzlichim Babayit

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In this unit, we will learn about the idea of success – how to achieve success in our day-to-day lives, at school, with friends, and what defines success when living a Jewish lifestyle.

Students will create a memory box, an exercise that will help them develop techniques to document and remember what they learned previously, as well as teach how to successfully recall new information.

Learn about the different types of intelligence, each of which helps us achieve success in our daily lives, as well as discover what traits make each and every one of us unique and contribute to our personal growth and development.

Course 2

Our Holidays

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In this unit, you will further expand your knowledge of Jewish holidays. Refresh what you learned in previous units and delve deep into the religious practices and customs that connect us to our ancestors.

Learn and practice the Hebrew blessings we say to family and friends to welcome in each holiday through interactive games and activities!

Course 3

Shabbat Shalom

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In this unit, we will focus on Shabbat Mevarchim, the Shabbat before the start of each Jewish month (Rosh Chodesh).

We will examine what connects this special Shabbat to the Jewish holidays that follow, each month learning a Midrash – a story based on interpretations of Jewish texts – that teaches a moral that is particularly relevant to the corresponding Shabbat.

For example, we will learn a Midrash relating to the story of Chanukah and examine the dilemma the Maccabees faced of whether to revolt against the Seleucid Empire on Shabbat, the day of rest. Through this story and others, we will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of our heritage and the important values we learn from Shabbat.

iTaLAM at Home 4

Course 1

Meuchadim Babayit

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In this unit, we will tackle important topics such as personal responsibility and how to help build a society with shared values. We will also examine how to preserve one’s individuality while still being an active member of the larger community.

Through this unit’s interactive activities, you will acquire the skills to identify and solve problems, and learn how to give advice to others. You will also learn how to identify what is unique about every person by examining inner and outer characteristics.

Practice Hebrew words and phrases to use in everyday interactions, discover the value of mutual respect and learn the importance of being considerate towards those who are different.

Course 2

Our Holidays

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In this unit, we will expand our knowledge from previous years, delve deeper into the historical background of each Holiday, and review religious practices and customs.

We will utilize our newly acquired problem-identification and problem-solving skills to examine the circumstance and actions of the central characters in our holiday stories, as well as expand our knowledge of Halacha (Jewish religious laws) and see what questions and answers we can derive from these laws that apply to our day-to-day lives.

Course 3

Shabbat Shalom

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In this unit, we will continue to focus on Shabbat Mevarchim, the Shabbat before the start of each Jewish month (Rosh Chodesh).

We will examine what connects this special Shabbat to the Jewish holidays that follow, each month learning a Midrash – a story based on interpretations of Jewish texts – that teaches a moral that is particularly relevant to the corresponding Shabbat.

Through each story, we will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of our heritage and the important values we learn from Shabbat.

iTaLAM at Home 5

Course 1

Choshvim Babayit

iTAH5-Y-L, iTAH5-Y-O

This unit is geared towards students approaching the age of Bar/Bat Mitzvah who are preparing to enter middle school.

Advance your critical thinking and spoken Hebrew skills while also learning new aspects of Jewish tradition and heritage. In addition, engage with photos and a brand new video series featuring Israeli children.

As we discuss new beginnings, we will examine ways of overcoming challenges, as well as learn about the importance of remaining hopeful and optimistic at the start of a new endeavour. We will also learn about the six modes of thinking as taught by Dr. Edward de Bono in his book, Six Thinking Hats, to introduce new ways of solving problems.

Through interactive digital activities and lessons, students will learn about a range of professions, and examine their own personal traits, capabilities and aspirations to help them start thinking about their goals for the future.

Course 2

Our Holidays

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Expand your knowledge from previous years and delve deeper into the customs and importance of each Jewish holiday.

In this unit, we will focus on the historical background of each Holiday, as well as review religious practices and customs.

We will utilize our newly acquired problem-identification and problem-solving skills to examine the circumstance and actions of the central characters in our holiday stories, as well as expand our knowledge of Halacha (Jewish religious laws) and see what questions and answers we can derive from these laws that apply to our day-to-day lives.

Course 3

Shabbat Shalom

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In this unit, we will continue to focus on Shabbat Mevarchim, the Shabbat before the start of each Jewish month (Rosh Chodesh).

We will examine what connects this special Shabbat to the Jewish holidays that follow, each month learning a Midrash – a story based on interpretations of Jewish texts – that teaches a moral that is particularly relevant to the corresponding Shabbat.

Through each story, we will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of our heritage and the important values we learn from Shabbat.

Cost

The cost is per student per year.* **

*Courses from different grades cannot be combined in one package.

”iTaLAM at Home” is a digital, online-only program and does not include printed materials. Please make sure your personal device meets the necessary technical requirements to use the program before making your purchase.

1 Course

$69.99/year

2 Courses

$89.99/year

3 Courses

$99.99/year

**Local taxes will be applied where applicable.

Availability

A unique username and password to access the online program will be sent to you via email within 7 days after payment and will be valid until June 15th, 2021.

Purchase

”iTaLAM at Home” is a digital, online-only program and does not include printed materials. Please make sure your personal device meets the necessary technical requirements to use the program before making your purchase.

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Due to the very high level of interest in the program, the number of students will be limited this year.

Local taxes will be applied where applicable.

The payment page is secure and is processed via Moneris

For any questions regarding the program, please contact support@italam.org